Call for Papers

Posted: 14.09.2023

The growth of conflicts, crisises and their media representations provokes new effects of mediatization (Couldry, Hepp, 2017; Vartanova, 2022). According Google Trends, in 2023, the media audience interest to conflicts appeared as a top priority around the world, and its dynamics confirms the users’ interest to the topic (Google Trends, 2023). On the other hand, conflicts and crises of all the levels are on demand in media news agendas (McQuail, 2013). The essence of media and crisis interactions is diverse. Media as a social space, public sphere and industry could act as a part of the conflict - as its mediator or even a conflict booster (Budka, Brauchler, 2020).

Studying media and crisis interrelations might help to understand how media influence public sphere, political and social processes through crisis mediatization. Conflict studies traditionally put the research focus on conflicts themselves rather than on media effects (Habermas, 2006). Last decade, the interrelations between media and crisis, conflict and media have become an emerging field of media studies. The study of media and crisis concerns the variety of conflict types, their levels and formats (Baychik, 2020). Digitalization of media is broaden the space of conflicts representations. In the context of these reversible realities, and deep (Hepp, 2019), AI-driven (Hepp et al., 2023) and transgressive mediatization (Shilina, 2021) a new field of interdisciplinary research of media crisisology is needed.

What are the triggers of escalation of crisis which evaluate media? Or is it media which deepens the conflict? What is the nature of such reversible paradigms?

In this special issue, we propose to find the characteristics of this new area of practices and theoretical knowledge. The researches would be focused on the realities of two countries of the New Global South - Philippines and Russia.

The submissions will be focused on the following topics:

l          Theoretical and methodological approach to the analysis of media crisis

l  Interrelations of media and crisis as a new multidisciplinary field of researchl  Management of crisis mediatizationl  The national media system, media policy and regulation in times of crisisl  Media channels in crisis mediatizationl  Crisis media representation (political, ideological, ethno-cultural factors, etc.)l  Forms and factors of crisis media coverage l  Media content representing and analyzing crisisl  Social and personal effects of crisis media coveragel  Persons, groups, online communities engaged in media crisis


The Editors


Rowena Capulong Reyes, Ph.D. Faculty Dean, Department of Communication, Far Eastern University, Philippines


Norberto D. Bana, III, Ph.D., Professorial Lecturer, Far Eastern University, Philippines


Marina G. Shilina, Dr.Sc., Professor, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, the Thematic Issue Editor

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