The “Media and Communication” journal has announced a call for articles for its upcoming issue titled “Balancing Intimacy and Trust: Opportunities and Risks in Audio Journalism”. The issue will broadly explore the rapidly changing forms of audio journalism, including the rise of podcasting. Deadlines for abstract and article submissions are 1-15 March 2024, and 15-31 July 2024, respectively.
The M/C Journal is inviting scholars for submissions on the transformation of audio and radio content in the cultural and technological era of the Internet. The focus is on how these changes have affected industries, communities, and individuals. The call is open to case studies, historical explorations, and topics like the dynamics between audio, radio, and sound, the role of audio in politics, and storytelling in audio formats.
The study examined factors contributing to audience loyalty to podcasts, integrating social identity theory and uses and gratification theory. Results revealed that most creator characteristics and both entertaining and narrative nature of podcast content significantly influence audience loyalty. However, multitasking aspect of podcasts did not considerably affect audience stickiness. The findings offer insights into increasing audience loyalty in digital audio media.
The Education through Podcasting (EPOD) 2024 Conference will take place on June 19-20, 2024 in London. It will offer a platform for academics, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the use of podcasts in teaching, learning, and training. The event will cover various topics, from audio developments to intellectual property in educational podcasting. Abstract submissions are due by February 2, 2024.