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Submit your panels & papers to CSW for the AEJMC Midwinter Conference – Deadline Dec. 1

Hello wonderful CSW members,

– Do you have a piece of research that you would like to refine?
– Are you looking for a conference that is small enough to allow networking with colleagues who can provide top-notch feedback?
– Are your graduate students looking for a conference that’s both rigorous and supportive?
– Do you just need a break in the winter routine by the time March rolls around?

If you answered “yes” or even “maybe” to any of these questions, then the AEJMC Midwinter conference is for you!

As you may have guessed, it’s time for everyone to start thinking about submissions for the Midwinter conference. If you’re thinking, “Gee, Candi, I just don’t have time to write a full paper by Dec. 1,” never fear! All you need to submit is an abstract for paper submissions. Panel submissions need a description of the panel, with issues to be discussed, and a list of all of the panelists. The full call for papers is below.

If you’re submitting to the CSW, you should send your submissions to me, Candi Carter Olson, by the Dec. 1 deadline. Please see the full call for submission requirements.



Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma

General Call for Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposals
The AEJMC Midwinter Conference is an annual forum for the presentation of research and debate in areas relevant to the 10 AEJMC groups (divisions, interest groups and commissions) sponsoring the event. The conference provides a platform for presentations and extended discussions in a relaxed setting.
The upcoming conference is scheduled for March 6-7, 2015 at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication (University of Oklahoma) in Norman, Oklahoma. Conference participants will be able to enjoy the College’s state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as many winter diversions outside the conference activities, including world-class museums and art galleries.
Paper abstract submissions: Authors are invited to submit research paper abstracts of between 600 and 800 words (word count excludes author information and references). Abstracts should give a clear sense of relevant literature, research objectives, methodological approach, stage of research project (conceptual, data gathering, data interpreting), findings and conclusions.
Submissions should be made by e-mail to Candi Carter Olson, CSW Midwinter Chair, at Note that authors can submit any specific paper abstract to only one participating group – submitting the same paper abstract to several groups will result in disqualification and withdrawal from the review process. Do not submit full papers.
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid-January 2015. Papers presented at the midwinter conference are also eligible for presentation at the AEJMC national convention in August. Authors are encouraged to use the midwinter conference as an opportunity to get feedback on their research to improve and finalize it for submission to the national conference.
Authors of accepted abstracts must submit complete papers (not exceeding 30 pages) to the discussant of their conference session at least two weeks before the midwinter conference. The midwinter chair for the relevant group will send authors the names and contact details of the discussant for their session.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the conference to present the paper. Failure to register by the deadline will result in authors’ names and papers being removed from the program. NO onsite registration will be available.
Panel submissions: In addition, the organizers are also inviting panel proposals. These proposals should be sent to Candi Carter Olson, CSW Midwinter Chair, at Panel submissions should include the panel title, a description of the session’s focus, the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists (potential and confirmed), including affiliation. Panel proposals should not exceed two double-spaced pages.
Submission format: All submissions (for paper abstracts and panels) should include the name(s) of the author(s) or panel organizer(s) on the title page only. The title page should also include the author or lead author’s (or organizer’s) mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. The title should be on the first page of the text and on running heads on each page of text. Authors should e-mail their abstracts or proposals as attachments (saved with the author’s last name as file name) in a standard word-processing format (preferably Word or RTF) to the relevant midwinter chair. Authors must ensure that they remove any identifying information from their document (with the exception of the title page).
Deadline: All submissions should reach Candi Carter Olson, CSW Midwinter Chair, by noon, December 1, 2014.
The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, with easy access to the Will Rogers World Airport. Details on conference registration, hotel accommodation and airport transportation will be available at
For more information, please contact Elanie Steyn, Conference Site Host