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Special 2019 Award Opportunity for AEJMC Members • Conducting News Audience Research
Now in its sixth year, the News Audience Research Paper Award recognizes the best AEJMC conference paper that researched the audience for news. Accepted 2019 AEJMC conference papers that have researched some aspect of the news audience are automatically eligible to be reviewed by a specially appointed committee for this important award. The author(s) of the winning paper will receive a $500 cash prize and certificate at AEJMC in Toronto. There is no separate submission process for this award. Papers on the news audience should be submitted to the division, commission or interest group that is the best fit for the paper. After the review process has been completed by each group, accepted papers will then go through a separate review process for the News Audience Research Paper Award. See Complete Call.

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.

AEJMC Research Prize for Professional Relevance
AEJMC is seeking submissions for the 2019 AEJMC Research Prize for Professional Relevance. The 2016-18 AEJMC Presidential Task Force on Bridges to the Professions established the AEJMC Research Prize for Professional Relevance to foster stronger ties between media professionals and educators. The Research Prize for Professional Relevance recognizes each year’s top AEJMC conference papers that bring newfound clarity and insight to emerging media industry practices, cultures and business imperatives. A committee of academic and professional judges will select the winning papers, to be awarded at the 2019 AEJMC conference in Toronto. The award will be administered via the normal AEJMC paper submission process, whose deadline is April 1, 2019. See Complete Call.

Best Practices in Teaching Media Literacy
A teaching competition sponsored by the AEJMC Elected Committee on Teaching
For the 13th year, the AEJMC Elected Committee on Teaching will honor innovative teaching ideas from our colleagues. Each year, the committee selects three winners in a themed competition highlighting different areas across the journalism and mass communication curriculum. The 2019 Best Practices competition will focus on media literacy; we seek entries that explain how you have used projects or tasks to teach media literacy in the context of journalism and mass communication, with respect to content and/or practice. This area is broad, and ideas are welcomed from all disciplines represented among our membership. Teaching areas appropriate for this competition include, but are not limited to, media and society; print, broadcast, reporting and editing; public relations; advertising; media law; media ethics; visual communication; and photojournalism. Deadline: Entries should be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, March 15, 2019. See Complete Call.

Paper Call: Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy
The Law and Policy Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) seeks nominations for the 2018 Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy. The award is not limited to research that centers on media-specific issues; it can include First Amendment speech and press issues more broadly. The successful nomination also might be global in scope, rather than U.S.-centric, given that media law and policy as a research topic is inextricably intertwined with the rest of the world in the 21st century. Deadline: Feb. 28, 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. Applicants share one of their best teaching practices that we as journalism educators and media historians use in classrooms. Winners will frame and share their practices via a 12- to 15-minute mini, hands-on teaching module at the 2019 AEJMC convention. At least one prize will go to a student scholar or a team entry with a student member. Teaching ideas should help professors address one or more pedagogies of diversity, collaboration, community, or justice. The competition welcomes a variety of teaching ideas, including those taught across a quarter/semester or taught as a module within an individual course. We’ve added a $75 prize for four winners of the “Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History Competition.” Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019. See the 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.

Call for Electronic News Journal Co-Editor
Dr. Anthony Moretti has been serving as co-editor of Electronic News, the official journal of the Electronic News Division (END) for eight years, and along with co-editor Robert Papper, has guided the journal with dedication and a commitment to excellence. However, his university has asked him to take on an administrative role, and he consequently will be leaving his position of management over the journal. Successful applicants will hold positions as either a faculty member or researcher at a university and prove relevant expertise through experience as an editor, associate editor, editorial board member, or active reviewer for peer-reviewed journals. The next EN co-editor should have published articles relevant to online and electronic journalism with clear discernment of the goals of scholarly writing and theoretical relevance. Deadline extended to January 15, 2019. See complete call.

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