Calls

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION DIVISION

Call for Papers for AEJMC 2017 in Chicago, Illinois 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

The International Communication Division (ICD) is now accepting paper proposals for the 2017 Convention in Chicago, IL, August 9-12.

Robert L. Stevenson Open Paper Competition & James W. Markham Student Paper Competition: The International Communication Division welcomes original, unpublished research papers that focus clearly on international aspects of journalism and mass communication. Papers that merely examine communication phenomena outside of the United States do not necessarily fit in this division. Any theoretical and methodological approaches appropriate to communication research are welcomed. Papers are submitted either to the Robert L. Stevenson open paper competition (faculty and student-faculty) or the James W. Markham student competition (strictly student-authored papers). All submissions must be uploaded through the AEJMC conference website. Be sure to note whether you are submitting to the Stevenson open paper competition or the James W. Markham student paper competition. Authors will be notified about acceptance in early May. In addition to guidelines stated in AEJMC’s uniform call, please note ICD’s specific instructions below.

Guidelines: Papers should be submitted in Word or PDF format. Do not include any identifying information about the authors anywhere in the paper or in the document properties. Papers with identifying information of any kind will be automatically disqualified. Papers must include an abstract of no more than 75 words. The title should be clearly presented on the first page of text and on running heads throughout the document. ICD accepts papers of up to 25-pages, exclusive of references, tables, and figures. Tables and figures should be placed at the end of the document as reviewers will be instructed to stop reading text after page 25. Font should be 12-point, text should be double-spaced, and margins should be no less than one inch on all sides. Authors should use a style appropriate for the discipline, including APA, Chicago, and Harvard. We will review up to two papers per author, whether the author appears as a single author or as one of several authors.

Consult AEJMC’s Uniform Paper Call for specific instructions on removing identifying information from the document that you submit. Please contact the research chair, Lindita Camaj <lcamaj@uh.edu>, before submitting the paper if you have any questions.

Authors are responsible for following the guidelines for paper submissions outlined in the AEJMC uniform paper call and the additional ICD guidelines listed here. Papers that do not meet guidelines will not be reviewed. Submissions will be blind-reviewed. Selections are based on merit. ICD takes plagiarism concerns seriously and retains the right to screen your submission for unoriginal material.

Awards: ICD awards cash prizes for the top three faculty papers (Stevenson competition) and the top three student papers (Markham competition). First authors of student winners also will receive free conference registration. Both The Asian Journal of Communication and African Journalism Studies also sponsor a “Best Paper Award” with cash prizes. (Cash prizes are forfeited if an author fails to present the work at the conference.) The Latino/Latin American Communication Research Award sponsored by Florida International University and University of Arizona will honor three top papers in the International Communication or Minorities and Communication divisions with cash prizes and conference registration waivers. All winners of all the aforementioned awards will be notified in advance and all awards will be presented at the ICD business meeting during the conference.

Asian Journal of Communication Best Paper Award: The AJC Best Paper Award is presented annually by the Asian Journal of Communication (AJC), a refereed international publication of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, to an outstanding paper selected from the AEJMC International Communication Division’s Open Paper Competition. Established in 2003, the award is aimed at promoting mass communication research focused on the Asia-Pacific region. All papers submitted to ICD’s Stevenson open paper competition are eligible for the AJC Best Paper Award and will be reviewed automatically for the award. All research methodologies are welcome.

African Journalism Studies Best Paper Award for Journalism Research: The ICD’s “Best Paper Award for Journalism Research” is sponsored annually by African Journalism Studies for the most outstanding paper selected from the submissions to the AEJMC International Communication Division’s Open Paper Competition. Established in 2003, the award is aimed at promoting research in global journalism which will enhance and enrich understanding of issues such as international news flow, news theory, media ethics, media education, gender, and race, as well as specific topics, such as the media and AIDS. In line with ICD’s international character, the award is also aimed at promoting research that addresses North-South and South-South journalism issues.

Latino/Latin American Communication Research Award. ICD will award three awards to deserving top papers, two sponsored by Florida International University Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and the FIU College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts (CARTA), and one sponsored by the University of Arizona School of Journalism. This award honors the top three research papers submitted to either the International Communication or the Minorities in Communication divisions by Hispanic scholars for journalism and mass media research relevant to their communities in Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, or the Iberian Peninsula, including domestic and international communication. Topics addressed may involve matters of Inter-American and Iberian-American communications, news media flows, media theory, media technology or new media, communication for development/social change, media law and ethics, media education, ethnic or gender media and integration, media economics, media and the environment, political communication, critical media studies, popular culture, and cultural studies among others. All research methodologies are welcome. To be eligible, authors must regard themselves as members of the Latino, Hispanic or Latin American community. The term Latino or Latina, along with Hispanic, is meant to be inclusive, that is, individuals of Spanish, Portuguese, and even French-speaking background in the Americas. If more than one person has authored the submission, the lead author should fit the eligibility criteria.

All the competitions in ICD are open to AEJMC members and non-members, students and faculty. If you have questions about the call or the 2017 ICD research competition at any time please contact: Robert L. Stevenson Open Paper Competition Chair – Lindita Camaj, University of Houston, lcamaj@uh.edu or James W. Markham Student Competition Chair – Jatin Srivastava, Ohio University, srivastj@ohio.edu.

 

Call for Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposals for 2017 AEJMC Midwinter Conference in Norman, Oklahoma

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 10, 2016

The AEJMC Midwinter Conference is an annual forum for the presentation of research and debate in areas relevant to the nine AEJMC groups (divisions, interest groups and commissions) sponsoring the event. The conference provides a platform for presentations and extended discussions in a relaxed setting.
The upcoming conference is scheduled for March 3-4, 2017 at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication (University of Oklahoma) in Norman, Oklahoma. Conference participants will be able to enjoy the College’s state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as many winter diversions outside the conference activities, including world-class museums and art galleries.
We have a special focus for the 2017 conference and invite paper abstract submissions and panel proposals that specifically focus on the topic of “Covering Your Community.” However, there is also a general submission stream, in which you can submit your research and discussions as you have done in the past.

For full call for abstracts and panels, please click here

 

Call for Panels for AEJMC 2017 in Chicago, Illinois 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 1, 2016

The International Communication Division (ICD) is now accepting panel proposals for the 2017 Convention in Chicago, IL, August 9-12.

Panel Proposal Types: ICD is accepting teaching, professional freedom and responsibility (PF&R) or invited research panel proposals. Please review guidelines for each type of proposal carefully and use the provided sample panel proposal to complete your submission.

• Teaching panels should address one of the following FOUR general areas identified by the AEJMC Standing Committee on Teaching Standards: 1. Curriculum development including the philosophy, design, and examination of issues, developments, and trends in journalism or global communication. 2. Leadership issues, especially the administrative and organizational efforts formulated to address the changes in the field of journalism and mass communication. 3. Course Content and Methods showcasing innovative teaching techniques and strategies. 4. Assessment reports highlighting diverse range of activities measuring the effectiveness of journalism education.

• Professional Freedom and Responsibility panels should focus on one or more of the following areas: freedom of expression; ethics; media criticism & accountability; racial, gender and cultural inclusiveness; or public service.

• Research panels should focus on original, innovative and trending research by a panel of experts on a topic related to international communication.

You should submit your proposal to only one division, and we invite you to submit it to the ICD. Considering that there are a limited number of conference slots available for our division, priority will be given to proposals that are relevant to the mission of ICD. This includes proposals with institutional, regional, gender, and methodology diversity, which have confirmed co-sponsor(s) and adhere to submission guidelines. Send your proposal as an attachment to the appropriate ICD point of contact as listed below:

Research panel proposals to:

ICD Research Chair Lindita Camaj, lcamaj@uh.edu

PF&R panel proposals to:

ICD PF&R Committee Chair Sally Ann Cruikshank, sac0040@auburn.edu

Teaching panel proposals to:

ICD Teaching Standards Chair Anna Popkova, anna.popkova@wmich.edu

 

Call for Panels for AEJMC 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 1, 2015

The International Communication Division (ICD) is now accepting panel proposals for the 2015 Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota August 4-7.

Panel Proposal Types: ICD is accepting teaching, professional freedom and responsibility (PF&R) or invited research panel proposals. Please review guidelines for each type of proposal carefully and use the provided sample panel proposal to complete your submission.

  • Teaching panels should address one of the following FOUR general areasidentified by the AEJMC Standing Committee on Teaching Standards:
  1. Curriculum development including the philosophy, design, and examination of issues, developments and trends in journalism or global communication.
  2. Leadership issues, especially the administrative and organizational efforts formulated to address the changes in the field of journalism and mass communication.
  3. Course Content and Methods showcasing innovative teaching techniques and strategies.
  4. Assessment reports highlighting diverse range of activities measuring the effectiveness of journalism education.
  • Professional Freedom and Responsibility panels should focus on one or more of the following areas: freedom of expression; ethics; media criticism & accountability; racial, gender and cultural inclusiveness; or public service.
  • Research panels should focus on original, innovative and trending research by a panel of experts on a topic related to international communication.

You should submit your proposal to only one division, and we invite you to submit it to the ICD. Given that there are a limited number of conference slots available for our division, priority will be given to proposals that are relevant to the mission of ICD; include institutional, regional, gender, and methodology diversity; and have confirmed co-sponsor(s) and adhere to submission guidelines. Send your proposal as an attachment to the appropriate ICD point of contact as listed below:

Research panel proposals to:

ICD Research Chair

Mohammed Al-Azdee,

malazdee@bridgeport.edu

 

PF&R panel proposals to:

ICD PF&R Committee Chair

Sally Ann Cruikshank,

sac0040@auburn.edu

 

Teaching panel proposals to:

ICD Teaching Standards Chair

Anna Popkova,

anna.popkova@wmich.edu

 

Proposal Format: All proposals should be one-page in length (single-spaced) and include the

following:

  1. Panel title: Be creative and broad with your title – keep in mind current trending issues and potential for attracting co-sponsors.
  1. Panel type: A statement of whether the panel would be a Teaching, Research or Professional Freedom and Responsibility

Panel Description: Describe clearly in one paragraph the key issues or subject matter to be addressed by the panelists.

  1. Rationale for the Panel: Describe briefly why the panel’s topic is important.
  1. Panel Sponsorship: 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. 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 conference and give the division a chance to take part in more sessions.
  1. Possible Panelists [about 3]: Names of proposed panelists, affiliation and contact information for each (please indicate whether they have committed to participate). 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.
  1. Panel Moderator: Provide name of the person who will moderate the panel (remember this can be you or someone you nominate).
  1. Contact Person: Provide name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number for the person proposing the panel.

Thank you, and we look forward to your submissions!

Jeannine Relly,

ICD Head

jrelly@email.arizona.edu

Ammina Kothari,

ICD Vice-Head

abkgpt@rit.edu