External Postings

As research and practice within the field of children, adolescents, and media continues to grow, so do the opportunities for our CAM members.  This page is regularly updated with information about relevant Call for Papers, position announcements, and other relevant information.  If you have information that you would like to share with the CAM community, please Contact Us.

Please note: in an effort to keep this page timely, posts are deleted once their expiration date is reached.

Call for Papers

CfP – Journal of Children and Media

The Journal of Children and Media is an international interdisciplinary and multi-method peer-reviewed publication that provides a space for discussion by scholars and professionals from around the world and across theoretical and empirical traditions who are engaged in the study of media in the lives of children and adolescents.  It is a unique intellectual forum for the exchange of information about all forms and contents of media in regards to all aspects of children’s lives, and especially in three complementary realms: Children as consumers of media, representations of children in the media, and media organizations and productions for children as well as by them.

It is committed to the facilitation of international dialogue among researchers and professionals, through discussion of interaction between children and media in local, national, and global contexts; concern for diversity issues; a critical and empirical inquiry informed by a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches; and dedication to ensuring the social relevance of the academic knowledge it produces to the cultural, political, and personal welfare of children around the world.

Vikki Katz and Amy Jordan, the co-editors of the JOCAM, and Vicky Rideout, the Review & Commentary section editor, invite you to visit the journal’s website for more information about the journal and submission instructions. Taylor & Francis, the publisher of JOCAM has been a strong supporter of CAM from its inception, sponsoring receptions and offering discounted subscriptions.

Submission Deadline: Permanent Call

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Position Announcements

University of Amsterdam: Postdoctoral Researchers on the Effects of Social Media Use on Well-being

A pressing question in society is how social media affect adolescents’ well-being. Project AWeSome – short for Adolescents, Well-being and Social media – aims to understand this question. The project started in September 2018 and is funded by an NWO Spinoza Prize awarded to Professor Patti Valkenburg. The project is hosted at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. ASCoR is the largest communication research institute of its kind in Europe and is among the largest worldwide. More than 80 senior researchers are permanently associated with ASCoR, and its English-language PhD program has more than 25 students.

Project AWeSome involves an interdisciplinary team of junior and senior researchers and is led by Professor Patti Valkenburg, in collaboration with Professor Loes Keijsers (Erasmus School of Behavioural and Social Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam.) The goal of the project is to unravel individual differences in the effects of social media use on the well-being of adolescents and adults. The project incorporates theoretical approaches from the fields of communication science and developmental psychology and relies on intensive longitudinal data collection methods, including experience sampling methods, digital trace data, and data donations.

What Are You Going to Do?

In previous years, we from Team AWeSome have obtained insights into the heterogeneity of media effects, demonstrating that some adolescents benefit from social media use whereas others don’t. In a next step, we aim to better understand how the content and context of social media may explain why and how individuals differ in their susceptibility to the effects of social media use. To further extend the project, we are looking for two new colleagues to join the team for the next three years. The expected start date is between February and June 2022. 

Together with the existing team, the two new postdocs will design a three-week experience sampling study among adolescents and their parents. Moreover, they will use data donation and mobile sensing methods to access and assess the content of adolescents’ and parents’ social media platforms. To analyze this large-scale data, computational methods will be used, such as deep learning based on manually coded training data. The team will derive both visual and textual data from users’ platforms with the help of algorithms that are applicable to our sample. The team will create and implement a database that efficiently links the collected social media content data with the experience sampling data.

Deadline to apply is January 10, 2022.

More details are available at the following webpage: https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoctoral-Researchers-on-the-Effects-of-Social-Media-Use-on-Well-being/736135002/


There are no other announcements at this time. 

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