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Special 2019 Award Opportunity for AEJMC Members • Conducting News Audience Research [2]
[3]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. [2]

[4]Women Faculty Moving Forward: Pathways for success [5]
AEJMC Pre-Convention Workshop
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Toronto, Canada
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 seventh 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 Aug. 6, 2019, 1-5 p.m. at the AEJMC annual convention in Toronto, Canada. Applicants must be AEJMC members. Form must be returned by June 1, 2019. See complete call. [5]

Call for Papers: Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly Special Issue [6]
Advancing Journalism and Communication Research: New Theories and Concepts
Guest editors: Claudia Mellado, Myria Georgiou and Seungahn Nah
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly invites authors to submit papers for a Special Issue on “Advancing Journalism and Communication Research: New Theories and Concepts.” Contributions are expected to critically analyze current theoretical developments in communication and journalism studies across the world; to revisit and expand epistemological and historical foundations; to examine both the integration and opposition of perspectives from the global North and the global South; to record theoretical and epistemological approaches for global comparative research; to discuss the relevance of theories and models across different societies and media systems; and to discuss successful and failed efforts for theoretical cross-pollination within different regional and media contexts. Submission deadline: June 1, 2019. See complete call. [6]

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2019 Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Woman Junior Scholar Award [7]
Nominations are now being taken for the 2019 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. Deadline for award nominations is May 15, 2019. See complete call. [7]

Mass Communication & Society Call for Papers [8]
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. [8]

2019 AEJMC GIFT Call for Entries [9]
Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFT) will once again be a part of AEJMC’s annual conference, scheduled this year in Toronto on Aug. 7. GIFT has historically been one of the most popular sessions at the conference. Sponsored by the Small Programs Interest Group and the Scholastic Journalism Division, GIFT is a refereed presentation of the best teaching tips and techniques. The Top 25 GIFT ideas, as selected by a panel of judges from within AEJMC, will be presented at a poster session, with the top idea winning the Grand Prize Award for 2019. All entries must be received via email by Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. See complete call. [9]