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[Commlist] Call for papers: Sixth Conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics

Mon Feb 17 12:43:29 GMT 2020

*Call for papers: Sixth Conference of the International Journal of
Press/Politics, deadline for proposals March 13*

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On June 29-30, 2020, the Centre for Research in Communication and
Culture at Loughborough University (United Kingdom) will host the
sixth conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics,
focused on academic research on the relation between media and
political processes around the world. Professor Young Mie Kim from the
University of Wisconsin will deliver a keynote lecture.

A selection of the best full papers presented at the conference will
be published in the journal after peer review. The deadline for
submission of abstracts is March 13, 2020. Attendees will be notified
of acceptance by March 20, 2020. Full papers based on accepted
abstracts will be due June 12, 2020. No Article Processing Charges
will be required.

The conference brings together scholars conducting
internationally-oriented or comparative research on the intersection
between news media and politics around the world. It aims to provide a
forum for academics from a wide range of disciplines, countries, and
methodological approaches to advance research in this area.

Examples of relevant topics include the political implications of
current changes in media systems, including the increasing role of
digital platforms; the importance of digital media for engaging with
news and politics; analysis of the factors affecting the quality of
political information and public discourse; studies of the role of
entertainment and popular culture in how people engage with current
affairs; studies of relations between political actors and
journalists; analyses of the role of visuals and emotion in the
production and processing of public information; and research on
political communication during and beyond elections by government,
political parties, interest groups, and social movements. The journal
and the conference have a particular interest in studies that adopt
comparative approaches, represent substantial theoretical or
methodological advances, or focus on parts of the world that are
under-researched in the international English language academic

Titles and abstracts for papers (maximum 300 words) are invited by
March 13, 2020. The abstract should clearly describe the key question,
the theoretical and methodological approach, the evidence the argument
is based on, as well as its wider implications and the extent to which
they are of international relevance.

Please send submissions via the online form available at

The registration fee for the conference will be GBP 250, to be paid by
April 30, 2020. A limited amount of registration fee waivers will be
available for early career scholars and scholars from countries that
appear in Tiers B and C of the classification adopted by the
International Communication Association. Applications must be made by
March 13, 2020 via the abstract online submission form available at

The conference is organized by Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough
University, Editor-in-Chief of IJPP). Please contact Professor Vaccari
with questions at (c.vaccari /at/

More about the journal, the keynote speaker, the University, and the Centre:

The International Journal of Press/Politics
The International Journal of Press/Politics is an interdisciplinary
journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the media and
politics in a globalized world. The journal publishes theoretical and
empirical research which analyzes the linkages between the news media
and political processes and actors around the world, emphasizes
international and comparative work, and links research in the fields
of political communication and journalism studies, and the disciplines
of political science and media and communication. The journal is
published by Sage Publications and is ranked 11th by Scopus (SJR) and
12th by Journal Citation Reports in Communication.

Professor Young Mie Wim, University of Wisconsin
Young Mie Kim is a Professor of the School of Journalism and Mass
Communication and a Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Political
Science. Kim is a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Kim’s research concerns
data-driven, algorithm-based, digitally mediated political
communication. Kim’s recent research project, Project DATA (Digital Ad
Tracking & Analysis), empirically investigates the sponsors, content,
and targets of digital political campaigns across multiple platforms
with a user-based, real-time, ad tracking tool that reverse engineers
the algorithms of political campaigns. Kim and her team’s research,
“The Stealth Media? Groups and Targets behind Divisive Issue Campaigns
on Facebook,” identified “suspicious groups,” including Russian groups
on Facebook. The work received the Kaid-Sanders Best Article of the
Year in Political Communication (2018), awarded by the International
Communication Association. Kim testified at the Federal Election
Commission‘s hearings on the rulemaking of internet communication
disclaimers and presented her research at the Congressional briefings
on foreign interference in elections. Kim also spoke at the European
Parliament on her research on data-driven political advertising and
inequality in political involvement.

Loughborough University
Based on a 440-acre, single-site campus at the heart of the UK,
Loughborough University is ranked top 10 in every British university
league table. Voted University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times
Good University Guide 2019) and awarded Gold in the National Teaching
Excellence Framework (TEF), Loughborough provides a unique student
experience that is ranked first in the UK by the Times Higher
Education Student Experience Survey 2018. Loughborough University has
excellent transport links to the rest of the UK. It is a short
distance away from Loughborough Train station, a 15-minute drive from
East Midlands Airport (near Nottingham), an hour drive from Birmingham
Airport, and an hour and 15 minutes from London via train.

The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
Since our establishment in 1991, we have developed into the largest
research centre of our kind in the UK, and the 2019 QS World
University Ranking placed us in the top 50 for communications and
media research. We are a proudly interdisciplinary centre, creatively
combining social science and humanities approaches for the rigorous
exploration of the production and consumption of different forms of
communication and creative texts. Our research draws on and
contributes to theories and methods in cultural and media studies,
sociology, politics, psychology, history and memory studies, textual,
visual and computational analysis, and geography. We are interested in
exploring how media and cultural texts are produced, how they
construct meanings, how they shape the societies we live in, and how
they fit within an ever-growing creative economy.

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