The political communication interest group invites submission of original, non-published research papers to be considered for presentation at the AEJMC conference, August 9 to 12, 2012, in Chicago, IL. We welcome both faculty and graduate student papers of all methodological approaches and levels of analysis. Research papers should be directly related to mediated political communication, broadly defined. Possible relevant topics include processes and effects of mediated political communication in relation to political news, political journalism, public policy, political figures and candidates, citizen engagement and mobilization, public opinion, campaigns and political advertising, advocacy, and political economy of the media. All submitted research papers should be clearly grounded in theory and methodology.
The political communication interest group has established the McCombs Shaw Award for Best Student Paper in Political Communication with a $100 prize to be given annually to the best student paper submission. In addition, the interest group also annually honors the Best Faculty Paper in Political Communication with a $50 cash prize. All entries should follow the guidelines of the AEJMC uniform paper competition. Papers length is limited to 25-pages not including references, tables or appendices.
All submissions will undergo a blind review process by a panel of independent reviewers. Papers are accepted on the understanding that they have not been previously published or presented elsewhere (with the exception of the AEJMC Midwinter Conference). Paper authors must remove identifying information from paper. Failure to do so will lead to an automatic disqualification. If you have any questions, please contact research co-chairs Erik Nisbet (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lauren Feldman (email@example.com).