Papers, Proposals & Editors

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Advances in Global Health Communication
We invite contributions to a special issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly on “Advances in Global Health Communication.” This issue conceives “global” in a broad sense. Global health communication encompasses issues related to media and health that span countries, as well as those that are common within different countries, with media broadly conceived to include new and old media pertinent to journalism, advertising, public relations, health media campaigns, and other forms of strategic communication. Submission Deadline for Papers: June 1, 2016. See Complete Call.

2016 Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Junior Scholar Award
Nominations are being taken for the third annual 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 nominations is June 1, 2016. See Complete Call.

2016 Call for Papers and Panels
The Visual Communication Conference
Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City • June 22-26, 2016
The organizers of the 30th Annual Visual Communication Conference invite faculty and students to submit research and creative presentations from the varied and emergent field of visual communication. Topics may include, but are not limited to, graphic design, visual aesthetics, visual rhetoric, semiotics, still and motion photography, documentary and feature films, visual literacy, visual ethics, multimedia and new communication technologies, visual culture, and pedagogy in visual communication. While the range of topics and presentation modes is varied, authors and creators of all accepted submissions must present their work in a visual way. Deadline for proposals is March 10, 2016. See Complete Call.

The News Audience Research Paper Award
You are invited to submit an AEJMC Paper on the News Audience so that it can be considered for the 2016 News Audience Research Paper Award. The News Audience Research Paper Award was created to encourage more research and discussion about the audience for news. Accepted 2016 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 award. Certificates and 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 Minneapolis. 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.

Visual Communication Logo Competition
Students of AEJMC Members Can Submit to Logo Competition
Submissions open for the annual AEJMC logo competition, sponsored by AEJMC’s Visual Communication Division. The competition is open to students of AEJMC members for design of AEJMC’s 2017 conference logo; the conference is heading back to the city where the AEJMC Conference began, Chicago (Aug. 9-12, 2017). The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016. See Complete Call.

Call for Research Papers for Special Anniversary Issue of JAE
The Journal of Advertising Education is seeking relevant, high quality research papers for publication in the 20th Anniversary special double-edition of the journal, which will be published in August 2016. Volume 20, Nos. 1-2 ideally will feature new research examining macro-issues in advertising education, analyses of the journal and its contribution to the academy, retrospective pieces on advertising pedagogy and professors, as well as essays and reprints of “classic” JAE papers from the last 20 years. Papers must be received by March 1, 2016 for full consideration. See Complete Call.

Call for Nominations for the 2015 Harry W. Stonecipher Award
The Stonecipher Award Selection Committee of the AEJMC Law and Policy Division is seeking nominations for the 2015 Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy. The award honors the legacy of Harry W. Stonecipher. Stonecipher, who died in 2004, was an acclaimed and influential First Amendment educator. He nurtured a number of media law scholars during his 15-year career at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, beginning in 1969. Nominations are due before Sunday, February 28, 2016. See Complete Call.

2016 AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award
AEJMC is seeking nominations (applications and self-nominations are welcome) for the 2016 AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award, which recognizes journalism and mass communication academic units that are working toward, and have attained measurable success, in increasing equity and diversity among their faculty. Call for nominations deadline: January 8, 2016. See Complete Call.

AEJMC Southeast Colloquium
General Call for Papers and Panels
Authors and scholars are invited to submit research papers and panel proposals for the 41st Annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, which will be held March 3-5, 2016, at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Deadline for papers and panels is midnight EST on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. See Complete Call.

Call for Book Editor: The Journal of Advertising Education
The Journal of Advertising Education (A publication of the Advertising Division Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) is seeking a book editor for a three-year renewable term beginning January 2016. The Journal of Advertising Education is a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to research and commentary on instruction, curriculum and leadership in advertising education. In addition to traditional research, the journal publishes articles and opinion pieces; teaching innovations and evaluation; reports and book/software reviews. The journal is printed and mailed to subscribers twice per year (May and November). Applications due: December 1, 2015 for full consideration. See Complete Call.

AEJMC 2016 Midwinter Meeting Heads to University of Oklahoma
Authors are invited to submit research paper abstracts and panel proposals to the AEJMC 2016 Midwinter Conference. The conference will be held Feb. 26­-27, 2016, at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Norman, OK. The conference is an annual forum for the presentation of research and debate in areas relevant to the nine AEJMC groups (divisions, interest groups and commissions) sponsoring the event. Deadline for submissions is by noon on December 1, 2015. See Complete Call.

WJEC Call for Abstracts
Identity and Integrity in Journalism Education
July 14-16, 2016, Auckland, New Zealand
The fourth World Journalism Education Congress will be held at the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand between July 14 and 16, 2016. It follows the successful third congress held in Mechelen, Belgium, in July 2013. (For details see and
The WJEC is inviting academic paper abstracts related to the wider issue of journalism education for presentation as refereed research papers at the conference. Abstracts will be accepted on any topics related to mass communication but submitters are encouraged to focus their submissions on the broader conference theme, “Identity and Integrity in Journalism Education” and to specifically relate their work to: Mobile/Social/User-generated Media and Journalism; Research Trends in Journalism; Utilizing the Professional Connection in Journalism Education; 
21st Century Ethical Issues in Journalism; Journalism Education and an Informed Citizenry; 
Journalism Programs Offered by the Industry; 
Journalism Education in the South Pacific; and Journalism Education in Asia. Abstract submission guidelines: WJEC invites interested presenters to electronically submit abstracts only (minimum 500 words; maximum 800 words) by December 1, 2015. See Complete Call.

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