Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies
ISSN: 20010818
Online ISSN: 20499531
First published in 2012
3 issues per volume
Current Issue:
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Founder and Editor:

Leon Barkho
Jönköping University, Sweden and Qatar University,


Deputy Editor:

Jairo Lugo-Ocando
University of Leeds, UK

Associate Editors: 

Verica Rupar
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Vin Ray
Founder and Former Director of BBC College of Journalism

David Elstein
Founder and Former Chief
Executive of UK's Channel 5

Julie Firmstone
University of Leeds, UK

Editorial Assistant:

Susanne Smithberger

The Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies aims to bridge the gap between media and communication research and actors with a say in media production, i.e. broadcasters, newspapers, radio, Internet-based media outlets, etc. It is devoted to research with an applied angle in which a clear link is made between the prevalent theories and paradigms media and communication scholars work with, and the real world where media and communication activities take place. It tackles issues and practices related to the output and organization of media outlets in our digitized age.

This double-blind peer-reviewed journal has a particular focus on and interest in contemporary issues and practices of media firms as they are experienced by their actors journalists, executives, publishers and proprietors, among others. Besides scholarly submissions, the editors are interested in articles written by media actors focusing on topics including their activities, problems, strategies, guidelines, management and editorial issues, organization, ethical codes, coverage, distribution, marketing, handling of user-generated material, etc. The journal is the first scholarly publication giving due consideration in publishing to material by media actors. Practitioners, for the first time, will have their articles printed alongside academic papers within the pages of the same journal.

The journal's main purpose is to test and apply media and communication theories to day-to-day affairs of media outlets to help executives, editors and journalists solve the issues they confront. It is interested in research and studies that help media actors journalists, proprietors and publishers improve their output.

Abstracting and Indexing

Communication Source; International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBZ); TOC Premier; ERIH PLUS; Thomson Reuters: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI); SCOPUS



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