Volume 40, Number 10: December 2012

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 Call for Editor Nominations

The ICA Publications Committee is soliciting nominations for editors of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC) and Communication, Culture & Critique (CCC). Self-nominations are welcome. The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication is a web-based journal that publishes scholarship on computer-mediated communication. Communication, Culture & Critique provides an international forum for critical...
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 ICA London: Abundance in Times of Crisis

The 2013 edition of the ICA annual conference will definitely be the conference of all records, the mother of all conferences. First, there will be 29 preconferences on offer. Some short, some long, some in workshop format, others with panels and call for proposals, some in London, some outside of...
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 President's Message: Food for Thought

There's an old joke: two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know, and such small portions. Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) to Annie Hall (1977). Funny perhaps, paradoxical...
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 2012 Conference Survey Report

Each year, ICA conducts an evaluation survey among delegates who attended the annual conference. To ensure comparability across conferences, each year's survey is largely based on that of previous years. However, this year's survey was considerably reshuffled. The full report on ICA's Annual Conference in Phoenix, including qualitative comments, can...
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 Getting to Know John Courtright

John Courtright (U of Delaware) takes the helm of Human Communication Research (HCR) next month, so I caught up with John as he prepared for the full takeover. This is John's second editorship (Communication Quarterly his first) and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. He...
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 Conversations: The Challenges of Moving Communication Research Beyond our Circles

As a feminist, I am used to critiques of both my work and my worldview. But it was still a jarring experience to log into one of my favorite women-centric blogs and see a headline calling my work "stupid." The piece receiving that public flogging at jezebel.com and other similar...
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 Westminster, Host of 2013 ICA Conference, is England's True Capital

One of the largest and oldest cities in the world awaits attendees of ICA's 63rd Annual Conference. London is the capital of England, of the United Kingdom, and, for centuries, was the de facto capital of the world. The enormous metropolis -- comprising 8 million residents, 32 boroughs, and over 600...
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 Student Column: Sustainable Service: Integrating Service with your CV

At the recently concluded National Communication Association conference at Orlando, FL, NCA President Rich West highlighted the importance of service to propel the field of communication studies forward. Dr. West's call is relevant not just for faculty, but also graduate students. Although often downplayed in favor of research and teaching...
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 Division & Interest Group News

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 Member News & Updates

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 Calls for Papers

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 Available Positions & Other Advertising

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To Reach ICA Editors

Journal of Communication
Malcolm Parks, Editor
U of Washington
Department of Communication
Box 353740
Seattle, WA 98195-3740 USA

Human Communication Research
John Courtright, Editor
U of Delaware
Department of Communication
237 Pearson Hall
Newark, DE 19716 USA

Communication Theory
Thomas Hanitzsch, Editor
U of Munich
Institute of Communication Studies and Media Research
Schellingstr. 3, 80799

Communication, Culture, & Critique
John Downing, Editor
Southern Illinois U - Carbondale
Global Media Research Center
College of Mass Communication
Carbondale, IL 62901 USA

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Maria Bakardjieva, Editor
U of Calgary
Faculty of Communication and Culture
2500 University Drive
Calgary, AB T2N1N4 CANADA

Communication Yearbook
Elisia Cohen, Editor
U of Kentucky
Department of Communication
231 Grehan Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0042 USA

ICA Leadership

Executive Committee
Cynthia Stohl, President, U of California-Santa Barbara
Francois Heinderyckx, President-Elect, U Libre de Bruxelles
Peter Vorderer, President-Elect Select, U of Mannheim
Larry Gross, Immediate Past President, U of Southern California
Francois Cooren, Past President, U de Montreal
Barbie Zelizer, (ex-officio), Finance Chair, U of Pennsylvania
Michael L. Haley (ex-officio), Executive Director

Terry Flew, Queensland U of Technology
R.G. Lentz, McGill U
Jiro Takai, Nagoya U
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff U
Jonathan Cohen, U of Haifa

Student Members
Sojung Claire Kim, U of Pennsylvania
Rahul Mitra, Purdue U

Division Chairs & ICA Vice Presidents
Amy B. Jordan, Children, Adolescents, and the Media, U of Pennsylvania
Kwan Min Lee, Communication & Technology, U of Southern California
Laura Stein, Communication Law & Policy, U of Texas - Austin
Roopali Mukherjee, Ethnicity and Race in Communication, CUNY - Queens College
Radhika Gajjala, Feminist Scholarship, Bowling Green State U
Antonio La Pastina, Global Communication and Social Change, Texas A&M U
Mohan Jyoti Dutta, Health Communication, Purdue
Elly A. Konijn, Information Systems, VU Amsterdam
Brandi N. Frisby, Instructional & Developmental Communication, U of Kentucky
Steve T. Mortenson, Intercultural Communication, U of Delaware
John P. Caughlin, Interpersonal Communication, U of Illinois
Stephanie Craft, Journalism Studies, U of Missouri
Evelyn Y. Ho, Language & Social Interaction, U of San Francisco
David Tewksbury, Mass Communication, U of Illinois
Ted Zorn, Organizational Communication, Massy U
Laurie Ouellette, Philosophy of Communication, U of Minnesota
Claes H. De Vreese, Political Communication, U of Amsterdam
Jonathan Alan Gray, Popular Communication, U of Wisconsin – Madison
Juan-Carlos Molleda, Public Relations, U of Florida
Michael Griffin, Visual Communication Studies, Macalester College

Interest Group Chairs
Philip Lodge, Communication History, Edinburgh Napier U
Richard J. Doherty, Environmental Communication, U of Illinois
Dmitri Williams, Game Studies, U of Southern California
Vincent Doyle, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies, IE U
Adrienne Shaw, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies, Temple U
Liz Jones, Intergroup Communication, Chapman U

Editorial & Advertising
Colleen Brady, ICA, Conference & Membership Coordinator
Michael J. West, ICA, Publications Manager
Jennifer Le, ICA, Executive Assistant

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