Vol 20, No 1, May 2014
Call for articles and commentaries:
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM TRENDS
Edition editors: Professor Wendy Bacon (ACIJ), Associate Professr Tom Morton (UTS-ACIJ) and Professor David Robie
Associate editor: Dr Allison Oosterman (AUT)
Frontline editor: Professor Wendy Bacon (ACIJ)
Reviews editor: Dr Allison Oosterman (AUT)
Investigative reporting takes time, energy and resources, and the support for doing this becomes increasingly harder in the current global news media industry environment. Even before the downsizing of legacy media reached escalating speeds, investigative reporting was becoming increasingly rare. Pacific Journalism Review has previously published two editions devoted to investigative journalism and with this issue we welcome papers on innovative strategies, trends and methodologies, particularly related to climate change and in the Asia-Pacific, Australian and New Zealand region:
Submissions that explore, from an historical and/or contemporary perspective the following themes are welcomed:
• Climate change investigations
• Resource extraction investigations, such as fisheries, forestry, mining
• Asylum seeker and human rights investigations
• Investigations of the political economy, ethics of media
• Investigative journalism as a university research and pedagogical practice
• Funding models for investigative journalism
Articles on other unthemed topics related to media and journalism theory and practice may also be considered for the edition.
The double blind peer-reviewed journal has five main sections: Research articles, Commentaries, Frontline, Forum and Reviews.
Articles - up to 6000 words
Commentaries - 1500 to 3000 words
Frontline (Journalism as research) – up to 6000 wds
Reviews - up to 1500 words (Noted short reviews: 300 words)
Forum (contributions to debate) - up to 800 words.
Next edition submission deadline:
January 20, 2014
Forthcoming issues of PJR:
19(2) October 2013: Celebrity and scandal (co-editors Professor Barry King and Dr Allison Oosterman - unthemed papers), deadline June 20, 2013.
20(1) May 2014: Investigative journalism trends (ed 3) (inquiries to Professor Wendy Bacon, co-editors Associate Professor Tom Morton and Professor David Robie), deadline January 20, 2014.
20(2) October 2014: Climate change and 'failed states' (inquiries to Professor David Robie and Dr Mohit Prasad, themed around the "Oceans and Nations: 'Failed' states and the environment in the Pacific" symposium at the University of the South Pacific, 10-11 July 2013), deadline June 20, 2014. This also the 20th anniversary edition of Pacific Journalism Review.