Form and Style in Journalism: Newspapers and the Representation of News
University of Tasmania, Australia
14–15 December 2006
The form and style of newspapers have undergone a fundamental transformation since the end of the 19th century. The introduction of new genres, story structures and reporting practices changed the representation of the news. Some of these innovations were ‘invented’ in European countries such as Great Britain, Germany, and France; others were adopted from the United States. They spread to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific at various times and were adapted differently in various countries, depending on the national context.
The School of English, Journalism and European Languages, invites journalism scholars to an International Symposium entitled “Form and Style in Journalism: Newspapers and the Representation of News, 1880–2006” to explore the development of newspaper journalism in Australasia and Pacific.
The symposium is a continuation of the last year’s workshop, organized by the Groningen Research School for the Study of the Humanities, and the Journalism Department of the University of Groningen (Netherlands), which focused on the development of form and style in journalism in European newspapers.
The aim of the 2006 symposium is to address the issues of journalism and social change (decolonization, urbanization, increasing political participation, modernization, etc); and the representation of reality in newspapers.
Eight to ten case studies will be selected to explore these issues in more detail. Papers will be considered on any country in the region and on any theme relevant to the subject of the workshop, for example:
• The introduction of new genres
• Reporting practices
• Foreign and home news
• Newspaper design
This is an indicative list. Papers are welcome on these or any similarly related theme.
You are invited to submit a proposal (maximum 500 words) by 15 August 2006. Please send your proposal to:
Verica Rupar, School of English, Film and Theatre with Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecturer in Media Studies
School of English, Film and Theatre
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington, New Zealand
Ph (64 4) 463 6848
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