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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: mediosysociedad@udesa.edu.ar.
  • 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.

For more information, please contact mediosysociedad@udesa.edu.ar or visit our website cemediosysociedad.wordpress.com.

Call for the AEJMC-Knudson Latin America Prize

AEJMC is calling for books and manuscript-length non-fiction reporting projects (including multi-media) for the AEJMC-Knudson Latin America Prize. This award will be given annually to a book or project concerning Latin America or coverage of issues in Latin America. The work must make an original contribution to improve knowledge about Latin America to U.S. students, journalists or the public.

The submission should either be journalistic or educational in nature, or both. The submission may be the result of one author or a team’s work. The work must have been published in English. Only one submission is allowed per person. AEJMC does reserve the right to not present an award.

Topics are open, but preference will be given to work on civic issues or topics that promote social change and that break new ground. Works must have been published in 2014.
Entries should include six copies of the work as well as a narrative putting the work in social, political and cultural context.

The winner must attend the AEJMC conference in San Francisco in August 2015 to receive the award. The winner will be notified by early June 2015. Questions may be directed to Jennifer McGill at aejmchq@aol.com or 803-798-0271.

To submit a work for the AEJMC-Knudson Latin American Prize, submit the following to Jennifer McGill, AEJMC, 234 Outlet Pointe Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210­5667, for receipt by Monday, December 1, 2014:

(1) a nomination letter that includes the work’s title, author(s) or editor(s), copyright/publication date, publisher, and an explanation of the work’s contribution;
(2) the author’s mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
(3) specific language stating “As the author/editor of this title nominated for the AEJMC-Knudson Latin American Prize, I guarantee that if I am the award winner, I will attend the prize presentation at the 2015 AEJMC Conference in San Francisco, as a registered conference participant”; and
(4) six copies of the work to be considered for the award.

This award was endowed by the late Jerry Knudson, an emeritus professor at Temple University. Knudson was a long-time AEJMC member whose research and publications focused on Latin America.

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 http://www.aejmc.com/?page_id=190
    • 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
Ammina.Kothari@rit.edu
Teaching panel proposals to:
ICD Teaching Standards Chair
Joe Weber
Jweber8@unl.edu

PF&R panel proposals to:
ICD PF&R Committee Chair
Lindita Camaj
lcamaj@uh.edu

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: http://aejmc.org/events/montreal2014/the-schedule/

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
emetzgar@indiana.edu

Jeannine Relly
ICD Vice-Head
jrelly@email.arizona.edu

Call for Papers: International Perspectives on Community Journalism

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON COMMUNITY JOURNALISM
Special, joint issue call for papers: Community Journalism and Grassroots Editor

Submission deadline: September 2, 2014 (extended abstracts); December 15, 2014 (full manuscript); March 2015 (publication)
Guest editor: John Hatcher of the University of Minnesota Duluth
Overview: This special, joint issue, titled “International Perspectives on Community Journalism,” will attempt to unite top scholars in the field of community journalism in an exploration of this growing and exciting area of research. This issue also will solicit articles from leading community journalists from across the globe who will offer their own analyses of the state of community journalism.

  • Grassroots Editor, the journal of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper
    Editors, was first published in January of 1960.
  • Community Journalism, first published in 2012, is the online, peer-reviewed journal based at Texas Christian University that is the official journal of the Community Journalism Interest Group (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication).

Peer-reviewed articles: This special issue will explore the nature of community journalism on a global scale. We seek mostly empirical work, though we welcome methodologies of all types (including well-reasoned theoretical pieces). We invite manuscripts that discuss community journalism at both the country level and in comparative, multi-country analyses.

Essays from the field: Community journalists who are members of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors are encouraged to submit pieces that offer a perspective on community journalism in their country. Ideally, these pieces will include some original reporting and look beyond the case of one newspaper or news organization. For both peer-reviewed articles and essays from professionals, articles that broach the following kinds of topics are encouraged:

  • Does the concept of community journalism have the same meaning regardless of the cultural setting?
  • What role does community journalism play in providing a voice to communities historically overlooked by larger publications?
  • Does print journalism remain a vital medium in some countries and for some communities? Why/why not?
  • What is the historical context that defines community journalism in a given
    country?

Submission instructions/deadlines: Peer-reviewed articles should be no more than
8,000 words in length, excluding references etc. Please submit an extended abstract (750
words or less) and 2-3 suggested reviewers no later than September 2, 2014, to
jhatcher@d.umn.edu. Abstracts should outline the proposed research and give a sense of
the theoretical approach, method and timeline for completion. Full manuscripts are due
December 15, 2014 (also to jhatcher@d.umn.edu), when they will be peer-reviewed and
considered for acceptance by members of the editorial board of Community Journalism.
The scheduled date of publication is March 2015. The journal will be available online
and will be printed thanks to the support of ISWNE. Please contact John Hatcher at
jhatcher@d.umn.edu with questions. Manuscripts should conform to the guidelines for
Community Journalism (http://journal.community-journalism.net/content/call-papers).

Call for Abstracts – ICA Journal Communication, Culture & Critique (Deadline: August 15, 2014)

Call for Abstracts – ICA Journal Communication, Culture & Critique (Deadline: August 15, 2014)
Special issue on Africa, Media and Globalization
Guest editor: H. Leslie Steeves, University of Oregon, USA
Consulting editors: Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Audrey Gadzekpo, University of Ghana, Ghana; John Hanson, Indiana University, USA

Globalization is not new to Africa, as histories of global conquest and colonial/postcolonial intervention have shaped the continent in recent centuries: the exploits of European explorers, traders and missionaries leading to the so-called ‘scramble for Africa’ and the division of the continent at the Berlin conference of 1884-85; post-independence alignments during the Cold War; and post-Cold War colonization via ideological and political economic processes and structures. However, to the extent that globalization is a process of neoliberal integration of economies and cultures, sub-Saharan Africa has lagged behind other regions of the world and the overwhelming majority of Africans have not benefited from the spread of the global economy. Scholars today argue that Africa’s continued marginalization and exploitation are sustained by new hegemonic powers in Asia that benefit from Africa’s resources. China’s emergence as an economic superpower and its enormous and escalating investment in Africa must be included in analyses of Africa and globalization, as Africa’s global integration is no longer determined predominantly by Western interests. In her popular TED talk Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie speaks eloquently of Africa’s ‘single story’ of victimization, a narrative that contributes to Africa’s enduring erasure in Western media via homogenization, denial of agency, and economic dependence. At the same time, an overarching ‘single story’ discourse overshadows the production and distribution of media content by and for Africans. Further, the historic global movements of African peoples and cultures suggests many untold and under-told stories of globalization, stories unfolding at a rapid pace with growing technology and internet access. The spread of technology raises many questions, such as: in what ways do technologies impose alien values on African communities and/or extend indigenous values?

This special issue of CCC on Africa seeks diverse studies that critically address and illuminate 21st century stories about media and globalization relevant to Africa at multiple levels of observation and analysis. CCC is primarily a qualitative journal of the International Communication Association that publishes critical and interpretive research in media, communication, and cultural studies. Articles may focus primarily on phenomena relevant to one country, group or region, or may be comparative (one example might be the media’s contemporary role in evangelism and homosexuality legislation). Articles may address any aspect of media and globalization, including discourses, practices and structures of: journalism; popular culture (film, television, music, celebrity philanthropy, tourism promotion, beauty pageants, etc.); information and communication technologies (ICTs); foreign aid; and/or infrastructure investment, particularly in telecommunications.

Theoretical and methodological approaches may vary consistent with the guidelines of the journal (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1753-9137/homepage/ForAuthors.html) as long as they contribute to our knowledge and conceptual understanding of media and globalization and relate directly to Africa.

Authors should email an abstract (500 words) to Leslie Steeves (lsteeves@uoregon.edu, lesliesteeves@gmail.com) by August 15, 2014. The editor and consulting editors will review all submissions and successful authors will be invited to submit a full manuscript. Abstracts and manuscripts must be in English. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified of acceptance by October 15, 2014. Full papers will be subject to anonymous peer review, and full papers are due by February 15, 2015.

Nominations for 2014 Equity & Diversity Award

The AEJMC is seeking nominations (applications and self-nominations are welcome) for the 2014 AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award, which recognizes academic units that are working toward, and have attained demonstrable success in increasing equity and diversity.

Read the award call at http://www.aejmc.org/home/2013/10/aejmc-equity-diversity-award/

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern time, March 18, 2014.

Please address any questions to: Deb Aikat <da@unc.edu>, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ICD Call for Papers and Reviewers

The All Academic site is now open for conference paper submissions for the AEJMC 2014 Montreal, Canada, Conference.

Please consider submitting a paper to the AEJMC’s International Communication Division for presentation in August 2013. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) on Tuesday, April 1.

A copy of the AEJMC Uniform Paper Call may be found here, and a copy of the ICD paper competitions may be found here. All papers must be submitted through the All Academic management system.

The International Communication Division also needs reviewers. The ICD is one of AEJMC’s largest and every year we receive many papers for the annual conference. We need scholars to help us review all submissions, for both the student competition and the general competition. Please consider signing on to review at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/lmlbt5b. If you know other AEJMC members who are not members of the division yet would make good reviewers, please forward them the link and invite them to complete the form. (Please note: Though we welcome – and strongly encourage – graduate student submissions, graduate students do not participate in the review process. We encourage graduate students to participate in the division in other ways.)

We hope to be able to count on your help this year.

ICD Call for Panel Proposals for AEJMC 2014 in Montreal

The AEJMC International Communication Division is now accepting panel proposals for the 2014 Convention in Montreal, Canada, Aug. 6-9. (Click here to view a PDF version of the 2014 Call for ICD proposals)

The deadline for panel proposals is October 4. Panel proposals must include:

  1. A working title and panel description.
  2. 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. (For 2014, we are especially interested in receiving proposals focused on Teaching.)
  3. 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 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. For ideas on co-sponsoring opportunities, you can find a list of divisions and groups at http://www.aejmc.com/?page_id=190. 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.
  4. A statement about why the panel’s topic is important.
  5. A brief description of issues the panelists could discuss.
  6. Names or descriptions of possible panelists. If you have specific people in mind, please identify them. Firm commitments are not needed, but it helps to know if those people would be willing to serve. If you don’t have names, say what type of panelist you are aiming for – a scholar with a particular expertise or someone from a particular media company. 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 anyhow.
  7. 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:

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 2013 convention in Washington, DC:

  • Journalists Under Fire: Latest Research and Trends about Violence and Censorship against Journalists around the World
  • Beyond the Border:  Teaching Journalism in the US and Mexico
  • Truth and Accuracy in Terminology: Toward Improving Journalism about Immigrants and Immigration
  • Public Diplomacy Research in Journalism & Mass Communication: What We Can Contribute
  • Social Media and International News Reporting: Responses and Case Studies
  • Cyberactivism: Slacktivism or Digital Citizenship?
  • Press Freedom Principles: Do They Work in the Middle East?
  • Reporting Africa: The Paradigmatic and Diachronic Dynamics

The complete AEJMC 2013 program is available at: http://dc13.aejmc.org/

Selection of panel proposals for 2014 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!

ICD call for papers and reviewers

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a paper to AEJMC’s International Communication Division for presentation in August 2013 in Washington, DC. ICD’s complete call for papers is listed below. The deadline is April 1.

The International Communication Division also need reviewers. ICD is one of AEJMC’s largest and every year we receive – literally — hundreds of papers for the annual conference. ICD is popular – and growing. We need your help!

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