New media symposium issues call for papers, portfolios and panels

Journalism and Mass Communications, Visual Communication Quarterly, and the ZERO1 Festival invites scholars to submit research papers, portfolios, and/or panel proposals to the New Media and Visual Journalism: An International Symposium. Faculty, researchers, and graduate students are invited to examine the many issues in this effervescent and evolving field of visual communication research and to submit their papers, pictorial examples, or panel proposals on such topics as emerging visual technologies, social media, creative expression, augmented reality and new media teaching practices and strategies.

This international symposium will be held on the campus of San Jose State University Sept. 17-18, during the ZERO1 Build Your Own World Festival.
For more information, visit http://01sj.org.

The top three refereed papers submitted to the symposium will be published in Visual Communication Quarterly in a special issue devoted to the topic.
To submit a scholarly paper, send one copy of your manuscript as an e-mail attachment to Dr. Michael Cheers, editor, at michaelcheers058@gmail.com. For a portfolio that may include screen grabs and/or single images from a multimedia project, compress the work and send as an e-mail attachment.
Make sure the academic paper or portfolio does not contain identifying information.

Within the body of the e-mail message include the full name(s) of author(s) or producer(s) with full contact information (address, e-mail, phone).
Manuscripts must be double-spaced, use 12 pt. type, and have one-inch borders. You may use Chicago Style or the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Include an abstract of not more than 120 words. Manuscripts (including tables, captions, footnotes, bibliography, and so on) should total no more than 8,000 words.

All research papers submitted for presentation must not have been presented or submitted to another conference, published, or accepted for publication. Only full papers and fully developed panel proposals will be reviewed. If all of a paper’s authors are students, then it needs to be designated as a student paper. An author must guarantee attendance should the submitted work be accepted for presentation.

Panel proposals should include a 300-word rationale for the panel and a list of participants with a brief bio of each. Because only a small number of panel proposals can be accepted, they must be innovative, timely, and directly related to the symposium’s theme. Suggestions for panel discussions should be submitted to the same e-mail address, with “panel discussion proposal” in the subject line.
Deadline for papers and panels submissions is 5 p.m. (Pacific time) March 1.

For information, contact Dr. Cheers at 408-391-5343 or mcheers@casa.sjsu.edu.