Audience Agency: Call for Papers: Cultural Trends Special Double Issue May/July 2019 (deadline 14/12/18)

Working title: Audience Data and Research | Perspectives from Scholarship, Policy, Management and Practice

Edited by: Dr Ben Walmsley (University of Leeds, UK), Dr Katya Johanson (Deakin University, Melbourne) and Dr Steven Hadley (University of Sheffield, UK).

The subject is a key one for The Audience Agency and as part of the call, they are encouraging scholars to propose ideas that use the Audience Finder open data sets to explore the territory. Audience Finder has created the largest set of aggregated data on cultural engagement anywhere in the world, describing the cultural behaviours of over 10 million UK households. So far, we have only scratched the surface in terms of the potential application of this data which is why the call includes making a variety of Audience Finder data available.

Publication timeline:

  • First drafts in: Friday 14th December 2018
  • Peer reviews due in and sent to authors: Friday 22nd February 2019
  • Revised drafts to editor: Friday 5th April 2019
  • Online publication date: Friday 31st May 2019
  • Print publication date: Thursday 6th June 2019

For proposals related to approaches to audience research please contact:
Dr Ben Walmsley
For proposals related to analysis of the Audience Finder dataset please contact:
Dr Steven Hadley

Download the call for papers here: