American Journalism Historians Association Call for Papers
Call for Papers Date:
The American Journalism Historians Association invites paper entries, panel proposals and abstracts of research in progress on any facet of media history for its 30th annual convention to be held October 6-9, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.
The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2010.
The AJHA views journalism history broadly, embracing print, broadcasting, advertising, public relations and other forms of mass communication which have been inextricably intertwined with the human past. Because the AJHA requires presentation of original material, research papers and panels submitted to the convention should not have been submitted to or accepted by another convention or publication.
Authors may submit only one research paper. Research entries must be no longer than 25 pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, not including notes. The Chicago Manual of Style is recommended but not required.
Beginning in 2010, the AJHA paper competition will be administered electronically. Papers must be submitted in PDF, saved with author identification only in the file names and not in the papers. Each paper must be submitted as an attachment, with abstract and contact information included in the text of the e-mail to: email@example.com.
Authors of accepted papers must register for the convention and attend in order to present their research. Authors should bring 25 copies of their paper to distribute at the convention. Research awards include: the Robert Lance Award for outstanding student research paper, the J. William Snorgrass Award for outstanding minority-journalism research paper, the Maurine Beasley Award for outstanding women's-history research paper, a new award for outstanding research in media and war, and the David Sloan award for the outstanding faculty research paper.
For information queries only, contact Research Chair Janice Hume at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To propose a panel, submit to the address below:
• A brief description of the topic.
• The names of the moderator and participants (no more than two of whom may be from the same institution).
• A brief summary of each participant’s presentation.
Entries must be no longer than 3 pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with 1-inch margins.
No individual may participate in more than one panel.
Panel organizers should make sure panelists have not agreed to serve on multiple panels. Failure to adhere to the guidelines will lead to rejection of the proposal.
Preference will be given to those proposals that involve the audience and panelists in meaningful discussion or debate.
Panel participants must register for and attend the convention.
Send panel proposals to:
Department of Journalism
PO Box 210158B
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Research in Progress
For research in progress submissions, send to the address listed below:
• Three copies of a blind abstract of your study. Include the proposal title, but omit your name. The abstract should include a clear purpose statement as well as a brief description of your primary sources.
Abstracts must be no longer than 2 pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with 1-inch margins, not including notes. Primary sources should be described in an additional 1-page, double-spaced, page.
• A cover letter that includes your name, contact information, and proposal title.
If your proposal is accepted, you’ll be asked to bring to the conference 20 copies of a four- to five-page summary of your research.
Authors of accepted research in progress must register for and attend the convention.
Send research in progress to:
Department of Journalism
334 Farley Hall
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
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