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[Commlist] CFP: Media Reporting of COVID19 and the Challenges of the Digital Environment

Sat Aug 15 14:14:09 GMT 2020

*Call for Special Issue Papers*

*‘Media Reporting of COVID19 and the Challenges of the Digital Environment’.*

The /Journal of Arab & Muslim Media/ /Research (JAMMR)/ is an international academic refereed journal published by Intellect in the UK and specializes in the study of Arab and Middle Eastern media and society. Principal Editor: Noureddine Miladi

The speedy developments in online media, satellite TV and social media platforms have brought up significant ethical challenges around the world. The unprecedented widespread of the COVID19 pandemic have been turned into a global media event. The 24 hours rolling news coverage of this global phenomenon has also raised serious questions in relation to the politicization of how the media of each country represents the pandemic locally and beyond. The impact of social networks as tools for communication have further brought up concerns relating to fake news about how each country have been successful or not in fighting the disease.

This special issue of /JAMMR/ aims at enriching the debate on media ethics especially relating to fake news and the pandemic. We seek to critically address this growing area of enquiry and welcome contributions based on empirical studies or original theoretical approaches regarding (and not necessarily limited to) the following themes:

- Media representation of the COVID19 pandemic

- Serious journalism VS sensational reporting

- Cross-countries’ comparative approaches to news reporting

- Ethics and fake news in COVID19 reporting

- Media coverage of the pandemic as ideological manipulation

- Contested narratives: comparing global media’s case studies

- Challenges to journalism reporting in the pos-COVID19 world


Full manuscripts (of about 7500 and 8500 words including bibliography) should be submitted through the journal’s web-submission system.

You may need to register if you don’t have an account.

A copy of the paper should also be emailed to the editor(Noureddine Miladi) on: <>

No APCs will be charged


*Deadlines for submissions:***

- Abstracts of no more than 300 words along with the author’s bio (100 words) and author’s full contact details: by 30^th August 2020

- Full papers: by 30^th November 2020

- Referees’ feedback: by 30^th December 2020

- Expected publication of the special issue: April 2021 (Volume 14, Issue 1)

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