The Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group (CCJIG) invites research paper submissions for the 2009 convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication to be held in Boston, MA, from August 5 to 9, 2009.
Papers must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2009, in accordance with all requirements of AEJMC and its uniform paper call and electronic submission process. More information is available here.
Papers submitted will be eligible for separate faculty and student top paper awards of $151.
In general, CCJIG is interested in research that examines the emergence, practice, sustenance and/or teaching of civic/citizen journalism.
Suggested paper topics include: Citizen/civic journalism in the 2008 campaign season, citizen media, blogging, civic mapping, community conversations, newsroom projects, legal and ethical issues in civic/citizen journalism, crowdsourcing versus traditional "gatekeeper" journalism, civic/citizen journalism in a multicultural environment, civic/citizen journalism and new technologies, history/philosophy of civic/citizen journalism, the changing newspaper industry economy and its effect on the development of civic/citizen journalism movements, media convergence and civic/citizen journalism, the missions and meanings of "civic journalism" and/or "citizen journalism," teaching civic/citizen journalism, and using polls, focus groups and other methods in civic reporting.
Please direct any questions to CCJIG Research Co-Chairs Burton St. John (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Glenn Scott (email@example.com).