• Call for proposals for the AEJMC 2011 conference

The Communication Theory & Methodology division of AEJMC is now accepting panel proposals for the 2011 AEJMC annual conference to be held in St. Louis, Aug. 10-13. Proposals are due on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.

Panels should address some aspect of communication theory and methodology. Only teaching or PF&R panels will be considered. CT&M does not accept research panels.

It is possible the panel be co-sponsored with another division or interest group from AEJMC.

Teaching panel topics should relate to pedagogical techniques or practices related to teaching communication theory and methodology. A PF&R panel can include topics related to freedom of expression, ethical issues among media educators and practitioners, media criticism and accountability, and a liaison between educators and professionals tied to the ideas of communication theory and methodology.

Detailed and focused proposals will have a better chance of getting accepted. Submitting a panel proposal does not guarantee its inclusion in the conference program. Heads and vice heads of all AEJMC divisions will make their final decisions at AEJMC’s mid-winter programming meeting in December. Notifications of accepted/rejected panel proposals will be sent mid-December.

A panel proposal should include the following information: name of panel, type of panel (teaching or PF&R), sponsoring division (co-sponsors), the names and affiliations of the panelists, a 150-word description of the panel, and costs associated with the panel.

Please email these one-page word documents to mmh25@psu.edu by NOON on Friday, Oct. 15. Please send any questions to Michel M. Haigh, CT&M vice head and program chair, via email (mmh25@psu.edu) or call 814.863.3850.