The Graduate Student Interest Group (GSIG) invites graduate students to submit research papers for the 2012 AEJMC Conference. Because the interest group’s focus is on its student constituency and not a topic area, the group accepts research by graduate students addressing any topic in journalism, media, or mass communication. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for graduate students to present research in the conference setting.
The top-ranked student submission will receive the annual Guido Stempel Award and will receive an award check, a commemorative plaque, and conference registration reimbursement. Authors of the top four papers will have the opportunity to present at a special GSIG-sponsored research panel highlighting graduate student research. Authors are not required to be a member of GSIG to submit a paper, but those whose papers are accepted are obligated to join the interest group (annual membership fee: $7) before presenting their research at the conference in August. Papers with any faculty co-author(s) are not eligible.
All entries should follow the guidelines of the AEJMC uniform paper competition. Papers should be no more than 25 pages, not counting references, tables or appendices. All submissions will undergo a blind review process by a panel of independent readers. Papers are accepted on the understanding that they have not been previously published or presented elsewhere (with the exception of the AEJMC Midwinter Conference) and are not under consideration by any scholarly journal of trade organization.
Questions regarding submission should be directed to Ashley Carnifax, Research Chair, at ACarnifax@ufl.edu.