[Air-L] Couch Award deadline extended

Mark D. Johns mjohns at luther.edu
Fri Apr 29 05:35:02 PDT 2011


Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award 2011

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, 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, (2) originality, (3) organization, (4) presentation, and (5)
advancement of knowledge.  Evaluation will be administered by a Review
Committee of four:

	Mark D. Johns, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
	Annette Markham, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
	Lois Ann Scheidt, Indiana University, Bloomington
	Dennis Waskul, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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
2011 meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers (aoir.org) at
the University of Washington, Seattle. The top paper will be awarded a
certificate and a cash prize of $300 US, runner up will receive a
certificate and a cash prize of $200 US, and a third paper will
receive a certificate and a cash prize of $100 US. All three authors
will be invited to present their work at a session of the AoIR
conference, October 20-22, 2011 in Seattle.

Those interested should send a copy of their paper, with a 100-word
abstract, electronically to Mark D. Johns at mjohns at luther.edu
of award will be sent by June 15.

Those with questions or comments about Couch Award application, please contact:

Mark D. Johns
Dept. of Communication Studies
Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101 USA
Tel: (563) 387-1347
E-mail: mjohns at luther.edu

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