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Call for papers opens for Future of Journalism conference

21 December 2022

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Titles and abstracts of 300 words are invited by 17 February 2023.

Cardiff University has issued a Call for Papers for the Future of Journalism conference 2023.

The conference invites submissions on all aspects of journalism and contributions addressing the theme of Journalism in troubled times: threats, opportunities and research are especially encouraged.

The theme of Journalism in troubled times includes research areas exploring the role of journalists and journalism in covering conflict including war and political violence, the challenges in reporting on authoritarian and/or populist political movements, and systemic or existential changes, such as climate change.

Having been established in 2007 the conference has become a biennial fixture in the academic calendar and is attended by the world’s leading journalism studies scholars and researchers.

Head of Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Dr Matt Walsh said, “I look forward to welcoming delegates from the international community of journalism studies scholars, journalism practitioners, educators and trainers, media executives, trade unionists and media regulators that make this conference so special.”

“In an age of Trump, Putin, Johnson, Bolsonaro and many more, how do we manage the threat to journalism’s standards and normative behaviours, what are and how do we guard against compromises to journalistic values in covering populism/authoritarianism?

“The ninth gathering of the conference will have these and many more challenges to discuss.”

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Jane B. Singer of City, University of London and Dr Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Associate Professor and Cowles Fellow in Media Management, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Titles and abstracts for papers of 300 words are invited by 17 February 2023. Abstracts should be submitted via the Future of Journalism website.

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