Call for papers -AJHA

CALL FOR PAPERS
American Journalism Historians Association

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 6-8, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2011.

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.

Research Papers
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.

The AJHA paper competition is 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 a 150-word abstract and contact information included in the text of the e-mail to: ajhapapers@gmail.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 papers 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, University of Georgia, at jhume@uga.edu.

Panels
To propose a panel, please submit:

  • 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.

    Linda Lumsden, University of Arizona, is coordinating the 2011 panel competition. Submit proposals attached in PDF format with contact information included to: ajhapanels@gmail.com

    Research in Progress
    For research in progress submissions, send:

  • A blind abstract of your study with identifying information only in the file name but not in the abstract. Include the proposal title in the abstract. 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. The AJHA Research in Progress competition is administered electronically. Proposals must be submitted in PDF, saved with author identification only in the file names and not in the text of the proposal. Each proposal must be submitted as an attachment, with your name, project title and contact information included in the text of the e-mail to: ajharip@gmail.com. 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. Kim Mangun, University of Utah, is coordinating the 2011 Research in Progress competition.

    Janice Hume

    RESEARCHER PROFILE

    Janice Hume (Ph.D., 1997, M.A., 1995, B.J., 1981, University of Missouri School of Journalism) is an associate professor of journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia. Her research focuses on journalism history, particularly how it relates to collective memory and the social construction of death. She has written two books, Obituaries in American Culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2000) and Journalism in a Culture of Grief (with Carolyn Kitch, Routledge, 2007), as well as numerous journal articles published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism & Communication Monographs, Journalism History, American Journalism, Journal of Popular Culture, the Review of Communication and Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. She is Research Chair of the American Journalism Historians Association and formerly served as head of the History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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    AJHA book award

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
    The AJHA Book of the Year Award

    The American Journalism Historians Association recognizes the best in journalism history or mass media history published during calendar year. The book must have been granted a first-time copyright in 2010.

    Entrants should submit four copies of their books to the book award coordinator by March 31, 2011.

    Send materials to:

    Aimee Edmondson
    Ohio University
    E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
    204 Scripps Hall
    Athens, Ohio 45701

    edmondso@ohio.edu
    740.597.3336

    For more information, see the AJHA awards site.