CFP: Have digital sources changed journalism? | Deadline: 31 July 2017

A special issue of Digital Journalism is calling for papers.

The issue wants to showcase research that focuses or is related to one of four aspects of online sourcing in journalism. Quote from the original call:

  • “First, we ask which online sources are most prominent within journalistic reporting, and/or whether they have replaced more traditional sourcing techniques?
  • Second, we want to show research that asks why and how journalists use online sources during their daily work and in the newsroom, and how they verify these sources.
  • Third, we focus on the consequences of online sourcing for audience perceptions of journalism, for example in terms of the credibility of news and journalism.
  • Fourth, we aim to investigate potential changes in the relationship between journalists and (elite) actors as sources, who now have multiple options to communicate with audiences directly.”

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to Selected authors will be invited to contribute by 30th of November 2017, a max. 8,000-word paper (including references, tables, etc.) will be considered for publication subject to double blind peer-review.


  • 31 July 2017: Deadline for abstract submissions
  • November 2017: Deadline for full paper submissions
  • March 2018: First round of decisions with revisions

Read the full call for papers on the publisher’s website.