This is a call for papers for the upcoming conference Digital Opportunities and Challenges: Researching Journalism and Media in a Digital Age, hosted by the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield. The conference will be held on 26 and 27 January 2017.
Digital Opportunities and Challenges
Researching Journalism and Media in a Digital Age
This conference will explore new directions in journalism and media research in digital environments. The emergence of social media has ignited lively discussion about the opportunities they can offer to journalism, but also about the challenges they pose. These opportunities and challenges are not only technological: they touch on a variety of areas including social, political and financial realities. What is more, by trying to adapt to these changes, journalistic practices are constantly evolving and the relationships between producers and consumers of news are constantly redefined.
Drawing on these discussions, this conference aims to address a wide range of thematic areas, which are:
- Theoretical approaches
- Methodological approaches
- Practical approaches
- Contextual approaches
Keynote speakers (so far confirmed)
- Natalie Fenton, Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmith's University
- Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of Research, at the Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism, Oxford University
- Brian Loader, Director, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of York
Registration is open now. The early bird fee of £25 is available until 20 November 2016. After this date, the fee is £35. The final deadline for registration is 20 December 2016.
Fees include lunch and refreshments on both days.
To register please visit the event website.
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