Call for papers. Conference: March 10, 2012. Submission deadline: January 6, 2012

(The American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division joint spring meeting)

When:  SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
Time:   8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Place:  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, 899 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 (website:
Cost: $50 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

You are invited to submit a 500-600 word proposal for completed papers, research in progress or panel discussions for presentation at the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference—the American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division joint spring meeting. Innovative research and ideas from all areas of journalism and communication history and from all time periods are welcome.  Scholars from all academic disciplines and stages of their academic careers are encouraged to participate.  This conference offers participants the chance to explore new ideas, garner feedback on their work, and meet a broad range of colleagues interested in journalism and communication history in a welcoming environment.  Your proposal should include a brief abstract detailing your presentation topic as well as a compelling rationale why the research is of interest to an interdisciplinary community of scholars.

We are also looking for participants for our “Meet the Author” panel.  If you published a book in the past year (2011) or have a book coming out in the spring of 2012 and would like to spend a few minutes touting your book at the conference, please contact conference co-coordinator Kevin Lerner ( with a brief blurb about your book.

This year, submissions will be processed through the Media History Exchange, an archive and social network funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities and administered by Elliot King (Loyola University Maryland), the long-time organizer of this conference.  To join the Media History Exchange (membership is free) go to and request a membership.  Once you have joined, follow the step-by-step instructions describing how to upload an abstract to a specific conference.  If you have any questions or run into any problems contact Kevin Lerner at or Elliot King at   Upload all submissions (electronic submissions only) by January 6th, 2012 to the Media History Exchange at Also, if you are willing to serve as a submission reviewer or panel moderator, please contact Kevin Lerner at or by phone at 917-570-5104.

Acceptance Notification Date: February 3rd, 2012

Any questions?  Contact conference co-coordinators Kevin Lerner (programming or submission questions, or Lisa Burns (logistical or travel questions, Or visit the JJCHC website at

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