Volume 41, Number 5 : June 2013

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 Conference Update: Serious Risk of Congestion

The steadfast enthusiasm for the London conference is very gratifying for all those involved in its preparation. Every possible indicator has shown an unprecedented interest for this year's edition of ICA's annual conference. The latest, and most crucial of all indicators is the number of registered participants, i.e. the number...
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 Transit in London: Navigating Your Way From the Airport and Around the City

London is a vast metropolis, and conference attendees can navigate their way through the city in a variety of ways, including subway, train, bus, and taxi cab. The Hilton London Metropole Hotel, home to this year's conference, is centrally located and easily accessible by all methods of transport. Read on...
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 President's Message: Past Reflections and Future Directions

What a way to end my term as President of ICA! In just a few weeks, more than 2,800 ICA members will meet for five days to participate in the largest ICA conference we have ever sponsored. Francois Heinderyckx and the ICA staff have done a great job planning this...
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 ICA's Mobile App Now Available for Download

This year in London, ICA is again offering the Mobile App as an eco-friendly and tech-savvy alternative to the traditional print program. Over one third of conference attendees have signed up to receive their program in app form thus far. Those who downloaded the app in Phoenix will recognize many...
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 Around the Conference: Get out and see London!

As you may have heard by now, our 63rd Annual Conference in London is the largest to date. We are expecting some huge crowds at this conference and want to give attendees some options for a reprieve from the narrow halls and packed rooms. You should schedule accordingly for the...
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 Conference City Sites (and Sounds): The London Jazz Scene

As some members of ICA may know, I moonlight as a jazz critic - which, by definition, makes me an enthusiast. It's serendipitous, then, that ICA goes to London for its 2013 conference. The city has one of the richest, most exciting jazz scenes in the world. It was in 1918...
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 Writing for Communication Theory

Editing a leading journal such as Communication Theory is a joyful journey and source of intellectual inspiration - but sometimes too, it makes me feel a certain level of frustration. This often happens when I have to reject a manuscript, based on consistent reviewer recommendations, when in fact it could make...
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 Journal of Communication Call for Submissions: Special Issue on "Big Data in Communication Research"

"Big data" has begun to find its way into communication research on mass communication, digital technologies, political communication, health communication, and many other areas of interest to our discipline. The purpose of this special issue is to showcase the state of the art in recent research in computational communication science...
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 Journal of Communication Call for Submissions: Special Issue on "Expanding the Boundaries of Research on Entertainment"

Entertainment research has represented a central area of study among many communication and media-psychology scholars over the last several decades. Foundational work in this area has understandably tended to focus on enjoyment and other hedonic outcomes as central areas of study, though researchers increasingly recognize the importance of broader conceptualizations...
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 Student Column: Graduate Student Features in London 2013

I hope you're all looking forward to an amazing conference at London later this month, because we have some fantastic events and opportunities lined up, geared particularly towards grad students. So if you're looking for some professional development pointers, more information on the field and ICA, or simply to soak...
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 Member News & Updates

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 Division & Interest Group News

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 Calls for Papers

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 Available Positions and 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

ICA Newsletter is published 10 times annually (combining January-February and June-July issues) by the International Communication Association.

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