KENYA MEDIA WEEK: Call for Papers on contemporary journalism trends

KENYA MEDIA WEEK: Call for Papers on contemporary journalism trends

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Media Focus on Africa and Daystar University’s Department of Media and Film Studies jointly issue a call for papers focused on business, content and democratic concerns related to contemporary journalism in the region. These papers will be presented during the Kenya Media Week to be held on September 12 – 14 in Nairobi.  Practitioners, academics and postgraduate students in the media sector are invited to submit abstracts of 250-300 words covering the following areas:- New business models for professional journalism- Combating fake news in journalism- The future of journalism and democracy in Kenya  Abstracts accepted will be developed into full papers to be presented at the Kenya Media Week. Six of the papers will be the foundation for 6 panel discussions, and 10 other papers will be presented in other sessions. The full papers may take one of two tracks as follows:- Empirical/or, theoretically grounded papers- Fact-based argumentation papers designed to provide solutions  The presentations will be done as shown below:

 *The best three academic papers will be selected to lead three of the panel discussions. Postgraduate students at master’s and doctoral levels are particularly encouraged to submit academic papers.

Abstracts to be sent to: kenyamediaweek@gmail.comSubmission deadline: July 13Notification of successful submission: July 28Presentation of papers: September 12 – 14  Format for abstracts:Word count: 250-300 wordsFocus of the paper / problem addressed by the paperSummary of the main points/findings  Process:To ensure objective review, the abstracts should be submitted in two Word documents as follows:- Title page with the title of the paper, author's name, institutional affiliation (e.g. university, college, workplace, etc), phone number and email address. If a student,      provide this information as well.- Abstract page with the title of the paper and other details as above. No identifying information should be on this document.  Guiding structure for full papers:Name and institutional affiliationWord count: 3,500 – 5,000 wordsBackground informationIssue being addressed/problem statement(Theoretical and methodological approach – for empirical, theoretically grounded papers)Argument / FindingsConclusion and recommendationsReferences
An initiative with the goal of promoting the critical role of traditional media in advancing and sustaining democratic governance in Kenya.