The ICA Journalism Studies Public Engagement Award recognizes a member of the Journalism Studies division who has successfully engaged with publics and organizations outside of academia, in ways that have contributed to the impact of academic scholarship and to journalistic practice. Contributions include communicating research findings to journalists and other publics, working with news organizations and publics in multiple capacities, and addressing real world problems related to journalistic performance. To qualify for the award, scholars must have documented efforts in one or more of the three public engagement areas below:
-INFORMING the public about research and making it more accessible
-INFLUENCING policy or professional audiences and their work
-INVOLVING the public directly in research projects, partnerships, events, and engaged learning approaches
Evidence of such public engagement could and is not limited to local and international outreach and visibility and/or thought leadership as a commentator/expert source. Other indicators could include contributions to policy debates affecting journalism or superior efforts at convening non-academic publics (e.g. bridging divides between audiences and researchers or researchers and industry). Self-nominations and nominations by peers in the Journalism Studies division are welcome.
-A one-page single spaced cover letter outlining contributions.
-Supporting documentation in list form of no more than one-page single spaced (including hyperlinked, to supporting non-academic publications, conference sites, policy pdfs or briefings, press mentions, or the like).
-Two letters of recommendation: one letter must be from someone outside the academy and the other letter must be from someone within academia.
The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2020. Nominations should be sent to the Award Committee Chair, Silvio Waisbord, firstname.lastname@example.org.