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2017 Book Award Call for Entries

The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is soliciting entries for its annual award for the best journalism and mass communication history book of 2017.

The winning author will receive a plaque and a $500 prize at the August 2018 AEJMC conference at the renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, where the author will give a short talk about the experience of research and discovery during the book’s composition.

The competition is open to any author of a media history book regardless of whether he or she belongs to AEJMC or the History Division. Only first editions with a 2017 copyright date will be accepted. Edited volumes, articles, and monographs will be excluded because they qualify for the Covert Award, another AEJMC History Division competition

Entries must be received by February 2, 2018. To enter, submit four copies of each book — along with the author’s mailing address, telephone number, and email address — to:

John P. Ferré
AEJMC History Book Award Chair
Department of Communication
310 Strickler Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Please contact John Ferré at 502.852.8167 or ferre@louisville.edu with any questions.

Call for entries: 2016 Book Award

The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is soliciting entries for its annual award for the best journalism and mass communication history book of 2016.

The winning author will receive a plaque and a cash prize at the August 2017 AEJMC conference at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel in Chicago, where the author will give a short talk about the experience of research and discovery during the book’s composition.

The competition is open to any author of a media history book regardless of whether he or she belongs to AEJMC or the History Division. Only first editions with a 2016 copyright date will be accepted. Edited volumes, articles, and monographs will be excluded because they qualify for the Covert Award, another AEJMC History Division competition

Entries must be received by February 3, 2017. To enter, submit four copies of each book — along with the author’s mailing address, telephone number, and email address — to:

John P. Ferré
AEJMC History Book Award Chair
Department of Communication
310 Strickler Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Please contact John Ferré at 502.852.8167 or ferre@louisville.edu with any questions.

Reviewers needed for 2016 conference papers

The deadline for submitting papers for AEJMC’s 2016 annual convention is approaching, and that means the History Division needs reviewers for the paper submissions.

If you are willing to review papers for the History Division research competition, please contact Division Vice Head and Research Chair Michael S. Sweeney (Ohio University) at sweenem3@ohio.edu and indicate your areas of expertise and/or interest. We will need approximately 75 reviewers for the competition. Graduate students are not eligible to serve as reviewers and,n in general, reviewers should not have submitted their own research into the competition.

History Division seeks papers for the 2016 convention

AEJMC’s History Division invites submissions of original research papers and historiographical essays on all aspects of media history for the 2016 annual convention in Minneapolis. All research methodologies are welcome.

Papers will be evaluated on the originality and importance of topic; literature review; clarity of research purpose; focus; use of evidence to support the paper’s purpose and conclusions; and the degree to which the paper contributes to the field of journalism and mass communication history. The top three faculty papers receive awards from the division.

Papers should be no more than 25 double-spaced pages, not including notes, references or appendices. Papers should have a one-inch margin and use 12 point Times New Roman font. Authors should also submit a 75-word abstract. Multiple submissions to the History Division are not allowed, and only one paper per author will be accepted for presentation in the History Division’s research sessions. Authors of accepted papers are required to forward papers to discussants and moderators prior to the conference.

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History Division seeks entries for 2015 book award

The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is soliciting entries for its annual award for the best journalism and mass communication history book of 2015.

The winning author will receive a plaque and a cash prize at the August 2016 AEJMC conference in Minneapolis, where the author will give a short talk about the experience of research and discovery during the book’s composition.

The competition is open to any author of a media history book regardless of whether he or she belongs to AEJMC or the History Division. Only first editions with a 2015 copyright date will be accepted. Edited volumes, articles, and monographs will be excluded because they qualify for the Covert Award, another AEJMC History Division competition

Entries must be received by February 5, 2016. To enter, submit four copies of each book — along with the author’s mailing address, telephone number, and email address — to:

John P. Ferré
AEJMC History Book Award Chair
Department of Communication
310 Strickler Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Please contact John Ferré at 502.852.8167 or ferre@louisville.edu with any questions.

Call for Papers: Transnational Journalism History

The inaugural conference on Transnational Journalism History is seeking papers.

The Transnational Journalism History conference acknowledges the fluid transmission of journalistic practices and technologies across geography and political borders, treating news consumers outside national boundaries as a home audience. A good example of this would be America’s first newspaper, Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestic. This paper consisted primarily of English news for an audience who thought of themselves as English men and women but who were living on another continent.

The conference will be held February 25-27, 2016, at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga.

Paper submissions are welcome on any aspect of the subject, but papers that examine the flow of journalistic developments, people and phenomena between Ireland and the United States are of particular interest. The conference is accepting proposals for research sessions (submit a completed paper); work-in-progress sessions (250-word abstract); and panels. Completed papers and panel proposals should be submitted electronically to Debbie van Tuyll (dvantuyl@gru.edu) by Oct. 1, 2015. Abstracts of research in progress may also be submitted. Each submission will be evaluated in a blind review process.

See the paper call for more details of the conference and focus.

Call for Papers: Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression

The steering committee of the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression is seeking papers for presentation at the 23rd annual conference in November.

Papers are welcome on topics such as U.S. mass media of the 19th century, the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the 19th century, presidents and the 19th century press, images of race and gender in the 19th century press, sensationalism and crime in 19th century newspapers, and the press in the Gilded Age. This year the steering committee will pay special attention to papers on the Civil War and the press, presidents and the 19th century press, 19th century concepts of free expression, and the press in the Gilded Age.

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Reviewers needed for 2015 convention paper submissions

The History Division needs reviewers for papers submitted for the 2015 AEJMC convention in San Francisco.

If you are willing to review papers, contact Kimberly Voss at voss.kimberly@gmail.com. Indicate your area of expertise and/or interest. The division needs about 85 reviewers for the competition.

Graduate students are not eligible to serve as reviewers, and, in genera, reviewers should not have submitted their own research into the competition.

Call for papers for the 2015 annual convention

AEJMC’s History Division invites submissions of original research papers and historiographical essays on all aspects of media history for the 2015 annual convention in San Francisco. All research methodologies are welcome.

Papers will be evaluated on the originality and importance of topic; literature review; clarity of research purpose; focus; use of evidence to support the paper’s purpose and conclusions; and the degree to which the paper contributes to the field of journalism and mass communication history. The top three faculty papers receive awards from the division. Continue reading

AJHA accepting submissions for dissertation award

The American Journalism Historians Association has announced submission guidelines for the 2015 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize. The prize, given for the first time in 1997, is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history.

Eligible works shall include both quantitative and qualitative historical dissertations, written in English, which have been completed between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014. For the purposes of this award, a “completed” work is defined as one which has not only been submitted and defended but also revised and filed in final form at the applicable doctoral-degree-granting university by December 31, 2014.  An honorarium of $500 accompanies the prize, and a $200 honorarium is awarded to each honorable mention.  Continue reading