Flexible Working Schemes in Media and communication industries (journalism, Public Relations, advertising and marketing): A Shifting Landscape

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Introduction 


The present Special Issue tackles current formats of work within media and communication industries, such as the flexi-work schemes. As media and communication industries are amongst the largest contributors to global and national economies, their flexible working communities have expanded and enlarged across the globe. The current special issue deepens timely dimensions of this dynamics within labour sectors, such as the need to invest into self-branding and self-promotion to evidence the professional value, the social impact of decision-makers’ discourses onto flexible workers’ professional identity, the power dynamics between freelancers and their clients. The micro-level of analysis will be complemented by the meso-level, where the special issue will delve into relevant aspects, such as the reconfiguration of professional cultures of flexible workers in media and communication industries, the impact of flexible working schemes on organisations and organisational cultures in media and communication industries. Lastly, the special issue will also investigate the increasing representation of flexible workers developing convergent media and communication practices (e.g. branded content, content marketing, brand journalism, corporate content etc.).
By generating more knowledge for media and communication professionals and the organisations that support these sectors, this Special Issue will directly and indirectly advocate for equitable work relationships.

 

List of topic areas

  • Gig economy and promotional strategies for/by flexi-workers in media and communication industries
  • Flexible workers' professional identity in media and communication professional discourses 
  • Power struggles and freelance-client relationships in media (journalism) and communication work
  • Professional cultures of media and communication freelancers and flexible workers 
  • Networked professional knowledge exchange for flexible workers in media and communication industries (digital, non-digital, mixed etc.)
  • Impact of flexible working schemes on organisations and organisational cultures in media and communication industries
  • Impact of flexible working schemes on convergent media and communication practices (e.g. brand journalism, content marketing).

 

Guest Editors

Raluca Moise,
City University of London, United Kingdom,
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Anca Anton,
University of Bucharest, Romania,
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Lea Hellmueller,
City University of London, United Kingdom,
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Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

 

Key Deadlines


Closing date for manuscripts submission: 15 June 2024    
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