JOMI: Special Issue Call for Papers

The Centre for Research on Media Innovations at the University of Oslo invites researchers to submit articles related to the area of Media Innovation and Social Change. Submissions will be peer reviewed and considered for publication in a special issue on this topic in the open-access Journal of Media Innovation. 

The Journal of Media Innovation

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to participate in a workshop, as part of the publication process. The workshop will focus on a collaborative review of accepted papers with the intention of developing them for publication in the special issue. 

Research in the field of media innovations focusses on understanding change as it relates to new players in the media landscape, new roles of media users, new business models and new media formats (cf. Storsul and Krumsvik, 2013). To date, studies of media innovations have primarily explored media innovations that occur within established media organizations and institutions, but have not significantly explored the perspective of societal change. However, media innovations do have consequences for social processes, with particular regard to participation, empowerment and democracy. To date, the social implications of media innovations remain significantly under-researched. This Special Issue aims to address this research gap.

Published research articles will explore the relationship between media innovation and social change by focussing on topics topics such as: 

  • Media innovation and activism; 
  • Media innovation and minority, marginalized or disadvantaged communities; 
  • User empowerment and user participation in Media Innovation; 
  • Media innovation and ethical dilemmas (including business ethical dilemmas); 
  • Media innovation and social movements; 
  • Media innovations that are initiated either wholly or partly outside of traditional media organizations; 
  • Media innovations and technological infrastructure for social change;
  • and, governance and policy issues.

Key dates:

  • 22 November 2018: Submissions of extended abstracts/draft papers (from 1500 to 6000 words) 
  • 30 November 2018: Notification of acceptance/rejection 
  • 18-19 January 2019: Workshop   
  • 1 May 2019: Submission of full and revised papers 
  • 1 November 2019: Publication of Special Issue (Online first available) 
Published Oct. 8, 2018 7:07 PM - Last modified Feb. 15, 2019 11:41 AM