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The 2014 NCA MCD paper competition is now closed. On July 1, 2014, the national office announced the final program for the 2014 convention, scheduled for November 20 to 23 in Chicago, Illinois. More information about this year's conference can be found [here]. Thanks to our many members and invited speakers for their submissions.

Brent Research Chair ('14)
Brent Malin

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Communication
1109L Cathedral of Learning 
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
bmalin@pitt.edu

SriResearch Vice-Chair
Srividya Ramasubramanian
Texas A&M University
Department of Communication
211 Bolton Hall
College Station, TX 77843
srivi@tamu.edu


2014 NCA CONVENTION
CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIVE PAPERS, PAPER SESSIONS, AND PANEL DISCUSSION SUBMISSIONS


The Mass Communication Division provides a forum in which scholars and teachers with diverse interests and approaches can come together to contribute to the study of mass and mediated communication. We invite submissions focusing on various questions about the consumption and production of media, the nature of media content in the form of images, narratives and codes, and the influence of media on individuals and societies across a wide range of contexts ranging from traditional to new media, health to politics, sports to science, and environment to ethics. All methodologies are respected and welcome.

We invite the following types of submissions: individual papers, paper sessions, and panel discussions.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

All submissions should be made via the NCA Submission Central. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted.
Please review the NCA Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to registering your submissions. We request that all Mass Communication Division participants adhere to the standards.

I. SUBMITTING INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIVE PAPERS
Competitive Paper Program Planner:
Dr. Brenton J. Malin
Department of Communication
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Email: bmalin@pitt.edu
 
Please follow the online directions in NCA Submission Central for uploading your paper. Before uploading your paper into the system, please keep the following in mind:

  1. Paper length is limited to 30 pages, excluding tables and references. Papers should be double-spaced and use 12-point font. Longer papers will not be considered. Extended abstracts of papers will also not be considered.
  2. Do not include any author identifying information anywhere in the uploaded paper file (including the file name).
  3. Your paper should not have a title page. However, please include the title of the paper on the first page of text. You will provide the title of your paper and your name, affiliation, and keywords during the paper submission process. To aid in the review process, when registering your paper, please include 5 keywords that describe your paper's topic and methodology in the "Keyword" field of the submission screen.
  4. You should not include an abstract in the paper file that you upload to the system. You will enter an abstract (75 words) during the paper submission process.
  5. A submission with student authors only (excluding faculty co-authored papers) can be designated as a “student paper.” Student registrants MUST check a box in the paper submission process designating the paper as a “student paper” to be considered for the top student paper panel and Division student paper awards.
  6. A/V requests must be made at the time of submission; we regret that late requests cannot be accommodated.
  7. If you are willing to have your competitive paper submission considered for presentation in a Scholar-to-Scholar session, you should designate this willingness at the time of paper submission by checking the appropriate agreement box. Scholar-to-Scholar sessions are designed to encourage alternative forms of presentation, one-on-one interaction, and neighborhoods of knowledge and invite interactive media formats such as posters, laptop displays, and other experiential activities. Paper submissions considered for Scholar-to-Scholar sessions will be reviewed with the other Mass Communication submissions and may be programmed either as traditional paper presentations or as part of a Scholar-to-Scholar session.
  8. If your paper submission is accepted, you agree to present the submission that was accepted. You are welcome to make updates to the submission prior to the conference presentation, but you are not allowed to present a completely different paper than the one that was accepted.
    All questions relating to competitive papers (not panel sessions) should be directed to Dr. Brent Malin, University of Pittsburgh, bmalin@pitt.edu

II. SUBMITTING PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Thematic Panel Program Planner:
Dr. Srividya Ramasubramanian
Texas A&M University
Department of Communication
202D Bolton Hall
College Station, TX 77843.
Email: srivi@tamu.edu
 
Please follow the online directions for submitting your panels. Please include a panel title, panelist contact information, a general description (75 word limit,) and extended rationale (400 word limit). A session chair is required.

Panels on this centennial year's convention theme, “The Presence of Our Past(s): NCA at 100," are especially encouraged.

All submissions must be made via NCA Submission Central. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. For instruction on completing a submission, please refer to the step-by-step “How to Submit” instructions provided in the Convention Resource Library. All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. 

Questions regarding panel discussion submissions (not competitive paper submissions) should be directed to Srivi Ramasubramanian, srivi@tamu.edu.

III. SUBMITTING PAPER SESSIONS

Paper Session Program Planner:
Dr. Srividya Ramasubramanian
Texas A&M University
Department of Communication
202D Bolton Hall
College Station, TX 77843.
Email: srivi@tamu.edu
 
Please follow the online directions for submitting paper sessions. Include a session title; a general description (75 word limit); individual paper titles, descriptions, and author(s) information with the submission (75 word limit for each individual abstract); and extended rationale (400 word limit). A session chair is required.

All submissions must be made via NCA Submission Central. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. For instruction on completing a submission, please refer to the step-by-step “How to Submit” instructions provided in the Convention Resource Library. All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. 

Questions regarding paper sessions (not competitive paper submissions) should be directed to Srivi Ramasubramanian, srivi@tamu.edu.



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