The Journal of Children and Media (JOCAM) will commemorate its 10 year anniversary in 2016, with a special issue entitled: JOCAM NEXT. The editors of JOCAM are inviting innovative contributions, both in terms of content as well as format, to discuss the future of the field.
Questions include, but are not limited to:
· What are the challenges to future research in the field?
· What are the main unresolved theoretical and/or methodological controversies?
· What do stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, parents, educators, media industries) need from us?
· What can we learn about our field from other disciplines and what can they learn from us?
· How should we build bridges with the public and stakeholders?
· What should be the nature of the relationships between research and advocacy?
· How should research manage the local-glocal-global tensions and challenges?
· What did you once believe about media and child development that you no longer believe today? How does this reflect the direction the field can or should be taking?
· Can we be making better use of theory (both established and cutting edge) as we orient our research?
· How has the lived experience of childhood changed over the past 10 years, and how might it continue to evolve as we look toward the next decade of JOCAM?
· How have we influenced policy and practice in various countries over the past decade, and where do we need to inform it over the next decade?
· What are the key unanswered substantive questions about children and media that we need to address over the next decade?
Contributions can range in length up to approximately 4000 words.
Please send an abstract of up to one page by October 1st, 2014 to Dafna Lemish, co-editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.