Global Conference: Call for Research Papers/Abstracts (Closed)

Deadline to submit research papers/abstracts was May 15, 2017. Submissions are now closed. Decisions will be made by June 15, 2017.
Final papers will be due Sept. 15, 2017.

The 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, to be held this November 16-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, will again feature an academic research track, highlighting trends, challenges, teaching methodologies, and best practices in investigative journalism. Here is the call for papers that is going out to journalism professors worldwide:


Investigative and Computer-Assisted Reporting Pedagogical Skills and Techniques

To be presented at the 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This is a call for submission of abstracts by May 15, 2017, of no more than 300 words for a short paper and panel presentation at Global Investigative Journalism Conference. Abstracts and papers should be sent to

Decisions will be made by June 15, 2017.
Final papers will be due Sept. 15, 2017.

The papers will be compiled in a digital publication for the conference and accepted proposals and presenters will receive invitations to attend the conference.

Topics considered although not limited to:

– Trends in investigative reporting

– Trends in computer-assisted reporting and data journalism

– Challenges in doing investigative reporting depending on country or culture

– Successful methods of teaching investigative, computer-assisted and data journalism

– Adapting investigative journalism to new technologies

Submission Requirements:

Proposals should present original research into any aspect of the aforementioned topics. Papers must follow APA style. If abstract is accepted, paper length is no more than 15 pages (excluding references, tables and appendices).

Papers should not have been published or presented at a prior conference.


* Paper must be written in English.

* Paper must be in the format of Microsoft Word (.doc). No other formats will be accepted.

* If abstract is accepted, paper must be formatted to APA style and no longer than 15 pages (excluding references, tables, appendices)

* Papers should be sent with the title, but papers sent with author’s identifying information displayed will automatically be disqualified. Please send a separate title page with the authors’ contact information.

If you experience any problems in submitting your paper or have any questions, please contact Brant Houston at or Jelter Meers at

Guest Editors Include:

Steve Doig, Arizona State University

Anton Harber, University of the Witwatersrand

Brant Houston, University of Illinois

Amy Schmitz Weiss, San Diego State University

Sheila Coronel, Columbia University

Ying Chan, Hong Kong University


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