Call for Book Chapters
Information Technology for News Media Development
Springer, Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
To be published in 2016
Cinzia Dal Zotto, Artur Lugmayr and Robert Picard (Eds.)
 

Description

Media firms face the central tension between the need to optimize and to innovate. Innovation is constantly needed as audiences are fragmenting as well as changing their preferences, and demand is rapidly declining. Thus, mechanisms must be developed for a multi-platform exploitation of content so that user preferences can be fulfilled and returns from investments are ensured. Information technology plays a key role within this context.

Newly emerged forms of news and, more in general, of knowledge gathering, dissemination and consumption have been challenging traditional economic and working models during the past decade. These new forms are driven by mass creativity, interactive rather than passive consumption of media, erosion of industrial control over the means of production and the development of highly accessible new communication technologies. The implications of these emerging modes of practice have enormous potential for constructive growth and increased competitiveness within our economic system.

Media firms are therefore an interesting and worthwhile research object for both media and information technology scholars. Besides strategic management, innovation and technology management theories, concepts from disciplines such as sociology and psychology can be applied in order to better understand the impact of information technology in general and social media in particular on media consumption behavior and thus on the development of the news media business. 

This book aims therefore at shedding light on how new information technologies and systems can help news media organizations succeed within a highly competitive and extremely fragmented digital business environment.

a good overall introductory chapter about technology and its impact on media and about how its effects are often invisible as well as visible. It should also convey a more critical take on technology and how it constrains as well as helps processes.

Topics of Interest

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The role of information technology within the development of the media industry

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The impact of information systems on the economics of the media business

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Network and Lock‐in effects on media industry structure and competition

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Information systems and media convergence issues

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The role of technology acceptance factors for the adoption and diffusion of technology driven media products

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The interplay between technology and content, and their impact on media consumer choices

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The role of information systems for the creation of new media business models

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Information technology and the emergence of new media professions

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The impact of information systems on journalistic work and processes

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Information systems and the development of data journalism

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Information technology, audience measurement and audience participation

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Information technology and social media management

Schedule & Deadlines

1st Sept. 2015 

 
Notification for intending to contribute with a book chapter (preliminary title and brief abstract - max. 250 words)

1st Dec. 2015 

 
1st manuscript version (also authors who did not notify us to intend to contribute are invited to submit)

1st Jan. 2016 

 
Review comments for 1st manuscript version and notification of acceptance

1st Feb. 2016 

 
2nd manuscript version including review comments and final notification of acceptance

 

Information for Manuscript Preparation

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please follow the manuscript formatting guidelines below, and only submit the original version (in Microsoft word) with the submission system

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each final manuscript should be no longer than 20 pages (depending on the number of submissions longer manuscripts can also be accepted)

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Please prepare your manuscript according the following guidelines: ===http://www.springer.com/authors/book+authors?SGWID=0-154102-12-417900-0===

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Please submit your manuscripts through the following website: ===http://www.ambientmediaassociation.org/Submissions/2015ECISBook/===

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The book website can be found on: ===http://www.ambientmediaassociation.org/tiki/article8-Edited-Book-Information-Technology-for-News-Media-Development===