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The conference offers a forum for papers on the following themes linked to the changing scenario that journalism is currently undergoing

Development and ADAPTAtion of the profession of journalism

Training and development of professional profiles; contemporary skills in the industry (visual thinking, data journalism, etc.); work situation, routines and journalistic cultures; classes of writing; key points with regard to gatekeeping and agenda-setting in the digital scenario; innovation in academic teaching of and research into journalism; ethical challenges in the post-truth era; post-censorship and its influence; etc.

development of business and media management models

New specializations in journalism; opportunities for entrepreneurship and start-ups; changes in the political economy of journalism; processes of concentration and integration in press, radio and television; the commitment to public radio and television services in a context of convergence; new features of local and regional journalism, etc.

INNOVAtion in content and stories

Creative changes, and changes in market and consumption that condition working with content; discursive and professional strategies focussing on the production of text, audiovisual and online content using innovative formats; development of new narrative formulas and genres linked from the point of view of mobile journalism and media convergence; transmedia stories and new kinds of message; stories based on data analysis, etc.


Analysis of the relational dynamics between journalism and the social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google, official authorities, citizen movements, etc.) from business, professional, content or production perspectives; multi-platform and transmedia strategies for brand promotion; new channels for connecting with audiences; journalistic SEO; journalism and democracy 2.0; dynamic formulas for the analysis of audiences and integrating user-generated content; analysis of new consumer practices and those associated with the dissemination of fakenews; etc.

* Abstracts or proposals for papers on any of these themes should be sent between 7 November 2018 and 10 February 2019 (extended deadline).

* As a general rule, abstracts (230-500 words) should contain usual data to make clear the intest of the research (object, theoretical and methodological framework, main results and conclusions). To send the proposal and request a certain format for publication (Abstracts Proceedings, journal article, book chapter), fill in the following FORM.

* Each author may sign a maximum of two papers with a single registration. Furthermore, as stated in the Registrations section, all authors or signatories of papers should complete registration of participation before the deadlines set.

* The proposals for papers will be peer assessed by the Academic Committee. The authors will receive an email accepting or rejecting their proposal before 20th of February 2019.

* All abstracts of papers accepted will be published in the digital Book of Abstracts, with ISBN, published by the UPV/EHU. This will be available for download as of 20 May. Book of Abstracts



On the form for sending abstract proposals, authors can indicate their preference for one of the following publication options:

a) Book of Abstracts

b) Book of Abstracts and sending of the final text for the journal

c) Book of Abstracts and sending of the final text for a monographic edition of the Mediatika journal

d) Book of Abstracts and chapter for the paper book published by the SEP (year 2020)

Once the proposal has been accepted, those who wish to take advantage of formats a) Textual & Visual Media o b) Mediatika, should send their texts adapted to the requirements and rules of either of the two publications indicated.

Anyone wishing to propose their paper for assessment by the Academic Committee for format d), should send their complete text before 1 July 2019 to the following address: comunicaciones.sep20192ehu.eus

The maximum length of the complete texts, including bibliographical references, is 6,500 words. For other rules regarding editing and style, see Guide for sending complete texts.

If you have any doubts about the process of sending papers, contact the conference organizers at comunicaciones.sep2019@ehu.eus



In order to obtain certification as a conference speaker, at least one of the signatories of the paper must defend it in person. To defend, in person, a paper at any of the parallel sessions, it is necessary to be the author or one of the authors of it as stated in the list of signatories of any text sent to the Academic Committee.

The parallel sessions will be held in concurrently in different spaces (the rooms will be announced beforehand in this section). See List of Parallel Sessions and Speaking Schedules (PDF).

There is a set presentation time of 10 minutes per paper. Participants are asked to please respect this time slot.


Summary of key dates

Sending of abstracts: 7 November 2018 - 10 February 2019
Assessment of proposals and notification by the Academic Committee: before 20 February 2019
Publication of Book of Abstracts on the conference website: from 20 May 2019
Presentation of papers: 30 and 31 May (See List of Parallel Sessions and Speaking Schedules)
Sending of complete text to be published on paper: until 1 July 2019
Notification of assessment and acceptance: 1-30 October 2019