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The ICD 2016 Newsletter is here. The highlights in this issue include:

  • Division Head’s Message
  • Publications
  • Vice-Head’s Message
  • PF&R Chair’s Message
  • Digital Editor’s Message
  • Social Media Chair’s Message
  • Branding Chair’s Message
  • Teaching Standards Chair’s Message
  • Membership Chair’s Message
  • Research Liaison for Egypt’s Message
  • Research Chair’s Message
  • Multimedia Student Competition
  • Officers and Liaisons

FIU-AEJMC Latino/Latin American Communication Research Award

Reflecting the prominent and increasing contribution of Latinos to society and media, Florida International University (FIU) and AEJMC joined together to launch the Latino/Latin American Communication Research Award in Montreal in 2014. The LARA Award is now sponsored by the FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts (CARTA).

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. However, this award is not intended for European scholars, even if Hispanic, unless they have direct Latin American or North American Hispanic roots. The competition is open to AEJMC and non-AEJMC members, students, and faculty.

The competition will be administered by the ICD in cooperation with the MAC division. The selection criteria is as follows:

  1. Award recipients/authors must meet both the eligibility and the scope requirements
  2. If more than one person has authored the submission, the lead author should fit the eligibility criteria.
  3. Within the scope outlined above, submitted papers must contribute to the literature or scholarship on Latino, Hispanic, and/or Latin American journalism and mass communication studies.
  4. Each submission shall also follow the guidelines stated by the ICD or MAC divisions. In other words, awards will be selected from the pool of manuscripts submitted to both divisions through the normal paper submission process in the All Academic Portal, and winners must be included in the AEJMC annual conference’s program to receive the award.
Questions should be sent to Leonardo Ferreira at
Leonardo Ferreira, Ph.D., J.D. (Abogado)
Professor of Journalism
Worlds Ahead Scholar in International Communication
Director of International Programs
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Florida International University
3000 N.E. 151 Street, Academic 2

International Communication Division Teaching Contest 2016

The International Communication Division of AEJMC is launching a new initiative – the ICD Teaching Contest. In an effort to promote teaching excellence and recognize innovative and effective approaches to teaching international communication, ICD invites you to submit class-tested activities (these can be larger or smaller projects, assignments, games and/or simulations, service learning projects, or assessment techniques) that address one or more specific learning objective(s) in the context of teaching international/global communication/global journalism studies.

For more information please click here.


The ICD 2016 Newsletter is here. The highlights in this issue include:

  • Division Head’s Message
  • Vice-Head’s Message
  • Teaching Standard’s Head Message
  • PF&R Chair’s Message
  • ICD Teaching Contest
  • Social Media Coordinator/Chair, Digital Editor Messages
  • Upcoming conferences
  • Research Matters
  • Accolades & Activities
  • Faculty Position
  • Humphrey Fellows
  • Minneapolis Paper Competition
  • Midwinter conference
  • International Multimedia News Story Contest
  • Executive Board



Click here for the call for paper abstracts and panel proposals for the 2016 AEJMC Midwinter Conference at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Oklahoma.

Submissions this year will be through an online conference website. The International Communication Division is among the divisions participating.
If you are not submitting a proposal or abstract, please consider volunteering to review by contacting ICD Research Chair Mohammed Al-Azdee at


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 2015-2016. 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 7, 2015 and April 8, 2016 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.
Send entry and completed form 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:
Postmark Deadline: April 8, 2016

ICD call for panel proposals / AEJMC 2016 in Minneapolis

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We hope that the academic year is off to a great start.

A big thank you is in order to all of the outgoing officers of the International Communication Division and our members for their invaluable service during the past year. We also would like to welcome news officers and members to the division. You can view the list of new officers and business meeting minutes here:

Now it is time to start planning for AEJMC 2016 in Minneapolis, so we need your submissions for teaching, research and professional freedom and responsibility panel proposals. The deadline for panel proposals is Thursday, October 1, 2015. Notifications about accepted proposals will go out in early December.

Attached you will find important details about submitting a proposal, including an example of an accepted panel proposal from a previous year.

We look forward to working with you this year!


Jeannine Relly
ICD Head

Ammina Kothari
ICD Vice Head

ICD 2015 Spring Newsletter

The ICD 2015 Spring Newsletter is here. The highlights in this issue include:

  • Welcome from the Division Head
  • AEJMC 2014 memories
  • Paper award winners from AEJMC 2014
  • Looking forward to AEJMC 2015!
  • Call for ICD paper reviewers
  • Membership survey
  • AEJMC-ICD Student International Multimedia Story Contest 2015
  • Winners of the 2014 AEJMC-ICD Student International Multimedia Story Contest
  • Announcements of awards and competitions
  • FIU-AEJMC Latino/Latin American Research Award
  • Message from the ICRJ Editor
  • ICD Syllabus Bank
  • 2014-2015 ICD Executive Board

You can download a copy of the issue here.

Request for Newsletter Submissions from Members

The International Communication Division will soon be publishing a newsletter on the division’s activities. Please send us your accolades and achievements (e.g., articles and books published, new positions, other important items) so that we can let other members know about your success. You can send information no later than Feb. 1, 2014, to: