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              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 326.
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        Date: 2021-10-27 21:34:52+00:00
        From: Marinella Testori <>
        Subject: Histories of Digital Journalism 2022 CfP - extended deadline: November 20, 2021

[from: Tamas Tofalvy (]

Dear All,

The abstract submission deadline of the "Histories of Digital Journalism"
CFP has been extended to November 20, 2021 - - below (and on this link: ) you can find the details:

Histories of Digital Journalism: A conference exploring the intersections
of history, culture, digital technology and journalism

24-25 June 2022 (Friday-Saturday)

Budapest, Hungary

Keynote Speakers

Mark Deuze (University of Amsterdam)
Laura Ahva (Tampere University)

Call for Papers

Although the shared past of digitization and journalism stretches back at
least to a half-century, digital journalism history is a field still in
formation. Building on the momentum of the recent "historical turn" in
digital media and internet studies, the aim of the conference is to bring
together an interdisciplinary network of scholars to interrogate digital
journalism histories and to start a global critical exchange on various
approaches to and aspects of historicising digital journalism.

As digital journalism has been re-configured by socio-historical
contradictions of communication and complexities of its technological
innovations, journalism scholarship should continuously strive for
enhancing critical exchange to advance studies that intersect with numerous
disciplines, theoretical approaches and methodological traditions. Emphasis
of the conference is on the plurality of histories instead of one single
digital journalism history, acknowledging diachronic as well as synchronic
complexities of social relations, political contingencies, cultural
traditions and power configurations between journalism and digitisation.
Instead of enforcing one great master narrative, the conference aims to
offer a space to embrace the co-existence of parallel, sometimes
complementing, often conflicting historical investigations and narratives.

By aiming to explore the intersections of history, culture, digital
technology and journalism, the conference welcomes papers and panels that
are grounded on diachronic or synchronic explorations of digital journalism
"pasts", while elaborating the relevance of its historical findings for
digital journalism "futures". The conference invites theoretical and
methodological reflections on historicising digital journalism as well as
original single case studies or comparative inquiries into the phenomena
from the decades of the long digital revolution of journalism. The
conference welcomes papers that examine the digital journalism histories of
the global "centers" and we especially encourage inquiries from the
"peripheries" of digital journalism development and scholarship.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

   - Mythologies of technology: reconsidering "dead" and "new" technologies
   in journalism
   - Transforming social control in the digitized newsroom: investigating
   separation and integration tendencies
   - Re-configuring the labour process in digital journalism: between
   standardisation and creativity of digital news production
   - Digital platforms, tools and practices in journalism: from Teletext,
   CD-ROMS and Minitel to www, smartphones and social media
   - Changing skillsets in digital journalism: deskilling, reskilling,
   upskilling newsworkers
   - (Dis)continuities of forms and genres in journalism
   - Labour relations of digital journalism: standardisation, precarisation,
   - Liquefied identities of digital journalism: boundary work between
   "online" and "offline" journalists, "professional" and "citizen"
   journalists, journalists and "technologists", "journalists" vs "bloggers"
   - Re-inventing journalistic profiles: from "mouse monkeys", "meta
   journalists" to "robot journalists"
   - Digitized audiences between participation and commodification
   - Business models of digital journalism: from legacy media ecosystem to
   platform capitalism
   - Ethical, legal and regulatory issues of digital journalism: from www to
   - Particular online journalistic genres moving online: digital music,
   sport, food journalism

Technical details and important dates

Deadline for submitting abstracts and panel proposals is November 20, 2021

Please submit all submissions via this online form:

Panel proposals should consist of 3 or 4 papers, and all the paper
abstracts belonging to a proposed panel should be submitted individually
through the form. The maximum length for panel and paper abstracts is 400

Conference talks will be 15 minutes long followed by 5 minute long

Further information will be found on the constantly updated website:

Organizers and contact information

The conference will be held at Budapest University of Technology and
Economics (BME), and is jointly organised by the Department of Sociology
and Communications, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, BME and the
Social Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana (UL).

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers:

Dr. Tamas Tofalvy, Associate Professor (BME)
Dr. Igor Vobic, Associate Professor (UL)

All the best,

Tamas Tofalvy, PhD
Researcher, consultant | Digital media, journalism, popular music
associate prof @ Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Dept. of
Sociology and Communications
project lead @ Hungarian Online and Digital Media History (MODEM) project
M: [0036] 30 488 75 84
A: H-1111 Budapest, Egry J. u. 1., BME GTK E ép., 713.

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