Papers, Proposals & Editors

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Call for Applications
The Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication
Background: The purpose of the Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication is to increase racial, gender and ethnic diversity in administrative and other senior-level positions in journalism and communication education. The Institute’s objective is to offer a year-round program to identify, recruit, mentor and train future leaders and administrators. The Institute is co-sponsored by AEJMC and the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication. Applicants MUST BE current AEJMC members and an associate or full professor interested in administration. The program is primarily for those who aspire to be deans, directors or department chairs. It also will accept those who may be prospects for endowed professorships and chairs and other senior faculty positions. All application materials should be received by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, March 20, 2015. See Complete Call.

GIFT is Back!
Scholastic, C-Tech, and CCJA are pleased to announce that Great Ideas for Teachers – GIFT – will be back at the 2015 AEJMC Conference in San Francisco. GIFT is a refereed panel presentation of the best teaching tips and techniques. Any member of AEJMC is eligible to submit their GIFT idea to the panel, which will narrow all submissions to a list of the Top 25 tips for the presentation at the Conference. One of these 25 will also earn the title of Top GIFTER for 2015. NICOLE KRAFT at Ohio State University will head up the entry process. SUSAN ZAKE of Kent State University will lead the judging. JOHN KEREZY of Cuyahoga Community College will spearhead the panel presentation and announcement of the top GIFTer at the Conference in San Francisco. If you wish to submit a GIFT idea, you can contact Nicole at Also, watch for news/updates at this blog site:

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Information Access and Control in an Age of Big Data
Guest Editors
Edward L. Carter, J.D. LL.M., Associate Professor, Brigham Young University
Laurie Thomas Lee, Ph.D., Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
We invite contributions to a special issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly that will address access to and control of information in an age of Big Data. We encourage submissions that approach this topic from an inclusive range of fields and research methodologies within journalism and mass communication and also from other disciplines, with a focus on the implications of the topic to media and society. Submission Deadline for Papers: June 1, 2015. See Complete Call.

Conference Papers Again Eligible for News Audience Research Award
The News Audience Research Paper Award is an effort to encourage more research and discussion on the audience for news. Accepted 2015 AEJMC papers that have researched some aspect of the news audience are automatically eligible to be reviewed by a specially appointed committee for this award. Cash prizes in the amount of $500, $300 and $100 will be given to the first-, second- and third-place winners at the AEJMC Business Meeting in San Francisco. See Complete Call.

Call for Papers: Mobile Media
If you are trying to adapt your curriculum to be “digital first,” you might be missing out on the opportunity to be an emergent leader. Digital first has been replaced by mobile first. The digital disruptor is already being disrupted, because our industries are going where their audiences are, and that’s mobile. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator is seeking research papers on mobile media pedagogy and classroom best practices. Deadline for submission of manuscripts is midnight, May 1, 2015. See Complete Call.

Call for Abstracts and Papers
AEJMC Pre-conference Symposium
Sponsored by the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California
Nation Branding and Public Diplomacy: The Model of Country Concept
AEJMC 2015 – Annual Conference • San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel – August 5, 2015
Researchers and professionals from a variety of disciplines have pursued the concepts of nation branding and public diplomacy, not surprisingly using existing discipline-specific theories, models and terminology to frame their work.  A core group of communication scholars, for instance, has developed around the study of public diplomacy as public relations.  Scholars from marketing continue to explore ways in which a country’s image can be managed like a brand.  While many have written about the overlaps and intersections of nation branding and public diplomacy, few have attempted to view the two fields, and the many related areas, holistically. 500 word abstracts to be submitted by April 15, 2015/ Full papers due July 15, 2015. See Complete Call.

Submissions Open for AEJMC Logo Competition 2016
We’re looking forward to receiving student submissions for the AEJMC 2016 Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please encourage your students to take part. The winner will receive $100, but more importantly, the logo will be used in all AEJMC marketing and conference materials for 2016. Please do not hesitate to contact Alia Yunis, the logo chair, if you have any questions: The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2015. See Complete Call.

Best Practices in Online and Blended Learning
A teaching competition sponsored by the AEJMC Elected Committee on Teaching
For the 10th year, the AEJMC Elected Committee on Teaching is looking to 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. Deadline: Entries should be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, March 20, 2015. See Complete Call.

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