About CJ

Community Journalism, the official journal of the Community Journalism Interest Group at AEJMC, is a peer-reviewed online journal focusing on the present and future of journalism in smaller newsrooms and communities.  The journal published its first edition in 2012.

Community Journalism focuses on journalism in a broad definition of community, including local (or hyperlocal), regional, interest-based, virtual, and others.  The journal is open to all research methodologies and theoretical approaches.  Ideal articles will attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice as community journalists and publishers adapt to technological advances and economic concerns.

The journal strives to become a source of information for journalists, editors, and publishers practicing community journalism; to uncover best practices in using technological advances to enhance community journalism; address economic, legal and ethical concerns in community journalism; and to build a theoretical base for academic research and pedagogy that focus on community journalism.

As an open-access journal, Community Journalism makes all articles freely available to readers. Authors retain copyrights in their submissions. The journal receives an exclusive license to publish online for one year from the date of publication, after which time the license reverts to a non-exclusive license to host the article on the website and in the archives.

Community Journalism is published by the Texas Center for Community Journalism.

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