Opportunities

Browse or search our collection of calls for papers, conference announcements, funding, and other opportunities. Our events calendar is available here.

Since Jan. 24, coordinated by the International Fact-Checking Network, more than 100 fact-checkers from 74 countries have been working together in the largest collaborative fact-checking effort ever launched: the CoronaVirusFacts / DatosCoronaVirus Alliance. On March 19, the alliance published its database of fact-checked content, which identified more than 800 falsehoods about the spreading pandemic. Today, […]

Societies are in a permanent dialogue with change. Change is dealt with in configurations of the present and societies’ visions of the future, entailing reflections and re-constructions of the past. Our apprehension of the features and dimensions of change drives political, economic and cultural responses, at the individual and collective level. Furthermore, change is perceived […]

Please click on Online Paper Submission to submit a descriptive abstract (in English; max. 350 words) for one of the sessions listed below (in order to view the session abstract, click on the session title). Deadline for submisson is June 1st, 2020. All paper abstracts will be evaluated by the respective session organizers until mid-June. Be aware that […]

Funded by the Urban Communication Foundation, this grant supports communication and media research that advances our understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment. It is predicated on the assumption that communication scholars have a valuable contribution to make to an understanding of the urban landscape. The grant is open to all IAMCR members in […]

WikiCred supports research, software projects and Wikimedia events that explore information reliability and credibility. WikiCred also plans and supports small-production, high-scale initiatives in North America that focus on improving and information literacy and credibility on the internet and beyond. WikiCred Microgrants As one of these initiatives, WikiCred offers microgrants of between $250 to $10,000 to […]

Urgent Call for Papers: COVID-19 & Misinfodemics We invite concise, empirical papers (peer-reviewed, 3000 words) or evidence-based commentaries (edited, 1500 words) from all disciplines and methodologies, including case studies, experimental research, qualitative and ethnographic research, data and network sciences. We estimate that empirical papers will be published one month after submission, and evidence-based commentaries will […]

Misinformation is regarded as a problem that has reached new heights in the current information sphere, partly due to the ease, the diversity of mediums, the reach, and the consequences of information dissemination. We particularly encourage submissions tackling the current information flood surrounding COVID-19. We believe that this “infodemic” requires us to step-up all efforts […]

After a successful 1st edition in Hamburg, Germany, the international MISDOOM symposium on misinformation in online media returns for a 2nd edition, this time hosted by Leiden University, the Netherlands. Topics include fake news, social bots, disinformation, filter bubbles, virality, deep fakes and related topics on misinformation in online media. The symposium brings together researchers […]

Media outlets, social critics, political organizations, and research groups have identified the problem of “fake news” as a critical contemporary concern. Fake news is false or made-up information that is presented to convince people of the validity of an idea in the face of a lack of true evidence for the idea—or even of evidence against […]

.entry-header Social Science Computer Review (SSCR) has an open call for papers for a special issue on “Gender and Digital Media” that will be published online August 2019. Deadline for manuscript submission is January 15, 2019. Time’s Person the Year (2017) was the Silence Breakers. The award recognizes efforts across the globe to raise gender issues […]