This paper competition is an extension of the Huck Boyd
Center’s former “Newspapers and Community-Building” Symposium, co-sponsored by
the National Newspaper Association (NNA) and its foundation and presented for
20 years at NNA conventions. It is an effort to promote “conversations in
community journalism” between academicians and journalists working for
Proposals will be peer-reviewed by faculty with expertise in
community journalism. A panel of working and retired community journalists also will review proposals, focusing on their potential value to newsrooms.
Completed papers will undergo a final peer review prior to publication in an issue of ISWNE’s quarterly journal, Grassroots Editor. One paper will also be selected for presentation at the 2018 ISWNE conference in Portland, Oregon. The ISWNE Foundation will provide financial assistance to the author chosen to present.
The deadline for proposals is Jan. 2, 2017. Read the full
call for papers after the jump.