Call for Book Chapters and Essays: Issues Facing Contemporary American Journalism: History, Context, and Perspectives
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021 (early submissions appreciated)
Chapters Due: June 1, 2022
I am inviting chapter and essay proposals for the book “Issues Facing Contemporary American Journalism: History, Context, and Perspectives,” developed for publication in the Routledge Journalism Insights book series (early 2023 publication anticipated).
Contributions can take two forms.
Chapter Submissions: Chapter submissions would address a historical background of the chapter topic, as well as historical and contemporary issues, challenge, and context related to this topic. Completed chapters should be 3500-4500 words in length.
Essay Submissions: Essay submissions would address tangential perspectives, first-person experiences, or topics related to each primary chapter. Completed essays should be 1200-2000 words in length.
Chapters topics include, but are not limited to, the following.
■ A Free Press: A Confusing History and Uncertain Future (U.S. focus)
■ A Free Press: A Confusing History and Uncertain Future (International focus)
■ Journalistic Objectivity: A Gold Standard or Myth?
■ The Challenge of War and Conflict Reporting
■ Reporting on Terrorism and the War on Terror
■ The Challenges of Pandemic Reporting in an Era of Hyperpartisanship
■ Environmental Reporting and the Problem of Mis(Dis)information
■ The Return of Fake News
■ Local News in Crisis
■ Can Journalism Survive Social Media?
■ Enduring Inequities in Journalism: Gender in Sports and News
■ Covering Activist Athletes
■ Reporting on Social Justice Movements
■ Reporting on Crime and Criminal Justice: Challenges and Biases
■ Citizen Journalism: A New Approach?
■ Moving Forward: Directions for a Sustainable Model for Journalism
Chapter/essay proposals should include:
(1) Author credentials
(2) Identify if proposal is for a chapter (3500-4500 words) or supplementary essay (1200-2000 words)
(3) Topic (Please select a topic from the list above, or propose another topic.)
(4) A 200-300 word (approximately) description of what you plan to develop in either the chapter or essay.
For more information, or to submit a chapter or essay proposal, please email the primary author and editor, Dr. Hans Schmidt (email@example.com). The deadline for chapter and essay proposals is December 1, 2021. Early proposals are appreciated and will be reviewed as soon as they are received. The deadline for chapter and essay submissions is June 1, 2022.
Associate Professor of Communications, Penn State University - Brandywine