U Macau: Several Positions in Communication & Journalism (China)


Several positions, Department of Communication, University of  Macau, China. Deadline: 31 May 2022.

Associate / Assistant Professor in Communication

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Professor in communication. They are looking for applicants to teach courses in journalism. A track record of high quality research and publication is a must. Qualifications and willingness to teach the following courses are expected: English News Writing; English News Editing;Advanced News Writing and Reporting in English; and Workshop: English Publication. Additional courses may be assigned to match the teaching needs of the department, faculty, and university.

Chair/Distinguished/Full Professor in Communication

The Department of Communication is inviting applications for a position at the rank of Chair/Distinguished/Full Professor in media and communication studies. The Department offers programmes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication, Master of Arts in Communication and New Media, and Ph.D. in communication studies. Students who enrol in the programmes study various dimensions of communication, including media studies, journalism, public relations, marketing, digital journalism, and creative media. Faculty members actively engage in research with focus on media and journalism, public relations, public communication, media analysis qualitative and quantitative, and intercultural communication.

Summer Harlow Profile

ProfilesSummer Harlow is Associate Professor of journalism at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, USA.

Summer Harlow

Her scholarship focuses on journalism, activism, alternative media, and digital technologies, with a particular emphasis on Latin America. She is the author of Liberation Technology in El Salvador: Re-appropriating Social Media among Alternative Media Projects, for which she received the AEJMC-Knudson Latin America Prize from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). In 2018 she received the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Junior Woman Scholar Award. Currently she is the primary investigator in Guatemala and El Salvador for the Worlds of Journalism Study. She also is the Head of the International Communication Division of AEJMC, and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Press/Politics and Journalism Practice. Her research appears in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Communication; New Media & Society; Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; International Journal of Press/Politics; Information, Communication & Society; and Digital Journalism.

Before earning a Ph.D. in Journalism and an M.A. in Latin American Studies, both from the University of Texas at Austin, she spent about a decade working as a newspaper journalist, reporting from the U.S. and Latin America. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and in Spanish from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She currently teaches classes related to media and social justice, immigration reporting, Latinx media, and social media.

Work for CID:
Summer Harlow serves on the CID Advisory Board.

U Utah Asia Campus: Journalism (South Korea)


Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Journalism , University of Utah Asia Campus, Songdo, South Korea. Deadline: Open until filled; posted May 28, 2021.

The Department of Communication at the University of Utah invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor (Lecturer) position in Journalism effective August 23, 2021. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher dedicated to cultivating informed and ethical students who are ready to enter the workforce as well-prepared professionals. The standard annual teaching load for lecturers at the UAC is 3-3-1 (three courses in the fall, three courses in the spring, and one course in the interim period or summer). The successful candidate must be willing to teach courses such as: Introduction to News Writing, Media Writing, Digital Journalism, Specialty Reporting, Magazine Writing, and Visual Editing. It would also be beneficial for the candidate to be able to teach Mass Communication History, Media and Society, Principles of Visual Communication, Mass Communication Law, and/or Media Ethics. 

Position located at the Utah Asia Campus (UAC) in Songdo, South Korea. All courses taught at the UAC are in English. Successful candidates for the position should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline and evidence of teaching excellence.

U Macau: Assistant Prof in Communication (China)


Assistant Professor in Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China. Deadline: May 8, 2021.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Communication. They are looking for applicants in journalism, specifically in English news writing, reporting, and editing. A track record of high quality research and publication through internationally respected outlets or demonstrated ability is a must. Qualifications and willingness to teach the following courses are expected: English News Writing; English News Editing; Advanced News Writing and Reporting in English; and Workshop: English Publication. Additional courses may be assigned to match the teaching needs of the department, faculty, and university.

U Sydney: Media/Communications/Journalism (Australia)

“JobProfessor/Associate Professor in Media and Communications, Journalism Specialisation, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Literature, Art and Media, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Deadline: 2 August 2020.

The University of Sydney is seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic at the level of Professor or Associate Professor in Media and Communications (Journalism Specialisation) to join a rapidly growing and highly successful department. The successful candidate will possess a strong track record of critical, reflexive research and be able to articulate strong intellectual and pedagogical visions for the interdisciplinary fields of international journalism, public relations, and/or strategic communication. The successful candidate will be an eminent scholar capable of providing a high level of disciplinary and organisational leadership, evidenced in strong track records of mentoring and developing research teams and facilitating impactful collaborations with national and international partners.

U Macau: Assist/Assoc Prof in Journalism (China)

“JobAssociate/Assistant Professor in Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China. Deadline: Open until filled, but review begins mid-February 2020.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the positions of Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication. They are specifically looking for applicants in data journalism and big data communication studies. A track record of high quality research and publication through internationally respected outlets or demonstrated ability is a must. An ability to teach courses in some of the following areas is also needed: journalism, data journalism, new media studies, public relations, advertising, research methods, big data communication research and/or communication theories.

Stanford U: J S Knight Journalism Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsJohn S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Deadlines: International: December 4, 2019; USA: January 30, 2020.

The JSK Journalism Fellowships support diverse journalists from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to journalism’s biggest problems. They focus on accelerating change in the journalism industry to improve the access to information people need to create and sustain democratic communities.

From September to June, JSK Fellows spend their time on individual and collaborative projects to address these challenges. Fellows also participate in special workshops and weekly events, explore the abundant resources on the Stanford campus and in Silicon Valley, and have the option of sitting in on classes.

Max Planck Institute Fellowship: Journalism (Germany)

FellowshipsJournalist-in-Residence FellowshipsMax Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany. Deadline: July 31, 2018.

“Guest residencies for journalists of up to two months each. The objectives of the Fellowship program are to support high-quality journalism in the area of the history of science, promote the public dissemination of topics in the history of science, and strengthen the dialogue that the history of science enables among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. At the same time, the program offers scholars at the Institute the opportunity to find ways of enhancing the public communication of their research.

As a Fellowship recipient, you will shadow a research project in one of the Institute’s departments and carry out your own research. You will be able to attend the colloquiums and workshops of the various departments. During your residency, you will be mentored by an MPIWG researcher and the head of communications. We expect you to offer an internal colloquium event on a theme related to journalism and science.”

CFP Journalistic Practices in the Representation of the Migrant Crisis

CFP Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies

Should I post that picture or issue that story? Journalistic practices in the representation of the migrant crisis

Guest editors: Vittoria Sacco (Université de Neuchâtel) and Valérie Gorin (University of Geneva and Graduate Institute)

Human migration is not a new phenomenon. However, recently it has gained substantial space in media coverage. In particular, the images of the little Aylan, a child escaping Syria with his family, lying dead on Bodrum’s beach, have raised old ethical questions of journalistic practices. Aylan’s pictures were extremely powerful and not without symbolism, becoming icons of Syria’s tragedy. They went viral on social media, but they were also criticized. Several media opted not to show the images. The criticism centered on whether it was justifiable or ethical to direct readers’ attention to the conflict in Syria with stark images of an innocent victim. There were parallels to the images of Kim Phuc, the little girl running naked and screaming in Vietnam in 1972.

This very issue of audience engagement with crisis is a topic of heated debate in academia. In her book “Compassion fatigue: how the media sell disease, famine, war and death” (1999), Susan Moeller discusses audience engagement with the news coverage of war, conflict or other types of violence. The media has thus the potential to stress particular forms of engagement to mobilize the public and create a collective memory amongst audiences. Exposed daily to distant suffering, the audience can develop apathy and disengage with events, resulting in compassion fatigue.

Kerry Moore, Bernhard Gross and Terry Threadgold drive same message home in their book on “Migration and the Media” (2012). They try to trace the reporting practices that produce migration coverage. A large part of academic studies has otherwise explored visual representations of migrants and refugees in humanitarian appeals (Mannik 2012), emphasizing the role of aid agencies in framing visual stereotypes of helpless people (Rajaram 2002) or racializing, victimizing and feminizing the refugees (Johnson 2011). However, the questions around how the problem of compassion fatigue challenges journalistic practices, and what the news boundaries and standards when reporting crises should be in a digital online age, has had less attention in academic research.
This special issue of the “Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies” (AJMS) aims to shed some light on the complex ecosystem journalists covering the crisis face. It invites contributions on the relationship between journalistic practices and audience compassion fatigue, as well as the role of social media and new technologies on how to have it alleviated.

The guest editor welcomes contributions from both scholars and practitioners in the field of media and journalism studies and practice. Scholarly submissions can have a theoretical, analytic, critical, empirical or comparative angle.

Important deadlines and milestones
Prospective authors should submit an abstract not exceeding 250 words directly by email to the guest editors Vittoria Sacco (vittoria.sacco AT unine.ch) and Valérie Gorin (valerie.gorin AT unige.ch) by end of March 2016. Please mark your submission as “Special Issue on the migration crisis”.

Following peer-review, a selection of authors will be invited to submit a full paper (from 5000 to 8000 words) by end of September 2016. See full details about the journal and the prescribed format for manuscript submissions. Please note that acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee publication, given that all papers will be put through the journal’s peer-review process. Tentative publication date: Third issue of 2017

CFP: Multilingualism and Journalism in the Era of Convergence

CFP: Multilingualism and Journalism in the Era of Convergence
Edited by Lucile Davier (University of Geneva) and Kyle Conway (University of Ottawa)

Technological convergence, or the blurring of lines between formerly distinct media, has had a tremendous impact on the work journalists do. For one thing, it has contributed to the processes of globalization that have brought people into greater contact with cultural others. For another, it has made it possible for an ever smaller group of corporations to control an ever larger share of the media. As a result, journalists must become proficient with more aspects of production (combining video, text, and images) while reporting on a wider range of people and cultures and responding to the economic pressures that come with the concentration of media ownership.

This book will look at the ways journalists are making sense of and adapting to this changing environment. It will focus on those moments when they gather information in languages that their audiences do not speak. It will ask, what technologies do they use as they collect information, transform it into a story, and disseminate it to their readers, viewers, and listeners? It will examine questions of translation in the broadest possible sense-from the re-expression of bits of speech or text in a different language, to the rewriting of partial or complete news stories, to the explanation of how members of a foreign cultural community interpret an object or event.

The editors would like to invite submissions from a range of disciplines such as communication, translation studies, and sociology. Potential questions authors might address include (but are not limited to):

– In what contexts do journalists indicate that a source spoke or wrote in a different language?
– What modes of translation (e.g., subtitling, voice-over, etc.) do journalists use?
– Do journalists favour different modes of re-expression on different platforms?
– What strategies do they adopt for cross-platform or multimodal distribution?
– How do they adapt the same news story for multiple formats?
– Do ideas of newsworthiness vary depending on the platform?

Social implications:
– How visible are multilingual contexts for audiences?
– Do convergence phenomena contribute to the globalization or the localization of news?
– What are the implications of journalists’ practices for how audiences perceive cultural others?

To propose a chapter, please send an abstract to multilingualism.convergence@gmail.com. Abstracts should be 500 words long and submitted as .odt, .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. Proposal deadline: January 15, 2017. Initial acceptances sent: February 15, 2017. Deadline for full articles (6,000-8,000 words): May 31, 2017.

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