2017 Clifford Christians Ethics Research Award Call

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2017 Clifford Christians Ethics Research Award Call

Sponsored by

Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research


Carl Couch Center issues an annual call for research papers and published works (i.e., books or articles) to be considered for Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award.  To be considered for the Christians Award, submissions should interpret or address important theoretical issues in the areas of ethics, mass communication theory, and the relationship between media and technology and culture; interpret and apply concepts employed in Christians’ work in new and insightful ways.  Submissions will be evaluated based on the quality of (1) mastery of Christians’ approaches and concepts, (2) originality, (3) organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of knowledge.

Members of Award Review Committee are

Dr. Lee Wilkins, University of Missouri

Dr. Melba Velez Ortiz, Grand Valley State University

Dr. Deni Elliott, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Dr. Ronald Arnett, Duquesne University

Dr. Robert Fortner, Calvin College

Both single and co-authored works are accepted.  Applications may only be submitted for award consideration once.  Published materials submitted must have appeared no earlier than eighteen months prior to each year’s application.   The best work will receive the Christians Award.  Those interested please send six copies of the research papers or published works (if the publication is a book, six copies of the table of contents and of one chapter is sufficient) with a 100-word abstract to:

Shing-Ling S. Chen

Dept. of Communication Studies

Univ. of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Tel: 319-273-6021

E-mail: sarina.chen@uni.edu

Application deadline is April 20, 2017.  Notification of the award will be sent out by November 1, 2017.  Questions and comments about Christians Award application, please contact Shing-Ling S. Chen, Dept. of Communication Studies, Univ. of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614; Tel: 319-273-6021; E-mail:sarina.chen@uni.edu

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