CALL FOR PAPERS
Technology continues to impact journalism
and other media industries, as an influx of mobile computing
technologies, social media, and virtual worlds has changed both
their landscapes and daily practices. These changes are evident
in consumer behavior, media organizational structure, and media
routines. More than ever, scholars need to examine these changes
and their impacts across the media landscape, addressing how
they impact the training of journalists, the practice of journalism,
theoretical conceptions of media, new organizational studies,
and next-generation techniques for integrating these media in
Now in its twelfth year, this annual conference provides a scholarly
forum for the presentation of theory, research, and practice
related to media convergence. Projects addressing virtually any
area of journalism, technology, and media convergence may be
submitted, with special consideration offered for studies based
in theory, social media, mobile technologies, and virtual media.
Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit in one or
more of three categories:
1. Completed papers
2. Proposals or abstracts of papers in progress
3. Proposals for panels
Submissions may address practical, theoretical, phenomenological,
critical, or empirical approaches to digital media and information
technologies. All submissions will be reviewed by a jury that
will consider: 1) relevance to the conference theme; 2) the quality
of the contribution; and 3) overall contribution to the field.
Papers, proposals, abstracts, and panel proposals should be
Augie Grant, Conference Co-Chair
College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
Columbia, SC 29208
It is co-sponsored by the Greenspun School of Journalism
at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the College of Mass
Communications and Information Studies at the University of
South Carolina. The conference will be held on the campus
- Electronic submissions (Word or RTF attachments)
are preferred (send to email@example.com).
- A separate cover page file should be included with the
title of the paper or panel and authors’ names, addresses,
telephone numbers, and email addresses.
- Submission deadline (postmark) is June 15, 2013.
All submissions will be jury-reviewed with notification to
authors and organizers on or before July 31, 2013.
For further information about this academic
conference, email either of the conference co-chairs: UNLV’s Julian
Kilker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or USC’s Augie Grant (email@example.com).