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Call for Papers
Call for papers International Journal of Digital Television (JDTV) 10.1 Special issue theme: ‘Media and communication policies in a digital world’, March 2019. JDTV invites submissions of papers to be considered in special issue 10.1 on the occasion of the journal’s 10th year. Deadline for abstract submissions: 9 February 2018 Abstract decision deadline: 9 April 2018 Deadline for full paper submission (6-8,000 words, inc refs): 31 August 2018 Full paper decision deadline: 17 November 2018
ISSN: 2040-4182 Online ISSN: 2040-4190 First published in 2010 3 issues per volume Principal Editor Petros Iosifidis City University London [email protected]
Associate Editor (Australia) Jock Given Swinburne University [email protected]
Associate Editor (United States) Darcy Gerbarg Columbia University [email protected]
Media industries, media services and companies continue to evolve, creating important challenges for policymakers and regulators globally. Many traditional media are impacted and some may be facing a bleak economic future as online networks are exploring new business models for producing news and entertainment. The main drivers for this transformation are globalization, digitalization and technological convergence. Socio-cultural media policy objectives, striving to safeguard pluralism, diversity and national culture, are battling for prominence with the economic and industrial imperatives of global and open freemarket competition. Free-market media systems advocate freedom of expression, allowing consumers open market pricing. Critics argue that, under a free-market capitalist system, there is a concentration of power and information asymmetry, while public service content is scarce. Is intervention by government policy needed to address these concerns, or is media regulation a thing of the past in the converged digital era? There is certainly a question of regulatory capacity and remit in the online world. The initial light-touch ‘network’ governance of the Internet is under pressure from tech giants like Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. The size and presence of these firms within the market has brought issues of piracy and abuse of copyright to public attention. Do these corporations bear any responsibility for, perhaps inadvertently, facilitating the increased ease of distribution of terrorist propaganda, hate speech, violence, harassment and online bullying? Should the current regulatory policy continue? What new national and supranational policy measures might address these issues? Regulating Facebook and Twitter - something unthinkable a few years ago - is now openly discussed. Should policy-makers perceive these large multi-national conglomerates as Internet intermediaries, or as media companies? We invite works that reflect and critically investigate the media policies of the future, in relation to both prevailing systems of communication and the systems now emerging around the application of online networks, the rise of cloud computing and The Internet of Things. In exploring the implications of media and communication in an interconnected world, we also welcome analysis that reassesses and reimagines sustainability in relation to media openness, transparency, accessibility and the re-composition of media power. We request submissions that focus on current and future policy topics openly and seek many points of view. The future-facing theme of this call for papers signals the broadened scope of International Journal of Digital Television that goes beyond digital television to incorporate emerging wider socio-cultural, technological, regulatory and political questions such as the role of ‘digital citizens’, the regulatory environment for the new platform industry and the role of state regulation in a growing global media industry. We invite you to celebrate the 10th year of the Journal with us and to take a look into the future of media policy.
Submissions Format: All proposals must include a title, up to 8 keywords, author name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and full contact information (mailing address, email address and telephone number). Applicants must submit a 300-500 word abstract by 9 February 2018. The full paper of between 6-8,000 words (including references) should be submitted by 31 August 2018. Procedure: All proposals must be submitted through the journal’s online system, or via email to the journal’s editor at [email protected]