Journalism Research & Education Section – Call for papers

(via Ibrahim Saleh)

IAMCR 2011 Conference to be held in Istanbul***

The *Journalism Research & Education Section* invites submissions for its
open sessions at the IAMCR that will be held Kadir Has University will host
the 2011 IAMCR Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, July 13-17 2011. The theme
for the 2011 conference will be ‘*Cities, Connectivity and Creativity*’

We need to start thinking more creatively about what we are going to do in
the volatile future, by finding new motives and opportunities to produce
really creative change in the field of journalism research and education. It
is thus mandatory to build resilience into our field. This year JRE invites
its members to think creatively and holistically about solving problems of
the journalism research and education that transcend borders.

It is thus imperative to analyze the different perspectives of creativity,
vitality and competitively within urban contexts to provide the appropriate
structural conditions necessary for the development of journalism research
and education.

The current historical moments of contingency offer the opportunity to
reform journalism institutions, curricula and education makes this year’s
theme a chance to be prepared and resilient in order to rebuild, and improve
the journalism research and education.

The *Journalism Research & Education Section* invites papers within the
general theme of ‘*Cities, Connectivity and Creativity*’ and by following
one of the *JRE Section* covers five main themes: **

First Themes: International Collaborative Research in Journalism Research:
New Challenges and Emergent Perspectives.

Second Theme: Innovations in Journalism:

Third Theme: The Professional Journalism:

Fourth Theme: Methods for Quantifying Professional Journalism:

Fifth Theme: Generic Studies of Journalism:

The *Journalism Research & Education Section* is opened for panel proposals.
Research paper proposal and panel proposals should be sent only through the
Conference website, and send another copy to the *JRE Section* Chair.
Proposals should not exceed 500 words including the research objectives,
theoretical framework and methodology. Each proposal must include title,
name(s), affiliation, institutional address and email address of author(s).

*The deadlines are as follows:*

· Submission of abstracts: January 31, 2011 (papers will be
assessed and provisionally accepted on the basis of the abstracts).

· Announcement of acceptances: March 15, 2011

· Full papers due: April 30, 2011

IAMCR accepts presentations in English, French and Spanish. However, it is
requested that abstracts, if at all possible, be submitted in English.
Please refer to the JRE website for guidelines

Further information about IAMCR and this conference is available on the
respective websites: and

Authors interested in the *Journalism Research & Education Section* on-line
publication will be requested to send their full papers after final
modifications no later than September 2011. The review process includes a
blind referee process of six members (steering committee) will review the
research papers to optimize the quality of research in the best objective
and professional level.

Ibrahim Saleh

Chair, Journalism Research & Education Section-IAMCR


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