Volume 1 of the edited series Transmedia Journalism
Edited by Dawn P. Spring, PhD
Volume 1, Journalism from Legacy to Transmedia examines the academic foundation and history of transmedia journalism in relation to legacy media, social media, transmedia storytelling, and transmedia studies.
International chapter submissions are invited for inclusion in this forthcoming book to be published by Common Ground Publishing's Communication and Media Studies Book Imprint in mid-2020.
Key Dates Volume 1:
Chapter abstracts of 200-250 words by January 15, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification by February 15, 2020
If selected, full chapters (3000-7000 words) due April 30, 2020
The five volume series Transmedia Journalism explores the discipline, its history and international role. Building on scholarship in transmedia studies, the first four volumes will be edited collections containing 12-15 chapters, and the final volume will be a monograph covering best practices and ethics. Volume 1, Journalism from Legacy to Transmedia examines the academic foundation and history of transmedia journalism in relation to legacy media, social media, transmedia storytelling, and transmedia studies. Volume 2, Activism and Audience focuses on audience interaction with the mediated nodes of deployment and the use of transmedia journalism in social justice activism. Volume 3, Transmedia Journalism and the Global Square looks at global audiences and interactivity, global social media connections, English language hegemony and international media outlets, as well as the role of transmedia journalism in governmental international relations, military conflicts, and person-to-person connections. Volume 4, Politics and Pundits examines the relationship between transmedia journalism and politics. Covering the connections between transmedia journalism and both domestic and international politics, it will include topics such as fake news, political pundits, reality politics, and social media. Volume 5, Practicing Transmedia Journalism will be a multi-author volume covering best practices in transmedia journalism production models and journalism ethics in the transmedia landscape. The authors will be selected from those participating in the four prior volumes. The final volume will be developed as a pedagogical tool to be used in transmedia journalism courses.
Dawn P. Spring, PhD. A professor of United States history, Spring has an international reputation in media studies and United States history. She has presented at conferences in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Her history work has received praise in prestigious journals such as The American Historical Review and The Journal of American History. Her game studies work has been widely received, and her article “Gaming History: Computer and Video Games as Historical Scholarship” is Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice’s most downloaded, and has been selected by the National Humanities Alliance and Routledge, Taylor & Francis for “Publishing and the Publicly Engaged Humanities”.