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In the era of Donald Trump, the image of the journalist in popular culture is more important than ever. Members of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association are urged to contribute manuscripts to The IJPC Journal, an online academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review. The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture journal is published by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. All research manuscripts are blind refereed.
As an interdisciplinary journal, The IJPC Journal, encourages original contributions from a variety of research methods and theoretical perspectives. Manuscripts on the image of the journalist in popular culture including the image of the public relations practitioner are welcome.
“There are thousands of ideas for manuscripts contained in the IJPC Database (ijpc.org), which has more than 88,000 entries of journalists and public relations practitioner in film, television, fiction, commercials, video games and other aspects of popular culture,” Joe Saltzman of the University of Southern California and a co-founding editor who will be happy to discuss any possible article areas with young faculty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The other co-founding editors are Matthew C. Ehrlich, Professor Emeritus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Sammy Johnson of Trinity University. Erhlich says that “The point for those studying the press’s popular image is always to keep the focus squarely on journalism while moving beyond mere descriptions of the subject matter and avoiding overly simplistic interpretations of what one is seeing. One should look beneath the surface and ask what is really being suggested about what the press is and has been, what it could and should be. At the same time, it should not be forgotten that one is in fact studying a movie or novel or video game. As such, it is never just about journalism. It is addressing popular tastes, hopes, and fears. It also is the product of a particular medium produced in a particular time, place and fashion for a particular audience. (To read The IJPC Journal issues, http://www.ijpc.org/page/journal.html).
Submit manuscripts or questions by e-mail to Joe Saltzman (email@example.com)
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