The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference
Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession
2017 Paper Call
The Political Communication Interest Group invites submission of original, non- published research papers to be considered for presentation at the 2017 AEJMC Conference, August 9 to 12, 2017, in Chicago. The deadline for paper submissions is April 1, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. We welcome both faculty and graduate student papers of all methodological approaches and levels of analysis. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply.
Research papers should be directly related to political communication, broadly defined. Possible relevant topics include processes and effects of mediated political communication in relation to political news, political journalism, public policy, political figures and candidates; political entertainment; citizen engagement and mobilization; public opinion; campaigns and political advertising; advocacy; and political economy of the media. In particular, the Political Communication Interest Group invites the submission of manuscripts that focus on the 2016 U.S. Elections. All submitted research papers should be clearly grounded in theory and methodology.
The Political Communication Interest Group has established the McCombs Shaw Award for Best Student Paper in Political Communication with a $250 prize and free conference registration to be given annually to the best graduate student paper submission, along with up to 3 graduate student conference registrations and awards for runner-up student papers. Student papers may not include any faculty authors/co-authors and must be clearly labeled as “Graduate Student Paper” on the cover page. In addition, the interest group annually honors the top three papers in political communication; both faculty and graduate student paper submissions are eligible for this honor.
The top paper in political communication will receive a $100 prize.
All entries should follow the guide- lines of the AEJMC uniform paper competition. Paper length is limited to 25-pages, not including references, tables, figures or appendices. Papers should be standard type (12-point font, double-spaced, Times new Roman, 1.0 inch margins). Papers should be prepared in accordance with the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associations (APA).
All submissions will undergo a blind review process by a panel of independent reviewers. Papers are accepted on the understanding that they have not been previously published or presented elsewhere. Paper authors must remove identifying in- formation from paper. Failure to do so will lead to an automatic disqualification.