CFP I remember NCA…

Request for Proposals
I REMEMBER…. NCA Centennial Video Project

The National Communication Association (NCA), with 8,000 members is the largest communication association worldwide representing communication professors, students and professionals.  NCA is 100 years old in 2014 and Communication students, classes, or student organizations are invited to submit a proposal to record memories of past NCA conventions at the 2013 NCA Convention in Washington DC and produce a video for display at the 2104 Centennial NCA in Chicago, IL.  Applications are due by September 2, 2013.

Project specifications:  Individual interviews are to be conducted by “roving” videographers at the 2013 NCA Convention in Washington, DC, screened for appropriate content, representation of diversity and edited into a looping video that may be displayed at the 2014 Centennial NCA Convention in Chicago, IL pending approval by the NCA Centennial Planning Committee.  Videographers will also be responsible for collecting informed consent signatures at the time of the interview.  The video should capture a diversity of voices and memories including but not limited to: “What was your most memorable experience at an NCA convention? What experience at an NCA convention/conference had the most impact on your career development? What would you tell a junior colleague about your experiences in NCA?”  The planners will work with the students and NCA National Office to find a prime location from which to record interviews.

Eligibility:  Applicants must 1) be current communication undergraduate or graduate students who have a knowledge of video production, 2) have access to appropriate recording and editing equipment that you can bring with you, 3) have at least two members of the team in attendance at the 2013, November 21-24 National Communication Association Conference in Washington DC, 4) complete an approximately 30 minute edited, video by March 30, 2014, and 5) have a faculty sponsor to oversee the project at the convention and in post-production.

Compensation:  Reimbursement for editing and production costs, travel, hotel accommodations, and student registration for up to four students for the 2013 NCA Convention not to exceed a total of $5,000.

Applications should be submitted to Paaige K. Turner at turnerp AT slu.edu by September 2, 2013.  Award to be made by September 16, 2013.

1)     Applicant Information
a.      Name of Institution
b.     Name of student organization or course (if relevant)
c.      Names of individual students including contact information and relevant education/experience;  identify primary contact
2)     Statement of Interest
a.      Rationale for completing the project and attending the NCA convention.
b.     Project management plan (how would work be accomplished)
c.      Description of available video, audio and editing technology or resources
d.     Interview protocol including key questions and demographics
3)     Statement of support and commitment by Faculty Sponsor (including name, title, contact information)
4)     Budget for student travel and expenses (travel costs, hotel accommodations, and student registration for up to four students)
5)     Other information as desired

Paaige K. Turner, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
Saint Louis University
3733 W. Pine Mall Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63109

5th Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Research

V Colóquio Brasil – Estados Unidos de Estudos da Comunicação
5th Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Research
CONFERENCE

Dr. Sonia Virgínia Moreira of INTERCOM—the Brazilian Society of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication, the School of Communication at Illinois State University (Dr. John Baldwin) and the College of Communication at DePaul University (Dr. Jacqueline Taylor) invite you to submit completed papers to the 5th Brazil-U.S. Colloquium on Communication Research. The deadline for receipt of completed papers is February 1, 2012.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the Colloquium is to bring together Brazilian and United States researchers who work in the field of communication in order to discuss current topics in theory, method, and community engagement. More specifically, this conference aspires to foster a dynamic and intellectually stimulating dialogue between communication scholars from both countries—encouraging the participation and exchange of communication professors and students —and promoting the production of comparative analyses and joint projects related to on-going debates in communication research.

WHEN and WHERE: The biennial conference will take place at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Papers will be presented in English or Portuguese (translation available as necessary). The conference will be August 7-8, 2012.

CONFERENCE TOPIC: The central conference theme is Communication and Community Engagement. Following are some suggested thematic areas:
1.   Communication Research and Community Engagement: Linking theory and research to community efforts, growth and change.  (Engagamento social da comunicação e a pesquisa)
2.   Media Literacy and Critical Inquiry: Providing critical tools for analysis, assessment and production of media content. Using media literacy to enhance community leadership and development. Transforming media consumption into an active process, and using independent media for active citizenship. (Educação para a leitura crítica da mídia)
3.   Social, Interactive, and Participatory Media: Researching the effect of Internet use on public and social life. Focus on social networking sites—such as Facebook, Orkut, Twitter, etc—and community engagement in social media across cultures and borders.
4.   F2F Communication: Including studies on interpersonal (persuasion, message production and reception, nonverbal communication, organizational/small-group, communication among cultural, age-based, or other social groups), or relational communication.
5.   Public Relations and Commercial Media: Including studies on advertising, marketing and communication.

NOTE: Papers in any session may include comparisons between communication issues both in Brazil and the U.S., but may also analyze an issue related to a singular country.  We encourage theme-related papers but will consider all submissions.

Each session will have a coordinator with two to four papers, with discussion

SUBMITTING PAPERS:
Paper Requirements
*Submission of proposals to the National Colloquium Coordinator
*Indication of the thematic group desired (if any)
*Summary of paper (250 words maximum
*Complete paper (6.000 words maximum, Times New Roman, 12-pt font)
*Hold at least a Master’s Degree
*Brief CV (100 words maximum)

Where to submit papers:
Participantes brasileiros – inscrição pelo website do congresso em www.intercom.org.br
American participants – send by email to: John R. Baldwin – jrbaldw@ilstu.edu