The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference
Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession
2017 Paper Call
The Minorities and Communication Division invites submissions of original research on any topic related to minorities in communication. Submissions employing any generally regarded scholarly method of inquiry are invited. Papers should include appropriate literature reviews, methodology, findings, and discussion. Only one paper per primary (first) author will be sent out for review.
The term “minorities” has been defined to include Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Therefore, papers examining how these groups present images, news and/or other information about themselves, as well as those examining how issues and/or perspectives related to race/ethnicity and diversity are featured in mainstream or other specialized media, would generally fall into this division’s area of interest. This division also welcomes papers on teaching or pedagogy related to minorities in communication.
Papers should not be more than 25 double-spaced pages, excluding references, tables, figures, and other graphics. If it is not historical research, APA reference style is preferred. If these rules are not followed, papers are subject to disqualification. Also, follow the instruction in the 2017 AEJMC paper competition uniform call.
Awards will be presented to the authors of the top three faculty research papers. A certificate along with a check will be awarded to each of the three faculty research winners during the Minorities and Communication Members Meeting.
Student Papers: Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit original research regarding minorities and communication. Student papers are ones in which ALL of the co-authors are currently enrolled students. The paper must be correctly submitted to the MAC Student Competition category online. Student papers should include a separate cover sheet that indicates their student status (i.e. Ph.D. Student, M.A./M.S. Student) but omits the author’s name.
All students whose papers are accepted for presentation in the Minorities and Communication Division, but are not members of AEJMC, are automatically given a one-year AEJMC membership through the Dr. Carolyn Stroman New Graduate Membership Award Program.
The MAC Division recognizes top three student papers. A certificate along with a check will be awarded to each of the three winners. Both authors of winning student research papers and the Stroman New Graduate Membership Awards are recognized at the Minorities and Communication Members Meeting.
Authors are reminded to check their manuscript for self-identifying information of any kind, including following a particular style guide’s directions on matters of self-citation. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers at least a day or two before the deadline. All papers submitted will be pre-screened for identifying information and proper submission in the student/faculty category. In the event of the inclusion of self-identifying information PRIOR to the deadline, authors will be allowed to resubmit their manuscript prior to the deadline. After the deadline, as per the UNIFORM CALL, papers with identifying information will be automatically disqualified.
Questions? Faculty Competition Contact: Riva Brown, Faculty Research Chair, University of Central Arkansas. Phone: 501-450-3655. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Student Competition Contact: George Daniels, Student Re- search Chair, University of Alabama. Phone: 205-348-8618. Email: email@example.com.