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Call for Chapter Proposals: Northern Irish Press in the Twentieth Century

Dear colleagues,

An exciting publishing opportunity has arisen as part of the three-volume Edinburgh University Press, History of Newspapers and Periodicals in Britain and Ireland 1650-2011 (general editors, Martin Conboy and David Finkelstein). The third volume of this work, co-edited by Professors Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy of the University of Sheffield, coves the period from 1900-2017: 'Power, Popularization and Permeation'. It is for this volume that we invite proposals for a chapter concerning the Northern Irish Press in the twentieth century.

Seeking Hosts for the Podcasts New Books in Journalism and New Books in Media and Communications

New Books in Journalism (http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/journalism/) and New Books in Media and Communications (http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/communications/) are seeking hosts to interview authors of books in both fields. Hosting is a good way to bring the work of journalism and communications scholars to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at marshallpoe@gmail.com.

Call for submissions: RSAP 2016-17 Article Prize (Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017)

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The Research Society of American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2016-17 Article Prize.


The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.


The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012 are eligible to apply.


Focusing on 19th-century U.S. cities—A new series of Early American Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

Readex is pleased to announce Early American Newspapers, Series 14, 1807-1880: The Expansion of Urban America. This newest series offers digital editions of notable 19th-century newspapers from America’s urban centers. It delivers long runs of 48 major titles published in 34 towns and cities in 15 states and D.C. Each title has been selected not only to represent the new forms of journalism that emerged during this period in U.S. history, but also to enable longitudinal studies.