Thursday, September 18, 2008

Paper call for Mid-Winter meeting

March 6-8, 2009

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Oklahoma

(Conference web page:

The AEJMC Midwinter Conference is an annual forum for the presentation of research in areas relevant to the 12 AEJMC divisions, interest groups and commissions sponsoring the conference. The conference follows a rather informal structure that allows for presentations and extended discussions in a relaxed setting. This year, 12 AEJMC divisions, interest groups and commissions are participating in the conference, scheduled for March 6-8 at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication (University of Oklahoma) in Norman, Oklahoma. The location offers participants many winter diversions outside the conference activities, including world-class museums and art galleries.

Questions about paper proposal submissions to specific divisions, interest groups and commissions can be directed to the appropriate contacts below. General questions about the conference can be sent to Elanie Steyn, Conference Site Host ( and Homero Gil de Zuniga, Communication Technology Division Midwinter Chair (

Paper submissions: Authors should submit research paper proposals consisting of a 300- to 500-word abstract to the relevant division/interest group/commission contact person. Do not submit full papers. The abstracts should give a clear sense of the scope of the research and the method of inquiry used. Conclusions should be highlighted for works that have been completed by the submission deadline. Do not send full research papers for consideration. However, authors of proposals accepted for presentation at the conference must submit complete research papers, not exceeding 30 pages, to their discussant two weeks prior to the conference. PAPERS PRESENTED AT THIS CONFERENCE ALSO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PRESENTATION AT THE NATIONAL AEJMC CONVENTION. Accepted authors are encouraged to use feedback from reviewers at this conference as they improve and finalize works in progress for submission to the national conference.

Panel submissions: Panel organizers should submit proposals to the relevant division/interest group/commission contact person indicating the panel title, a description of the session’s focus, the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists (potential and confirmed), including affiliation.

Format: Identify the paper’s author(s) or panel’s organizer(s) on the title page only and include the mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address of the person to whom inquiries should be addressed. The title should be on the first page of the text and on running heads on each page of text. Include your abstract or proposal as an attachment in a standard word-processing format (preferably Word or RTF). Also, please ensure that you remove any identifying information from your document (with the exception of the title page).

Deadline: All abstracts and panel proposals must be e-mailed to the appropriate division/interest group/commission’s midwinter paper chair (see below) by December 13, 2008. Please include an e-mail address so that the midwinter paper chairs can notify you by January 10, 2009.
Registration: Details on conference registration, hotel accommodation, and travel information will be available at

For religion and media papers, contact:
Religion and Media Interest Group
Amanda Sturgill, Baylor University ( ) 254 710-6322

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