The Educators Academy of the Public Relations Society of America invites public relations educators, public relations graduate students, and public relations professionals to submit competitive papers for presentation at the 2016 PRSA International Conference, October 23-25, in Indianapolis, IN. Papers should test, refine or expand public relations practice, research, or theory; or critically review issues relevant to public relations theory or research. Papers employing all methods of inquiry are invited. At least one author must be a member of the PRSA Educators Academy.
Graduate student submissions will be judged separately for the Betsy Plank Graduate Research Competition Award. Solo authorship is required for award consideration. Please identify as “student” on the cover page. Collaboration is permitted for consideration of the PRSA Top Research Paper Award. Only one author needs to attend the research session in Philadelphia.
All papers are due by midnight Eastern Time Sunday, June 5, 2016. Please email one copy of the paper in a Word document to Melissa Dodd, 2016 Educators Academy Research Chair, via email PRSAEducators@gmail.com. You will receive a submission receipt via email.
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The Educators Academy of the Public Relations Society of America invites public relations educators, public relations graduate students, and public relations professionals to submit competitive abstracts relating to public relations pedagogy for presentation at a poster session at the 2016 PRSA International Conference in Indianapolis, IN. October 23-25, 2016. This poster session will showcase best practices in education and/or provide examples of successful educational approaches, projects, and programs.
Initial paper acceptance is based on a one-page abstract submitted for consideration. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and upon acceptance, authors must submit a précis of no more than five pages by October 1. Abstracts should refine, test, or present best practices or research related to public relations pedagogy. Authors are limited to only two abstract submissions (only one will be accepted). First-author presenters must be members of the Educators Academy of the Public Relations Society of America.
All abstracts are due by midnight Eastern Time Sunday, June 5, 2016. Abstracts should be double-spaced and no more than 250 words in a Word document. Submissions must be sent by email with author(s), affiliation(s), title(s), and contact information to Melissa Dodd at email@example.com.
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