Volume 42, Number 4: May 2014

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 Conference Update: Be There at the Beginning and Stay Until the End...It Will Be Worth It!

With just a few weeks to go until ICA's 64th conference kicks off on May 22nd at the Sheraton in Seattle, it's time for us to summarize what you can expect at the convention. First of all, there will be more than 2,000 colleagues and students present, almost a third ...
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 For Your Information: Preparing for Seattle

As you get ready for our conference in Seattle, here's some useful information that might help your trip go a little bit smoother. Transportation to the Sheraton Seattle Hotel From the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Many conference attendees will likely arrive at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, which is about 20 minutes...
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 President's Message: On the Virtues of Procrastination

I don't remember the last time I met anyone, colleague, student, staff member alike, who was anything but overwhelmed with work, late, struggling with deadlines, wondering how to make it. There are recurring patterns associated with these variations of feeling you have more tasks to complete than work time allows. ...
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 New Affiliate Journal Developed

We are very pleased to announce the inaugural call for applications for ICA Affiliate Journal status. In January, 2014 the ICA Board established a new journal category, "Affiliate Journal." An affiliate journal is published independently of ICA, in a language other than English, and meets or exceeds the general standards...
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 Media Neuroscience and New Research

I'm standing next to Rene Weber (UC Santa Barbara), and I'm emptying my pockets, wallet, keys, and mobile phone. "Is that everything?" Rene says. "Yeah, I think." Rene is not robbing me; he's making sure I have no metal on me as he guides me into a room that houses ...
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 After Seattle, Explore the Nearby Islands

So you've enjoyed an insightful, inspiring conference and done some great networking. In between, you've explored the sights and sounds of Seattle. But you have some time left before you need to get back home. What do you do now? Well, one option is to take to the water. Seattle ...
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 Spotlight on Preconferences

In each Newsletter leading up to the conference, we will highlight different preconferences and postconferences that have been planned for Seattle. To learn more information about the other preconferences, visit our preconference page. New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Values, Digital Politics, and Civic Well-Being Time: Thursday, 22 May 9:00...
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 Student Column: Early-Career Scholars' News and Events at the Seattle Conference

The annual conference is getting closer and we would like to take the chance to point out some of the events organized for early-career scholars. But before going into detail with the conference events, we also would like to introduce the new graduate student group website that hopefully becomes a ...
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 Available Positions and Other Advertising


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

Members-at-Large
Terry Flew, Queensland U of Technology
Sonia Virginia Moreira, Rio de Janeiro State U
Jiro Takai, Nagoya U
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff U
Jonathan Cohen, U of Haifa

Student Members
Rahul Mitra, Purdue U
Anne Kaun, Sodertorn U

Division Chairs
Erica L. Scharrer, Children, Adolescents, and the Media, U of Massachusetts – Amherst
Philip Lodge, Communication History, Edinburgh Napier U
Laura Stein, Communication Law & Policy, U of Texas - Austin
Kwan Min Lee, Communication & Technology, U of Southern California
Miyase Christensen, Ethnicity and Race in Communication, Stockholm U
Paula Gardner, Feminist Scholarship, OCAD U
Rashmi Luthra, Global Communication and Social Change, U of Michigan – Dearborn
Mohan Jyoti Dutta, Health Communication, National U of Singapore
Prabu David, Information Systems, Washington State U
Brandi N. Frisby, Instructional & Developmental Communication, U of Kentucky
Hee Sun Park, Intercultural Communication, Korea U
Timothy Levine, Interpersonal Communication, Michigan State U
Stephanie Craft, Journalism Studies, U of Missouri
Theresa Castor, Language & Social Interaction, U of Wisconsin - Parkside
Rene Weber, Mass Communication, U of California – Santa Barbara
Ted Zorn, Organizational Communication, Massy U
Amit Pinchevski, Philosophy, Theory, and Critique, Hebrew U
Claes H. De Vreese, Political Communication, U of Amsterdam
Jonathan Alan Gray, Popular Communication, U of Wisconsin – Madison
Jennifer Bartlett, Public Relations, Queensland U of Technology
Jana Holsanova, Visual Communication Studies, Lund U

Interest Group Chairs
Richard J. Doherty, Environmental Communication, U of Illinois
James Ivory, Game Studies, Virginia Tech
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
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.




Communication, Culture, & Critique
Radhika E. Parameswaran, Editor
Indiana U
School of Journalism
Ernie Pyle Hall 200
Bloomington, IN 47405 USA
rparames@indiana.edu


Human Communication Research
John Courtright, Editor
U of Delaware
Department of Communication
237 Pearson Hall
Newark, DE 19716 USA
johnc@udel.edu


Communication Theory
Thomas Hanitzsch, Editor
U of Munich
Institute of Communication Studies and Media Research
Schellingstr. 3, 80799
Munich
GERMANY
hanitzsch@ifkw.lmu.de


Journal of Communication
Malcolm Parks, Editor
U of Washington
Department of Communication
Box 353740
Seattle, WA 98195-3740 USA
macp@u.washington.edu


Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
S. Shyam Sundar, Editor
Pennsylvania State U & Sungkyunkwan U
College of Communication
122, Carnegie Building
University Park, PA 16802-5101 USA
sss12@psu.edu


Communication Yearbook
Elisia Cohen, Editor
U of Kentucky
Department of Communication
231 Grehan Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0042 USA
commyear@uky.edu



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