Paper Submission 

To download the full call papers, panels and research-in-progress abstracts, click here.  

Authors are invited to submit research papers, panel proposals and/or research-in-progress abstracts for the  43rd Annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, which will be held March 8-10, 2018 at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  Authors should prepare submissions as either Microsoft Word or PDF file.


No e-mail submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be completed by no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on December 11, 2017. Submissions must be original and must not have been previously presented at a conference.  Students and faculty should indicate their status for consideration of faculty and student top paper awards. Do not include any author identifying information on any page of the paper submission. Authors also should redact identifying information from the document properties. On the cover page of the attached paper, only the title of the paper should appear. Following the cover page, include a 250-word abstract. Length of papers should not exceed 30 pages including references and tables (50 pages for Law and Policy papers).

The author of each accepted paper (at least one author in the case of a co-authored paper) must present the paper at the Colloquium or it will not be listed in the final program. Acceptance and/or submission of papers to colloquium paper competitions does not prevent authors from submitting to AEJMC divisions for the AEJMC Annual Conference in August. Complete contact information and a complete list of (all) authors must be submitted with other material (and on deadline) or a paper will be disqualified. For online instructions on “how to submit a clean paper” for blind review, see this link. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by early February 2018.

Panel Proposals


Panel proposals using the same link by Monday, December 11, 2017, and should include a brief description of the panel along with proposed panelists. Proposals should not exceed three double-spaced pages.




The 2018 Colloquium will include our first research-in-progress sessions as an opportunity for researchers to share and get feedback on projects that are in development.  Research-in-Progress abstracts must be for projected not completed.  Authors must submit a synopsis of the project, with some research questions or hypotheses and a paragraph explaining what stage of development the project is in. A limited number of abstracts will be accepted.   Research-in-Progress abstracts are NOT eligible for Colloquium research awards.

Participating Divisions and Research Chairs


Newspaper and Online News
Nicole Dahmen
Law and Policy
Michael Martinez
Cayce Myers

Electronic News
Kathleen Ryan
Visual Communication
Gabriel Tait
Eyun-Jung Ki



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