Call for panels extended; Sign up for the Collective Intelligence database

If you’re an AEJMC Viscom member and/or Viscom Listserv subscriber, take note:

Two items in this post:
1) Extension of panel proposals for the 2013 AEJMC Viscom Division to midnight of Oct. 24, 2012, Eastern Time.
Please send your proposal through
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHNZZU9oa05xSElmWkJFQ2szU3ZKNVE6MQ
If you already submitted your proposal and want to revise it, please submit the revised one after adding “(revision)” at the end of the title.

The original call, including proposals that were accepted last time, can be found at http://aejmc.net/vis/

2) Collective intelligence:
What would you do if you need to locate a guest speaker for your class, an expert for a panel, or a collaborator for your professional or research project?

Using a database I am planning to construct must be one excellent way you can solve the problem.

The database describes
* current and past professional and scholarly activities of visual scholars and professionals,
* their skills, talents and expertise,
* whether they are available to you and the public as a guest speaker, information source, reviewer, contributor, or consultant, and
* their contact number.

Only when you supply information on you, you can access this database.

I strongly recommend you take time to fill out the form.

Also ask your friends, colleagues or others who are interested in visual journalism to fill out the form.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFVOekxVTVBLOTRtYWFxY0lSaUhqQmc6MQ

Thanks,

Byung Lee
Vice-head of AEJMC Viscom Division

Call for Viscom Panel Sessions for the 2013 AEJMC Conference

Hello VisCom Division Members,

Next year’s AEJMC convention will take place in Washington D.C., Renaissance Hotel, August 8-11, 2013.!

Our panels, I believe, in Chicago were well organized and attended, timely and beneficial to us, visual educators. Let ‘s take this momentum and continue forward.

You have great ideas. We need to hear from you about panel ideas, such as freedom of expression using visual images, new ways of analyzing visual data, effective ways of teaching visual journalism, social media, content delivery, mobile devices, multimedia, user interactivity, journalism’s future and many, many more visual topics.

Please submit your ideas through this form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHNZZU9oa05xSElmWkJFQ2szU3ZKNVE6MQ

In the form, you are asked to write what kind of panel you propose (Research, Teaching or Professional Freedom & Responsibility), whether there are any possible co-sponsors, what the panel is about, etc. The deadline for the panel submissions is October 8, 2012 (Monday).

For your reference, I put the panel sessions that Viscom offered in the Chicago conference:

Research Sessions
• Refereed Paper Research Session: Top Research Paper Panel
• Research Scholar to Scholar Session
• Refereed Paper Research Session: Creative Projects
• Refereed Paper Research Session: Exploring Bias and Ethics in the Visual Field
• Research Panel Session: Analysis of Visuality Using Q Methodology Refereed Paper Research Session: Digital Images and Networked Communication
• Refereed Paper Research Session: Visual Rhetoric and Framing: New Considerations

PF&R
• Panel: Las Vegas Religion: Exploring Sacred and Secular Media in Sin City (VisCom & Religion)
• Panel: Documenting the Arab Spring  (Electronic News & VisCom)

Teaching
• Pre-Conference Workshop: Pre-Con Workshop: Final Cut or Adobe Premiere: Which One to Use? How To Teach It? (VisCom & Electronic News)
• The Male Gaze Revisited (Cultural and Critical Studies & VisCom)
• Teaching Marathon (Magazines & VisCom)
• Curated Journey: iPad and Tablet Narrative (VisCom & Magazine)
• The Best of the Web (VisCom & ComTec)
• Teaching with Technology: Learning Concepts in the Face of Challenging Software (ComTec & VisCom)

Check out the other divisions and interest groups here:
DIVISIONS (http://www.aejmc.org/home/about/groups/divisions/)
INTEREST GROUPS (http://www.aejmc.com/home/?page_id=410)

I am looking forward to your panel proposal.

This is just a call for panel proposals, not research papers.

Thanks,

Byung Lee
Vice-head for Viscom

Visual Communication Quarterly: Call for Papers

Domestic Images in the Digital, Online, and Viral Era

Guest Editors: David D. Perlmutter and Lisa Silvestri, The University of Iowa

VCQ - Sept. 2011Today anyone with a cellphone and an Internet connection can create and distribute images without professional training or a governmental or industrial institutional affiliation. Whether funny cat YouTube uploads, vacation videos (from a tsunami site) or pictures of the humiliation of Iraqi prisoners, images that once fell under the genre of “domestic” are now regularly erupting onto world attention, controversy, and influence. Likewise, ordinary citizens are delivering the first visual “draft of history” because they are first on the scene of breaking news—from terror-filled moments in a London subway after a bombing to an airliner landing on the Hudson River.
This special issue of VCQ seeks scholars and practitioners who study or document the blurring between “home” photography and “public,” professional, or commercial photography as it becomes increasingly indistinct in our viral digital/online/social media age.

Among possible questions to ask: What does it mean when the “home mode” goes viral? How does the role of the professional photographer and industry change when “citizen journalists” are creating so much public content? What new genres of photography are emerging in the home–public fusion? How does the domestic origin of an image affect its reception? What are the historical antecedents to this phenomenon (e.g., images of the Holocaust that were originally souvenir snapshots by its perpetrators or domestic scenes of celebrities made famous after their deaths?)

VCQ: Visual Communication Quarterly solicits contributions for an upcoming special issue on the domestic image. VCQ welcomes essays that consider the relationship between “home” and “public” modes of photography, visuality in a viral era, digitization, Photoshopping, cropping, and dissemination. In addition to theoretically grounded, critical essays, we will consider the submission of visual essays and photo pieces. Max. word length for essays: 7500.

Deadline for submissions: February 20, 2013

VCQ: Visual Communication Quarterly publishes scholarship and professional imagery that promotes an inclusive, broad discussion of all things visual, while also encouraging synthesis and theory building across our fascinating field of study. See: http://vcquarterly.org/ for submission style and guidelines. Please email an electronic version of your essay (as an MS Word document), along with a 100 word abstract, to david-perlmutter@uiowa.edu. For portfolios, send inquiry first.

EDITOR
Berkley Hudson, Missouri School of Journalism

2010 Creative Projects Competition

Creative Projects Call For Entries

If you’re an educator involved in creative work that isn’t traditional research, consider the VisCom Division’s “Creative Projects” competition. It’s an excellent opportunity to have your efforts recognized by peers in a juried forum. You would present the work at the national AEJMC convention in Denver Aug. 4-7, 2010.

What gets submitted and accepted? The format is non-restrictive, but an entry must include a strong visual component. Accepted projects in the past have included historical studies, photojournalism exhibits of original work, book proposals or published work, explanations of summer grants or activities, creative DVDs, commentaries on teaching effectiveness, and examples of innovative student projects and accomplishments. Your submission should include a one-to-two page explanation of the work, stressing its significance to the study of visual journalism. Did you receive outside support? Does the project examine cutting-edge technology that will enhance your teaching abilities? How does this project fit in with your own interests and goals as a visual educator? Normally there are about 15 submissions and five are selected for 15-minute presentations.
Internet access is not guaranteed, therefore you must show your work via a CD, laptop, thumb drive, etc. A computer projector will be provided on-site. To submit your project, package four copies of it into four individual 9”x12” envelopes. Large and unusually shaped packages present handling issues. For example, instead of submitting an elaborate 11”x14” leather-bound portfolio of archival photographs, send 8.5”x11” inkjet or laser prints stapled together. Instead of tubes with large rolled posters announcing your film course’s festival, send 8.5”x11” versions. Also, if submitting CDs, use cross-platform common programs.
In one larger package, send your four envelopes (three copies without any identification) to the creative projects chair (see box for mailing instructions). On the cover sheet of the fourth copy, include your name, title, complete contact information
(email, phone numbers) and a 75-word abstract summarizing the project.
Michael Cheers, the contest coordinator, will retain this copy. Submitted material will not be returned.
Please note: You cannot enter creative projects in any other convention category,
including “Best of the Web”
Michael Cheers is the Creative Projects chair and an assistant professor in the School of
Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. mcheers@casa.sjsu.edu
TO SUBMIT: The postmark deadline is Thursday, April 1, 2010. Notification will be emailed
to all applicants by May 17.
Mail your projects to: Michael Cheers, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, One
Washington Square, San Jose, CA, 95192-0055

AEJMC 2010 Logo Design Competition

Creative Projects Call For Entries

If you’re an educator involved in creative work that isn’t traditional research, consider the VisCom Division’s “Creative Projects” competition. It’s an excellent opportunity to have your efforts recognized by peers in a juried forum. You would present the work at the national AEJMC convention in Denver Aug. 4-7, 2010.

What gets submitted and accepted? The format is non-restrictive, but an entry must include a strong visual component.

Accepted projects in the past have included historical studies, photojournalism exhibits of original work, book proposals or published work, explanations of summer grants or activities, creative DVDs, commentaries on teaching effectiveness, and examples of innovative student projects and accomplishments.

Your submission should include a one-to-two page explanation of the work, stressing its significance to the study of visual journalism.

Did you receive outside support? Does the project examine cutting-edge technology that will enhance your teaching abilities? How does this project fit in with your own interests and goals as a visual educator?

Normally there are about 15 submissions and five are selected for 15-minute presentations. Internet access is not guaranteed, therefore you must show your work via a CD, laptop, thumb drive, etc. A computer projector will be provided on-site. To submit your project, package four copies of it into four individual 9”x12” envelopes. Large and unusually shaped packages present handling issues. For example, instead of submitting an elaborate 11”x14” leather-bound portfolio of archival photographs, send 8.5”x11” inkjet or laser prints stapled together.

Instead of tubes with large rolled posters announcing your film course’s festival, send 8.5”x11” versions. Also, if submitting CDs, use cross-platform common programs. In one larger package, send your four envelopes (three copies without any identification) to the creative projects chair (see box for mailing instructions).

On the cover sheet of the fourth copy, include your name, title, complete contact information (email, phone numbers) and a 75-word abstract summarizing the project.

Michael Cheers, the contest coordinator, will retain this copy. Submitted material will not be returned. Please note: You cannot enter creative projects in any other convention category, including “Best of the Web” Michael Cheers is the Creative Projects chair and an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. mcheers@casa.sjsu.edu

TO SUBMIT: The postmark deadline is Thursday, April 1, 2010. Notification will be emailed to all applicants by May 17.

Mail your projects to: Michael Cheers, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA, 95192-0055

2008 Logo Design Contest

AEJMC 2008 Convention Logo Design Competition

Design a logo for the Chicago, IL convention, August 2008.

The logo must include the letters AEJMC and the words: August 2008, Chicago. AEJMC should be an integral part of the logo.

Logo designs should:

• Be adaptable to multiple use, i.e., program book cover, name tags and promotional material, including presentation on non-paper material.
• Reflect the diversity of interests within AEJMC. Logo objects, forms and images should be generic to mass communication.
• Retain a sense of balance and internal integrity when typographic elements are removed.
• Be reproducible in black and white and not lose impact or legibility when substantially reduced.
• Not use copyrighted artwork.
Entries must be the work of students enrolled in classes taught by AEJMC members. Students may submit multiple entries, but entries are limited to 10 per school. Student entries are to be submitted the faculty sponsor only. Students should not send their work directly to the logo chair (Nicole Smith). Designs should be submitted on a letter-sized format no smaller than 4″ x 4″ (24 x 24 picas). Include on the same sheet the logo reduced to no larger than 1″x 1.”
DO NOT MOUNT THE ENTRIES.
On each hard copy entry, please include the student’s name, address, school and faculty sponsor on the back of the design.

Mail Entries to:
AEJMC Logo Design Competition
Nicole E. Smith
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Campus Box #3365
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MAY 15, 2007

2007 Creative Projects Competition

AEJMC Visual Communication Division
2007 Creative Projects Competition Call for Entries
Washington, D.C.

If you’re an educator involved in creative work that doesn’t fit the traditional research mold, consider the VisCom Division’s “Creative Projects” competition. It’s an excellent opportunity to have your efforts recognized by peers in a juried forum. You would present the work to AEJMC colleagues at the national convention in Washington, D.C. during the 3:30 – 5 p.m. session on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007.

What gets submitted and accepted? The format is non-restrictive, but needs to include a visual component to share at the presentation. Accepted projects in the past have included web projects, historical studies, photojournalism exhibits of original work, book proposals or published work, explanations of summer grants or activities, creative DVDs, commentaries on teaching effectiveness and examples of innovative student projects and accomplishments.

Your project should include a one-to-two page explanation of the work, stressing its significance to the study of visual journalism. Did you receive outside support to pursue this project? Does the work examine cutting-edge technology that will enhance your teaching abilities? How does this project fit in with your own interests and goals as a visual educator?

Normally there are 15 submissions and five of the projects will be selected for 15-minute presentations. Internet access is not guaranteed, therefore you must show your work via a CD, laptop, thumb drive, etc. A computer projects will be on-site. To submit your project, package it so that four copies of it will fit into four individual 9”x12”envelopes. After the submissions are received, they are all repackaged and shipped off to three judges. Large and unusually shaped packages have presented problems in the past. Therefore, instead of elaborate 11”x14” leather-bound portfolios of archival photographs, send 8.5”x11” inkjet or laser prints stapled together. Instead of rolled tubes with large posters announcing your film course’s festival, send an 8.5”x11” version. Also, if submitting CDs, try to use crossplatform common programs.

Send your submission (three copies without identification) to the address below. On the cover sheet of the one copy with identification, include your name, complete contact information (include email) and a 75-word abstract summarizing the project. This copy will be retained by the contest coordinator. Submitted material will not be returned.

The postmark deadline is Monday, April 2. Notifications will be emailed to all applicants
about May 15. Good luck!

Creative Projects Chair: Assoc. Prof. John Freeman, College of Journalism and Communications,

University of Florida, 3070 Weimer Hall, P.O. Box 118400, Gainesville, FL 32611.
Email: jfreeman@jou.ufl.edu_Phone: (352) 392-0430

2008 VisCom Division Paper Call

TO: All members of the Visual Communication Division of AEJMC
FR: Janis Teruggi Page, Research Chair
RE: CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: April 1, 2008

The Visual Communication Division of AEJMC invites faculty and students to submit competitive papers devoted to theoretically based studies of visual communications and to issues concerning the professional practice of visual media production for presentation at the association’s annual convention. Visual is broadly defined and includes photography, film, television, web design, graphic design, illustration, and digital imaging, as well as other visual phenomena.

The division encourages submission of papers that address a broad spectrum of methodology and application, both qualitative and quantitative, on all types of visual media—advertising, broadcast, digital imaging, film, graphic design, multimedia and web design, photojournalism, propaganda images, visual images and culture, visual literacy, and visual aspects of political campaigns, etc. Research in media history, law, policy, effects, processes, uses and ethics regarding visuals are also welcome.

All submissions will be blind refereed by a panel of independent readers. Student papers compete on equal footing with faculty papers. A $100 award will be given to the top student contribution. The top three faculty papers will be recognized in the AEJMC annual convention program.

Papers are accepted for peer review on the understanding that they are not already under review for other conventions and that they have been submitted to only one AEJMC group for evaluation. Papers accepted for the AEJMC Convention should not have been presented to another convention or published in scholarly or trade journals prior to presentation at the convention. Authors may submit more than one paper to the Visual Communication Division.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All research papers must be uploaded through AEJMC’s ALL ACADEMIC website (paper upload link available January 2008). Make sure to upload through the link marked Visual Communication Division. All papers must be uploaded to the server no later than 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Tuesday, April 1, 2008.

All papers must be type-written and double-spaced with one-inch margins. Format should be Microsoft Word or a PDF. The page limit is 30 pages, inclusive of all references, notes, tables, illustrations, and appendices. Manuscripts must conform to the APA reference style.

Upload an abstract separately of no more than 75 words.

Completely fill out the online submission form with author(s) name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. The title should be printed on the first page of the text and on running heads on each subsequent page of text. Do not include author name(s) on title page or running heads. All authors will be advised whether their paper has been accepted and will receive a copy of the reviewers’ comments by May 15, 2008. At least one author of an accepted paper must attend the convention to present the paper.

For more information on submissions to the Visual Communication Division, please contact Janis Page, University of Florida at 352-392-0491 or jpage@jou.ufl.edu <mailto:jpage@jou.ufl.edu> .

VisCom Brochure Student Design Competition

Call for Entries

Student Design Competition – VisCom Brochure

The Visual Communication Division is accepting design entries for its 2008 brochure. Content and visuals will be provided on the VisCom website, http://aejmc.net/viscom/calls/index.html, though entries may incorporate other visuals (copyrighted work must be accompanied by permission). There is no limitation on page number or format. Color is welcome. Visuals can be used as illustrations and/or background. If people are shown, ethnicity and gender should be balanced. Resolution of visuals will not be part of the judging criteria. Entries should be submitted by email as PDF attachments no larger than 10 megabytes.

As many as three awards will be given: $100 for first place, $50 each for second-place and thirdplace.

All winning entries will be printed and distributed at the 2008 AEJMC convention. Participants must be journalism/mass communication students registered for the current semester/quarter. Entries must be submitted to VisCom Membership Chair Meg Spratt by May 1, 2008 (mspratt@u.washington.edu). Winners will be announced by May 15.

2008 Creative Projects Competition

AEJMC Visual Communication Division 2008 Creative
Projects Competition Call for Entries / Chicago

If you’re an educator involved in creative work that isn’t traditional research, consider the VisCom Division’s “Creative Projects” competition. It’s an excellent opportunity to have your efforts recognized by peers in a juried forum. You would present the work at the national AEJMC convention in Chicago August 6–
9, 2008.

What gets submitted and accepted? The format is non-restrictive, but needs to include a strong visual component. Accepted projects in the past have included historical studies, photojournalism exhibits of original work, book proposals or published work, explanations of summer grants or activities, creative DVDs, commentaries on teaching effectiveness and examples of innovative student projects and accomplishments. Your submission should include a one-to-two page explanation of the work, stressing its significance to the study of visual

journalism. Did you receive outside support? Does the project examine cutting-edge technology that will enhance your teaching abilities? How does this project fit in with your own interests and
goals as a visual educator?

Normally there are 15 submissions and five of the projects will be selected for 15-minute presentations. Internet access is not guaranteed, therefore you must show your work via a CD, laptop, thumb drive, etc. A computer projector will be provided on-site. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Prepare four copies of the project. On three, omit any personal identification on the print-outs and/or other material. On the cover sheet of the fourth copy,
include your name, title, complete contact information (email, phone numbers) and a 75-word abstract summarizing the AEJMC Visual Communication Division 2008 Creative Projects Competition Call for Entries / Chicago project. This copy will be retained by the contest coordinator. All material submitted for blind-review judging will be destroyed and not returned.

Please submit each copy of the project in a separate 9”x12” envelope; large and unusually shaped packages present handling issues. For example, instead of an elaborate 11”x14” leatherbound portfolio of archival photographs, send 8.5”x11” inkjet prints stapled together. Instead of tubes with large rolled posters announcing your film course’s student festival, send 8.5”x11” versions. Also, if submitting CDs, use cross-platform common
programs.

You cannot enter creative projects in any other convention category, including “Best of the Web.” Also, because of the nature of submissions, there is no “AEJMC permission to reproduce” form to complete, and entries are not part of the AEJMC electronic upload process. The postmark deadline is Tuesday, April 1. Notifications will be emailed to all applicants by May 15. Mail your projects (four 9″x12″ envelopes inside one bigger envelope) to: John Freeman

3070 Weimer Hall
Univ. of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
Contact Information
Phone: 352.392.0430
Email: jfreeman@jou.ufl.edu