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2018 Convention Call from Freedom of Expression and Political Communication Interest Group

Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments)
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By Jennifer Asenas, Interest Group Chair

Please submit Competitive Papers and Program Proposals for WSCA’s Freedom of Expression and Political Communication Interest Group to: Jennifer.asenas@csulb.edu

I. COMPETITIVE PAPERS 

A. Overview:

Authors are encouraged to submit papers to the Freedom of Expression and Political Communication Interest Group for competitive selection. Papers may employ any humanistic and/or scientific methodology(ies) and may address theoretical developments, critical analyses, disciplinary issues, pedagogical issues, and/or research advancements. Political communication studies are especially welcome.

Please submit each paper to one interest group only.

In addition, Competitive Papers should not: (1) have been presented at another conference or convention; (2) have been published; or (3) have been accepted for publication.

B. What to Include:

1.              A separate title page that includes the paper’s title, names of all authors, affiliation(s), email address(es), phone number(s), and audio-visual requests. This information should be included for each author. Equipment availability is extremely limited. See the WSCA policy on Audio-Visual Equipment at Conventions in the Policies and Procedures Manual on the web site http://www.westcomm.org/.

2.              A 100-200 word abstract of the paper (with title appearing on this page).

3.              A maximum of 30 pages of text.

4.              No information in the paper that identifies the author(s) beyond that which appears on the title page.

 

C. Submission Process:

Please submit all papers directly to the Freedom of Expression and Political Communication Interest Group Program Planner at Jennifer.asenas@csulb.edu on or before 11:59PM PDT on Friday, September 1st, 2017.

D. Research in Progress:

Papers submitted to these programs should be designated “RESEARCH IN PROGRESS” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page, and should not exceed ten pages in length. Space for these panels will be extremely limited.

E. Debut Award:

The WSCA Executives Club Debut Award is made to the author or co- authors of a paper presented at the convention “Who have not presented a paper at a state, regional, national or international convention, or published in any academic journal.” Papers presented at student-only conferences are exempt from this requirement. All authors of a co-authored paper must meet these eligibility requirements for a paper to be considered a Debut Paper. Papers eligible for the Debut Award should be marked “DEBUT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Finally, please indicate whether each author is a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student.

II. PROGRAM PROPOSALS

A. Overview:

Program proposals should focus on a unifying theme relevant to research, theory, or instruction in the area of Freedom of Expression, Political Communication, or Political Communication. Programs may consist of a chair, individual presenters, and a critic respondent in a format traditionally presented at conferences. However, other unique formats are highly encouraged, such as debates, roundtable discussions, performance activities, etc.  Innovative program proposals, especially those that provide opportunities for interaction among participants and attendees, are encouraged. Programs co-sponsored with other interest groups are also welcome. Programs that relate to the convention theme, “Mindfulness and Communication” are encouraged.

B. What to Include:

1.             Thematic title of the program.

2.             Names, email addresses, phone numbers, and affiliations of all participants.

3.             Title and brief description of each presentation.

4.             Equipment needed for the program. Equipment availability is extremely limited. See the WSCA policy on Audio-Visual Equipment at Conventions in the Policies and Procedures Manual on the web site http://www.westcomm.org/.

 

C. Submission Process:

Please submit all papers directly to the Interpersonal Interest Group Program Planner at Freedom of Expression and Political Communication Jennifer.asenas@csulb.edu on or before 11:59PM PDT on Friday, September 1st, 2017.

III. ALL OTHER SUBMISSIONS

A. Overview:

Members of the Freedom of Expression and Political Communication Interest Group are encouraged to plan preconference programs or workshops, to participate (or encourage students to participate) in the Undergraduate Scholars’ Research Conference, and to participate in Graduate Students Workshop/Graduate Program Open House. 

B. Submission Process:

Keep in mind, however, that the Freedom of Expression and Political Communication Interest Group Program Planner DOES NOT oversee these programs or evaluate these submissions. For specific guidelines about pre-conference programs, workshops, or programs for graduate/undergraduate students, please refer to the WSCA website: http://www.westcomm.org/.

IV. NOTES FOR ALL SUBMITERS

A.    All submitters agree in the event their paper is accepted they will attend the conference and present their research.

B.    All submitters agree to prepare a 10-15 minute presentation of their paper for the convention. (And to NOT read their paper).


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