New academic journal : Journalism and Discourse Studies


Journalism and Discourse Studies, a new, online, open access, peer reviewed, academic journal is now accepting submissions for its first issue.

Journalism and Discourse Studies is run from the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University and supported by an international editorial team. We are dedicated to publishing academic research of outstanding quality and interdisciplinary excellence. There will be two editions a year and we also welcome proposals for special issues.

To submit an article or inquire about a prospective submission please contact Please visit for further details beyond the following information :

Journalism and Discourse Studies is an online, open access, peer reviewed journal for the study of journalism texts and practices through discourse studies. Vast and complex research cultures have developed within the fields of journalism and discourse analysis. Hence this journal provides a space for cross-disciplinary contributions that embrace elements from both backgrounds. Special attention is given to work in the field of critical discourse studies and critical approaches to journalism in both academic and practical contexts. Cross-disciplinary approaches to discourse analysis and discourse theory are encouraged, including but not limited to influences from the fields of communication studies, cultural studies, media studies, linguistics, psychology, sociology, politics, and political science. These approaches might focus on topics including but not limited to :

Austerity and social class
Business and economics
Critiques of discourse theory and analysis
European Union
International relations
Journalism and communication theory
Journalism and digital media
Journalism and discourse theory
Journalism and gender
Journalism cultures
Journalism ethics
Journalism history
Journalism regulation and policy
Linguistic analysis of journalistic texts
Media events
Media ownership
Migration and ethnicity
Monarchy and Royalty
Media and terrorism
Nationalism and identity
Political economy of journalism
Political protest and activism
Power and ideology
Reporting politics
Science reporting
Sport journalism
War and propaganda

Prospective authors are welcome to submit theoretical, methodological and empirical articles of up to 8,000 words. Articles must be presented in accordance to the journal’s formatting guidelines. All articles will be subject to a double peer review process. We aim to have articles reviewed within two months of submission.

Darren Kelsey – Newcastle University

Majid KhosraviNik – Newcastle University
David Baines – Newcastle University

Editorial Assistants
Lucy Bennett – Independent researcher
Kate Budd – Newcastle University
Jonathan Cable – Cardiff University
Richard Thomas – Cardiff University

Advisory Panel
Stuart Allan – Bournemouth University, UK
Jannis Androutsopoulos – University of Hamburg, Germany
Paul Baker – Lancaster University, UK
Kevin Barnhurst – University of Leeds, UK
Inaki Garcia Blanco – Cardiff University, UK
Mike Berry – Cardiff University, UK
Marcel Broersma – University of Groningen, Netherlands
Nico Carpentier – Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Paul Chilton – Lancaster University, UK
Simon Cottle – Cardiff University, UK
Nick Couldry – Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Mark Deuze – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Teun van Dijk – University of Barcelona, Spain
Goran Eriksson – Örebro University, Sweden
Chris Frost – Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Costas Gabrielatos – Edge Hill University, UK
Bob Hackett – Queen’s University, Canada
Janet Harris – Cardiff University, UK
Chris Hart – Lancaster University, UK
John Hartley – Curtin University, Australia, and Cardiff University, UK
Bob Jessop – Lancaster University, UK
John Jewell – Cardiff University, UK
Veronika Koller – Lancaster University, UK
Michal Krzyzanowski – Örebro University, Sweden
Theo van Leeuwen – University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jack Lule – Lehigh University, United States
Justin Lewis – Cardiff University, UK
David Machin – Örebro University, Sweden
Frank Mueller – Newcastle University, UK
Kerry Moore – Cardiff University, UK
Bob McChesney – University of Illinois, United States
Steve Oswald – University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Greg Philo – Glasgow University, UK
Alexandra Polyzou – Portsmouth University, UK
John Richardson – Loughborough University, UK
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen – Cardiff University, UK
Lyndon Way – Izmir University, Turkey
Herman Wasserman – Rhodes University, South Africa
Andrea Whittle – Newcastle University, UK
Ruth Wodak – Lancaster University, UK