AEJMC Call for Papers 2017

The Electronic News Division invites faculty and students to submit original research on any aspect of electronic news content or production. This may include many topics related to broadcast journalism or electronic communication with a journalism emphasis, including television, radio or audio (including news podcasting), reporting for the internet, online journalism, journalism for new and changing media, social media journalism, or the role of social media in journalism. 

We welcome studies that employ qualitative, quantitative, or experimental methodologies.

Some possible topics that may be relevant to the Electronic News Division are:
• The role of mobile technologies in electronic news production
• Global perspectives on electronic news
• The impact of social media news on the presidential election
• Diversity in the newsroom
• The impact of mobile technologies on traditional broadcast news
• Digital news production
• The impact of social media on consumers’ news consumption habits
• Video news produced directly for social media or online sites
• The role of the broadcast journalist in the evolving media landscape

Authors of papers accepted for the conference will be encouraged to submit their manuscript for possible publication in Electronic News, the official journal for the Electronic News Division. Papers accepted for the conference are not guaranteed publication in the journal.

Papers submitted to the Electronic News Division competition should be no longer than 25-pages of manuscript, excluding tables, figures, references and appendices, and should be submitted in one of the generally approved academic bibliographic styles. Papers should be in 12-point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced and with one-inch margins. Additionally, a separate page consisting of a 75-word abstract is required.

Please be sure to submit a clean paper without author identifying information, otherwise the paper will be disqualified. Please refer to AEJMC’s uniform paper call on how to upload clean papers.
The Electronic News Division accepts only one paper per author. This is true even if you are the primary author on one paper and co-author on another. In that case, please submit one of the papers to another division. The division offers cash prizes for top student and top faculty paper submissions. Please note the student papers must be completely authored by students. Students with a faculty member as a co-author will not be judged as a student paper.

Authors of all selected papers are expected to present their work in Chicago. Cash awards for winning papers will only be awarded if the authors present their work at the conference.

Questions concerning conference paper submissions to AEJMC should be directed to the division’s research chair, Lindsey Conlin Maxwell. Email: Questions regarding submissions to the division’s journal, Electronic News, should be directed to the editor, Anthony Moretti. Email:
All papers must be uploaded through the AEJMC website. Once you have created an account on the AEJMC All Academic site, you will be able to choose the Electronic News Division prior to submitting your paper.


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