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ECA 2013 Convention - Call for Papers - Communication Law and Ethics

Communication Law and Ethics

104th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention

“Confluence”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Omni William Penn Hotel
April 24-28, 2013

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012 

The Communication Law and Ethics Interest Group of the Eastern Communication Association invites the submission of competitive papers, thematic program or panel proposals, and innovative programming alternatives (e.g., roundtables, symposia, debates, open forums, and community programs) for the 104th annual convention of the ECA.

The 2013 convention’s theme, “Confluence,” speaks to our own division’s potential for bringing together traditional academicians, public scholars, and political activists, and media and legal professionals to not only inform the field of communication law and ethics, but also to challenge consensus on matters of free speech, privacy, government and corporate surveillance, media representation, media ownership, and the uses of media technology. The division aims to identify and critique the social implications of these issues and to suggest social change.

In keeping with this theme, we ask you to consider submitting papers, thematic panels, and other program content that explore these and other issues and how these topics intersect with critical, methodological, research, and/or theoretical issues pertaining to Communication Law and Ethics.

General information about the 2013 Call for Papers can be found at http://www.ecasite.org

Submissions to the Communication Law and Ethics Interest Group must adhere to the following guidelines:

In order to receive full consideration, completed papers and program/panel proposals must be received by October 15, 2012

Submissions must be sent via e-mail, with attachment(s) in MS Word, to the 2013 Program Planner: 

D.L. Stephenson, Western Connecticut State University, stephensond@wcsu.edu 

Abstracts or incomplete papers are not acceptable.  Submissions of completed papers should be sent as a Microsoft Word or plain text file, and must include: 

1.         A detachable title page with the title of the paper and the author or authors’ name(s), affiliation(s), mailing address(es), telephone number(s), and e-mail address(es).
2.         The word “Debut” should appear on all papers written by authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention.
3.         A one-page abstract on the second page.
4.         A statement of professional responsibility (see below) should appear on the second page.

The e-mail subject header should include the abbreviation “ECA” and the title of the paper. 

The e-mail text must include any request for presentation aids (such as projectors, video monitors, DVD players, etc.). 

Finally, if the paper is multi-authored, please indicate who will be presenting the paper at the convention.

Program/Panel Proposals:

All program/panel submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word or plain text file, and must include: 

1.         A thematic title for the program/panel.
2.         The name of the Chair, and Respondent (if any).  Please do not have Chairs act as Respondents
3.         The names, institutional affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of all participants.
4.         Titles and abstracts for each paper or presentation.
5.         Program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program.
6.         A detailed rationale for the program/panel.
7.         A statement of professional responsibility (see below). 

The e-mail subject header should include the abbreviation “ECA” and the title of the panel. 

The e-mail text must include any request for presentation aids (such as projectors, video monitors, DVD players, etc.).

Statement of Professional Responsibility

When submitting a paper or proposal for review, the following statement MUST be included.   (If it is not attached to a submitted document, the chair is responsible for obtaining a completed copy of this form prior to the paper/program/panel being officially programmed for presentation at the convention.)  Papers and panels without this statement will not be programmed.

"In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/we recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility.  I/We agree to present this paper or program/panel if it is accepted and programmed.  I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA's annual meeting must register and pay the required fees."

Technology Policy 

For the complete statement about the provision of media technology by the ECA for the conference participants, please see the ECA Technology Policy

Note, however, that reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they are received by the program planner at the time of the paper or program submission

For any additional information about the convention, please visit the ECA website at http://www.ecasite.org

For any additional information regarding this CFP, please contact the

Communication Law and Ethics Program Planner:

D.L. Stephenson, Ph.D.
Department of Communication
Western Connecticut State University
210C Berkshire Hall
Danbury, CT 06810
stephensond@wcsu.edu


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