Sunday, 17 July 2011

Call for papers for January-June 2012 issue of Media Watch

Changing Scenario of Indian Media and Journalism
All the earlier issues of the journal have endeavoured to cover some of the most significant and important areas of journalism, new media, broadcasting, and information and communication technologies. The journal has now decided to concentrate on specialised and currently relevant media theme(s) on the various branches of journalism and mass communication, beginning from the January-June 2011 issue. Arguably, therefore, the current issue of the journal (July-December 2011) has covered numerous and diverse specialised  topics related to On-line Advertising/Internet Advertising.  
As India will be celebrating 64 years of its independence this year, having initiated a process of economic reform in the early part of the last decade, new strategies of privatisation and globalisation have ushered in exciting changes in India's media and journalism scenario. The prevailing media trends in India are profusely promising and highly potential with immense possibilities. The media researchers all over the world are waiting to know how the globalization policies in India have changed the new and unexplored dimensions of media freedom and growth in the last two-and-half decades or so.
Therefore, on the basis of facts and figures available from government and professional sources on the present day media trends, t
he January-June 2012 issue of Media Watch proposes to focus on following topics pertaining to the ‘Changing Scenario of Indian Journalism’.
We sincerely hope our vast majority of readers would have prodigious interest in all these topics and, we are also fully confident, many researchers would have conducted several serious and high-level researches in some of innovative studies on these subjects or allied areas.
The Editor, Media Watch, invites quality research paper(s) for publication in the January--June 2012 issue of the journal latest by  October 15, 2011.
The list of topics suggested for the forthcoming issue is given below. But the list is actually not restricted to these subjects:
·        Journalism as profession in India
·        Entertainment broadcasting
·        Future of public service news broadcasting
·        Changing face of radio broadcasting
·        Transnational journalism in India
·        Concept and practice of ‘Paid news’
·        Indian journalism in globalised world
·        Revolution in Indian vernacular press
·        Press coverage of development news
·        Press, politics and democratic governance  

Please note: While writing papers, authors are requested to follow the style sheet of the Media Watch journal. The style sheet is available on the on the website of the Media Watch ( It will help for faster processing and error-free editing, if authors follow the recommended style sheet, especially with regard to referencing, citations, and bibliography.
Contributions may please be sent preferably by e-mail. Receipt research   papers / articles will be acknowledged immediately by e-mail or post. All-out efforts would be made to complete early processing of received papers for internal reading and external refereeing. It can take some time for a final decision. As a part the editorial policy, invited papers on specialised and the currently relevant themes would surely receive utmost priority for publication.

For general enquiries and further clarifications, please contact the Editor, Media Watch at
With regards,
(Dr. R.C. Pattnaik)
Editor, Media Watch

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