New peer-reviewed journals offer venues for journalism discussion and research
Three new international peer-reviewed journals will offer journalism scholars and researchers new venues to publish their work and move discussion and exploration surrounding topics of digital journalism, journalism education, and interdisciplinary studies in communication forward.
Digital Journalism, which will be launching in 2013, seeks to address the changes and challenges journalism is facing with the rise of digital technologies. Published three times a year and edited by Cardiff University journalism professor, Bob Franklin, the journal will provide a forum for scholarly discussion on new media and its practical, economic, political, and cultural implications. As noted on the journal’s website, Digital Journalism’s editorial agenda covers a wide range of topics, from social media and citizen journalism, to journalism’s shifting roles, digital journalism business models, and journalism’s future in a digital context.
Published by the Association for Journalism Education, Journalism Education released its inaugural issue in April 2012, featuring articles on a number of topics, including using Twitter in journalism education, global current affairs, and the place of hyper-local news in the classroom. The journal seeks to address questions surrounding what journalism education is and should be in a time when the place and roles of journalism itself are being questioned. The journal seeks to draw links between academic scholarship and real-world practice by casting a critical eye over the traditional, and investigating new practices and perspectives.
Journalism Education’s editorial team is made up of Mick Temple, Chris Frost, Jenny McKay and Stuart Allan.
The Journal of Professional Communication, edited by McMaster University’s Alex Sévigny and Terry Flynn, is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to explore the intersections between public relations practice, communication, new media theory, communications management, and digital arts and design. The journal publishes a wide range of case studies, interviews, peer-reviewed academic articles and commentaries, as well as works of digital media art and design. Its inaugural issue was released in 2011. The journal’s forthcoming edition is a special issue on communicating and managing issues, risks and crises.