EXTENDED DEADLINE: NOW DEC. 4 — For 2016 AEJMC Midwinter Conference: Call for Abstracts

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 2.00.13 PMGaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Oklahoma, February 26-27, 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Submit by Dec. 4, 2015
Deadline: All submissions should be made by noon, December 1, 2015.

PDF: CFP AEJMC Midwinter Conf 2016

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 nine 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 February 26-27, 2016 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 done online at: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/AEJMC2016/Default.aspx When submitting an abstract, please follow these steps:

1. Go to the conference website (link above).
2. In the “AEJMC Midwinter 2016 Login” box, click on “Sign up here” as new user.
3. It will take you to a sign-up wizard, which is self-explanatory and guided. Finish signing up by confirming your email address.
4. Once the account is set up, sign in using your email address and password.
5. To submit the abstract click on “Create a new Paper Submission”.
6. The next step will require you to provide the title of the paper, an abstract (5,000 characters maximum). If your abstract’s character count exceeds 5,000 characters, you can also attach it as a doc or PDF file. However you cannot leave the abstract box empty, write a brief abstract or keywords for your paper if you choose to upload it as an attachment.
7. Next you can add additional authors, if there are any. You can add as many authors as you need.
8. Finally, click the submit button to upload the abstract.
9. You will get a confirmation message once the submission is completed.
10. You can log in to the site at any time to check the status of your submission or if you need to edit something. You can only do this up to the submission deadline of December 1, 2015. After the deadline you would not be able to make any changes to your submission. 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 2016. 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. Submissions should be done online at: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/AEJMC2016/Default.aspx When submitting the panel proposal, please follow these steps:

1. Go to the conference website (link above).
2. In the “AEJMC Midwinter 2016 Login” box, click on “Sign up here” as new user.
3. It will take you to a sign-up wizard, which is self-explanatory and guided. Finish signing up by confirming your email address.
4. Once the account is set up, sign in using your email address and password.
5. To submit the abstract click on “Create a new Paper Submission”.
6. The next step will require you to provide the title of the panel, an abstract (5,000 characters maximum). If your panel proposal’s character count exceeds 5,000 characters, you can also attach it as a doc or PDF file. However, you cannot leave the abstract box empty. Write a brief abstract or keywords for your panel if you choose to upload it as an attachment.
7. Next you can add additional authors, if there are any. You can add as many authors as you need.
8. Finally, click the submit button to upload the proposal.
9. You will get a confirmation message once the submission is completed.
10. You can log in to the site at any time to check the status of your submission or if you need to edit something. You can only do this up to the submission deadline of December 1, 2015. After the deadline you would not be able to make any changes to your submission.

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 must ensure that they remove any identifying information from their document (with the exception of the title page).

Deadline: All submissions should be made by noon, December 1, 2015.

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 http://www.ou.edu/gaylord. For more information, please contact Elanie Steyn, Conference Site Host (elanie@ou.edu).

AEJMC 2016 Midwinter Chairs
Communication Technology Division Pamela Brubaker (pamela_brubaker@byu.edu) Commission on the Status of Women Shannon McGregor (shannon.c.mcgregor@utexas.edu) Cultural and Critical Studies Division Madeleine Esch (madeleine.esch@salve.edu) Entertainment Studies Interest Group Paul Alonso (paul.alonso@modlangs.gatech.edu) International Communication Division Mohammed Al-Azdee (malazdee@bridgeport.edu) Mass Communication & Society Division Kelly Kaufhold (kellykaufhold@gmail.com) Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship Division Marcus Funk (marcus.jfunk@gmail.com) Minorities and Communication Division George Daniels (gdaniels@ua.edu) Visual Communication Division Gabriel Tait (gtait@astate.edu).

Check it out: our CSW Fall 2015 Newsletter is out!

CSW logo color croppedThe CSW fall newsletter contains highlights from AEJMC in San Francisco, including information about the newly elected CSW Board and a message from our new chair; our award winners of this year; and a summary of the paper sessions and panels that CSW offered.

Looking forward, the newsletter contains the call and background for the upcoming AEJMC Midwinter Conference in Norman, Oklahoma. The deadline to submit your papers and panels is on December 1, 2015.

Further, it contains more information on CSW’s mentorship program and how to get involved. We are especially looking for senior scholars to come forward as mentors.

Also included in this issue are our regular features on promotions and publications as well as information on how to connect with us via social media.

Check it out: Women’s Words Fall 2015 CSW Newsletter

CSW Mentorship Program 2015-2016 Application – Submit by Oct. 19

CSW logo color croppedIt’s that time of year…time to roll out our mentoring program!

If you are interested in becoming a mentor (usually associate or full professors with tenure) or being matched with a mentor (usually assistant professors or doctoral students), please complete one of the forms below and email it to Tracy Everbach at everbach@unt.edu by Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

If you currently are in a mentor and mentee relationship and you and the other person would like to continue that, please let Tracy Everbach know as well. (You don’t have to fill out the form again if this is the case.)

Application for junior scholar seeking a mentor: Junior Scholar Seeking Mentor 2015 

Application for senior scholar interested in becoming a mentor: Senior Scholar Want to Become Mentor NEW

Submit your panels of AEJMC Minneapolis 2016 by Sept. 18!

Hello CSW members!

Now that AEJMC 2015 is over, it’s time to start planning for AEJMC 2016 in Minneapolis!!

For now, we need to get some proposals in for panels so that we can partner with other divisions/interest groups/commissions. If you are interested in proposing a panel of any kind, please keep reading!

DEADLINE: The deadline for a panel proposal is Friday, September 18, 2015. Please send panel proposals to me (jvardeman@uh.edu), in a Word document, and expect an email back from me, confirming receipt. You will be contacted in December about whether your panel has been accepted.

PROPOSAL: Please include the following details in your proposal.

  • Proposed Title
  • Type of Panel [research, teaching, or professional freedom and responsibility]
  • Contact information for personal proposing the panel
  • Moderator
  • Potential co-Sponsoring Division/Interest Group/Commission]
  • Paragraph description [~4-5 sentences, 500-1000 words]
  • Potential participants [list names of 5-6 panelists with their university affiliation/organization; please also note whether they are confirmed or not at this point; it also is helpful to explain what they will contribute to the discussion]
  • Costs [if any]
  • Technology/AV needs

TYPES OF PANELS (we need to panel some of both types):

  • Teaching: To discuss teaching ideas, challenges, innovations, technologies, etc. that are relevant to feminist teaching and/or considerations of gender in/out of the classroom.
  • Professional Freedom & Responsibility (PF&R): To examine considerations of gender and/or feminism in our field, particularly around issues of free expression; ethics; media criticism and accountability; racial, gender and cultural inclusiveness; and public service.
  • Research: To review original, innovative, and trending research by a panel of experts on a topic that centers on gender and or feminist communication theory.

PROCESS OF PANEL PROPOSING:

  1. Choose your idea. Look at old conference programs to see what we’ve already covered; also think about what may be trending in 2016.
  2. Find potential panelists. It’s best to contact potential panelists now and get their interest and availability to sit on the panel. If you do not gather 5-6 confirmed panelists by the proposal deadline, you can include names of people that you plan to outreach to. (NOTE: As with the co-sponsoring piece, you will have a better chance of the panel being accepted if your panelists are already confirmed.)
  3. Write and submit your proposal. Please include as many details as possible in your proposal, particularly about whether co-sponsors and panelists are confirmed as well as what the benefits/outcomes will be.

EXAMPLE OF AN ACCEPTED PANEL PROPOSAL:

CSW-PRD Panel Proposal for AEJMC 2013

CO-SPONSORS:

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Public Relations Division (PRD)

TITLE:

Gender Discrimination: What’s the Cost? So What?

TYPE OF PANEL:

PF&R

POTENTIAL PANELISTS:

This panel will combine researchers and 1-2 practitioners from the D. C. area that can speak to the issue of gender discrimination in public relations. Panelists might include:

  1. Hongmei Shen, San Diego State University and Chair of the Public Relations Society of America’s Work, Life, and Gender Committee (confirmed, moderator, panel contact)
  2. Jennifer Vardeman-Winter, University of Houston (confirmed, CSW)
  3. Hua Jiang, Towson University (confirmed, PRD)
  4. Katie Place, Louisiana State University (confirmed, CSW)
  5. David Dozier, San Diego State University (PRD, pending)
  6. 1-2 public relations practitioners from the D.C. area that can speak to how she has seen women in the field deal with the salary gap (perhaps one junior practitioner and one seasoned manager); hopefully a member of Washington Women in Public Relations
  7. 1 member from the Public Relations Society of America, Washington, D.C. chapter

PANEL DESCRIPTION:

In public relations in 2010, women earned 78 cents on the dollar earned by men (Sha & Dozier, 2011[1]). When income was statistically adjusted for professional experience, the gendered pay gap narrowed to 86 cents on the dollar. When income was further adjusted for enactment of manager and technician roles, women in public relations still earned only 87 cents on the dollar earned by men (Sha & Dozier, 2011).

After almost three decades of research, scholars have evidenced a gendered pay gap. But we still lack a comprehensive look at all the possible factors that researchers have argued contribute to the documented disparities. Most importantly, the “so what” question has not been sufficiently addressed. Also, another big question is: How will this affect our students’ perception of their salary when they graduate? Some panelists will discuss findings from a national study of randomly selected public relations professionals (PRSA WLG 2010 survey) and preliminary results from another national study of randomly picked student members of public relations profession in terms of their expectations. (Data collection is to be completed by December.) Other panelists will discuss their experiences of the gender problems in the field and solutions they are exploring. All panelists will respond to the important question of, what can we suggest that our students do to change the persistent pattern of gendered pay gap?

OUTCOMES OF THE PANEL:

  • Practical application: Panelists will also talk about what practitioners—male and female, junior and senior — can do to equalize this gap to create more equitable outcomes for all practitioners. This will help prepare graduate students, professionals, and scholars better for field experience and/or to bring real solutions into the classroom for future practitioners.
  • Practical application: Conclusions from this panel will be included in an upcoming blog and newsletter item for the Public Relations Society of America’s Work, Life, and Gender Committee.
  • Research application: Comments and discussions from this panel will be used to inform an upcoming research project to explore this issue qualitatively.
  • Research application: All findings will be reported and prepared for a peer-review journal article.

[1] Sha, B.-L., & Dozier, D. M. (2011, August). Women as public relations managers: Show me the money. Paper presented to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO.

 

Join the CSW as a full member!

CSW logo color croppedAre you already using our Facebook group and are following us on Twitter via @csw_aejmc? 

Join the CSW as a due-paying member to take full advantage of our supportive community of scholars within AEJMC, advocating for women in the academy and promoting their work.

We host a networking luncheon and reception during the annual conference; co-host the Kopenhaver Fellowship Workshop on Women in Leadership; offer a mentorship program between senior and junior faculty members; and give awards for top papers to graduate students, faculty and activists. 

JOIN US TODAY!

Students only pay $10/year; faculty members pay $15 per year. It’s a quick process, just click on the link below if you are already an AEJMC member:

https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/…/201415-aejmc-division-interest-…/

If you are NOT an AEJMC member yet, please use the following link/form (you need to be an AEJMC member in order to join CSW): 
https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/201415-aejmc-membership-form/

 

Check out our CSW Newsletter: the summer edition is out

CSW logo color croppedAs our annual AEJMC conference, in San Francisco August 5-9, is just around the corner, we have our CSW Newsletter Summer Edition ready for you. It includes a handy summery of all CSW panels, sessions and events. For instance our popular networking luncheon on Saturday, August 8. You can still register for the luncheon right at the check-in at the convention. Just let the people at the desk now and you can pay at the registration.

Plus, our wonderful newsletter editor Victoria LaPoe gathered promotions, announcements and much more.

Check it out:

Women’s Words CSW Newsletter Summer 2015

Sign up for our Networking Luncheon at AEJMC in San Francisco!

Judy-VanSlyke-Turk-Photo-800-200x300Only a few more days to register for the early bird rate for AEJMC in San Francisco!

When you register, don’t forget to register for the CSW Mentoring & Networking Luncheon on Saturday, August 8, 12-1.30 p.m.

We will enjoy a catered lunch and guest speaker Judy VanSlyke Turk will discuss the latest Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women benchmark study on the status of women in communication. More details on this important research initiative on the Kopenhaver Center website. Hope to see you all at the luncheon!

Judy VanSlyke Turk, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA, is Professor Emerita in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture (formerly the School of Mass Communications) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She retired from VCU as a professor of public relations in May 2013. During the 2014-2015 academic year, she was a visiting professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University (FIU). She maintains an association with FIU as a research fellow in the university’s Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication.

Congratulations to Our 2015 CSW Awards Winners!

CSW logo color croppedWe are delighted to announce this year’s CSW award winners who will receive their prizes during the annual AEJMC conference, which this year takes place in San Francisco August 5-9.

Dustin Harp receives this year’s Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Scholarship. The award recognizes feminist scholarship that has the potential to make significant contributions to the literature of gender and media. First presented in 1995, it honors Mary Ann Yodelis Smith, a past president of AEJMC and long-time advocate for women in the academy. $500 are awarded to the winner.

Julie Andsager receives the CSW Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award. This award honors a woman who has represented women well through excellence and high standards. $100 are awarded to the winner.

Tania Rosas-Moreno receives the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy. The Donna Allen Award recognizes feminist advocacy by a woman or group. This award honors Donna Allen, founder of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. $100 are awarded to the winner.

Stephanie Madden receives the Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research. This award is designed to fund research that has the potential to make an excellent contribution to the scholarship on women and journalism and mass communication. The award honors Mary Gardner, professor emeritus at Michigan State University and the first woman elected president of AEJMC. $250 are awarded to the winner.

 

2015 Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Woman Junior Scholar Award

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Nominate yourself or someone else! Deadline: June 1, 2015.

Nominations are now being taken for the second annual Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Award honoring a woman junior scholar who demonstrates outstanding research and potential for future scholarship.

Sponsored by The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University and the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women, this recognition is designed to honor junior faculty researchers and encourage them as they pursue their research agendas in the academy.

The 2014 winner was Brooke Erin Duffy, an assistant professor at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication.

To nominate a scholar, please send a letter outlining her qualifications, a one-page summary of her research agenda, and a curriculum vita. Self-nominations are accepted.

The winner will be honored with a check for $250 and a plaque at a reception on Aug. 4, 2015, at the AEJMC conference in San Francisco. Kopenhaver, dean emeritus and professor at Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present the award.

A three-judge panel will choose the winner.

Please send any questions and award nominations by June 1, 2015, to Tracy Everbach, Tracy.Everbach@unt.edu.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED for ALL 2015 CSW Awards (Self)Nominations

CSW logo color croppedThe deadline for receipt of applications for all awards is May 24, 2015.

Call for Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research. Graduate students who conduct research on women in journalism and mass communication are invited to apply for the Mary Gardner Award. This award is designed to fund research that has the potential to make an excellent contribution to the scholarship on women and journalism and mass communication. The award honors Mary Gardner, professor emeritus at Michigan State University and the first woman elected president of AEJMC. Applicants should send a three-to-five page description of the project and it s potential contribution and the application’s qualifications for undertaking the project. A three-person panel judges the applications. $250 awarded to the winner.

Call for Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Scholarship. Applications are invited for the Mary Ann Yodelis Smith (MAYS) Award which funds feminist scholarship that has the potential to make significant contributions to the literature of gender and media. First presented in 1995, it honors Mary Ann Yodelis Smith, a past president of AEJMC and long-time advocate for women in the academy. Applicants should send a five-to-seven page description of the project and its potential contribution to the scholarship on gender and the media and a brief one-page description of the applicant(s)’ qualifications for undertaking the project. A three-person panel, including a past recipient of the award, judges applications. $500 awarded to the winner.

Call for Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy. The Donna Allen Award recognizes feminist advocacy by a woman or group. This award honors Donna Allen, founder of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. Submissions should demonstrate how the nominee’s feminist media activism promotes the rights and freedoms of women and minorities across the world. Nominees need not be AEJMC members. $100 awarded to the winner.

Call for Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education
This award honors a woman who has represented women well through excellence and high standards. Nomination letters must detail that individual’s contributions to journalism and mass communication education. $100 awarded to the winner.

DIRECTIONS FOR APPLYING:   Please send applications and nomination letters electronically to Dr. Katie Place, CSW Chair at Katie.place@quinnipiac.edu. Please feel free to contact Dr. Place via e-mail or phone at 703-268-6147 if you have any questions. Again, the deadline for receipt of all applications is May 24, 2015.