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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 the newsroom.

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 addressed to:

Augie Grant, Conference Co-Chair
Convergence Conference
College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
Carolina Coliseum
Columbia, SC 29208
e-mail: augie@sc.edu

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 of UNLV.

Submission guidelines:

  • Electronic submissions (Word or RTF attachments) are preferred (send to augie@sc.edu).
  • 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 (kilker@unlv.nevada.edu) or USC’s Augie Grant (augie@sc.edu).

 
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