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Call for Editor: Korean Journal of Communication (KJOC)

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Call for Editor

Korean Journal of Communication (KJOC)

The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) seeks an editor for the organization’s inaugural journal, Korean Journal of Communication.

The new journal’s scope encompasses communication research related to Korea and its related in issues in Asia and beyond. All communication research topics will be considered for review as long as they deal with Korea (South and North) and beyond. The role of communication and media continues to grow in the Asian region and around the world. It is necessary for communication research about Korea and Asia in connection with America, and Europe to contribute to the world by providing diagnosis, insights, solutions, and suggestions. Korea’s geolocational and geopolitical importance in the world cannot be emphasized enough. Given the significance of Korea geopolitically, Korean Journal of Communication will publish scholarly work that analyzes the complexities and offers resolutions about Korea, Asia, and the globe from the communication perspectives. Signature research on Korean communication will meet the needs of scholars, policy makers, opinion leaders, and global readers. The journal will also be a venue for the constructive academic relationship among Korea, Asia, and global communication associations, including AEJMC, ICA, IAMCR, NCA and other communication organizations. The full scope of the field the new journal will cover includes communication studies, journalism, broadcasting, advertising, PR, communication technologies, critical/cultural studies, political communication, marketing communication, comparative studies, Korean Wave, and among others.

The new editor will implement important tasks for the success of the journal. The new editor will closely work with the KACA and its Journal Committee to establish the foundation of the journal. The tasks include finding a journal venue, selecting associate editors, forming the editorial board, promoting the journal, and publishing journal issues in the first several years.

This position is pro bono but will offer an excellent service activity for faculty merit evaluation. The KACA will seek a method of benefit to be provided to the new editor.

Required Materials

1.     Statement of Purpose: A brief one-page (single spaced) description of candidate’s credentials and plans.

2.     Curriculum Vita

Selection Process

Self-nomination as well as nominations by others are welcome. The position will be open until filled. As the committee receives applications, submitted materials will be reviewed and considered for a short list. The first round of review will be between May and June 2020. The next review round will follow pending committee decision.

The selection committee is chaired by Dr. Seungahn Nah (snah@uoregon.edu). The search committee members are Dr. Won Yong Jang (JANGWY@uwec.edu), Dr. Seok Kang (seok.kang@utsa.edu).

Applicants should feel free to consult with any of the search committee members about the journal and the position.

Please send required materials to Dr. Seungahn Nah (snah@uoregon.edu) via email no later than April 30, 2020. 

Dr. Seungahn Nah, Editor Selection Committee Chair

University of Oregon 

Special Issue Cfp: OTT and live streaming services–Past, Present and Future

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Call for papers

Special issue: OTT and live streaming services: Past, Present and Future

Background and Motivation

OTT is the abbreviation for “over-the-top” and refers to the distribution of video contents over a public network. With increasing popularity of smart connected devices and internet penetration, the global OTT service market is anticipated to grow from $81.60 billion in 2019 to $156.9 billion by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 14% (Markets and Markets, 2020). During the forecasted period, video on demand (VOD) services, especially subscription-based video-on-demand (SVoD) services and live steaming content, are expected to grow at the highest rate. In the SVoD market, Netflix remains to be the global market leader with 167 million subscribers worldwide. However, its dominance is estimated to weaken with the recent launch of Disney Plus and the rise of Asian OTT service providers. For example, Korea’s Wavve, China’s Youku and Malaysia’s IFlix are just a few local OTT platforms that can challenge global OTT service providers. With Asia being the next lucrative OTT market, severe competition between local and global players is expected.

The live streaming sector is a growing market with significant potential. From professional live content to user-generated content, the openness and authenticity of live streamed contents are engaging more audiences. Top performing players in the live streaming industry include but not limited to YouTube TV, Facebook Live, Periscope, and Twitch. Live streamed content is also popular in Asia with many audiences who consume live streaming content for entertainment and commercial purposes. For instance, Deloitte prospects China to be the largest live streaming market with more than 500 million users (Carnahan, 2020; Deloitte, 2018). Growth in the live streaming sector has led to the establishment of multi-channel networks (MCNs) that offer profound assistance to live content streamers.

Despite the growing interest in OTT services, emerging literature highlights the need for more research. In the domain of OTT SVoD services, many studies appear to examine the platform’s businesses and its impacts on various areas. For studies related to business strategies, case studies and modelling techniques are adopted to understand the service systems of OTT service providers (i.e., Hallinan & Striphas, 2016; Hiller, 2017). Studies comparing different OTT SVoD service providers and their business strategies provide an understanding of the industry (i.e., Park, 2017; Sanson & Steirer, 2019; Wayne, 2018). In light of global OTT platforms’ entrance into different countries, there are studies comparing local and global service providers to explicate the competitive dynamics between them (i.e., Dwyer et al., 2018; Kim et al., 2016). Recent studies further examine this phenomenon through the conceptual lens of imperialism to investigate the cultural impacts of global service providers (i.e., Fitzgerald, 2019; Lobato, 2018). Besides cultural impacts, OTT services’ influence on telecommunication providers, traditional industries, and users are also topics that continue to be discussed (i.e., Kim et al., 2017; Kim et al., 2019; Sujata et al., 2015).

Live streaming contents and MCNs are recent terminologies and thus the literature is still in its infancy. Many prior studies focus on YouTube and examine why and how live video streaming has become the new alternative to mainstream contents (i.e., Koch et al., 2018; Hu et al., 2017). In addition, studies on live streamers’ self-presentation techniques focus on the monetary profits or streamers’ influences (i.e., Johnson & Woodcock, 2019; Lee et al., 2019; Mardona et al., 2018). With MCNs being a new type of entity created for online streamers, prior literature investigates the evolution and role of MCNs in the live streaming industry although it is still in its early stage of research (i.e., Gardner & Lehnert, 2016; Hou, 2018; Lobato, 2016; Vonderau, 2016).

Objectives and Topics

This special issue aims to provide both theoretical and practical studies on the past, present and future of OTT and live streaming services, and their market and policy implications. Considering the wide scope of the Telecommunications Policy journal, we welcome work on various, multi-disciplinary topics regardless of the types of research methodologies adopted. Below is a list of potential topics, but topics for this special issue are not limited to the following:

Ÿ   The OTT market structure and ecosystem;

Ÿ   Competitive dynamics between Traditional pay TV platforms and OTT platforms;

Ÿ   Impacts of global OTT service providers such as YouTube and Netflix on local broadcasting markets;

Ÿ   The rise and prospects of new OTT service providers;

Ÿ   The relationships between content providers and OTT service providers; 

Ÿ   AI (Artificial Intelligence), algorithms, and content strategies by OTT players;

Ÿ   Users’ adoption and switching behaviors in OTT service markets;

Ÿ   Determinants of the success of VoD contents in OTT platforms;

Ÿ   Determinants of user engagement with VoD and live streamed content

Ÿ   Factors influencing the success of live streaming channels and contents; 

Ÿ   New business models for OTT, live streaming contents and MCNs

Ÿ   Regulations for OTT and live streaming services;

Ÿ   Policy issues related to OTT and live streaming services;

Ÿ   Comparative studies at regional and international levels;

Important Dates

Ÿ   Paper submission: August 31, 2020

Ÿ   Final acceptance: December 31, 2020

Ÿ   Publication: June 30, 2021

Submissions Guidelines

Papers should follow the standard guidelines of Telecommunications Policy and they will be selected competitively according to their intrinsic quality. All papers will be subject to a standard refereeing process.

Telecommunications Policy website for on-line submission:

https://www.evise.com/profile/#/JTPO/login. Choose Special Issue “OTT and live streaming” as Article Type in the drop down menu. Journal information can be found at: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/telecommunications-policy. Authors’ guidelines are available at: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/telecommunications-policy/0308-5961/guide-for-authors. Only original submissions will be considered, not submitted in parallel elsewhere.

Guest Editors

Prof. Seongcheol Kim (Managing Guest Editor, Korea University)

Prof. Hyunmi Baek (Guest Editor, Korea University)

Prof. Dam Hee Kim (Guest Editor, The University of Arizona)

References

Ÿ   Carnahan, D. (2020, Mar 19). Live-streaming video format will likely see broader US adoption as the coronavirus spreads. Business Insider. Retrieved from https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-could-encourage-more-live-streaming-video-consumption-2020-3

Ÿ   Deloitte (2018). Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2018. Retrieved from https://www2.deloitte.com/cn/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/tmt-predictions-2018.html

Ÿ   Dwyer, T., Shim, Y., Lee, H., & Hutchinson, J. (2018). Comparing digital media industries in South Korea and Australia: The Case of Netflix Take-Up. International Journal of Communication12, 20.

Ÿ   Fitzgerald, S. (2019). Over-the-Top video services in India: Media imperialism after globalization. Media Industries Journal6(1), 89-115.

Ÿ   Gardner, J., & Lehnert, K. (2016). What’s new about new media? How multi-channel networks work with content creators. Business Horizons59(3), 293-302.

Ÿ   Hallinan, B., & Striphas, T. (2016). Recommended for you: The Netflix Prize and the production of algorithmic culture. New Media & Society18(1), 117-137.

Ÿ   Hiller, R. S. (2017). Profitably bundling information goods: Evidence from the evolving video library of Netflix. Journal of Media Economics30(2), 65-81.

Ÿ   Hou, M. (2019). Social media celebrity and the institutionalization of YouTube. Convergence25(3), 534-553.

Ÿ   Hu, M., Zhang, M., & Wang, Y. (2017). Why do audiences choose to keep watching on live video streaming platforms? An explanation of dual identification framework. Computers in Human Behavior75, 594-606.

Ÿ   Johnson, M. R., & Woodcock, J. (2019). “And today’s top donator is”: How live streamers on twitch. TV monetize and gamify their broadcasts. Social Media+ Society5(4), 1-11.

Ÿ   Kim, J., Kim, S., & Nam, C. (2016). Competitive dynamics in the Korean video platform market: Traditional pay TV platforms vs. OTT platforms. Telematics and Informatics33(2), 711-721.

Ÿ   Kim, M. S., Kim, E., Hwang, S., Kim, J., & Kim, S. (2017). Willingness to pay for over-the-top services in China and Korea. Telecommunications Policy41(3), 197-207.

Ÿ   Kim, J., Nam, C., & Ryu, M. H. (2019). IPTV vs. emerging video services: Dilemma of telcos to upgrade the broadband. Telecommunications Policy, 101889.

Ÿ   Koch, C., Lode, M., Stohr, D., Rizk, A., & Steinmetz, R. (2018). Collaborations on YouTube: From unsupervised detection to the impact on video and channel popularity. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM)14(4), 1-23.

Ÿ   Lee, S. E., Choi, M., & Kim, S. (2019). They pay for a reason! the determinants of fan’s instant sponsorship for content creators. Telematics and Informatics45, 101286.

Ÿ   Lobato, R. (2016). The cultural logic of digital intermediaries: YouTube multichannel networks. Convergence22(4), 348-360.

Ÿ   Lobato, R. (2018). Rethinking international TV flows research in the age of Netflix. Television & New Media19(3), 241-256.

Ÿ   Mardon, R., Molesworth, M., & Grigore, G. (2018). YouTube Beauty Gurus and the emotional labour of tribal entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Research92, 443-454.

Ÿ   MarketsandMarkets (2020). Over-the-Top Services Market by Type, Monetization Model, Streaming Device, Vertical And Region – Global Forecast to 2024. Retrieved from https://www.reportlinker.com/p05838803/Over-the-Top-Services-Market-by-Type-Monetization-Model-Streaming-Device-Vertical-And-Region-Global-Forecast-to.html?utm_source=PRN

Ÿ   Park, E. A. (2018). Business strategies of Korean TV players in the age of Over-The-Top (OTT) video service. International Journal of Communication12, 4646-4667.

Ÿ   Sanson, K., & Steirer, G. (2019). Hulu, streaming, and the contemporary television ecosystem. Media, Culture & Society41(8), 1210-1227.

Ÿ   Sujata, J., Sohag, S., Tanu, D., Chintan, D., Shubham, P., & Sumit, G. (2015). Impact of over the top (OTT) services on telecom service providers. Indian Journal of Science and Technology8(S4), 145-160.

Ÿ   Vonderau, P. (2016). The video bubble: Multichannel networks and the transformation of YouTube. Convergence22(4), 361-375.

Ÿ   Wayne, M. L. (2018). Netflix, Amazon, and branded television content in subscription video on-demand portals. Media, Culture & Society40(5), 725-741.

Contact: If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the guest editors: Seongcheol Kim (hiddentrees@korea.ac.kr), Hyunmi Baek (lotus1225@korea.ac.kr) and Dam Hee Kim (damheekim@email.arizona.edu).

Call for papers: Media Use and Political Engagement–Cross-Cultural Approaches (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: JULY 20, 2020!!!

Acknowledging the challenges created by the global pandemic to research activities in academia, we extend the deadline of our call for papers from April 20 to July 20!!! Wishing everyone to stay healthy and perseverant in the meantime!!!

Call for papers:

Media Use and Political Engagement: Cross-Cultural Approaches

Special Section in the International Journal of Communication (IJOC)

Guest editors:

Özen Odağ (Touro College Berlin, Germany),

Frank M. Schneider (University of Mannheim, Germany),

Larisa Buhin (Touro College Berlin, Germany),

& Jinhee Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea)

We cordially invite empirical research articles on media use and political engagement taking up a cross-culturally comparative design!!!

Democracies around the world are struggling with the global decline of civic and political engagement, especially among younger generations (Bessant, Farthing, & Watts, 2016; Smith & Thompson, 2015). Recent data from World Value Surveys and the Eurobarometer have yielded alarming results (Whiteley, 2012), showing that young people in most Western countries are increasingly dissatisfied with and disinterested in liberal democracy (Foa & Mounk, 2017; Sloam, 2016). At the same time, this overall decline is paralleled by an increase of new forms of engagement such as lifestyle politics, Internet activism, and political consumerism (Dalton, 2004; 2006; Theocharis & van Deth, 2018).

These developments have contributed to a new understanding of citizenship, one in which citizens are increasingly engaging through informal, creative, participatory, and digitally networked activities, thus moving political engagement into the domain of entertainment and personalized communication (Park, Kee, & Valenzuela, 2009). Activities that formerly took place offline (such as demonstrations, signing petitions, political discussions) have now largely moved into the online sphere and work in concert with offline civic engagement activity. They include a wide range of phenomena such as using social networks to access information, using digital platforms to exchange views, using mobile applications to access government services, and organizing protests on social networks (Bala, 2014). Many of these emergent behaviors are not yet fully understood. Their global rise across the world as expressed in countless examples of collective action in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the USA, however, render them a timely topic to study from a cross-cultural perspective.

Current scholarship focuses especially on the social and psychological factors that connect media use and political engagement (Hsiao, 2018; Hsiao & Yang, 2018; Valenzuela, Correa, & Gil de Zúñiga, 2018). Social identity, efficacy, injustice perceptions, emotions, values, and system justification beliefs have been identified as crucial psychosocial predictors of digitally enabled political engagement (Hsiao, 2018; Jost et al., 2018; Valenzuela, Correa, & Gil de Zúñiga, 2018; Van Zomeren, Postmes, & Spears, 2008).  At the same time, our understanding of these effects has remained insufficient and largely confined to Western democratic contexts (such as Europe and the USA; see Hsiao, 2018, for an overview of this extensive research). Although a few authors have taken up a non-Western perspective and investigated such mechanisms of political engagement in the non-Western world (e.g. Hsiao, 2018; Valenzuela, Correa, & Gil de Zúñiga, 2018; Wibisono, Louis, & Jetten, 2019), current scholarship is impressively void of cross-culturally comparative approaches to the role of media in political engagement.

This Special Section aims to highlight the influence of cultural factors (societies, cultures, cultural identities, political regimes etc.) on the relationship between media use and political engagement. We are particularly looking for cross-culturally comparative empirical studies, both qualitative and quantitative, that deal with the role of media use in political engagement. A central aim of the studies should be to understand cultural variance in the theories that have been produced on the topic. Studies should thus focus on a minimum of two cultural contexts that are compared.

The Special Section is open for a variety of topics. Examples include, but are not limited to:

–        Cross-cultural studies on the role of satirical new media formats, such as political talk-shows and political Internet memes, for political engagement;      

–        Cross-cultural studies on the role of specific social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other non-Western variants, for political engagement;

–        Cross-cultural studies on the role of entertainment media, such as political movies and video games, for political engagement;

–        Cross-cultural studies on the role of political, religious, cultural identity in the relationship between media use and political engagement;

–        Cross-cultural studies on the role of ‘cultured’ emotions and values in the relationship between media use and political engagement;

–        Cross-cultural studies on social-psychological mechanisms in the context of echo chambers, fake news, and propaganda

The review process is two-tiered and comprises the submission of an extended abstract and a full paper. Full papers will be invited only if they are accepted in the prior review of extended abstracts. Extended abstracts are due April JULY 20, 2020; full papers are due September DECEMBER 20, 2020 (see time line below).

The extended abstract (1,000 words max. excluding tables and references) should present previously unpublished work on a topic of clear interest to the Special Section. The extended abstract would typically include information about the cross-cultural purpose, novelty, significance, or knowledge gap being addressed, the cross-cultural methodological design of the study, and present cross-cultural results, conclusions and implications of the work conducted. The extended abstract must provide a title, a short 150-word abstract (not counted towards the 1,000 words), and up to five keywords that identify the thematic focus of the work. If accepted, the final full paper (8,900 words) must be turned in by September December 20, 2020. For further details on formatting, author guidelines, and submission process, please visit https://ijoc.org/ index.php/ijoc/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

NEW time line:

Submission Extended Abstracts: July 20, 2020

Submission Full Papers: December 20, 2020

Review Process: December 2020 – April 2021

Revision Process: April – July 2021

Resubmission: August 2021

Final Proofs: September/October 2021

Publication: October/November 2021

All papers in the IJOC are published as open access articles without publication fees for the authors. Submissions engaging in open science practices will be given particular consideration in the review process. We also especially welcome preregistered studies.

We very much look forward to your extended abstracts!

For submission of extended abstracts, please contact oezen.odag@touroberlin.dePlease use this email also for further inquiry on the topic and procedure of our Special Section.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for 2020 AEJMC Papers (EXTENDED Due: Sunday, May 17)

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for 2020 AEJMC Papers (EXTENDED Due: Sunday, May 17)

Dear KACA members: 

We hope all of our KACA members are staying healthy and safe in this challenging time. We understand that the COVID-19 situation is very difficult for many of us. 

Due to the uncertain situation, the AEJMC-KACA committee has decided to extend the deadline for paper submissions to Sunday, May 17 (11 p.m. EST). 

As you may know, AEJMC will have a 2020 conference. The AEJMC Board of Directors is discussing several options, including a virtual conference option, and will make a final decision around the first week of May.

To submit your paper or extended abstract to the 2020 AEJMC-KACA research session, Please read the submission instructions below. 

Korean American Communication Association

Call for 2020 AEJMC Papers (EXTENDED Due: Sunday, May 17)

The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) invites you to submit original research papers to the 2020 AEJMC- KACA competitive research session. Research topics that focus on various aspects of media and communication studies related to Korea are welcome. The AEJMC-KACA session embraces various theoretical orientations and methodological approaches to research.

Guidelines for All Submissions

1. Deadline: All submissions must be made no later than 11 p.m. EST, Sunday, May 17, 2020.

2. Categories of Submissions (two categories):

1) Full papers

– 25 pages maximum (no more than 25 pages), plus references, tables, figures, and all notes.

– Consistent with the APA style.

2) Extended abstracts

– Five pages maximum, plus references, tables, figures, and all notes.

– Consistent with the APA style.

– Extended abstracts should contain a literature review, research questions/hypotheses, and a detailed method section. 

Full papers are preferred. Only original research will be accepted. Research studies that are already presented, submitted, or accepted for presentation or publication should not be submitted.

3. Submission process, requirement, and paper award

1) All submissions must include a separate cover page and an abstract with approximately 250 words. A separate cover page should include the following information: paper title, author name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

2) Author identification: Names and all information that may identify the author(s) should not appear anywhere in the paper other than on the separate cover page.

3) All submissions will be blind reviewed by three reviewers with expertise in the area.

4) For paper submission, authors do not need to be a member of KACA or AEJMC. However, once the paper is accepted, at least one author of the submitted paper should register for the conference, and attend the conference to present the paper at the KACA session.

5) Only full papers, no extended abstracts, will be considered for the top papers. The candidates for the top student paper should have student authors only. If you have any questions regarding the call for papers, you may contact Hanna Park (Hanna.Park@mtsu.edu).  

4. Submission Method: send the files (the title page file and the research paper file in MS Word or pdf format) to aejmckaca@gmail.com.  

5. Reviewer recruitment:

Please volunteer to review papers submitted to the AEJMC – KACA session! If you are interested, please complete this form (https://forms.gle/k7gg5MoW8iRhDvbi7).

Thank you for your interest in submitting a paper for the 2020 AEJMC-

KACA Research Session.

Sincerely,

Hanna Park, Ph.D.

Vice President, KACA (AEJMC)

Associate Professor

School of Journalism and Strategic Media

College of Media and Entertainment

Middle Tennessee State University

Email: Hanna.Park@mtsu.edu

Deadline Extension: Call for 2020 NCA Papers

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Deadline Extension: Call for 2020 NCA Papers

Call for 2020 NCA Papers

Korean American Communication Association (KACA) Division

EXTENDED Deadline: Wednesday, April 8 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.

The National Communication Association (NCA) will hold its 106th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 19-22, 2020. The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) invites individual papers for competitive research sessions.

We invite submissions of papers broadly related to all areas of Korean and/or Korean-American communication themes, including but not limited to intercultural/international communication; new technologies and social media influence on communities; and contemporary communication issues in health, science, environment, sports, or entertainment. The submission of papers pursuing the convention theme, “Communication at the Crossroads” is encouraged. The KACA embraces all theoretical and methodological approaches to research.

We accept three types of submissions:

1. Full length completed research papers. No more than 25 double-spaced pages, excluding references, tables, and figures. Work already presented, published or accepted for presentation or publication should not be submitted. All papers must include a title and a 250-word abstract. Only full length completed papers are eligible for top research awards. Submitters should select “individual paper” as their submission type in the electronic submission form.

2. Extended abstracts (completed research/research in progress). 2-3 single-spaced pages, plus references. Abstracts should clearly state: Aims, research questions, methods, projected results, and keywords (up to 6). The authors must use the individual paper submission type for their initial submission. If accepted, the authors are expected to send the full paper to the session planner no later than 6 weeks before the convention. Submitters should select “individual paper” as their submission type in the electronic submission form.

Individual papers will be blind reviewed by two or three referees/reviewers with expertise in the area. Submitters MUST DELETE ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION from the uploaded document before submitting a paper or abstract.

3. Panel Discussion proposal. Panel proposals should include a title, a rationale (2-3 single- spaced paragraphs), a description for the conference online program (250 words), a list of

names and institutions of panelists, and summary of each paper/presentation. Panels should avoid single institution representation.

AV requests must be made at the time of submission to be considered.

Submissions opened Monday, January 13, 2020 and close Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time). Please submit your work online using the NCA Convention Central (https://ww4.aievolution.com/nca2001).

Submitters do not need to be a member of the NCA or the KACA to submit a paper/abstract/proposal for the sessions. However, if accepted, at least one author will need to (1) register for the convention and (2) attend the convention to present the work (otherwise, the presentation will be removed from the program).

All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants (https://www.natcom.org/sites/default/files/NCA_Convention_Resources_Conventi on_Standards.pdf) prior to submission. Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by- step instructions on how to submit, are available in the Convention Resource Library (https://www.natcom.org/convention-events/convention-resources/convention-resource- library/scholar-scholar-faqs-and-tips).

Questions about the call should be directed to the session planner: 

Eun-Jeong Han, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Salisbury University

Email: exhan@salisbury.edu 

Deadline Extension: Call for 2020 AEJMC Papers

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Deadline Extension: Call for 2020 AEJMC Papers

Korean American Communication Association

Call for 2020 AEJMC Papers (EXTENDED Due: Thursday, April 23)

Title: The 2020 AEJMC Annual Conference KACA research session invitation

Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California, USA

Time: August 6-9, 2020

 
The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) invites you to submit original research papers to the 2020 AEJMC- KACA competitive research session. Research topics that focus on various aspects of media and communication studies related to Korea are welcome. The AEJMC-KACA session embraces various theoretical orientations and methodological approaches to research.

Guidelines for All Submissions

 
1. Deadline: All submissions must be made no later than 11 p.m. EST, Thursday, April 23, 2020.
 
2. Categories of Submissions (two categories):

1) Full papers

–       25 pages maximum (no more than 25 pages), plus references, tables, figures, and all notes.

–       Consistent with the APA style.

2) Extended abstracts

–       Five pages maximum, plus references, tables, figures, and all notes.

–       Consistent with the APA style.

–       Extended abstracts should contain a literature review, research questions/hypotheses, a detailed method section, and actual findings(NOT expected findings). Abstracts only with literature review or research questions would NOT be considered.

Full papers are preferred. Only original research will be accepted. Research studies that are already presented, submitted, or accepted for presentation or publication should not be submitted.

 
3. Submission process, requirement, and paper award

1) All submissions must include a separate cover pageand an abstract with approximately 250 words. A separate cover page should include the following information: paper title, author name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

2) Author identification: Names and all information that may identify the author(s) should not appear anywhere in the paper other than on the separate cover page.

3) All submissions will be blind reviewed by three reviewers with expertise in the area.

4) For paper submission, authors do not need to be a member of KACA or AEJMC. However, once the paper is accepted, at least one author of the submitted paper should register for the conference, and attend the conference to present the paper at the KACA session.


5) Only full papers, no extended abstracts, will be considered for the top papers. The candidates for the top student paper should have student authors only. If you have any questions regarding the call for papers, you may contact Hanna Park (Hanna.Park@mtsu.edu).  

 
4. Submission Method: send the files (the title page file and the research paper file in MS Word or pdf format) to aejmckaca@gmail.com.  

5. Reviewer recruitment:

Please volunteer to review papers submitted to the AEJMC – KACA session! If you are interested, please complete this form (https://forms.gle/k7gg5MoW8iRhDvbi7).

Hanna Park, Ph.D.

Vice President, KACA (AEJMC)

Associate Professor

School of Journalism and Strategic Media

College of Media and Entertainment

Middle Tennessee State University

Email: Hanna.Park@mtsu.edu

CfP: Journal of Advertising Education Special Issue: Cases in International and Multicultural Advertising

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Journal of Advertising Education Special Issue:

Cases in International and Multicultural Advertising

Special Issue Guest Editors

Juliana Fernandes, University of Florida

Craig Davis, Ohio University

Teaching cases are currently being solicited for an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Advertising Education (JAE) dedicated to International and Multicultural Advertising. A teaching case “encourages discussion and investigation, and is always accompanied by an instructors’ manual to guide the user in leading the case in the classroom” (Vega, 2017, p. 2). A special issue on international and multicultural advertising will satisfy a need among scholars and instructors in advertising and related fields for readily available resources that they can use in the classroom. We welcome classroom cases that meet the following criteria, developed from secondary or primary sources.

  • Relates to the “International and Multicultural” theme
  • Includes teaching notes containing student questions and answers 
  • Is categorized as either be a “decision” case or a “descriptive” case.  A “decision” case requires students to make a decision based on the information in the case.  A “descriptive” case requires students to assess the actions of a company and make recommendations to improve a theory, process, or decision, etc.
  • Provides intellectual richness by demonstrating applications of theory
  • Is written in an easy to follow narrative featuring characters and conflict

The structure of the special issue articles will be similar to the general case study format. The article should contain an introduction, literature review and/or background, research questions, methods, results, and references. In addition, the author(s) will need to provide a detailed teaching note describing how to use the case study in the classroom, with examples of discussion questions, assignments, learning objectives, etc. For more information about the structure, please see the templates below:

Suggested Case and Teaching Note Template

Case (a minimum of 1500 words and maximum of 5000 words including references)

  1. Introduction and Opening Hook
  2. Industry Background
  3. Company Background
  4. Key Products and Services
  5. Management Background
  6. Conclusion and Closing Hook
  7. References

Teaching Note (length at author’s discretion)

  1. Case Overview
  2. Research Method
  3. Learning Outcomes (LO)
  4. Discussion Questions
  5. Answers to Discussion Questions
  6. Handouts (Optional)
  7. General Discussion
  8. Epilogue
  9. References
  10. Additional Pedagogical Materials (Optional)

The submission deadline is October 15, 2020.

This issue is being created in cooperation with the Global and Multicultural Committee (GMC) of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA). Manuscripts from authors new to the Journal of Advertising Education are welcome. All manuscripts should be submitted through the JAE online peer-review submission system at https://journals.sagepub.com/home/adv. Authors should select “SPECIAL ISSUE: Cases in International and Multicultural Advertising” as “Manuscript Type.” Please also note in the cover letter that the submission is for the Special Issue on Cases in International and Multicultural Advertising.

For additional information regarding the Special Issue, please contact the guest editors at juliana@jou.ufl.edu and/or davisc7@ohio.edu

References and Supporting Materials for Case Writing

Borchers, A., & Foust. K. (2019). Going beyond student exercises: Writing engaging case studies, The Business Case Journal, 26 (1), 30-40.

Cellucci, L. W., Kerrigan, D., & Peters, C. (2012). Case writing matters, Journal of Case Studies, 30(1), 1-7.

Cellucci, L. W., Peters, C., & Young, J. (2018). What we have learned along the way: The significant of teaching nots in case writing, Journal of Case Studies, 36 (1), 1-7.

Davis, C., Peters, C., & Cellucci, L. (2014). Total Case: Suggestions for improving case writing, Journal of Case Studies, 32 (1), 1-9.

Naumes, W., & Naumes, M. J. (2011). The art and craft of case writing. NY. Routledge.

Peters, C., Celluci, L. W., & Kerrigan, D. (2012). Improving the Hook in Case Writing, Journal of Case Studies, 30(2), 1-6.

Vega, G. (2017). The case writing workbook: A self-guided workshop. NY, Routledge.

The Case Studies in Strategic Communication (http://cssc.uscannenberg.org/) and the Harvard Business Cases are also excellent sources for case writing.

Cfp: Media Use and Political Engagement: Cross-Cultural Approaches

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Media Use and Political Engagement: Cross-Cultural Approaches

Special Section in the International Journal of Communication (IJOC)

Guest editors: Özen Odağ, Frank M. Schneider, Larisa Buhin, & Jinhee Kim

We cordially invite empirical research articles on media use and political engagement taking up a cross-culturally comparative design!!!

Democracies around the world are struggling with the global decline of civic and political engagement, especially among younger generations (Bessant, Farthing, & Watts, 2016; Smith & Thompson, 2015). Recent data from World Value Surveys and the Eurobarometer have yielded alarming results (Whiteley, 2012), showing that young people in most Western countries are increasingly dissatisfied with and disinterested in liberal democracy (Foa & Mounk, 2017; Sloam, 2016). At the same time, this overall decline is paralleled by an increase of new forms of engagement such as lifestyle politics, Internet activism, and political consumerism (Dalton, 2004; 2006; Theocharis & van Deth, 2018).

These developments have contributed to a new understanding of citizenship, one in which citizens are increasingly engaging through informal, creative, participatory, and digitally networked activities, thus moving political engagement into the domain of entertainment and personalized communication (Park, Kee, & Valenzuela, 2009). Activities that formerly took place offline (such as demonstrations, signing petitions, political discussions) have now largely moved into the online sphere and work in concert with offline civic engagement activity. They include a wide range of phenomena such as using social networks to access information, using digital platforms to exchange views, using mobile applications to access government services, and organizing protests on social networks (Bala, 2014). Many of these emergent behaviors are not yet fully understood. Their global rise across the world as expressed in countless examples of collective action in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the USA, however, render them a timely topic to study from a cross-cultural perspective.

Current scholarship focuses especially on the social and psychological factors that connect media use and political engagement (Hsiao, 2018; Hsiao & Yang, 2018; Valenzuela, Correa, & Gil de Zúñiga, 2018). Social identity, efficacy, injustice perceptions, emotions, values, and system justification beliefs have been identified as crucial psychosocial predictors of digitally enabled political engagement (Hsiao, 2018; Jost et al., 2018; Valenzuela, Correa, & Gil de Zúñiga, 2018; Van Zomeren, Postmes, & Spears, 2008).  At the same time, our understanding of these effects has remained insufficient and largely confined to Western democratic contexts (such as Europe and the USA; see Hsiao, 2018, for an overview of this extensive research). Although a few authors have taken up a non-Western perspective and investigated such mechanisms of political engagement in the non-Western world (e.g. Hsiao, 2018; Valenzuela, Correa, & Gil de Zúñiga, 2018; Wibisono, Louis, & Jetten, 2019), current scholarship is impressively void of cross-culturally comparative approaches to the role of media in political engagement.

This Special Section aims to highlight the influence of cultural factors (societies, cultures, cultural identities, political regimes etc.) on the relationship between media use and political engagement. We are particularly looking for cross-culturally comparative empirical studies, both qualitative and quantitative, that deal with the role of media use in political engagement. A central aim of the studies should be to understand cultural variance in the theories that have been produced on the topic. Studies should thus focus on a minimum of two cultural contexts that are compared.

The Special Section is open for a variety of topics. Examples include, but are not limited to:

–          Cross-cultural studies on the role of satirical new media formats, such as political talk-shows and political Internet memes, for political engagement;      

–          Cross-cultural studies on the role of specific social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other non-Western variants, for political engagement;

–          Cross-cultural studies on the role of entertainment media, such as political movies and video games, for political engagement;

–          Cross-cultural studies on the role of political, religious, cultural identity in the relationship between media use and political engagement;

–          Cross-cultural studies on the role of ‘cultured’ emotions and values in the relationship between media use and political engagement;

–          Cross-cultural studies on social-psychological mechanisms in the context of echo chambers, fake news, and propaganda

The review process is two-tiered and comprises the submission of an extended abstract and a full paper. Full papers will be invited only if they are accepted in the prior review of extended abstracts. Extended abstracts are due April 20, 2020; full papers are due September 20, 2020 (see time line below).

The extended abstract (1,000 words max. excluding tables and references) should present previously unpublished work on a topic of clear interest to the Special Section. The extended abstract would typically include information about the cross-cultural purpose, novelty, significance, or knowledge gap being addressed, the cross-cultural methodological design of the study, and present cross-cultural results, conclusions and implications of the work conducted. The extended abstract must provide a title, a short 150-word abstract (not counted towards the 1,000 words), and up to five keywords that identify the thematic focus of the work. If accepted, the final full paper (8,900 words) must be turned in by September 20, 2020. For further details on formatting, author guidelines, and submission process, please visit https://ijoc.org/ index.php/ijoc/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Time line:

Submission Extended Abstracts: April 20, 2020

Submission Full Papers: September 20, 2020

Review Process: September 2020 – January 2021

Revision Process: January – April 2021

Resubmission: May 2021

Final Proofs: June/July 2021

Publication: September/October 2021

All papers in the IJOC are published as open access articles without publication fees for the authors. Submissions engaging in open science practices will be given particular consideration in the review process. We also especially welcome preregistered studies.

We very much look forward to your extended abstracts!

For submission of extended abstracts, please contact oezen.odag@touroberlin.dePlease use this email also for further inquiry on the topic and procedure of our Special Section.

Call for Paper: 2020 NCA KACA Paper

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Call for Paper: 2020 NCA KACA Paper

Korean American Communication Association (KACA)

Call for 2020 NCA Papers

DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 25 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.

The National Communication Association (NCA) will hold its 106th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 19-22, 2020. The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) invites individual papers for competitive research sessions.

We invite submissions of papers broadly related to all areas of Korean and/or Korean-American communication themes, including but not limited to intercultural/international communication; new technologies and social media influence on communities; and contemporary communication issues in health, science, environment, sports, or entertainment. The submission of papers pursuing the convention theme, “Communication at the Crossroads” is encouraged. The KACA embraces all theoretical and methodological approaches to research.

We accept three types of submissions:

1. Full length completed research papers. No more than 25 double-spaced pages, excluding references, tables, and figures. Work already presented, published or accepted for presentation or publication should not be submitted. All papers must include a title and a 250-word abstract. Only full length completed papers are eligible for top research awards. Submitters should select “individual paper” as their submission type in the electronic submission form.

2. Extended abstracts (completed research/research in progress). 2-3 single-spaced pages, plus references. Abstracts should clearly state: Aims, research questions, methods, projected results, and keywords (up to 6). The authors must use the individual paper submission type for their initial submission. If accepted, the authors are expected to send the full paper to the session planner no later than 6 weeks before the convention. Submitters should select “individual paper” as their submission type in the electronic submission form.

Individual papers will be blind reviewed by two or three referees/reviewers with expertise in the area. Submitters MUST DELETE ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION from the uploaded document before submitting a paper or abstract.

3. Panel Discussion proposal. Panel proposals should include a title, a rationale (2-3 single- spaced paragraphs), a description for the conference online program (250 words), a list of names and institutions of panelists, and summary of each paper/presentation. Panels should avoid single institution representation.

AV requests must be made at the time of submission to be considered.

Submissions open Monday, January 13, 2020 and close Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time). Please submit your work online using the NCA Convention Central (https://ww4.aievolution.com/nca2001).

Submitters do not need to be a member of the NCA or the KACA to submit a paper/abstract/proposal for the sessions. However, if accepted, at least one author will need to (1) register for the convention and (2) attend the convention to present the work (otherwise, the presentation will be removed from the program).

All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants (https://www.natcom.org/sites/default/files/NCA_Convention_Resources_Conventi on_Standards.pdf) prior to submission. Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by- step instructions on how to submit, are available in the Convention Resource Library (https://www.natcom.org/convention-events/convention-resources/convention-resource- library/scholar-scholar-faqs-and-tips).

Questions about the call should be directed to the session planner: 

Eun-Jeong Han, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Salisbury University

Email: exhan@salisbury.edu 

Call for 2020 ICA Papers and Ad-hoc Reviewers

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Call for 2020 ICA Papers and Ad-hoc Reviewers

Korean American Communication Association

Call for 2020 ICA Papers and Ad-hoc Reviewers

Gold Coast, Australia | May 21- 25, 2020

Korean American Communication Association (KACA) will hold two competitive paper sessions, jointly with Chinese Communication Association (CCA) at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). We invite you to submit your completed papers related to any of the following topics:

KACA & CCA Joint Competitive Research Paper Topics:

Research endeavors relating to Korean- or East Asian-related communication themes, including but not limited to the following areas: intercultural- or cross-cultural studies; communication and new technologies; advertising, public relations, campaigns; journalism; political communication; science, health, environment, and risk communication; circulation of Korean cultural products in the world. We welcome studies reflecting the ICA conference theme of “Open Communication” in the context of Korea or East Asia (for more information of the ICA general calls for papers, visit https://www.icahdq.org/page/2020CFP).  

KACA accepts two types of submissions: (1) full papers and (2) extended abstracts.

Send your completed papers or extended abstracts to Dr. Jin-Ae Kang at kangj@ecu.edu no later than 11:59 pm (EST), Saturday, November 30 2019.

For blind reviewing of submissions, all author identification should be removed from the document except the cover page. The manuscript that receives the highest evaluation scores for faculty and student paper competition in KACA Competitive Research Paper session, respectively, will be selected as the Best KACA Faculty and Student Paper, and will receive an award plaque. Only full paper submissions will be considered for the Best KACA Paper Award.

Full-Papers:

Two separate files are required for the paper submission: (1) Cover page; and (2) Manuscript.

Cover Page: A separate cover page is required. The cover page should include the following information:

Manuscript Format: Those who are interested in presenting at any of the sessions should submit an original and completed paper in a form of PDF or Word.  Completed papers are limited to 25 pages in length (Times New Roman, double-spaced excluding references and tables, with 12-point size and 1-inch margins). APA reference style is preferred. A brief abstract (less than 200 words) is required. Three anonymous reviewers will evaluate submitted manuscripts in terms of quality of theory development, the methods employed and significance of the findings.

Extended Abstracts:

Two separate files are required for the paper submission: (1) Cover page; and (2) Manuscript.

Reviewers

For those who do not plan to submit a paper to KACA sessions this year, please consider acting as an ad-hoc reviewer for KACA. Please send me an email, indicating your preferred methodology and areas of expertise. Your service as a KACA reviewer is greatly appreciated. Contact Dr. Jin-Ae Kang at kangj@ecu.edu for serving as a reviewer.

You do not need to be a member of the ICA or the KACA to submit a paper for the sessions. However, if your paper is accepted for the session, you will need to (1) register for the conference and (2) attend the conference to present your paper. Award recipients must be a registered member of KACA at the time of award ceremony.

Detailed information about the conference can be found at the ICA home page at http://www.icahdq.org.

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