WJEC Call for papers

Global Media in a Disruptive Age

A special research competition sponsored by AEJMC
at the fifth World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC)
Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France
July 9-11, 2019 (AEJMC Pre-conference Workshop on July 8)

Full paper submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

AEJMC invites full papers on the topic of Global Media in a Disruptive Age to be presented at a special AEJMC-sponsored research session at the fifth World Journalism Education Congress in Paris, France. An AEJMC pre-conference workshop is set for Monday, July 8. AEJMC research papers submitted for this call will be presented either Wednesday, July 10, or Thursday, July 11.

Research papers are eligible for five prizes offered by AEJMC:  Faculty authors – $750 first place, $250 second place; Student authors – $750 first place, $250 second place; Joint faculty/student authors – $750 first place.

Papers may consider any topic related to global media in a disruptive age. Papers might examine media production, content, regulation or audiences in global settings or consider media in the context of social, economic, occupational, regulatory, or governmental disruptions and transitions. Papers should be grounded in theory or a conceptual framework, but research based on all methods—qualitative, quantitative and interpretive—is welcome. Papers examining solely U.S. media content, production or audiences are not eligible for presentation, though papers that use U.S. media or media audiences in comparison with media from other areas will be considered.

Submission requirements
All research papers must be submitted by email to WJEC2019@ua.edu in Word or as a PDF. Each paper must include an abstract of no more than 75 words, which should be submitted on a page containing the title of the paper and an indication of whether the paper is a faculty paper, student paper, or joint faculty-student paper. Papers must be no longer than 25 double-spaced pages, excluding the title/abstract page, references, and any tables, figures, or charts. Do NOT include the author’s name on the title page or anywhere else in the manuscript. Include all author information (names, affiliations, etc.) in the e-mail body only. Remove all identifying information from the document, including information in the file properties. Take every precaution to ensure that your self-citations do not reveal your identity. Papers uploaded with identifying information will be subject to automatic disqualification from the competition.

Papers must be submitted and presented in English, the official language for WJEC meetings. Submitted papers are accepted for peer review on the understanding that they have not been presented at another conference, are not under review for another conference, and have not been accepted for publication in a scholarly journal prior to the conference. There is an exception for works presented at the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium or the AEJMC Midwinter Meeting. Revised versions of paper presented at those two meetings may be presented, provided they fit the topic of the research session and the submission requirements.

Only members of AEJMC may present, though non-members are welcome to submit and join, at https://www.aejmc.org/home/membership, if their papers are selected for presentation. Members from outside the United States receive a discounted AEJMC membership rate of $100 per year. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for WJEC and attend the conference to present the paper.

Papers must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Feb. 1 (4:59 a.m. Feb. 2 GMT) by email to WJEC2019@ ua.edu. Authors will be notified about acceptance by March 8, 2019. The Congress is the fifth programmed by the World Journalism Education Council, a coalition representing academic associations worldwide that are involved in journalism and mass communication at the university level. By bringing organizations from six continents together, the Council hopes to provide a common space for journalism educators from around the world and to focus on issues that are universal in the field. Previous meetings have taken place in Singapore, South Africa, Belgium, and New Zealand. Learn more at http://www.wjec.paris.

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