AEJMC Political Communication Group 2014 Call for Papers

> The Political Communication Interest Group invites submission of original, non-published research papers to be considered for presentation at the AEJMC conference, August 6 to 9, 2014, in Montreal, Canada. The deadline for paper submissions is April 1, 2014, at 11:59 p.m.
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> 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.
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> 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 graduate student paper submission. Student papers may not include any faculty authors/co-authors and must be clearly labeled as “Graduate Student Paper” on the cover page. In addition, the interest group annually honors the top three papers in political communication; both faculty and graduate student paper submissions are eligible for this honor.
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> 2014 Special Topics Paper Call: Big Data
> The use of Big Data as a tool to target, reach, and influence increasingly specific and complex segments of the population represents a growing trend within the field of political communication. Therefore, the Political Communication Interest Group, as part of a multi-session exploration of this trend, extends a special call for papers that engage the use of Big Data within the confines of political communication, either as the basis for original academic research or from a critical/cultural analysis of the practice. Please indicate your desire to be included within this group on the cover page of the manuscript.
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> All entries should follow the guidelines of the AEJMC uniform paper competition. Paper length is limited to 25-pages, not including references, tables, figures 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. Paper authors must remove identifying information from paper. Failure to do so will lead to an automatic disqualification.
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> To submit your paper, please use the AEJMC website at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aejmc/aejmc14/
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> If you are interested in reviewing, see our call for reviewers at http://aejmcpolcomm.blogspot.com/2014/02/pcig-is-seeking-paper-reviewers-for.html
> If you have any questions, please contact research co-chairs Emily Vraga (evraga@gmu.edu) or Jasun Carr (carrd@susqu.edu).
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> Itay Gabay
> Communication Officer
> Political Communication Interest Group
> AEJMC
> http://aejmcpolcomm.blogspot.com/
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