CFP Listening in Mediated Contexts

Call for Papers: International Journal of Listening
Fall Issue 2017: Special Issue on Listening in Mediated Contexts
Editor-in-Chief: Margarete Imhof
Guest Editors: Dr. Debra L. Worthington & Dr. Shaughan Keaton

The growth of social media and evolving technology have significantly impacted who people listen to as well as how and when they listen.  In this Special Issue, the International Journal of Listening explores the impact of social media and other technology on listening processes. The goal of the issue is to highlight exceptional articles that explore the nature of listening in mediated contexts. Mediated contexts are broadly construed, including mobile phone communication, Facebook, Skype, YouTube, Instagram or any combination of these and other popular platforms and devices. Articles may explore the impact on or relationship to individual communication styles, characteristics of mediated interaction from both the sender and receiver’s perception, social cognition, as well as the impact of new technology on individual, group and public listening processes.  Papers from various perspectives and diverse fields are welcome:  intrapersonal/ interpersonal communication, doctor-patient communication, sports communication, romantic relationships, education and instruction. Papers with a cross-cultural or international focus are particularly welcome.

Examples of themes, include:
–         Listening attitudes and behavior in social media
–         Listening in online teaching environments.
–         Social cognition and person perception in social media
–         Intercultural differences in the perception of mediated communication
–         Supportive listening via social media
–         Individual choices between voice and short messaging
–         Medium and message reception
–         Generational differences in listening to social media messages

All full length manuscripts will be submitted through  The length of articles should be no more than 6,000 words (not including references and appendices). The journal plans to publish up to six research articles in the special issue. Additional accepted articles will be published in later issues of the journal.

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016
Expected publication: Fall 2017

Inquiries about the special issue should be directed to Dr. Debra L. Worthington.  Please use the subject line: ILJ Special Issue on Listening and Mediated Contexts.

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