2nd Journalism Studies Section PhD-Workshop


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  • Vienna, Austria, February 13, 2019.
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Call for Proposals

Submission deadline for abstracts: September 28, 2019. 

This workshop brings together up-and-coming journalism scholars with experienced colleagues in the field. The goal of this colloquium is to provide mentorship to members of the Journalism Studies Section. 

All selected participants will get the opportunity to present their PhD-projects and receive detailed feedback from experts working on related topics. Options and issues will be discussed in a constructive atmosphere.

We welcome theoretical and empirical PhD-projects focusing on journalism studies with no further limitation in terms of topic. We strongly support submissions from PhD-candidates, who are rather at the beginning or in the middle of their project as they benefit from feedback the most.

PhD-students should submit an abstract of 500 words outlining the 1) topic, 2) rationale, 3) theoretical approach and 4), if applicable, empirical application. Name, affiliation, expected graduation date and supervisor should be indicated separately. Applicants are also asked to supply a ranked list of five potential respondents (Please try to choose scholars that are likely to attend a section conference in the European context).

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to Corinna Lauerer (lauerer@ifkw.lmu.de) no later than by 28th of September 2018. A notice of acceptance will be sent until November 2018. There will be no fee for attendance as the workshop is kindly supported by the Journalism Studies Center in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna and the Worlds of Journalism Study.

Participants whose abstracts are successful in the blind review process will be asked to submit a full paper of up to 6000 words by 13th of January 2019 (mandatory for participation). It will be sent to the selected respondents to provide them with a comprehensive picture of the project.

The colloquiumwill be held on February 13, 2019 at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna!