Papers sought for annual SMC Graduate Student Research Forum

The Media and Communication Program announces the 15th annual School of Media and Communication Graduate Student Research Forum. It is a competitive research forum open to ALL graduate students in any SMC program.

WHEN: Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Followed by a free luncheon for participants at TBA.

SMC graduate students are encouraged to submit a paper of their completed or in-progress scholarly work. Examples may include:

  • papers involving original research or critical literature reviews that were written for a class
  • research proposals
  • completed research papers not yet presented at a conference

Submissions will be blind-reviewed by M&C faculty and invited reviewers. Criteria for judging will include: originality of research, contribution to the field, theoretical and methodological soundness, clarity and organization. All M&C students are expected to attend the forum. Cash prizes will be awarded. Each student may submit only one paper. Submissions must include a 100-word abstract and a cover sheet with the submitter’s name, phone number, email address and mailing address. The author’s name must not appear anywhere else on the paper.

Please submit a digital version of your paper by Friday, January 25, 2013, as an email attachment to Andy Mendelson at

2013 Graduate Research Forum Committee

Andy Mendelson, JOUR; Hector Postigo, MSP; Brooke Duffy, ADV; Carrie Isard, MMC student