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Call for Papers
June 1, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Cultural History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies


Paper Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018

As one of the most significant institutions of modern democracy, media is evaluated from the framework of a wide array of themes and concepts including the rights of freedom of thought, expression and information; political participation; the formation of public opinion; political legitimacy and the crisis of democracy. Thus, as an essential element of modern sociopolitical organization, media has been positioned as the fourth power following legislation, execution and jurisdiction.

Considering the Turkey’s modernization experience from the Ottoman period onwards and the recent transition to the presidential system of governance, “Media and Democracy” is determined to be the theme of the special issue of Marmara Journal of Communication, with a special emphasis on the role of media in Turkey’s sociopolitical structure, relations between media and the state’s different power realms, based on contemporary, historical and normative dimensions.

We invite you to contribute to our special issue by sending articles and reviews under the following headings:

  • Media and democracy
  • Political legitimacy and media
  • Political economy of media and democracy
  • Media, power and democracy in Turkey
  • The relationship between political structure and media in Turkey
  • Presidential System of Governance, media and democracy
  • Perception of democracy in Turkish media
  • Democratization and accountability of media in Turkey
  • Democracy and the relations of media, civil society and the State in Turkey
  • Normative media theories, media and democracy
  • New media and democracy
  • Social media, society and democracy
  • Media and the crisis of democracy

Please submit your articles through our online submission system at For questions and comments, you can contact us via email at

Contact Info: 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hediyetullah Aydeniz, Editor, Marmara Journal of Communication,