PCIG requests nominations for the 2017 Lynda Lee Kaid Outstanding Published Paper in Political Communication Award. This award recognizes outstanding work in political communication done by a faculty member at any academic institution in the U.S. The award also honors the memory of Lynda Lee Kaid and her significant contributions to the field of political communication research. The award comes with a cash prize of $100.
The work must be completed and published between January and December 2017; the piece must address an important and current topic in political communication. The faculty member must be affiliated with a U.S. higher education institution. The nominations will be reviewed by a committee formed of PCIG officers.
HOW TO APPLY
Nominate a faculty member by sending the name of the person you'd like to nominate, their affiliation, the paper, and the publishing information (journal, publishing outlet, etc.) to Sherice Gearhart by email at Sherice.Gearhart@ttu.edu. Include a short paragraph explaining why the work should receive the award. Firm deadline for nominations is May 1, 2018.
The AEJMC Political Communication Interest Group is recruiting reviewers for the 2018 conference and would like to invite members and potential members to participate as reviewers for the interest group this year. Students who are ABD are eligible and are encouraged to serve as reviewers.
Reviewer participation is critical to ensuring the quality of PCIG paper presentations, and our reviewers help set the standard of excellence expected from our members, presenters, and panel attendees. Last year we had nearly 100 paper submissions, a number we expect to grow this year, so we greatly need your assistance.
If you are interested in reviewing, please complete this brief survey: https://goo.gl/forms/91qJSYNBaDxFtrxK2
Your participation in the survey will allow us to make reviewer assignments with your area(s) of expertise in mind. If you agree to serve as a reviewer, you should expect to receive manuscripts to review during the first week of April, and completed reviews will be due by April 30. Note that participation in the review process does not disqualify you from submitting papers to the PCIG paper competition (and we encourage you to do so!).
Thank you for assisting the Political Communication Interest Group of AEJMC. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact PCIG research chairs Aaron Veenstra (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sherice Gearhart (email@example.com).