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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.

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.

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 Papers [PDF]
International Regional Conference
AEJMC, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, will hold its first international regional conference in Santiago, Chile, October 15-17, 2015. The event will gather academics and professionals from diverse areas linked to the study and practice of journalism and communication. The conference will be trilingual —Spanish, Portuguese and English—and will be held at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s main campus in downtown Santiago. The invitation to submit an original research paper or panel proposal is open to researchers and professionals in Latin America, the United States, and other parts of the world. Topics for submission are not limited to Latin America. Papers submissions due by 11 pm (Santiago-Chile time) May 1, 2015. 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.

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