global financial meltdown and the public response—from
Main Street to Wall Street—have spawned a broad set
of concerns about the importance of business journalism
in the new media environment. News organizations, journalism
schools, and public policy makers have all called for greater
emphasis on responsive and enterprising business journalism.
The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for
the exploration of the frontiers of both convergent journalism
and business journalism, the presentation of research regarding
business journalism, and the creation of a set of best
practices in training journalists to report on the activities
of business communities. This conference provides a forum
for panel discussions, essays, research, and demonstrations
related to any area related to business journalism and
completed papers, and panel proposals for this conference
should deal with the primary conference themes or related
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
• 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, 2012.
All submissions will be jury-reviewed with notification to
authors and organizers on or before July 31, 2012.