AEJMC—ICD STUDENT INTERNATIONAL MULTIMEDIA NEWS STORY CONTEST—2016

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.
Rules
(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.
Awards
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: sr02@txstate.edu
Postmark Deadline: April 8, 2016

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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: http://aejmc.us/icd/

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!

Sincerely,

Jeannine Relly
ICD Head
jrelly@email.arizona.edu

Ammina Kothari
ICD Vice Head
abkgpt@rit.edu

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Off-site Tour and Dinner

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We would like to extend an invitation to each of you to consider two International Communication Division off-site activities during the AEJMC conference in San Francisco.

On August 7, there will be a tour of AJ+. We will meet in the conference hotel lobby and leave at 11 a.m. for the walk to the AJ+ office, 118 King Street. The one-hour tour begins at 11:30 a.m. There are only 15 slots because of space limitations in the building. If you would like to attend, please sign up with Vice Head Jeannine Relly at <jrelly@email.arizona.edu>.

AJ+ describes the organization this way: “AJ+ is the digital-only video news network and community from the Al Jazeera innovation department. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, AJ+’s endeavor is to reimagine the news for a mobile-centric generation by meeting its audience in every digital space, and creating custom content for online social communities including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and the AJ+ mobile app. AJ+ highlights human struggles and achievements, empowers impassioned voices, and challenges the status quo in a brazen way that delivers a refreshing perspective on global current events.”

On August 8, we will hold our off-site dinner at Fang Restaurant http://www.fangrestaurant.com/location.html, a Chinese establishment at 660 Howard Street. We’ll meet in the conference hotel lobby at 6:40 p.m. and walk to the restaurant. The reservation is for 7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. and as always is self-pay. We have secured space for 20 people and could expand that if needed. Please send an RSVP to Jeannine Relly jrelly@email.arizona.edu if you plan to join us.

We hope to see you in San Francisco!

With all best wishes,

Jeannine Relly, ICD Vice Head

Emily Metzgar, ICD Head

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International Multimedia News Contest Winners

The International Communication Division of AEJMC is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s International Multimedia News Contest. Winners will be acknowledged at ICD’s business meeting in San Francisco on Friday, August 7 at 8:30 p.m. Congratulations to all!

 

First Place

Christine Rushton (Syracuse University): “Refugees watching the Iraqi divide from afar” (http://www.thenewshouse.com/story/refugees-watching-iraqi-divide-afar)

Second Place

Collin Krizmanich (Michigan State University): “The Islamic State and the Yazidis: Attack on Sinjar.” (http://collinkrizmanich.com/the-islamic-state-and-the-yazidis-attack-on-sinjar/)

Third Place

Kelsey Husnick (Kent State University): “Fostering Estonia Enterprise.” (http://www.datelinebaltics.org/2014/04/18/entrepreneurial-ecosytem-fosters-estonian-enterprise/)

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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.

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AEJMC-ICD Student International Multimedia News Story Contest – 2015

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM

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.

Rules

  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.

Awards

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: sr02@txstate.edu

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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.

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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.

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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 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

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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).

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