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Call for Papers

Issue 26, Fall/Winter 2018 on “Media and Youth”

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 Youth”. Digital media and the instantaneous, borderless, flow of information is changing the way today’s youth are engaging, developing, and identifying with the world around them. In some cases, this unprecedented pace of change is empowering, and in others, it sows great danger and risk. This issue will look at media as it applies to young people in the Arab region and beyond. Papers may address (but are not limited to) the suggested subtopics below:

  • Youth and social media: uses and challenges
  • Media influence on youth behavior and attitudes
  • Media, youth agency and empowerment
  • Global media influences on Arab youth identity
  • Media and youth culture
  • Media literacy, media awareness, and youth
  • Media, youth, and social change
  • Media convergence, youth, and the future of Arab society
  • Media and social, political, and religious awareness of youth
  • Arab youth, media, and perspectives on global affairs
  • Media, youth, violence and crime
  • Youth, media, and gender
  • Youth and sport media
  • Social media, harassment, and bullying
  • Youth and risk society
  • Media, youth, and stereotypes

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 June 15, 2018. All other submissions, including book and conference reviews, shorter research papers, and columns, should be received by June 30, 2018. While we encourage shorter pieces, 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 Sarah El-Shaarawi, Managing Editor, at editor@arabmediasociety.com.