Mindeord: Kjetil Sandvik (1964-2018)

Kjetil Sandvik er død, blot 54 år gammel.

Han var lektor på Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling på Københavns Universitet. Han ledede det kollektive forskningsprojekt ”Meaning Across Media: cross-media communication and co-creation” (2012-2015), som var finansieret af Det Frie Forskningsråd, og han deltog i utallige andre projekter. Netop det tværmediale spillede en stor rolle i Kjetils forskningsvirke, hvor han gennem en årrække publicerede vidt og bredt om menneskelig aktivitet på tværs af medierne – i bøger, antologi-kapitler, tidsskriftsartikler og populær formidling. Men han arbejdede også med krimi-fiktion og med dødens og sorgens medialisering, sidstnævnte i nært samarbejde med sin hustru Dorthe Refslund Christensen. Og han udviklede interaktive spil og digital kulturformidling sammen med museer og biblioteker; på det punkt var Kjetil en atypisk akademiker, der ikke blot var en bogorm, men holdt fast i den udførende og afprøvende praksis, han havde med sig fra dramaturg-uddannelsen og det kunstneriske miljø.

Kort inden hans alt for tidlige død udkom hans bog Tværmedial kommunikation, som på mange måder var kulminationen på hans store og mangeårige bidrag til forskningen i cross-media communication. Også dér har Kjetil sat et stort og varigt aftryk på den danske medieforskning.

Kjetil var ledende redaktør for tidsskriftet MedieKultur fra 2013 og til sin død. I den periode blomstrede tidsskriftet, og især ”klassiker-projektet” med danske oversættelser af nogle af medie- og kommunikationsforskningens kanoniske tekster var en redaktionel genistreg. Det gjorde tidsskriftet endnu mere relevant for undervisere og studerende, og det var vigtigt.

Jeg var selv kort inde og vende i redaktionen, mens Kjetil ledede den, og skønt jeg kom længere og længere bagud med mine arbejdsopgaver og til sidst måtte kaste det fra mig, oplevede jeg aldrig andet end støtte og forståelse fra hans side. I dette tilfælde var støtten og forståelsen ikke fortjent, må jeg ærligt indrømme. Men Kjetil passede på andre, og han skærmede os – men måske glemte han at passe på sig selv? For han var drevet af en idealisme og et ønske om at gøre det så godt for alle omkring ham. Han var generøs med sin tid og med sit arbejde, men han sparede ikke sig selv. Han var en af de gode, og han vil blive savnet. Han bliver allerede savnet, kan jeg mærke på mig selv og på samtaler med gode venner og kolleger.

Jeg fik den umådeligt sørgelige besked om Kjetils død midt i SMiDs bestyrelsesmøde i tirsdags, og siden har jeg flere gange tænkt på én bestemt episode. Den udspillede sig på et institutseminar i Mölle i januar 2010, umiddelbart inden jeg påbegyndte arbejdet med mit ph.d.-projekt. Her betroede Kjetil mig, at selv som lektor lider man af imposter’s syndrome, så jeg skulle ikke lade mig gå på af den tvivl på egen berettigelse, vi alle oplever i mødet med universitetsverdenens mange lysende intelligenser. Det tog måske 10 sekunder. Men det øjebliks sårbar venlighed betød alverden for en ung og nervøs forskerspire, og dét vil jeg huske Kjetil for.

Kjetil efterlader sig hustruen Dorthe og datteren Silje. De skal vide, at vi er her for dem, når de har brug for det.

Resten er stilhed. Æret være Kjetil Sandviks minde.

 

/Aske Kammer, formand for SMiD, 23. august 2018

Tid til at forny medlemskab

 

Kære medlem af SMiD.

Det er blevet tid til at forny dit medlemskab af SMiD – Sammenslutningen af Medieforskere i Danmark. SMiD er et forum for den danske medie- og kommunikationsforskning, udgiver tidsskriftet MedieKultur og arrangerer årsmøde for foreningens medlemmer og andre medieforskere.

Hvis du har brug for en elektronisk faktura, bedes du kontakte foreningens sekretær Bente Jønshøj (bjonshoj@tdm.au.dk). Det samme gælder, hvis du i øvrigt har spørgsmål af praktisk karakter.

Alternativ kan du betale via netbank til reg.nr.: 1551, kontonr. 3065766 (og husk at skrive dit navn, så vi ved, det er dig, der har betalt).

Der er to typer af medlemskab:?

  • Fuld pris: 700 kr. pr. år (adjunkt, lektor, professor, selvstændig samt andre med tilsvarende nogenlunde fast ansættelse/indkomst).
  • Reduceret pris: 350 kr. pr. år (ph.d.stipendiat-, kandidat- eller bachelor-studerende, arbejdssøgende, pensionister og andre med tilsvarende lave eller usikre indkomstforhold).

Vi vil bede dig betale for medlemskabet senest den 30. september 2017. Tak.

CfP: NordMedia 2017 conference: Mediated Realities – Global Challenges

NordMedia invites you to submit abstracts and panel session proposals for the NordMedia 2017 conference that will be held on August 17 – 19, 2017 in Tampere, Finland. NordMedia is biannual conference organized by Nordic media research associations in cooperation with Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research NORDICOM.

The submission period is January 9-February 17, 2017.

The theme for the 2017 conference is “Mediated Realities – Global Challenges”. The conference takes a critical approach to the mediated realities of contemporary social and cultural institutions, identities and everyday life and sheds light on the debates over mediation and mediatization in relation to global challenges. Read more about the conference theme from our websitehttp://www.uta.fi/cmt/en/Conferences/NordMedia2017/About.html

 

Conference Divisions & Temporary Working Groups 

All submissions must be addressed to a specific conference division or temporary working groupNordMedia 2017 conference features 10 divisions and 8 temporary working groups. Complete descriptions of the divisions and theworking groups can be found on the conference website: http://www.uta.fi/cmt/en/Conferences/NordMedia2017/Divisions.html 

 

Divisions

Division 1 – Environment, Science and Risk Communication

Division 2 – Journalism

Division 3 – Media and Communication History

Division 4 – Media, Globalization and Social Change

Division 5 – Media Literacy and Media Education

Division 6 – Media Management, Economics and Policy

Division 7 – Organization, Communication and Society

Division 8 – Political Communication

Division 9 – Theory, Philosophy and Ethics of Communication

Division 10 – Television and Film Studies

 

Temporary Working Groups 

TWG1 – Media & Religion 

TWG2 – Digital Games & Playful Media

TWG3 – Gender and the Media

TWG4 – Media and Celebrity Culture

TWG5 – Onlife: Digital Media Sociology in a Digital Cross-Platform World

TWG6 – Media Across the Life Course

TWG7 – Visual Communication & Culture

TWG8 – Audience Studies

 

Abstract Submission Guidelines  

The submission period for abstracts is January 9 – February 17, 2017.

All abstracts must be addressed to a specific conference division or temporary working group.

All abstracts submitted to NordMedia 2017 conference must contain the following elements: 1) Theoretical framework of the study, 2) The methodology used to conduct the study, 3) Description of the research material, 4) The key findings of the study (for completed projects), and 5) Author’s contact information.

The word limit for abstracts is 600 words.  

Incomplete abstracts will not be reviewed. Abstracts cannot be modified once they have been submitted. 

The abstracts should be written in clear and concise English.  

Submission of multiple abstracts is allowed, but please note that you can only be the main author in one paper. If multiple abstract submissions from the same participant are accepted, the author must decide which one he or she will participate with. However, you can still be a co-author in other accepted papers in addition to the main one.

All abstracts must be submitted using the online system provided. To submit your abstract, please click on the following link: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/nordmedia2017_callforabstracts

The submission deadline for abstracts is 17th of February 2017. Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstract will be sent to the presenting author by email by the end of March 2017.

 

Panel Session Proposal Submission Guidelines 

Several thematically parallel abstracts can be combined to form a panel session proposal for NordMedia 2017 conference. The ideal number of presentations in a single panel is 3–5. All panel session proposals must contain:

1) Name of the contact person responsible for the panel session

2) Brief description of the panel theme

3) List of panelists and their contact information  

4) The abstracts of the papers to be presented within the panel session

The submission period for panel session proposals is January 9 – February 17, 2017.

All panel session proposals must be addressed to a specific conference division or temporary working group.

A panel session proposal must include the name of the contact person for the panel. The contact person will act as organizer of the panel session and is responsible for communication with the chairs and co-chairs of the hosting division or temporary working group as a representative of the whole panel group. 

All panel session proposals must be accompanied by description of the panel theme including a brief account that specifies why this topic is important and how it contributes to the overall work of the conference division or working group. The word limit for the description is 400 words. 

In addition to the thematic description the panel proposal must contain a list of suggested panelists, their contact information accompanied by short biographical notes and the headlines of the papers they will be presenting within the panel session. 

The contact person is responsible for collecting and including the abstracts to the panel session proposalThe abstractsintended for panel sessions must be devised following the general guidelines for abstracts in Nordmedia 2017 conferencehttp://www.uta.fi/cmt/en/Conferences/NordMedia2017/Divisions/Guidelines.html 

By default the contact person will act as a moderator of the panel session. Alternatively an outside moderator can be used. In this case the contact information of suggested moderator should also be included in the panel proposal.

All panel session proposals must be submitted using the online system provided. Please note that in addition to the panel description the proposal has to include all the abstracts intended for the panel session. To submit your panel proposal and abstracts included in the panel, please click on the following link: https://www.lyyti.in/nordmedia2017_callforpanels

The submission deadline for panel session proposals is 17th of February 2017. Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of proposal will be sent to the contact person by email by the end of the March 2017.

 

Important dates

Call for abstracts: January 9 – February 17

Notification of acceptance: By the end of March

Early Bird registration: April 5 – May 15

Deadline for full papers: June 30

 

Contact

For any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Ilmari Hiltunen (coordinator for divisions and temporary working groups): ilmari.hiltunen@uta.fi

PhD course: “The Softening of Journalism”

Journalism research has a long tradition of prioritizing political journalism and news media, primarily as a political public sphere. This political leaning is closely linked to the professional and normative ideal or ideology of Western journalism, an ideal that stipulates journalism’s role of society’s watchdog, addressing urgent events and issues of societal importance (e.g., Curran 2011; Deuze 2005). Thus in many ways the political bias is fully justified. One consequence, however, has been that less attention has been devoted to the news media’s coverage of “softer” issues, even though a variety of aspects of human life have become increasingly important parts of news production during the twentieth century and are today covered and debated intensively across media platforms. When occasionally addressed by scholars, these topics have typically been analyzed in relation to political journalism and often in a critical perspective, for example when seen as signs of the tabloidization and commercialization of journalism (e.g., Reinemann et al. 2011). Simply, these topics have been viewed as less legitimate kinds of journalism in their own right.

A new research agenda is however emerging, engaging with issues in journalism such as emotions/emotionality, affect, human interest, subjectivity, personality, public/private boundary work, service, culture and lifestyle, cultural and societal critique and “life politics” (Eide & Knight 1999, Hanusch 2012, Hanusch & Hanitzsch 2015, Kristensen & From 2015, Wahl-Jorgensen 2013a, 2013b), but also engaging with the political and cultural potentials of these softer aspects of journalism. This doctoral seminar taps into this research agenda by exploring how these and related issues provide new paths for journalism studies in a digital media landscape.

Based on her on-going research on emotionality in journalism, Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen from Cardiff University will discuss how a “strategic ritual of emotionality” in journalism underpins forms of journalistic storytelling. While emotion has often been maligned and viewed as the polar opposite of “objective” journalism, her work on award-winning journalism has demonstrated how it plays a key role in making accessible what may otherwise be abstract and complex social issues. At the same time, the era of digital journalism and the emergence of social media have ushered in new forms of “affective news streams” (Papacharissi, 2014) which introduce new repertoires of public discourse.

Based on his extensive research on lifestyle journalism, Professor Folker Hanusch from University of Vienna addresses the role that lifestyle journalism plays in increasingly mediatized, individualized, and multi-optional societies, where audiences increasingly look to the media for advice on how to live their lives. Drawing on surveys and interviews in Australia and Germany, he discusses how lifestyle journalists themselves view their role in this changing environment, examining their professional backgrounds, role perceptions and ethical views. Special attention is further given to the important relationship between public relations and advertising on one hand, and journalists on the other, in an industry that is particularly reliant on field of consumption.

Based on their previous research on the changes in arts and cultural journalism, the changing professionalism of arts and cultural journalists and an ongoing study of cultural critique in the digital age, Associate Professors Nete Nørgaard Kristensen and Unni From address how cultural journalists use digital media technologies for professional purposes, but also to promote their ‘personalized’ professional brand and the media institution they represent by displaying networks and communicating cultural tastes and lifestyle preferences in a conversational style.

We invite PhD-students from (for example) media studies, journalism studies, communication studies and cultural studies to address a range of questions relating to the softening of journalism, for example (but not limited to) how to define/conceptualize this softening of journalism; the challenges and potentials of the blurring boundaries of the public/private in professional journalism; the performative aspects of journalism; the influence of newer forms of journalism/journalism formats (long reads, multi-modality, immersive journalism).

Organizers: The course is organized in collaboration between University of Copenhagen (Nete Nørgaard Kristensen/MEF) and Aarhus University (Unni From/Arts).

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University
  • Professor Folker Hanusch, University of Vienna
  • Associate Professor, Unni From, Aarhus University
  • Associate Professor Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, University of Copenhagen

Date and time: 21-22 February 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm day one, 9 am to 4 pm day two.

Preparation: As preparation for the course, the doctoral students are required to read a compendium in addition to the submitted papers by doctoral students.

Max. number of participants: 20 in total.

Max. number of papers presentations: 10.

ECTS: 1,5 for participation; 3 for participation and presentation of paper.

Registration: Please register via the link in the box on the right no later than January 9th, 2017.?Please also send a a short abstract of your PhD project of max. half page to phdschool@hum.ku.dk before January 9th, 2017.

Paper: Please submit your paper of maximum 8-20 pages no later than February 1st, 2017 to phdschool@hum.ku.dk.

Compulsory readings:

  • Fürsich, E. (2012). Lifestyle Journalism as Popular Journalism: Strategies for Evaluating its Public Role in the Era of Globalization. Journalism Practice, 6(1), 12-25.
  • Hanusch, Folker, Hanitzsch, Thomas & Lauerer, Corinna (2015). ‘How much love are you going to give this brand?’ Lifestyle journalists on commercial influences in their work. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. DOI: 10.1177/1464884915608818.
  • Hanusch, Folker & Thomas Hanitzsch (2013). “Mediating Orientation and Self-expression in the World of Consumption: Exploring lifestyle journalists’ professional views.” Media, Culture & Society. 35(8): 943-959.
  • Kristensen, N.N. & From, U. (2015) ‘From Ivory Tower to Cross-Media Personas: The heterogeneous cultural critic in the media’, Journalism Practice 9(6), 853-871;  DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1051370
  • Papacharissi, Z., & de Fatima Oliveira, M. (2012). Affective news and networked publics: The rhythms of news storytelling on# Egypt. Journal of Communication62(2), 266-282.
  • Wahl-Jorgensen, K (2016) Emotion and journalism. In T Witschge, C Anderson, D Domingo, and A Hermida (Eds) The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism (pp.128-143). London: Sage.
  • Wahl-Jorgensen, K. (2013). The strategic ritual of emotionality: A case study of Pulitzer Prize-winning articles. Journalism14(1), 129-145.

SMiDs årsmøde 2016

Denne post opdateres løbende med al relevant information om årsmødet 2016. (English: see below.)

SMiDs årsmøde er samlingspunktet for alle foreningens medlemmer – unge såvel som gamle. Det er her, man kan få en fornemmelse for, hvad der rører sig i dansk medieforskning og ikke mindst her, man kan møde kolleger og kontakter under både faglige og hyggelige former. Vi håber at se jer.

Tema: The Social in the Media, the Media in the Social

Tid: 27.-28. oktober 2016

Sted: Hindsgavl Slot ved Middelfart

Keynote speaker: Jill Walker Rettberg fra Universitetet i Bergen

Foreløbigt program (der kommer givetvis et par småjusteringer)

Pris: 3.000 kr. for medlemmer af SMiD, 3.700 kr. for andre (dvs. for ph.d.-studerende og lignende kan det bedst betale sig at melde sig ind i foreningen forud for tilmelding til årsmødet)

Tilmelding: Deadline for tilmelding er 12. oktober 2016. Tilmelding foregår ved mail til SMiDs sekretær Bente Jønshøj på bjonshoj@tdm.au.dk. Betaling kan enten ske gennem bank-overførsel (til konto: reg.nr. 1551, kontonr.: 3065766) eller ved e-faktura (hvis det er arbejdspladsen, der betaler). I sidste tilfælde, skal I sende en mail med EAN-nr. til Bente, så sender hun en e-faktura.

 

 

Conference theme: The Social in the Media, the Media in the Social

Dates: October 27-28 2016

Location: Hindsgavl Castle, Middelfart

Keynote speaker: Jill Walker Rettberg from the University of Bergen

Preliminary program (there might be small adjustments)

Price/fee: 3.000 kr. for members of SMID, 3,700 kr. for other. (Membership of SMiD is 700 kr. per year. Doctoral students, graduate students, undergraduate students, people between jobs, retirees and others with similar low or uncertain incomes can pay a reduced price: 350 kr. per year. To join the association, send a short CV and a brief description of your research aktivitieter and interests to Aske Kammer, aska@itu.dk).

Registration: Deadline for registration is 12 October 2016. To register, send an e-mail to SMiDs secretary Bente Jønshøj: bjonshoj@tdm.au.dk. Payment is either via bank transfer (account: reg. no. 1551, account no. 3065766) or by e-invoice (if your workplace pays). In the latter case, you must send an email with EAN no. to Bente, so she can send an e-invoice.

 

 

Call for papers: Media and their production, content, and use have always had a social dimension – connecting people to each other and to society, giving them something to talk about, constructing identities and communities. However, the social occupy a particularly prominent position in the current media culture, where lifestyle and reality television, networked and multimodal forms of communication, participatory formats on the internet, social and mobile media etc., all point to more human interaction and new ways and forms of being social. Furthermore, the boundaries between different social spheres are blurring, and configurations of social situations are more liquid than ever and subject to constant re- negotiations due to the ubiquity of media technologies. // The theme of the 2016 biennial meeting of the Association for Media Researchers in Denmark (SMiD) is “The Social in the Media, the Media in the Social”. The aim is to explore the intricate nexus between the social and the media; how media support, challenge, or change the social; and how the social is expressed in the media and constitutes dimensions of production, content, and use. In the spirit of SMiD’s ambitions, the biennial meeting encourages a broad interpretation of what constitutes “media” and “social”. // The biennial meeting also accepts proposals that do not relate to the theme. // Abstracts for papers (max 300 words) and proposals for panels (panel outline: max 300 words + abstracts for 3-5 individual papers: max 100 words each) must be submitted no later than June 15, 2016, to smid@smid.dk.

Deadline for abstracts: 15. juni – send til smid@smid.dk

Deadline for papers: 10. oktober – send til aska@itu.dk, så deles de i en Dropbox-mappe, alle deltagere i årsmødet får adgang til.

Deadline for tilmelding: 12. oktober – se ovenfor.

Spørgsmål eller kommentarer? Skriv til smid@smid.dk eller formand Aske Kammer på aska@itu.dk.

DR og dagbladene

SMiD inviterer til debatmøde om konflikten mellem dagbladene og DR. Arrangementet afholdes tirsdag d. 19. april kl. 14-16 på KUA i København (lokale 27.0.17, Karen Blixens Vej 4, 2300 København S) og er arrangeret af SMiD i samarbejde med satsningsområdet Media Systems and Journalism ved Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling på Københavns Universitet.

Igennem lang tid har modsætningsforholdet mellem dagbladene og DR stået centralt på den mediepolitiske dagsorden. I den rivende medieudvikling, der finder sted, har DR gennemført en betydelig omstilling med det formål at kunne fastholde kontakten til et stort, men stadig mere fragmenteret publikum. Dagbladene og mange andre kommercielle medier føler sig presset af denne udvikling. Spørgsmålet er, om DR har bredt sig så meget på forskellige platforme, at kommercielle medier har vanskeligt ved at begå sig i konkurrencen. Derfor er der også sat spørgsmål ved den måde, som DR’s public service-forpligtelser defineres på, og den måde, som offentlig medievirksomhed bør finansieres. Spørgsmålet er imidlertid, om ikke behovet for, at danske medier får styrket konkurrencekraft i forhold til internationale mediekoncerner, kan bane vejen for et bedre samarbejde mellem offentlige og private medier.

Vi har inviteret direktør i DR Danmark Anne-Marie Dohm til at debattere konflikterne og deres mulige løsning med Rasmus Nielsen, som er redaktør på Altinget og næstformand i foreningen Danske Medier, en af de centrale lobbyorganisationer bag kritikken af DR.

Keynote og sted til SMiDs årsmøde 2016

Det er med meget stor glæde, vi kan annoncere, at professor Jill Walker Rettberg fra Universitetet i Bergen vil optræde som keynote speaker på SMiDs årsmøde 27.-28. oktober. Jill arbejder med, hvordan mennesker repræsenterer sig selv online, hvilket bl.a. er omdrejningspunktet for hendes seneste bog Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape OurselvesLæs mere om Jills arbejde på http://jilltxt.net.

Derudover kan vi også offentliggøre, at årsmødet vil blive holdt på Hindsgavl Slot ved Middelfart. Der kommer mere info om alt det praktiske senere, men husk at call for papers er ude nu (og at bidrag uden for tema også er meget velkomne).

Vi håber at se rigtigt mange af jer til årsmødet, hvor vi jo traditionen tro også vil uddele SMiD-prisen for en særlig indsats for dansk medieforskning. Stay tuned.

SMiDs årsmøde 2016 – CALL FOR PAPERS

Så er vi klar med call for paper til SMiDs årsmøde 2016, som afholdes 27.-28. oktober i år.

 

The Social in the Media, the Media in the Social

Media and their production, content, and use have always had a social dimension – connecting people to each other and to society, giving them something to talk about, constructing identities and communities. However, the social occupy a particularly prominent position in the current media culture, where lifestyle and reality television, networked and multimodal forms of communication, participatory formats on the internet, social and mobile media etc., all point to more human interaction and new ways and forms of being social. Furthermore, the boundaries between different social spheres are blurring, and configurations of social situations are more liquid than ever and subject to constant re-negotiations due to the ubiquity of media technologies.

The theme of the 2016 biennial meeting of the Association for Media Researchers in Denmark (SMiD) is “The Social in the Media, the Media in the Social”. The aim is to explore the intricate nexus between the social and the media; how media support, challenge, or change the social; and how the social is expressed in the media and constitutes dimensions of production, content, and use. In the spirit of SMiD’s ambitions, the biennial meeting encourages a broad interpretation of what constitutes “media” and “social”.

The biennial meeting also accepts proposals that do not relate to the theme.

Abstracts for papers (max 300 words) and proposals for panels (panel outline: max 300 words + abstracts for 3-5 individual papers: max 100 words each) must be submitted no later than June 15, 2016, to smid@smid.dk.

The conference languages are the Nordic languages and English.

SMiDs årsmøde 2016 – datoer

I bestyrelsen er vi så småt begyndt at forberede næste års årsmøde i SMiD, og selvom vi langtfra er i mål endnu, er der dog blevet truffet et par vigtige beslutninger. Vigtigst af alt (lige nu): Årsmødet afholdes 27.-28. oktober 2016. Vi har ikke et sted endnu, men ligesom sidst satser vi på noget midt i landet.

Sæt gerne kryds i kalenderen allerede nu. Der kommer mere info senere.

 

Call for Papers: ”Digitala metoder för studier av digital(isera)t mediematerial”

Call for papers, Nordicom-Information, ”Digitala metoder för studier av digital(isera)t mediematerial”

Redaktörer: Johan Jarlbrink och Ingela Wadbring

Nordicom-Information bjuder härmed in forskare att delta i ett temanummer om digitala metoder för studier av digital(isera)t mediematerial. Digitalt tillgängligt mediematerial möjliggör användandet av digitala metoder för att studera innehåll, vare sig detta innehåll har digitalt ursprung eller har gjorts digitalt tillgängligt i efterhand. Under senare år har bibliotek, arkiv och museer digitaliserat stora delar av sina historiska samlingar. Samtidigt skapar mängden material på internet och i sociala medier nya förutsättningar för insamling och bearbetning. Mängden material ställer forskare inför stora utmaningar, men med det digitala formatet finns det samtidigt goda möjligheter att använda digitala redskap i analysarbetet. Såväl texter, som visuella material och nätverk låter sig bearbetas. Metodologiska perspektiv som ”topic modeling”, ”distant reading” och ”cultural analytics” erbjuder alla en rad förslag till metodologiskt nytänkande. Detta specialnummer av Nordicom-Information bjuder in forskare att utforska, tillämpa, diskutera och kritisera de digitala metoder som står medieforskare till buds.

Artiklarna kan kretsa kring, men är inte begränsade till, följande områden:

  • Innehållsanalyser av samtida eller historiska mediematerial
  • Nätverksanalyser
  • Digitala metoder inom omvärldsbevakning och ”media monitoring”
  • Datavisualisering
  • Digitala metoders problem och möjligheter

Språk: I huvudsak skandinaviska, i undantagsfall engelska

Deadline för abstracts: 2015-11-30

Besked om accept: senast 2015-12-30

Deadline för färdiga artiklar: 2016-06-30

Omfattning: 6000-7000 ord

Reviewprocessen: double blind peer-review

Preliminär publicering: Hösten 2016

För frågor av innehållslig karaktär: Johan Jarlbrink 090-786 55 67, johan.jarlbrink@umu.se

För frågor av praktisk karaktär: Ingela Wadbring, 070-333 27 16, ingela.wadbring@nordicom.gu.se

Call for Papers: ”Behind the Scenes? Minorities in Nordic Media Organizations”

Call for papers, Nordicom Review, ”Behind the Scenes? Minorities in Nordic Media Organizations”

Editors: Christian Christensen (Stockholm University) and Gunilla Hultén (Stockholm University)

In this special issue of Nordicom Review we invite proposals for papers addressing one of the most important, yet under-addressed issues in contemporary Nordic media and communication research: the presence and role of minorities working within Nordic media organizations. Research from the Nordic region (and beyond) on the representation of minorities in television and radio programming, as well as in films and print media, has provided valuable insights, yet these studies have not been complimented by work addressing work and representation “behind the scenes.” Thus, our understanding of the complex problems of minority representation – for example, stereotypical characters in television fiction or a lack of depth in news coverage – tend to stagnate at the organizational level.

For this special issue, scholars using a wide variety of methodologies and theoretical frameworks are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration. In addition, while we welcome scholarship looking at the place and role of minorities (or lack thereof) working within “traditional” and large-scale media organizations in the Nordic region, we would also like to see proposals for papers investigating the place and role (or lack thereof) of minorities in, for example, smaller-scale media outlets, local newspapers, alternative media, the tech industry, gaming, music production, etc. Finally, proposals for studies that examine the flow of staff across media outlets and platforms (such as movement from alternative and online organizations to larger, mainstream companies) are particularly welcome.

Deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2015 (400-500 words, indicating central questions, methodology, and theoretical framework)

Authors notified of decision: November 1, 2015

Deadline for completed articles: March 1, 2016 (max. 7000 words; followed by peer-review)

Preliminary publication date: Autumn 2016

For questions regarding the special issue contact: Christian Christensen (christian.christensen@ims.su.se) or Gunilla Hultén (gunilla.hulten@ims.su.se)