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Issue 30, Summer/Fall 2020 on “Media & Digital Transformation”

Arab Media & Society, the biannual journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo, is seeking submissions for our next issue on “Media & Digital Transformation”.

For several years, the world has been experiencing a trend toward the digitization of all kinds of systems and services, dependent upon the internet as a backbone and communication medium for all fields including education, information, science, culture, art, and many other aspects of human activity. With the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, the Arab region—like the rest of the world—has accelerated the pace of digital transformation as an inevitable path of resilience and confrontation. These tools have ceased to be merely an available option for convenience, and have in many cases become a necessity. Digital transformation in the media and communication fields have appeared more evident at the level of development of digital platforms, as well as the development of the digital content industry. This was documented in the change of the nature of its employment not only as a means to socialize, but also as a mean to entertain, to educate, and inform.

With this in mind, we are compiling a special issue dedicated entirely to “Media & Digital Transformation” in the Arab region. Papers may address (but are not limited to) the suggested subtopics below:

  • Digital media and content creation
  • Media and digital platforms development
  • The future of digital platforms
  • Media and e-learning
  • Media institutions and digital transformation
  • Media practice in the digital age
  • Media ethics and the digital environment
  • Fake news, fact checking and data in the digital society
  • Misinformation and disinformation in the digital landscape
  • Digital media economics models and challenges
  • Digital society and issues of identity
  • Media and artificial intelligence

While we welcome submissions from diverse disciplines and perspectives, articles should relate in some way to the Arab world and its diaspora, and media or communication technology. Submissions for peer-review consideration should be received by November 20, 2020. All other submissions, including book and conference reviews, shorter research papers, and columns, should be received by December 5, 2020. Submissions may be up to 10,000 words, including footnotes, and should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. All submissions should be sent using our online form, or be sent as .doc or .docx files, including the author’s name as it will be published, affiliation, and a brief abstract of no more than 150 words. If submitting manually, send articles and ideas to editor@arabmediasociety.com. For more information on our publishing policies please visit www.arabmediasociety.com/publishing-policies/.