Transnational journalism history acknowledges that cultural forms are produced and exchanged across borders. It focuses on the interactions between agents, ideas, innovations, norms and social and cultural practices beyond national boundaries, as well as the way these interactions affect the incorporation and adaption of new ideas, concepts, and practices into national frameworks. By moving back and forth between the national and transnational level, the connective and dialectic nature of these movements is emphasized. It thus treats the nation as only one level or context among a range of others, instead of being the primary frame for analysis.
This special issue aims to critically interrogate and go beyond the national frameworks within which historical developments of journalism are generally studied. Due to its institutional organization and topical focus, journalism historiography has traditionally been confined to national boundaries. This holds true for studies restricted to the development of journalism in one country, like most press histories, as well as studies that take nations as units for comparative research. Differences and, to a lesser extent, similarities in professional practices and news coverage are usually discussed as autonomous developments and ascribed to national peculiarities. The special issue intends to bring together papers that open new venues for research that move beyond this national boundary. We therefore invite articles related to transnational journalism that (particularly, but not exclusively) focus on:
We ask interested researchers to submit an abstract of max. 350 words which clearly outlines a research question, relevance of the topic, a theoretical/historical framework, justification of research material and approach, and main argument.
Please send your proposals to the editors: Frank Harbers (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Marcel Broersma (email@example.com). Deadline: please hand in your abstract no later than 15 January 2020. Authors will be notified of acceptance by the end of January 2020.
The authors of the accepted abstracts will be invited to contribute a full article (max. 8000 words, excluding references and bibliography). The deadline for the full papers is approximately 29 May 2020. It is also possible to contribute a non-peer reviewed piece (between 4000 - 6000 words)
TMG - Journal for Media History is an open access peer reviewed academic journal, published in the Netherlands. Its aim is to promote and publish research in media history. It offers a platform for original research and for contributions that reflect theory formation and methods within media history. For more information and author guidelines, see: https://www.tmgonline.nl/
Posted on 06 Dec 2019