Call for articles for a special issue on
The future of science journalism: knowledge and power
Deadline extended to: April 20, 2011Since its inception, the Internet has quickly become a crucial factor in shaping the ecosystem of information. Today, science journalism finds itself in the middle of a deep cultural, economic and political change in which technological evolution has a prominent role. In particular, old forms of journalism are threatened in the new information ecosystem, and a re-definition of the social and professional role of information producers is needed in order to avoid a loss of the journalism’s democratic, social and cultural function. Indeed, the Web is the theatre where knowledge and power are being re-distributed among different actors and social groups, and new forms of expertise need to be integrated in the scientific information system. A future special issue of the Journal of Science Communication aims to discuss:
We would like to collect both theoretical contributions and research articles which address, for example, case studies in citizen journalism, platforms of peer production and sharing, relationships between different institutions and actors, and the leading and emerging roles of these actors in the new ecosystem.
Interested authors should submit an extended abstract of 1000 words (in English) by April 20, 2011. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by the end of April. Abstracts should be sent to the JCOM Editorial Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email and NOT via the regular submission form.
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