Call for Panel Proposals

The Communication Theory & Methodology division of AEJMC is now accepting panel proposals for the 2013 AEJMC annual conference to be held in Washington, D.C., August 8-11. Proposals are due on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

Panels should address some aspect of communication theory and methodology. Panels should be teaching or Professional Freedom and Responsibility (PF&R). CT&M does not accept research panels. Proposals for panels that could be co-sponsored with another division or interest group from AEJMC are preferred.

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 liaison between educators and professionals tied to the ideas of communication theory and methodology.

Detailed and focused proposals will have a better chance of acceptance. 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 (and potential co-sponsoring divisions, if applicable), the names and affiliations of the panelists, a 150-word description of the panel, and any potential costs associated with the panel.

Please email these one-page word documents to Rosanne Scholl ( by 12:00 noon on Friday, Oct. 12. Please send any questions about PF&R panels to Kjerstin Thorson ( or about teaching panels to Aaron Veenstra (