CMA Call for Papers

The College Media Association is accepting submissions by undergraduate students of original, non-published traditional and nontraditional research in the form of either abstracts or research papers on current media issues. Papers will undergo a blind review process, and top research will be presented at the 2019 College Media Association Convention in New York March 11 – 14.

Submission deadline is Jan. 13, 2020. The eligible period is for work between July 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2019.

Abstracts should be between 250 and 500 words. Full papers should be no longer than 25 pages, excluding references, tables and appendices. If accepted, full papers are due by Feb. 18.

Papers are welcome on any topic that addresses current media issues. Nontraditional research, such as films, enterprise projects, web content, and performance works are acceptable but must have an abstract. Submissions from all theoretical and methodological perspectives are invited.

Possible research areas include:

• Case studies of current media issues
• Analysis of media coverage
• Audience analysis
• Analysis of trends or issues facing the future of media
• Convergence and media
• Media law or ethics case studies
• Financial aspects of media

 At least one author/producer is expected to attend the conference.

Entries should be submitted as PDF file, double-spaced, in 12-point type. Work should conform to APA, MLA or Chicago Manual of Style. The use of Chicago Manual of Style (Notes-Author system, no footnotes) is encouraged for authors who wish to have their papers considered for College Media Review.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Kelly Messinger at

Because of the blind-review process, include only title and running head on the abstract or paper itself with no identifying information.