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Pacific Journalism Review 23(1): (May 2017) Climate Change in Asia-Pacific
Deadline deferred to: March 17, 2017. 

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Vol. 23, No 1, May-July 2017

Call for articles and commentaries:

Climate change in Asia-Pacific

Edition co-editors: Professor David Robie (AUT-Pacific Media Centre), Professor Chris Nash (Monash), Dr Shailendra Singh (USP-Climate Project)

Frontline editor: Professor Wendy Bacon (ACIJ)

Associate editor and reviews editor: Dr Philip Cass (Unitec)

Leading up to COP21 Paris, there was overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is happening, and human-induced. With global warming, species extinctions and habitat degradation all accelerating, chances for ecosystems to respond and survive are diminishing. But the election of Donald Trump as incoming United States president and a Transition Team focused on “vetting” Energy Department professionals has dealt a potential blow to global responses.

What has been achieved since COP21 and COP22 Marrakesh? Given that climate change is arguably the greatest threat facing the planet and where the impact will be particularly strong in the Asia-Pacific region, especially for the microstates of the Pacific, what is the role of the media and media education in the region?

Pacific Journalism Review is inviting submissions addressing climate change and environmental issues for the May 2017 edition, addressing issues such as (but not restricted to):

  • Mainstreaming climate change in news media
  • The impact of climate change on human rights journalism
  • The status of “climate change refugees” and media
  • Pacific media adaptation to climate change issues
  • Media on global, regional and national climate policy planning
  • Best practice climate adaptation media strategies in 1. Coastal zone management, 2. Food security and production, 3. Water resources management
  • Media analysis of Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 30
  • Reportage of climate risk and development strategies
  • UN climate agencies (such as SPREP), programmes and implementation
  • Climate change journalism education strategies and tools

The above list is a guideline and some helpful suggestions are here: http://climatechangeconferences.com/

The journal also has an unthemed section and other papers related to journalism studies, and journalism education, theory and practice will also be considered. Pacific Journalism Review is indexed by SCOPUS.

Submissions: All submissions must in future be uploaded to the Tuwhera Online Journal System (OJS) platform for Pacific Journalism Review after registering an account at:https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/pacific-journalism-review/index

The double blind peer-reviewed journal has five main sections: Research articles, Commentaries, Frontline (journalism-as-research), Forum and Reviews.

The APA-based style guide is at: www.pjreview.info/style-guide

Managing editor: Professor David Robie david.robie@aut.ac.nz
Articles: up to 6000 words

Commentaries: up to 1500 to 3000 words

Frontline (journalism-as-research): up to 7000 words (inc. exegesis)

Example: http://tinyurl.com/pyf5zkt

Forum contributions: up to 800 words.

Reviews: up to 1500 words (Noted short reviews: 300 words). Must be commissioned by the Reviews Editor.

Submissions deadline: March 17, 2017


Pacific Journalism Review
Pacific Media Centre | Te Amokura
D-87 School of Communication Studies
Communications Precinct
2 Governor Fitzroy Place
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Aotearoa/New Zealand

Managing Editor: Professor David Robie pjreview@aut.ac.nz 
Associate Editor and Reviews Editor Dr Philip Cass  pjreview@aut.ac.nz

Pacific Media Centre: www.pmc.aut.ac.nz

Tel: (+64 9) 921 9999 x7834  david.robie@aut.ac.nz