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Call for Panels for AEJMC 2015 in San Francisco, California

The International Communication Division is now accepting panel proposals for the 2015 Convention in San Francisco, CA from August 5-9. The deadline for submission of panel proposals to ICD is September 13.

Proposals must include:

  • A working title and panel description.
  • A statement of whether the panel would be a Teaching, Research or Professional Freedom and Responsibility panel.
    • PF&R panels focus on free expression, ethics, media criticism and accountability, racial/gender/cultural inclusiveness or public service.
  • Suggestions for divisions or interest groups that might be interested in co-sponsoring the panel:
    • Please indicate whether you have been in touch with the potential co-sponsoring division, interest group or commission. This is critical. For ideas on co-sponsoring opportunities, you can find a list of divisions, groups and commissions at
    • Panels including co-sponsoring divisions/interest groups/commissions have a better chance of being accepted, because they are likely to be of wider interest at the convention and give the division a chance to take part in more sessions.
    • You should submit your proposal to only one division, and we invite you to submit it to the ICD.
    • If your panel is chosen for presentation with a co-sponsoring division, interest group or commission you will work with a representative from the co-sponsor to make sure that the interests of both divisions/interest groups are represented on the panel.
  • A statement about why the panel’s topic is important.
  • A brief description of issues the panelists could discuss. Consider this an abstract for the panel.
  • Names of proposed panelists.
    • Indicate whether they have agreed to participate in the panel if it is selected for the 2015 conference. AEJMC tracks diversity among panelists, moderators and discussants, so please keep that in mind when planning.
    • Limited funds for travel reimbursement are available for panel participants who are not AEJMC members. The deadline for those requests is late January. Whenever possible, please try to find local panelists or AEJMC members whom you expect will be attending the convention anyway.
  • Your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Please send proposals as attachments to the appropriate ICD point of contact as listed below.

Research panel proposals to:
ICD Research Chair
Ammina Kothari
Teaching panel proposals to:
ICD Teaching Standards Chair
Joe Weber

PF&R panel proposals to:
ICD PF&R Committee Chair
Lindita Camaj

The division’s main area of focus is international aspects of journalism and mass communication. ICD sponsored or co-sponsored panels on the following subjects at the 2014 convention in Montréal:

  • Reporting on Gender Violence – Ethical Considerations (co-sponsored)
  • International Engagement: Projects and Partnerships that Globalize Education (co-sponsored)
  • Government-Press Relations and Media Regulation Worldwide in the Internet Age (co-sponsored)
  • Teaching Theoretical Constructs on the U.S.-Mexico Border and Latin America: Using Crisis Communication and Empirical Models
  • Researching a Moving Target: Latin America News Media Transformation and Change

The complete AEJMC 2014 program is available at:

Selection of panel proposals for 2015 will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the proposal to the ICD
  • Diversity of the proposal including: institutional, regional, gender, methodology, etc.
  • Originality and creativity of the proposal
  • Potential for co-sponsorship with other AEJMC divisions or interest groups
  • Number of panel proposals that the ICD is allowed to include in the conference program

Thank you, and we look forward to your submissions!

Emily Metzgar
ICD Head

Jeannine Relly
ICD Vice-Head