[Air-l] Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award reminder
Mark D. Johns
johnsmar at luther.edu
Sat Apr 9 17:35:34 PDT 2005
Reminder: CALL FOR AWARD APPLICATIONS
Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award 2005
A student award competition
Sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research
The Carl Couch Center issues an annual call for student-authored papers
to be considered for Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award. The Couch
Center welcomes both theoretical and empirical papers that (1) apply
symbolic interactionist approaches to Internet studies, (2) demonstrate
interactive relationships between social interaction and communication
technologies as advocated by Couch, and/or (3) develop symbolic
interactionist concepts in new directions. Papers will be evaluated
based on the quality of (1) mastery of Symbolic Interactionist
approaches and concepts and Couch’s theses, (2) originality, (3)
organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of knowledge.
Evaluation will be administered by a Review Committee of four:
Dr. Mark D. Johns, Luther College, Decorah, IA, chair
Dr. Katherine M. Clegg Smith, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Lori Kendall, SUNY-Purchase, New York
Dr. Jodi O'Brien, Seattle University
Competition is open to graduate or undergraduate students of all
disciplines. Works that are published or accepted for publication are
not eligible for award consideration. Entries should not exceed 30 pages
(approximately 7500 words) in length, including references and
appendices. Limit of one entry per student per year.
The top three papers will receive Couch Awards to be presented at the
2005 International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers
in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The top paper will be awarded a certificate
and a cash prize of $300, runner up will receive a certificate and a
cash prize of $200, and a third paper will receive a certificate and a
cash prize of $100. All three authors will be invited to present their
work at a session of the A.o.I.R. conference, October 5-9, 2005.
Applicants should send a copy of their paper electronically to Mark D.
Johns at johnsmar at luther.edu. Application deadline is May 1, 2005.
Notification of award will be sent by June 15.
Those with questions or comments about Couch Award application, please
Mark D. Johns
Dept. of Communication Studies
Decorah, IA 52101
Tel: (563) 387-1347
E-mail: johnsmar at luther.edu
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