July date for Cardiff magazine conference

Tim Holmes has put up details of the third Mapping the Magazine conference, to be held at Cardiff University’s school of journalism on July 7 and 8, 2011.

Tim (HolmesTA@cardiff.ac.uk) has details with the deadline for titles and abstracts for papers (250 words max) being 11 February. Within the broad categories of Past, Present & Future, the following themes are suggested:

  • Magazine journalism practice and changing technologies:  Media technologies are evolving – how are these changes shaping magazine content, production and consumption? This includes the ways in which paper has been used or may be used in future, as well as digital platforms.
  • International developments: Magazines produced in mature economies follow an established cycle of development, but is this model applicable to or appropriate for all political economies?
  • Business models: Changes in modes of production and consumption affect revenues from advertisers and readers – what business models are emerging?
  • Magazine professionals: What are the consequences of these developments for the education, training and employment of journalists, designers, publishers and advertising executives?
  • Magazines, society and culture: Do these changes alter the magazine’s place in the wider media ecology? Do they affect the form’s ability to mirror, and perhaps mould, changes in society and culture?

Proceedings from the first conference were published as a book: Mapping the Magazine: Comparative studies in magazine journalism (Routledge).


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