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The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference
Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession
The programming groups within the Council of Divisions of the AEJMC invite submission of original, non-published, English language only research papers to be considered for presentation at the AEJMC Conference, Aug. 9 to 12, 2017, in Chicago, IL. Specific requirements for each competition — including limits on paper length — are spelled out in the listing of groups and research chairs. Papers are to be submitted in English only. Papers must be uploaded via ALL ACADEMIC no later than 11:59 P.M. (Central Daylight Time) Saturday, April 1, 2017. See complete call.


Mass Communication and Society Call for Papers
Media Theory and the 2016 U.S. Election
Guest Editor: Mike Schmierbach, Pennsylvania State University
Contributors are invited to submit to a special issue of Mass Communication and Society devoted to this intersection: a symposium on Media Theory and the 2016 U.S. Election. Submissions should draw upon data collected during the election or from studies explicitly designed in response to questions raised by the election. They should be strongly anchored in explicitly testing and advancing theories on the role of media in political processes. Submitters should be clear about the theoretical foundations driving their results and transparent about all data and analyses; null findings well-rooted in theory are valuable contributions and will receive equal treatment in the reviewing process. Studies should focus on theory advancement and explanatory contributions. Deadline for submissions: Manuscripts are to be submitted by November 1, 2017. See complete call.

J&MCQ Special Issue Call for Papers: “Social Media in Political Campaigning around the World”
The proposed special issue will focus on the content and use of different social networks—such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Reddit and YouTube—and their perceived and observed effects during most recent political campaigns in the United States and internationally. Deadline for full paper submissions is June 1, 2017. See complete call.

2017 Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Woman Junior Scholar Award
Nominations are now being taken for the 2017 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. To nominate a scholar, please send a letter outlining her qualifications, a one-page summary of her research agenda, and a curriculum vita. Self-nominations are accepted. The winner will be honored with a check for $250 and a plaque at a reception on Aug. 8, 2017, at the AEJMC conference in Chicago. Kopenhaver, dean emeritus and professor at Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present the award. Please send any questions and award nominations by June 1, 2017, to Tracy Everbach,

Call for editor(s) of the Journal of Advertising Education
The AEJMC Advertising Division invites applications and nominations for editor or co-editors of the Journal of Advertising Education. The three-year appointment begins July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2020 with an option for extension for another term. The Journal of Advertising Education is a biannual 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 outcomes, reports and book/software reviews. Nominations must be received no later than May 1, 2017. Complete applications should be received by May 15, 2017. See complete call.

Special 2017 Award Opportunity for AEJMC Members
Conducting News Audience Research
Now in its fourth year, the News Audience Research Paper Award recognizes the best AEJMC conference paper that researched the audience for news. Accepted 2017 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 of the winning paper will receive a cash prize and certificate at AEJMC in Chicago. 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.

2017 AEJMC GIFT Call for Entries
Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFT) will once again be a part of AEJMC’s annual conference, scheduled this year in Chicago from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12. GIFT is always one of the most popular sessions at the conference. Sponsored by the Small Programs Interest Group, the Community College Journalism Association and the Communication Technology Division, GIFT is a refereed panel presentation of the best teaching tips and techniques. All entries must be received via email by Sunday, April 30, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. See complete call.

Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professor Grant
Applications Sought for Visiting Professors in Media Ad Sales
Members are invited to apply for the 2017-18 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professor Grant in Media Ad Sales. One member will be selected to receive a grant funding two weeks of summer study at E. W. Scripps Company Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The visiting professor will be introduced to numerous aspects of advertising sales that support social media and/or digital marketing while at Scripps. The goal is for the visiting professor to apply this new knowledge to classroom instruction in the fall. The deadline to apply for the program is 5 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, April 12. See complete call.

Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professor Grant
Applications are being accepted for Visiting Professors in Social Media
The grants, funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation and administered by AEJMC, fund two weeks of summer 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. The goal is for them to take that knowledge into their classrooms when they return to their campuses in the fall. Deadline to apply for the program is 5 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, April 12. See complete call.

AEJMC 2018 Conference Logo Design Competition
Design a logo for the AEJMC 2018 Conference in Washington, D.C.
Student entries are being accepted for the official conference logo, which will appear on conference and promotional materials, as well as a medal for a run sponsored by AEJMC. The winning student will receive $100. A logo entered in the contest should represent the diversity of AEJMC and also visually suggest “Washington, D.C.” The logo should communicate immediately, effectively and be memorable. The logo design entries must be designed using a solid black tone on a white background. After a winning logo is selected, AEJMC reserves the right to add color later to the winning logo. The deadline for submitting entries is March 31, 2017. See complete call.

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