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Mass Communication and Society Call for Papers
Media Theory and the 2016 U.S. Election
Guest Editor: Mike Schmierbach, Pennsylvania State University
Contributors are invited to submit to a special issue of Mass Communication and Society devoted to this intersection: a symposium on Media Theory and the 2016 U.S. Election. Submissions should draw upon data collected during the election or from studies explicitly designed in response to questions raised by the election. They should be strongly anchored in explicitly testing and advancing theories on the role of media in political processes. Submitters should be clear about the theoretical foundations driving their results and transparent about all data and analyses; null findings well-rooted in theory are valuable contributions and will receive equal treatment in the reviewing process. Studies should focus on theory advancement and explanatory contributions. Deadline for submissions: Manuscripts are to be submitted by November 1, 2017. See complete call.

J&MCQ Special Issue Call for Papers: “Social Media in Political Campaigning around the World”
The proposed special issue will focus on the content and use of different social networks—such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Reddit and YouTube—and their perceived and observed effects during most recent political campaigns in the United States and internationally. Deadline for full paper submissions is June 1, 2017. See complete call.

Women Faculty Moving Forward: A Pathway to Success in the Academy
Pre-Convention Workshop: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Chicago

Sponsored by the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women, the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University and the AEJMC Council of Affiliates, this fifth annual workshop is designed to help junior women faculty members move forward in their careers through mentoring, networking and preparing for tenure and promotion and administration or other leadership positions. It is designed for tenure-track women, but some exceptions may be made. We are seeking a cohort of 25 women for our pre-conference workshop on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 1-5 p.m. at the AEJMC conference in Chicago. Applicants must be AEJMC members. Please return this form by June 1, 2017 to Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver, FIU School of Communication and Journalism,
Download the form and see complete workshop information.

2017 Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Woman Junior Scholar Award
Nominations are now being taken for the 2017 Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Award honoring a woman junior scholar who demonstrates outstanding research and potential for future scholarship. Sponsored by The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University and the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women, this recognition is designed to honor junior faculty researchers and encourage them as they pursue their research agendas in the academy. To nominate a scholar, please send a letter outlining her qualifications, a one-page summary of her research agenda, and a curriculum vita. Self-nominations are accepted. The winner will be honored with a check for $250 and a plaque at a reception on Aug. 8, 2017, at the AEJMC conference in Chicago. Kopenhaver, dean emeritus and professor at Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present the award. Please send any questions and award nominations by June 1, 2017, to Tracy Everbach,

Special 2017 Award Opportunity for AEJMC Members
Conducting News Audience Research
Now in its fourth year, the News Audience Research Paper Award recognizes the best AEJMC conference paper that researched the audience for news. Accepted 2017 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 of the winning paper will receive a cash prize and certificate at AEJMC in Chicago. 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.

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