Division & Interest Group News

Political Communication

Dear colleagues,

As you know, the division's part in programming for the Phoenix conference has been completed. The division had 213 paper submissions. We were able to accept 59% of the papers this year and will be making use of traditional paper sessions, high density sessions, and an exciting extended session on Online Political Participation. 8 panels were submitted, the acceptance rate for panels was 33%. When you register for the conference please consider attending one of our co-sponsored pre-conferences: "New Media & Citizenship in Asia: Social Media, Politics & Community-Building," and "Political Comm in the Online World: Innovation in Theory & Research Designs." Our third preconference - the Political Communication Graduate Student Workshop -  is open only to graduate students whose work was accepted to this event.

Let me take the opportunity to thank our program planner Claes de Vreese for putting together such a fantastic program.  This task would not have been possible without all the support Claes received from dozens of people who volunteered their time for the review process. So, thank you to all the reviewers as well.

Nominations are now open for the 2012 David Swanson Award for Service to Political Communication Scholarship. Please send your letters of nomination by email to the committee chair, Stephen Reese, University of Texas, steve.reese@austin.utexas.edu by March 16, 2012. Include in your letter a brief description of service by your nominee to political communication. More information about the award is below.

On another note, please find below a call for the International Conference on Media and Communication (ICMC), 14-15 May 2012, University of Porto, Portugal. This event is cosponsored by our division.
 
Regards, and looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix.
Yariv

DAVID SWANSON AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now open for the 2012 David Swanson Award. Please send your letters of nomination by email to the committee chair, Stephen Reese, University of Texas, steve.reese@austin.utexas.edu by March 16, 2012. Include in your letter a brief description of service by your nominee to political communication. More information about the award is below.

The David Swanson Award for Service to Political Communication Scholarship recognizes distinguished and sustained contributions to the field as planners, editors, and leaders and in roles that require time and energy, innovation, and personal dedication. The award honors David Swanson, one of the founders of political communication who gave exemplary service to the ICA Political Communication Division and the APSA Political Communication Section. In his memory, the ICA division presents the award every other year. The joint award committee includes representatives of the ICA division and APSA section.

The ICA division chair appoints members with the advice of the APSA chair. The committee receives nominations and generates additional candidates, deliberates on the pool of potential awardees, and makes a selection. The winner receives the award plaque at the annual business meeting of the ICA Political Communication Division.

Past Recipients:
2010 - Doris Graber, University of Illinois
2008 - Wolfgang Donsbach, Dresden University of Technology
2006 - Ann Crigler, University of Southern California

The 2012 David Swanson Award Committee: Ann Crigler, U of Southern California, USA; Kathleen Hall Jamieson, U of Pennsylvania, USA; Carsten Reinemann, Ludwig Maximilians U, Germany; Steve Reese, U. of Texas, Austin, USA (Chair) and Magdalena Wojcieszak, IE University, Spain.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

III International Conference on Media and Communication (ICMC)

An electronic version of the extended abstract, with a preferred length between 750 to 1000 words, accompanied by contact details and a brief bio on a separate page, should be sent no later than February 15. Abstracts should be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish (although presentations will be in English) and should summarize the paper contents, explain relevance to conference theme, outline methodology, contain a clear argument, theoretical framework, methodology and key results.

Graduate students applications of exceptional quality will also be accepted provided that they meet the requirements of the call for papers of the conference.

All proposals should be submitted to the following email: icmcporto@gmail.com

Participants may submit more than one proposal, but only one paper by the same first author will be accepted into the program.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 10, 2012

A selection of the best papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Global Media Journal - Portuguese Edition.

For aditional details on the conference please check http://icmc2012.wordpress.com/

If you have any further question, please contact program chair, Rui Alexandre Novais, at icmcporto@gmail.com


Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 February 2012

Notification of acceptance: March 10 2012

Deadline for submission of full papers: April 30 2012

Conference: 14 and 15 May 2012

Decision about publication of selected work: 31 July 2012