Papers, Proposals & Editors

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Call for Editor-in-Chief
Visual Communication Quarterly
The Visual Communication Quarterly (VCQ) editorial search committee is now accepting applications and nominations for editor-in-chief of the official journal of the Visual Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism Mass Communication. The tem of the editorship runs from January 2016 to December 2018, and the new editor will work with the current editor to begin reviewing articles in fall 2015. Deadline for Applications: July 1, 2015. See Complete Call.

Mass Communication & Society Announces Call for Papers
“Climate and Sustainability Communication”

Guest Editor: Donnalyn Pompper, Temple University
This Mass Communication & Society special issue shall open new conversations for integrating arenas of science and environmental communication, political communication, health communication and their respective theory and research method sets. Links between communication and sustainability have garnered significantly greater attention among scholars in Europe and Scandinavia than in North America. Reasons for this and implications of such outcomes have yet to be thoroughly examined. Collectively, business-case approaches far outnumber critical approaches among U.S.-based research on sustainability. Deadline for submissions is June 30, 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 Uniform deadline for GIFT submissions is April 19. 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 2015 Barrow Minority Scholarship Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Barrow Minority Doctoral Student Scholarship. The scholarship includes a $2,500 award and a free one-year membership in the Communication Theory and Methodology Division (CT&M) of AEJMC. Submissions must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2015. See Complete Call.

Mass Comm and Society to Award $15,000 for Research, Teaching and Service
AEJMC’s Mass Communication and Society Division is offering this spring two awards in the area of research (the Research Award and Dissertation Award), seven awards in the area of teaching (the Promising Professor Awards and Distinguishing Educator Award) and one award in the area of service (the Trayes Award) that amount to a total of nearly $15,000. Award nominations and materials are due by May 1, 2015. See Complete Call.

Journalism and Mass Communication Educator Call for Papers: Mobile Media
MobileMe&You: A Mobile-First Conference • October 28-30
College of Journalism and Mass Communications University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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.

MC&S Division to Select New Editor for Mass Communication and Society Journal
AEJMC’s Mass Communication and Society Division is now seeking applications for editor for Mass Communication and Society, published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Mass Communication and Society, MC&S’s flagship publication, is a refereed journal that publishes articles from a wide variety of perspectives and approaches that advance mass communication theory, especially at the societal or macrosocial level. Methodologically, journal articles employ qualitative and quantitative methods, survey research, ethnography, laboratory experiments, historical methods, and legal analysis. The position has a term of three years (starting January 1, 2017), with the potential for reappointment and an annual stipend of approximately $6,5000 from the publisher, with an annual 3% increase. The division will provide additional support up to $5,000 to cover editor expenses related to the administration of the journal. Also, financial support will be provided for yearly support of an editorial assistant (up to $10,000 for the academic year and up to $5,000 for summer). Stipends are also provided to associate, guest and book review editors. Inquiries about the position should be sent to editorial selection committee chair Francesca Dilllman Carpentier (, or MC&S Division Head Kevin D. Williams ( The application deadline is April 17 at 12 noon (GMT). The full call may be found at

Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media Grants
AEJMC members are invited to apply for 2015-16 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media Grants. Applicants must be fulltime faculty. Graduate students are NOT eligible for the program. The grants, funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation and administered by AEJMC, fund two weeks of study for six AEJMC members at various media outlets in order for them to learn first-hand how news and information delivery is being transformed by digital media. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. April 15 Eastern time. 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.

ICD Call for Entries
International Communication Division Opens Multimedia Student Competition
AEJMC’s International Communication Division is accepting entries for its student contest in multimedia news story writing for the year 2014-15. The contest is open to all undergraduate students. Entries must be nonfiction, journalistic stories with mutimedia support on a topic related to an international issue. Postmark deadline for entries is April 7, 2015. See Complete Call.

Urban Communication Foundation to Award 2015 AEJMC Urban Journalism Award
The Urban Communication Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2015 AEJMC Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award. The purpose of the award is to reward and thereby improve the practice and study of journalism in the urban environment by recognizing high quality urban media reporting, critical analysis, and research relevant to that content and its communication about city problems, programs, policies, and public priorities in urban life and culture. Awards are for individuals with a distinguished record of accomplished works in urban journalism. Amount of the award is $5,000. Nominations must include: (1) a letter of nomination for the individual, (2) two letters of support, (3) a copy of the nominee’s current vita/resume, and (4) additional supporting materials (e.g., reprints of articles or other media productions and additional letters of endorsement, or other appropriate information). For more information, email Peter Haratonik: Deadline for submission of materials is April 1.

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.

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