Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2012
Deadline for final papers: 15 March 2013
Digital and interactive technologies have revolutionised the way people use and consume media content in the past two decades. As a result, ways of practising journalism and delivering news have been challenged. Traditional mainstream news media have struggled to keep up with these changes and survive in a rapidly changing society. As a consequence, the journalism labour market too is changing dramatically, which raises serious issues regarding the future of journalism education and training.
This special issue of Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, (Guest Editor: Jairo Lugo-Ocando, University of Sheffield) will offer a platform to share research and experiences with regards to the future of journalism education in a digital and interactive world. This issue welcomes long and short papers from scholars and practitioners that address these issues. They welcome scholarly articles, essays and book reviews *. The special issue will be published in the second half of 2013. Some of the questions for journalism educators include among others:
- Is there a future for journalism education in the digital age?
- What should be the scope and nature of curricular developments in journalism education in light of these changes?
- To what degree have journalism educational provisions been able to deliver the knowledge and skills needed to face the challenges posed by the new media landscape?
- From which experiences in journalism education can we learn the most about teaching and learning in a changing media landscape?
- How do tensions from old and new demands affect the delivery and teaching of journalism education in the context of technological change?
- What new approaches, paradigms and philosophies have emerged in education in recent times that could help us understand/assess better the impact of technological changes in journalism education?
- How are digital technologies affecting the traditional debates/tensions between journalism training and journalism education?
- How have digital technologies affected the construction of journalism identities of prospective journalists, journalism students and journalism educators?
- Are there areas in journalism education more affected than others by technological digitalisation, media convergence and audience fragmentation?
- Should journalism educators follow industry trends to set and develop the parameters of journalism teaching and learning or explore alternative ways?
- What is the role of journalism academic research in journalism education in light of technological changes?
* Long papers: 6000 to 7000 words, Short papers: 2500 to 3000 words, Book Reviews: 500 to 800 words.
Papers can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volume 1, Issue 1 of this journal is currently available free online