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Henrik Ornebring Chair

Karlstad U
Department of Geography, Media and Communication
Karlstad   651 88
Ph. +46 (0)54 700 1642


Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt Vice Chair

Hebrew U of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
Department of Communication and Journalism
Jerusalem   91905

Ph. +972 (0)2 588 1059


Nina Springer Secretary

LMU Munich
Department of Communication Studies and Media Research 
Munich  80538
+49 (0)89 2180 9411


The Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association is concerned with journalism theory, journalism research, and professional education in journalism. The division invites a wide array of theoretical, epistemological and methodological approaches, all of which are united around an interest in journalism and share the aim of enhancing existing understandings of how journalism works, across temporal and geographic contexts. The division is intended to facilitate empirical research and to bring more coherence to research paradigms, and in so doing, to further support the professionalization of journalism studies and journalism education. With journalism as its focus, the division will create a setting in which scholars employing different kinds of academic approaches can engage in dialogue. It would be a clearinghouse for the wide range of scholarship on journalism.



ELECTIONS (Vice Chair and Student Representative)

We are electing a new Vice-Chair (and future Chair) and a new Student Representative. We have two terrific candidates for each position – Thomas Birkner from the University of Münster (Germany) and Seth C. Lewis of the University of Oregon are running for Vice-Chair, and Aviv Barnoy of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) and Alla Rybina of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) are running for Student Representative. Find their candidate statements here.


The main ICA CfP, which includes our Divisional CfP, is out. The paper and panel submission deadline for ICA 2018 is 16:00 UTC, 1 November 2017.


To provide triple blind reviews for all papers, we need you to volunteer to help out with reviewing! We hope that you will consider volunteering as reviewers – please use this link to volunteer and to provide information on your research specialisms. 



University of California, San Diego

Assistant Professor in the following area: Journalism Studies/Networks of Production and Circulation of News. Please find more information here (apply by November 10, 2017 to ensure full consideration by the committee).

University of Kentucky

2 Assistant Professorships and 1 Assistant/Associate/Full Professorship. Please find more information here: Assistant Professor in Mass CommunicationAssistant Professor in Organizational Communication, Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Health Communication (2 positions) (review of applications begins September 15, 2017 and continues until the positions are filled).

City University of London

Reader or Professor of Journalism. Please find more information here (closing date: 11.59pm on 24 September 2017).

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Associate Professor/Professor Journalism/Media and Associate Professor/Professor Strategic Communication. Please find more information here (review of applications will begin October 2, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department Head, Journalism. Please find more information here (full consideration will be given to applications received by October 2, 2017).

Indiana University Bloomington 

Assistant professor specializing in environmental communication. Please find more information here (applications should be submitted by October 20, 2017; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled).



International Journal of Press/Politics

Populist Communication

Special issue editors: Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Carsten Reinemann, James Stanyer and Claes de Vreese

Extended abstracts due (2 pages): October 1, 2017

Invited submissions due: November 1, 2017

Full papers due: February 1, 2018

Full papers will be invited to present at a special issue workshop, adjacent to COST Action conference, Madrid, April 2018. Partial funding for presenters will be available for a set of papers. The special issue editors will be at the conference and workshop and provide feedback.

New Media & Society

Special issue of New Media & Society and related online workshop “Truth, facts, and fake: The shifting epistemologies of news in a digital age

Co-editors: Mats Ekström, Seth C. Lewis, Oscar Westlund

Tentative timeline:

* Abstract submission deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017
* Notification on submitted abstracts: Friday, October 20, 2017
* Online workshop focusing on the special issue theme: in early February 2018
* Article submission deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018




From 2018 Professor Bob Franklin will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of Journalism StudiesJournalism Practice and Digital Journalism, nearly 20 years after founding Journalism Studies. As new Editors-in-Chief for the journals will serve:

Journalism Studies: Professor Folker Hanusch, University of Vienna

Journalism Practice: Professor Bonnie Brennen, Marquette University
Digital Journalism: Oscar Westlund, Associate Professor at University of Gothenburg and Adjunct Professor at Volda University College 



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