Monthly Archives: March 2015

AEJMC-ICD Student International Multimedia News Story Contest – 2015


The International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, AEJMC, announces its student contest in multimedia news story writing for the year 2014-2015. The contest is open to all undergraduate students.

  • Entries must be nonfiction, journalistic stories with multimedia support on a topic related to an international issue.
  • The news story should have an international angle on a local story or it may be an international story with a local angle.
  • It should be a written story submitted as a class assignment and/or published on the university Web site or on a news media Web site (stories published between April 6, 2014 and April 6, 2015 will be considered).
  • Stories will be judged based on criteria such as originality, news values, relevance of the story idea, journalistic merit and multimedia support.
  • The story as well as the multimedia support should have been authored/executed by the same student.


  1. Students may enter one news story with multimedia support.
  2. All elements of the multimedia news story (defined as a journalistic, written, online story supported by multimedia elements such as Flash, photography, audio and/or video) should be authored/executed by the same student.
  3. The completed entry form (one per entry) must be signed by a faculty member attesting to the originality of the multimedia news story and the accuracy of the information provided. The faculty member will have to attest that the story is posted or had earlier been posted on a Web site and provide the correct URL.
  4. Submit a printed copy of the story and mention the correct URL or send a disk with the multimedia elements and send this along with the completed entry form via regular mail.


Cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 will be given to the top three entries. In addition, the winners will receive certificates.

Entry Form and Deadline

Please fill out the entry form and submit it by April 7, 2015 to:

ICD-Student Multimedia News Story Contest
Dr. Sandy Rao
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 102, Old Main
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666
Tel: 512-245-2656/3790, Email:

Call for Papers: Contemporary Developments on Media and Society in Argentina and Latin America

We invite the contribution of original papers about the intersection of media and society in Argentina in particular, and in Latin America in general, for a conference on “Contemporary Developments on Media and Society in Argentina and Latin America,” organized by Pablo J. Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein. This event will take place on November 27, 2015, at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it is supported by this University and Northwestern University’s School of Communication.

We invite empirical, theoretical, and/or methodological contributions that help to expand knowledge about the interplay between media and society at the national and regional levels. Papers may refer to different types of mediated communication such as journalism; entertainment; advertising and marketing; public relations; social networks; and video games, among others.

Topics covered include the following, among others:

  • Transformations in modes of content production.
  • Changes in uses of media.
  • Innovation and technological change.
  • Economics and financing of media.
  • The state, government and civil society.
  • Regulation and public policy.
  • Political communication and electoral campaigns.
  • The role of users as content producers.

Procedural matters:

  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 15th, 2015. Please submit the abstracts by email to:
  • The e-mail subject must be “Last Name, First Name –Media and Society 2015”.
  • Abstracts must be sent as an attached file in Word format (.doc, .docx) and the file should be named “Last Name, First Name –Media and Society 2015”.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (excluding the title and references).
  • In the same document of the abstract the author/s should include their contact information and a short bio of no more than 75 words.
  • A selection committee will review the abstracts and the authors will be notified of the outcome of this process by June 30th, 2015.
  • Finalists will be asked to submit their full papers by September 30th, 2015. Paper should not exceed 7,500 words, including references.
  • Abstracts and papers must be submitted in Spanish. This will also be the official language of the conference.
  • Papers that are part of the conference will be subject to publication in a volume co-edited by  Pablo J. Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein.

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