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Call for Papers

Issue 29, Winter/Spring 2020 on “Media & Public Affairs”

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 and Public Affairs”. The globe is facing an increasing number of crises and challenges. Media and communications technologies often have a massive impact on how these events unfold, are communicated, and are perceived by the public. New technologies are constantly altering how we interact and how politics and policy are carried outdomestically, regionally, and internationally. Whether analyzing regional economics, geopolitics, or the impact of a global health crisis on the Arab world, the media must be both consulted and critically examined. With this in mind, our upcoming issue is dedicated to media and public affairs in the Arab region. Papers may address (but are not limited to) the suggested subtopics below:

  • Media and public policy
  • Social affairs and the media
  • Policy and emerging technologies
  • The media’s impact on politics and policy
  • Public management and the media
  • Political systems and the media
  • The impact of media on public opinion and perception
  • Representation of special interest groups in media Health policy and the media
  • Media urban policy and urbanization
  • Media impacts on economics and financial systems Public debate, policy, and legislation
  • Pedagogical approaches to media and public affairs Power, politics, and the media
  • Strategic political communication
  • Crisis communication
  • Media and conflict resolution
  • Media, environmental issues, and policy Development communication

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 May 31, 2020, shorter research papers, book and film reviews, and columns should be received by June 15, 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/.