The proliferation of technology
has been made possible by the consumption of resources including
energy and raw materials. As technology plays an even more
important role in society, the related depletion of resources
has led to an increasing emphasis on minimizing environmental
impacts and energy use through the adoption of sustainable
processes and technologies. At the same time, journalism
is facing its own challenges, with many questioning whether
traditional journalistic models can be sustained in an environment
that includes new competitors, user-generated content, and
social media. The purpose of this conference is to explore
sustainability in all its forms as it relates to media uses
and practices, especially to journalism. This conference
provides a forum for the presentation of essays, research,
and demonstrations related to any area exploring the intersections
of media practices and content, sustainability, and convergent
Abstracts, completed papers, and panel proposals for this
conference should deal with the primary conference themes
or related issues.
Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit in one
or more of three categories:
1. Completed papers
2. Proposals or abstracts of papers in progress
3. Proposals for panels
Submissions may address practical, theoretical, phenomenological,
critical and/or empirical approaches to any of the subjects
listed above. All submissions will be reviewed by a jury
that will consider: 1) relevance to the conference theme,
2) the quality of the contribution, and 3) overall contribution
to the field.
The conference is sponsored by the College of Mass Communications
and Information Studies and Newsplex, an advanced micro-newsroom
training and research facility dedicated to news presentation
techniques emerging from the convergence of print, broadcast
and online media.
Papers, proposals, abstracts, and panel proposals should
be addressed to:
Dr. Augie Grant, Conference Chair
College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
Columbia, SC 29208
• Electronic submissions (Word or RTF attachments)
are preferred (send to email@example.com).
• A separate "cover page" file should be included
with the title of the paper or panel and authors’ names,
addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
• Submission deadline (postmark) is June 15, 2011.
All submissions will be jury-reviewed with notification to
authors and organizers on or before July 31, 2011.