Join MC&S at Midwinter
The University of Oklahoma will again host the 2018 AEJMC Midwinter Conference in the beautiful Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018. Look for something special this year – it will the 10th consecutive year for the Gaylord College at OU to host Midwinter!
This conference is a great opportunity for students and faculty to get initial feedback on their studies before the submission deadline for the national conference, and to get to present their research in an intimate, welcoming environment. In 2017, despite a record number of Midwinter submissions, MCS had an acceptance rate of 54%. MCS, as usual, accounted for one-third of all papers presented at the Midwinter conference and hosted a record eight panels last year, including journalism education, critical theory and culture, advertising, the 2016 campaign, agenda setting, the shifting boundaries of journalism, international differences in media, and meta-analysis as a research tool.
The deadline to submit to Midwinter is noon, Friday, December 22. Submit your abstracts of 600 to 800 words, excluding author information and references, to the AEJMC Midwinter conference via the new content management system. You’ll have to click the Sign Up Here link first, then select MCS as your division when you submit. If you have any questions, please email the MCS Midwinter chair Xi Cui firstname.lastname@example.org or Associate Chair email@example.com. Authors will be notified of their submissions’ status by mid-January.
Abstracts should give a clear sense of relevant literature, research objectives, methods employed, the stage of the research project and initial or expected findings and conclusions. Papers cannot be under review at other outlets (e.g., ICA). However, Midwinter submissions, even accepted papers, are eligible to be resubmitted to the national AEJMC conference April 1. The division will also honor the top paper at Midwinter and graduate students can apply for a $500 travel award from MCS.
Panel proposals are also welcome and we always need Division members willing to serve as reviewers in December, and discussants and moderators in March. Please contact Xi Cui or Kelly if you’ll be available and are willing to help – thanks!