[Call for Book Chapter Abstracts] Environmental Journalism in the Global South

Dear AMIC Members:

We–Ramon Tuazon, Sadia Jamil and Therese San Diego Torres–are pleased to open the call for book chapter abstracts for our forthcoming publication, “Environmental Journalism in the Global South.” We invite you to submit your abstracts.

Below are the details. We have also attached the PDF of the call here.

 

Call for abstracts

Environmental issues continue to grow in scope, indicating the timely need to address pressing areas of concern: global warming; climate change; food security and public health safety; overpopulation; water, land, and air pollution; increased carbon footprint; deforestation; and natural disasters. These issues go beyond the realm of science into the areas of politics, public policy, and economics. As environmental concerns grow, the need for a well-informed public becomes more critical (Jamil, 2020). Public opinion and perceptions about environmental issues are shaped by many sources including government and non-government organizations, the academe, and the media. Journalists and the news media, in particular, are among the important sources of information about the environment. A major challenge is how to convey complex concepts and impart a sense of urgency in addressing problems in a way that engages the reader. In the past two decades, environmental journalism has evolved to serve this purpose and has represented people’s diverse perceptions of the world. Over time, people have become more and more interested and concerned about what is happening in the environment. As more information comes to light about how environmental issues impact people and the globe, the interest in and recognition of the importance of environmental journalism have likewise increased. The rise in public awareness has translated to an even greater need for environmental journalism studies. Much of the work on environmental journalism has been done by Western scholars (Sachsman and Valenti, 2020; Valenti, 2017; Rogener and Wormer, 2017; Ale, 2015; Bodker and Neverla, 2014; Bodker, 2012; Carthew et al., 2012; Wyss, 2010; Frome, 1998), and limited attention has been paid in the Global South to reflect upon different aspects of environmental journalism (Acharya and Noronha, 2010). Thus, this edited volume welcomes contributions from scholars in the Global South to cover the following key areas:

– Journalists’ attitudes and motivations towards environmental journalism;
– The influence of contextual factors, such as religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-political environments, on journalists’ practice of environmental journalism;
– Coverage of environmental issues by mainstream, ethnic and diasporic news media;
– The role of religious, political and cultural factors in shaping and influencing news media discourses on diverse environmental issues;
– Challenges and prospects for the practice of environmental journalism;
– The role of economic, intellectual and technological resources to foster environmental journalism;
– Environmental journalism pedagogy in the Global South.

Submission details and guidelines:

Please submit your abstract of 500-700 words by 20th November, 2020. All abstracts will be assessed based on:

– Clarity of research problem;
– Conceptual soundness of study;
– Theoretical and methodological strength;
– Contribution and impact of the study.

Abstracts should be submitted to Dr. Sadia Jamil (sadia.jamil@ymail.com), Ramon Tuazon (ramon.tuazon@aijci.com) and Therese Patricia S. Torres (therese.torres@aijci.com). All authors should submit a bio of 200 words with complete institutional details when submitting their abstracts.

Timeline

– Abstract submission deadline: 20th November, 2020
– Notification to author/s: 10th December, 2020
– Full chapter submission: 15th April, 2021
– Review process by editors: 16th April, 2021 – 15th May, 2021
– Revision deadline: 1st July, 2021
– Anticipated submission of full book manuscript: 30th September, 2021

Publisher

The full book will be submitted to Palgrave Macmillan in 2021 and is envisioned to be published as part of the ‘Palgrave Studies in Journalism and the Global South’ book series: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/16423 (series editors: Bruce Mutsvairo, Saba Bebawi and Eddy Borges-Rey).

On behalf of Sadia Jamil and Therese San Diego Torres, I look forward to hearing from you. 

Best regards,
Ramon R. Tuazon

Media Asia Special Call for Papers: Media and the Pandemic

Media Asia Special Call for Papers: Media and the Pandemic

Media Asia
published by AMIC and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

Media and the Pandemic

SPECIAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Have you recently conducted research on media and the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia? If your findings are interesting, we’re interested!

Media Asia is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal published by the Asian Media and Information Communication Centre (AMIC) and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Published since 1974, Media Asia is now in its 46th year.

Manuscripts should focus on relevant issues related to media’s role in relation to the pandemic. These are some of the topics that may be interesting:

  •  Impact of COVID-19 on journalism, advertising, public relations, entertainment or any aspect of media (e.g., case studies, in-depth interviews with practitioners)
  • Media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., content analysis, in-depth interviews with journalists)
  • Government restrictions on media coverage during lockdown (e.g., effects of government’s “virtual pressers” with screened questions from journalists, weaponization of laws against the media, state of press freedom)
  • Media technology and COVID-19 (e.g., how technology is being used to adapt to the changing environment)
  • Media operations amid COVID-19 (e.g., reduction of media workforce, limited advertising, dependence on replayed and canned entertainment programs, impact on profit, changes in routines of media practitioners, adjustments in production processes)
  • Media and the “new normal” (e.g., adjustments in the delivery of news and entertainment, quality of reportage due to limited movement of journalists and media workers)
  • Media and history of global health crises (e.g., comparison of media’s role in past health crises like SARS to contextualize COVID-19 coverage)

These are just examples of research areas and topics. Please feel free to submit other manuscripts that focus on media’s role amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In coordination with the editor, authors may also send commentaries on media and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as reviews of books, films, plays and other media related to past health crises. These submissions are not subjected to peer review and have faster editorial decisions.

Given the journal’s adherence to the highest degree of academic scholarship, authors should be willing to submit their manuscripts to a double-blind review process. The journal editors shall initially review the manuscript. If it is assessed to be well-written and well-researched, the manuscript (with the author’s name and other related details redacted) shall be forwarded to at least two experts on the topic who will provide objective reviews. Similar to other peer-reviewed journals, Media Asia shall only publish manuscripts from authors who are able to revise their manuscripts based on the reviewers’ comments.

Based on data from the handling of 16 manuscripts submitted to Media Asia from 1 January to 12 May 2020, our journal has a relatively fast turnaround time in terms of editorial evaluation and reviewer invitation. Authors can be assured of a hastened process of feedback even if reviewers are usually given a maximum of 30 days to submit their comments.

Manuscripts should be written in English and should have not more than 10,000 words (including tables, references, captions and endnotes). They should also have an abstract of 100 to 150 words and keywords not exceeding five. Authors should use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. More information about submission format may be retrieved from https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/tf_quick_guide/.

Interested authors may submit online at https://www.editorialmanager.com/rmea/default.aspx.

Effective 2020, Media Asia’s editor is Danilo Arao (University of the Philippines Diliman). The associate editors are Lisa Brooten (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Pamela Custodio (University of the Philippines Los Baños), Roselyn Du (California State University Fullerton), Ma. Theresa Rivera (Far Eastern University Manila) and Zhang Yin Nick (Hong Kong Baptist University).

If there are any questions, please send an email to media.asia@amic.asia.

Call for Papers: MEDIA ASIA 2020

Media Asia
published by AMIC and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

CALL FOR PAPERS

Do you want a broader, international audience to read your papers? Are your studies focused on analyzing current issues on media?

Faculty, students, media practitioners and researchers are invited to send their articles to Media Asia. It is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal published by the Asian Media and Information Communication Centre (AMIC) and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Published since 1974, Media Asia is in its 46th year.

Papers should focus on practices in journalism, advertising, public relations, entertainment and other aspects of media.

Given the journal’s adherence to the highest degree of academic scholarship, authors should be willing to submit their papers to a double-blind review process where the journal editors shall initially review the article and, if deemed scholarly enough, forward it (redacting the identity of the author or authors) to at least two experts (i.e., on the article’s chosen topic) who will provide objective reviews.

Articles should be written in English and should have not more than 10,000 words (including tables, references, captions and endnotes). They should also have an abstract of 100 to 150 words and keywords not exceeding five. Authors should use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. More information about submission format may be retrieved from https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/tf_quick_guide/.

Interested authors may submit online at https://www.editorialmanager.com/rmea/default.aspx.

In coordination with the editor, authors may also send commentaries on burning issues of the day, as well as reviews of books, films, plays and other media. These submissions are not subjected to peer review.

Effective 2020, Media Asia’s editor is Danilo Arao (University of the Philippines Diliman). The associate editors are Lisa Brooten (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Pamela Custodio (University of the Philippines Los Baños), Ma. Theresa Rivera (Far Eastern University Manila) and Zhang Yin Nick (Hong Kong Baptist University).

If there are any questions, please send an email to Arao at danilo.arao@up.edu.ph.

Call for Papers – ‘Living with Digital Platforms in Asia-Pacific: Everyday Life, Participation, Policy, and Rights’

Call for papers (abstracts due 7 February 2020)
‘Living with Digital Platforms in Asia-Pacific: Everyday Life, Participation, Policy, and Rights’
Special issue of Asian Journal of Communication

Edited by:
Gerard Goggin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Titik Rahayu (Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia)

 

Internationally, the rise of digital platforms is a highly visible phenomenon in contemporary media and communications and social life. This special issue puts the spotlight on the prefiguring, incubation, and emergence of, and contests over, digital platforms in the Asia Pacific region.

It aims to bring together research, perspectives, proposals, provocations, and debate on questions such as:

 

  • What are the business models, economics, and service offerings of digital platforms in the Asia-Pacific region?
  • What are the socio-political and economic challenges for startups in developing countries to develop new digital platforms and compete with established multinational corporations?
  • How do digital platforms circulate and operate across and within the Asia and Pacific regions? What are the connections between digital platforms in Asia and other regions, as well as global digital platforms?
  • How do digital platforms figure in ­everyday life in Asian and Pacific settings, and what are their socio-cultural dynamics and implications?
  • What are the social imaginaries of Asian and Pacific digital platforms?
  • What theories and concepts are elicited by, and are suitable for, researching Asian and Pacific digital platforms?
  • What is the state of play for digital platforms in relation to social, political, cultural, and other forms of participation?
  • What are the policy issues being raised by digital platforms in Asian and Pacific contexts, and how are policymakers and regulators responding?
  • Where do digital platforms fit into questions of inequality and social justice?
  • What of the implications of digital platforms for communication and expression rights, as well as other human, social, and cultural rights?
  • What are the alternatives to digital platforms being generated or debated in Asian and Pacific societies?

 

We welcome papers on these and other relevant aspects of digital platforms in Asia and Pacific. We are especially interested in research that addresses neglected or new case studies and dimensions of Asian digital platforms. Also we encourage papers that reflect upon and comment upon the research, practice, policy, and other agenda on digital platforms in Asia-Pacific contexts.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract for consideration by 7 February 2020 to the special issue editors:

Gerard Goggin, Nanyang Technological University (gerard.goggin@ntu.edu.sg);
Titik Rahayu, Universitas Airlangga (titik.rahayu@fisip.unair.ac.id)

Following notification of acceptance of abstract, full papers of 6000-9000 words will be due by 15 July 2020 (with full submissions due by 15 December 2020).

For more information on the Asian Journal of Communication, and its style requirements, see https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rajc20/current.

The 26th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)

The 26th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)

Call for Papers

Conference Time: May 28-31, 2020
Conference Venue: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India Conference Hosts: MAHE, India, and University of Louisville, USA
Conference Theme: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times

As we move further into the 21st century, issues of diversity and multiculturalism are becoming increasingly complex. The constant flow of persons, cultures, and ideas between and among nations not only intensifies contact and connection among global citizens but also brings to the surface both emergent and perennial issues of difference, identity, and territory. With expansive networks moving at breakthrough speeds and intensities, the very concepts of diversity and multiculturalism are changing, especially as they encounter transglobal forces of nationalism, populism, and hegemony. What does it mean to live in a multicultural society? How does the one and the many create community, resolve conflicts, in complicated religious, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts? What happens to minorities and indigenous peoples within larger majority cultures? The theme of this conference seeks to address these issues in the context of nations and the larger world.

Conference Goals:

  • To provide scholars, educators and practitioners from different cultural communities with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other’s research and expertise related to intercultural communication issues

  • To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to complex problems of communication across cultures

  • To advance the methodology for intercultural communication research and disseminate practical findings to facilitate understanding across cultures

  • To foster global intercultural sensitivity and involve educators, business professionals, students and other stakeholders worldwide in discourses about diversity and transcultural communication issues.

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:

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Guidelines for Submissions:

 

  • Abstract, 100-150 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors. Times New Roman 12 point font size, single spaced.

  • Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme or topic areas may be submitted. Panel proposals shall include title of panel, a 100-150 word abstract of each panelist’s paper (as above). Panel proposals must include positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors. Times New Roman 12 point font size, single spaced.

Contact: Please send abstracts, panel proposals, to the following email address: 26iaicsmanipal.2020@gmail.com

Deadline: Please submit abstracts and panel proposals by December 15,2019 Conference Working Language: English

Overview:

The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies consists of scholars from a range of the cultural sciences who are dedicated to doing research on communication across cultures. Its membership is made up of participants from over 32 countries. These participants meet annually at different locations around the world to discuss common research interests. The results of their investigations are published in the journal of the organization, Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS).