Anthropology has long had a complex relationship with news media. In many ways, increasing collaboration between anthropologists and print, broadcast or online journalists offers great potential for making our research more accessible and theoretical perspectives more mainstream, in addition to boosting public understanding of and engagement with anthropological research findings. However, journalistic anthropology and anthropological journalism also pose several key challenges for practitioners in both fields, including difficulties in balancing the goals, priorities, timelines and communication styles of journalism and anthropology.
Anthropology News seeks articles addressing these topics and more for our April 2010 “Anthropology and Journalism” issue. To participate, email a 300-word abstract and 50-100-word author biosketch to AN editor Dinah Winnick at dwinnick [at] aaanet.org by Dec 18. See our full CFP at www.aaanet.org/issues/anthronews/CFP-Journalism.cfm.