Research paper call for the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC Mid-Winter Meeting

By Adam Maksl

The Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC is accepting submissions of research papers for its 2013 Midwinter Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla.  The division is seeking academic papers on any aspect of scholastic journalism, the college media or journalism education applicable to those areas. Papers should be submitted with 12-point Times New Roman type, and double-spaced.  Papers should not exceed 25 pages in length, not counting references, tables, and appendices.

All submissions should be sent electronically via e-mail attachment to by Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Only Microsoft Word or PDF file will be accepted.  Those papers selected by peer review will be presented during the Midwinter Meeting January 4-5, 2013 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Information about the conference hotel and other logistics will be available in a few weeks.

Faculty and student papers that involve any area of mass communication research that can be applied to scholastic journalism will be considered. Possible paper topics include:

  • legal issues of the student press
  • ethical issues of the student press
  • administrative relationships: journalism education school and community support for high school journalism education
  • journalism and mass communication in language arts
  • preparation, certification and credentialing of publication advisers and journalism educators in secondary school
  • multicultural and diversity issues in secondary school journalism
  • content or production of high school publications
  • the role of college journalism education in secondary education
  • historical perspectives of secondary school/high school journalism education
  • the role of high school press associations and other media organizations
  • recruiting and retaining journalism students
  • educational issues applicable to scholastic journalism
  • news and/or media literacy at the secondary or collegiate level

Your double-spaced paper should follow either the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or the Chicago Manual of Style.  In the BODY OF THE E-MAIL to, please provide the following CONTACT  INFORMATION:  name, title (or student status), and affiliation of all authors, and the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of the principal author. Please do not include names of authors or other identifying information on any page of the attached research paper.  Electronic files will be sent DIRECTLY to reviewers to be blind-reviewed.  After the cover page of the paper (WITH TITLE and Running HEAD ONLY), include an abstract of no more than 75 words.  At least one author of each paper accepted will be expected to attend the AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Midwinter Meeting to present the paper.

For more information, please contact the Scholastic Journalism Research Chair Adam Maksl at (812) 941-2892 or

(Adam Maksl teaches journalism in the School of Social Sciences at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Ind.)


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