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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.

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.

The AEJMC Emerging Scholars Program
The AEJMC Emerging Scholars Program will award $3,500 research and teaching grants to up to four research or teaching proposals to encourage innovative and timely projects in journalism and mass communication.  This is a project of the AEJMC Strategic Plan. AEJMC members may submit proposals for these grants in the fall of 2018, and selections will be announced by early January 2019. Deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, Oct. 1, 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time. See complete call.

The AEJMC Senior Scholar Research Program
The AEJMC Senior Scholar Research Programwill award up to two $5,000 grants to senior scholars to fund innovative and timely research projects in journalism and mass communication.  This is a project of the AEJMC Strategic Plan. Senior scholars who are AEJMC members may submit proposals for these grants in the fall of 2018, and selections will be announced by early January 2019. Deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, Oct. 5, at 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time. See complete call.

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