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Mass Communication & Society Call for Papers
What IS News?
Guest Editors: Donnalyn Pompper, University of Oregon and Lindsay Hoffman, University of Delaware
This gripping question that sociologist Herbert Gans first asked in his seminal 1979 book, Deciding What’s News, is now more relevant than ever. The concept of mass communication has changed significantly since Dr. Gans conducted his ethnography of newsrooms to discover how producers of news define and select news that is communicated via mass media. In many ways, the traditional newsroom doesn’t even exist anymore. Moreover, our mass communication theories for explaining peoples’ perceptions of news and their understandings of it have grown considerably since the 1970s. The aim of this special issue is to build upon traditional approaches to operationalizing and understanding mass media’s role in defining, shaping, and amplifying news – as well as peoples’ perceptions of news. This special issue will be published in early 2020 as part of Volume 23. Deadline for manuscripts submissions is May 1, 2019. See Complete Call.

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

Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History Competition
The History Division wants to hear about your innovative teaching practices – perhaps one you include in this autumn’s semester or quarter – for its 2019 AEJMC Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History competition. Submit your original and tested teaching ideas used by journalism educators and media historians that address pedagogies of diversity, collaboration, community, and/or justice. Winners will present their ideas at our 2019 conference teaching panel. Our competition welcomes and encourages people from all divisions and special interest groups to enter the competition, including students. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019. See Complete Call.

Award Call: Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Journalism and Mass Communication History
The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will present its first award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Journalism and Mass Communication History in 2019, recognizing the outstanding journalism and/or mass communication history thesis completed during the 2018 calendar year. Deadline: February 1, 2019 (11:59 p.m. Pacific). See complete call.

Journal of Communication Inquiry Call for Papers: “Mediating the #MeToo Movement: Intersectional Approach”
The Journal of Communication Inquiry (JCI) invites submissions that adopt critical-cultural approaches to exploring the #MeToo movement from an intersectional perspective for its October 2019 theme issue, “Mediating the #MeToo Movement: Intersectional Approach.” This call for papers invites submissions that problematize the ongoing cultural conversation around sexual hostility, harassment, and assault by critically examining the intersectionality of the #MeToo movement and the complex role of the media, broadly defined, in shaping the movement’s potentialities and consequences for social change. Studies that display theoretical and methodological innovation are particularly encouraged, as are submissions that bring into analysis international contexts and other social categorizations beyond race, gender, and class. Deadline for submitting manuscripts is January 15, 2019. See complete call.

2019 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium: Submissions Websites Now Open!
Do you have some research in progress you’d like to workshop? A paper ready to roll? What about a panel idea that’s so current you just can’t wait to make it happen? You don’t have to wait until Toronto! Authors are now invited to submit their work for the 44thAnnual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, happening this coming spring (March 7 – 9, 2019) in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. The Colloquium will take place in conjunction with the biennial Media & Civil Rights History SymposiumAll submissions must be completed by no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, December 17, 2018. See Complete Call.

General Call for Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposals
AEJMC Midwinter Conference at the University of Oklahoma
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication • March 1-2, 2019
The AEJMC Midwinter Conference is an annual forum for the presentation of research and debate in areas relevant to the AEJMC groups (divisions, interest groups and commissions) sponsoring the event. The conference provides a platform for presentations and extended discussions in a relaxed setting. We are happy to host the upcoming conference again at the Gaylord College, University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma between March 1 and 2, 2019. Conference participants will be able to enjoy the College’s state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as many winter diversions outside the conference activities, including world-class museums and art galleries. Paper abstract submissions: Authors are invited to submit research paper abstracts of between 600 and 800 words (word count excludes author information and references) appropriate to one of the Divisions or Interest Groups represented at the conference. Abstracts should give a clear sense of relevant literature, research objectives, methodological approach, stage of research project (conceptual, data gathering, data interpreting), findings and conclusions. Online submissions deadline December 1, 2018. See complete call.

Call for Book Proposals: AEJMC-Peter Lang Publishing Scholarsourcing Series
Now entering its fourth year, and with eight contracts already awarded, the AEJMC-Peter Lang Publishing Scholarsourcing initiative is open for fresh book proposals from AEJMC members. Based on the concept of crowdsourcing, Scholarsourcing re-imagines the way scholarly books are proposed, peer-reviewed and approved for contract. Submit an abbreviated book proposal for the first round of Scholarsourcing. The proposed book should be based on original research and should not include previously published material. Deadline for proposals is November 9, 2018. See complete call.

Mass Communication & Society Call for Papers
Refugees, Media, and Public Opinion: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
Guest Editors: Hajo Boomgaarden, Jörg Matthes and Sophie Lecheler (University of Vienna, Austria)
The complex interplays between processes of migration and refuge-seeking, public perceptions of migrant religion and religious practices as well as political radicalization toward the far-right have taken center stage in academic and political debates. Migration flows are among the defining sociopolitical conditions in many countries across the world. Particularly in receiving countries, migration is often associated with threats to the native population, with religion taking a decisive role in triggering and marking such threats. Such public perceptions, in turn, are seen as the roots of political radicalization. The political consequences are diverse, ranging from more restrictive migration policies to successes of far-right parties in elections and referenda. Media take a vital role in these processes, as carrier and interpreter of editorial or party-controlled information as well as source and platform for interpersonal types of communication. Deadline for submissions: Manuscripts are to be submitted by November 1, 2018. See Complete Call.

Research Grant Opportunity: The Gene Burd Award for Research in Urban Journalism Studies
AEJMC has partnered with the Urban Communication Foundation to create the Gene Burd Award for Research in Urban Journalism Studies. The purpose of this annual grant is to stimulate research that explains, enlightens, inspires, and improves the practice and study of journalism and communication, in order to advance our understanding of journalism in urban environments. The deadline for submitting research proposals is Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time. See complete call.

The 5th World Journalism Education Congress
Call for Abstracts
“Teaching Journalism During a Disruptive Age”
The 5th World Journalism Education Congress will be held in Paris, France, at Paris-Dauphine University, between July 9 and 11, 2019. The WJEC is currently soliciting academic paper abstracts related to the wider issue of journalism education. These will be presented as refereed research papers at the forthcoming Paris conference. Abstracts will be accepted on a variety of topics related to mass communication. However, submitters are encouraged to focus their entries on the broader conference theme: “Teaching Journalism During a Disruptive Age.” The submission deadline of October 22nd, 2018. See complete call (PDF).

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