21st Conference Call For Papers

"Communication at the Threshold"
Call for Papers/Panel Proposals
21th Annual Conference
Georgian Court University
March 25, 2017

The past 21 years have ushered in a tidal wave of change in most aspects of public and private life. No one could have predicted the changes in public relations, journalism, media studies, organizational communication, political communication, sports broadcasting, talk radio, and interpersonal relationships. The first NJCA conference theme was "Communication at the Threshold". For the 21st annual conference we revisit the same theme, but with a twist!

We invite participation and contributions of scholars, teachers, students, administrators, and communication professionals, to submit extended abstracts or works in progress, full-length papers of 25 pages or less, panels, workshop ideas or other collaborative works for presentation.

The twist? We have personally invited all of the original presenters and key note speaker from the 1997 inaugural conference to revisit their original paper and panel presentations. Many already plan to attend! We hope you will too. The day will be a celebration of the organization's successes over the past 21 years as well as a time to reflect on where the discipline is headed.

Students at both the graduate and undergraduate level to are strongly encouraged to submit. An award for the best student paper at each level will be presented. A student poster session will also be a part of the conference. Submissions for a poster should include a 150-word abstract. Students should be able to construct their posters out of 3-sided, free-standing boards for display.

Join us on March 25th at Georgian Court University as we consider what has changed and what remains the same ever since the inaugural conference held at Montclair State University in 1997.

*Please include the following information in your email and on the front page of your submission: name(s) of presenters, title of paper/panel, poster, abstract, 3-5 keywords/phrases, student status if relevant (graduate or undergraduate), school affliction and department, address, phone number and email.

In addition, a statement of professional responsibility should be included on the cover or title page and should state the following: "In submitting the attached panel/paper proposal, I/we agree to present at the 2017 NJCA conference if it is accepted. I/we further recognize that all who attend and present at NJCA must register and pay the required fees."

Submissions must be sent by February 15th, 2017
to Dr. Gina Marcello, NJCA Vice-President, gmarcello@georgian.edu