Special Issue «Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence in Journalism and Media» [Call for Papers]

Journalism and Media special issue artificial intelligence
Journalism and Media special issue

The past decade has seen an increasing use of automation to influence the production, dissemination and gatekeeping of different forms of journalism. At its most extreme, this takes the form of copy entirely generated by algorithms, but AI is also used to modify the ranking of stories in social media or on sites during the news cycle. As such, this Special Issue of Journalism and Media is concerned with the impact of these new technologies on the production and consumption of journalism and other forms of media.

Journalism and Media is a peer-reviewed, open access journal which focuses on the social, economic, political and cultural dimensions of journalism and media, with special interest in their latest developments and transformations. This Special Issue will explore the impact and effects of artificial intelligence, considering such things as the role that algorithms play in areas such as the writing and production of news stories, their role in disseminating news (whether fake or real), the activities of AI in gatekeeping information across social media sites, how machine learning can transform the production of the news, the role of AI in shaping the user experience and whether AI is a threat or opportunity for journalists.

Prof. Jason Whittaker
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journalism and Media is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • artificial intelligence
  • algorithmic journalism
  • AI and fake news
  • algorithmic gatekeeping
  • AI and social media
  • bots and journalism