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Special Issue on Media Literacy and Propaganda

Special Issue on Media Literacy and Propaganda

CALL FOR PAPERS: Digital Literacy and Propaganda

A special issue of Medijske studije/ Media Studies Journal to be published in June 2019.

Edited by Renee Hobbs (Media Education Lab, US), Luis Pereira (Coventry University, UK), Igor Kanižaj (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

In a digital age characterised by human interactions that are increasingly mediated by multimodal ways of communication that go well beyond words, how can we assess students’ ability to read and write effectively, appropriately and critically? Drawing on both traditional and media literacy, in this special issue we welcome contributions to explore new strategies and prototype models or tools that could help capture the level of fluency of students when using digital media in academic contexts. On the other hand, modern democracies are being threatened by disinformatio and propaganda that can easily change people's perceptions, and influence their actions. How can we tackle this issue by promoting digital capabilities – is the second part of this issue. We welcome contributions from researchers that are focusing on innovative ways of bringing awareness to this concern. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Digital literacy landscapes
  • Digital literacy and non-formal education
  • Propaganda in media
  • Disinformation, fake news
  • Building digital capability for new digital leadership and pedagogy
  • Skills for surviving in a post-digital society
  • Digital society and democracy
  • Fake news and propaganda
  • The price of free and digital traces

Information about the journal: Media Studies is an interdisciplinary journal published by the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science and the Croatian Communication Association. The journal provides an international forum for the presentation of research and advancement of discourse concerning media, communications, journalism, and public relations, within each field’s cultural, historical, political and/or economic contexts. The articles should not be published before (neither partially nor completely), nor currently be considered for publication by any other journal or book, nor should the submissions be a translation of previously published articles. Contributions to the journal are referenced in Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index), Scopus, ProQuest and ERIH PLUS.

All manuscripts should be submitted through the Open Journal System. For more see

Submission guidelines: Manuscripts should be written in English, using Times New Roman; size 12; 1.5 line spacing; all pages should be numbered appropriately. The main text of the article should be between 5,000 and 6,000 words (for more see The deadline for full articles is 30 April 2019.