MAPACA

Mid-Atlantic Popular &
American Culture Association

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Journalism and News Media

Area chairs

Jordan M. McClain (Independent scholar)
Myles Ethan Lascity (Southern Methodist University)

This area aims to study how journalism and news media are influenced by, and influence, culture in significant ways.

Submissions may address, but are not limited to, topics such as:

  • Journalism history
  • Evolution of journalism practice
  • Analyses of news coverage
  • Issues involved with special types of journalism (e.g., politics, sports, music, health, etc.)
  • Journalism ethics
  • Community journalism
  • Hyperlocal journalism
  • Blogging/microblogging as journalism
  • Entertainment/celebrity news
  • Journalism education
  • Journalism and technology

General questions and/or inquiries are also welcome. Panels of 3 or 4 presenters, single papers, roundtables, or alternative formats are encouraged.

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