This symposium brings together international researchers to compare and contrast research on cultural journalism from diverse geopolitical contexts, focusing specifically on transnational and democratic aspects. The symposium will showcase and discuss prominent research in the field, and identify future research agendas on cultural journalism. To this end, it aims to create opportunities for collaboration across geographical, disciplinary and subject-specific contexts. The symposium also constitutes an opportunity to interact with practitioners of cultural journalism, and to discuss the particularities of cultural journalism as well as the challenges that concern the entire journalistic field, such as the economic and democratic crisis of journalism, professionalization, populism, and the importance of digital platforms and social media.
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