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AJHA AWARD NOMINATIONS
The Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History
The organization’s highest honor recognizes individuals with an exemplary record of sustained achievement in journalism history through teaching, research, professional activities, or other contributions to the field of journalism history. Award winners need not be members of the AJHA. Nominations for the award are solicited annually, but the award need not be given every year. Those making nominations for the award should present, at the minimum, a cover letter that explains the nominee’s contributions to the field as well as a vita or brief biography of the nominee. Supporting letters for the nomination are also encouraged. The deadline is Saturday, May 13, 2017. Please send all material via email to: Mike Conway, Indiana University Media School.

AJHA AWARD NOMINATIONS
Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award

The Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award recognizes contributions by an individual outside our discipline who has made an extraordinary effort to further significantly our understanding of, or our ability to explore, media history.  Nominations are solicited annually, but the award is given only in exceptional situations.  Thus, it is not given every year. Those making nominations for the award should present, at the minimum, a cover letter that explains the nominee’s contributions to the field as well as a vita or brief biography of the nominee. Supporting letters for the nomination are also encouraged. The deadline is Saturday, May 13, 2017. Please send all material via email to: Mike Conway, Indiana University Media School.

Book of the Year Award
The American Journalism Historians Association Book of the Year Award recognizes the best book in journalism history or mass media history published during the previous calendar year. For the 2017 award, the book must have been granted a first-time copyright in 2016. AJHA recognizes the winner at its annual convention, this year in Little Rock, AR. Entrants should submit four copies of their books to:  Aimee Edmondson, Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, 208 Schoonover Center, Athens, Ohio 45701. Deadline for entries: March 31, 2017.

Journal of Communication Inquiry 2017 Special Call
The Journal of Communication Inquiry invites submissions for the 2017 theme issue, “Articulations of International Media and English.” This issue will be devoted to the connections the global spread of English makes with media production and consumption in places where English is not the mother tongue. JCI is seeking input from scholars in a variety of disciplines who can find ways to wed theory from the fields of media and linguistics to examine the intersections of English and media production and consumption. The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 11:59 p.m. CST on February 17, 2017. See complete call.

The Advertising Educational Foundation invites you to apply to the Visiting Professor Program (VPP)
The VPP is a seven-day fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. It allows professors and industry to develop a mutually beneficial relationship and to share research. The VPP gives professors a greater understanding of the industry while host companies have an opportunity to develop closer ties to academia. Professors witness first-hand the day-to-day operations of a company, while bringing academic expertise to that company. In addition, host companies tap into research and expertise from an academic POV as well as establishing a pipeline to students for internships and jobs. Application Deadline: February 17, 2017. See complete call.

 

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2017 National Journalism and Special Awards Now Open for Submissions
AAJA is proud to announce the call for entries and nominations for the 2017 National Journalism Awards, the 2017 Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights & Social Justice, the 2017 AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2017 Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism. Award winners will be announced at the 2017 AAJA National Convention in Philadelphia at the Gala Awards & Scholarship Banquet on July 29. All submissions must be made online by March 17. See the complete call.

International Professional Fellowship at the University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury invites applications for its Media and Communication Visiting Fellowship during the second semester of 2017 (July-October). The fellow is expected to offer a number of research seminars to staff/students and meet graduate research students to provide general advice and feedback. The ideal candidate will be a senior or mid-career scholar. The fellowship covers the cost of a return flight to New Zealand, accommodation and a per diem that should cover additional living costs for a four to six week period. The fellow is provided with an office in the department for conducting their own research, a computer and access to the university library. The fellowship should take place either during the periods 17 July to 25 August or 11 September to 20 October, with a minimum of 4 weeks and maximum of 6 weeks spent at the University of Canterbury over this period. The Media and Communication department at the University of Canterbury is a research-led department with strengths in a number of areas. The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference.” The fellow will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich their professional and personal development. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to the Fellowship Committee at journalism@canterbury.ac.nz by 28 February 2017. A decision will be made regarding the fellow in early March 2017. Questions regarding the fellowship should be directed to Babak Bahador at babak.bahador@canterbury.ac.nz.

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