Wanted: Research Chapters for Second Edition of Handbook of Visual Communication

Completed Manuscript Deadline: March 1, 2019

Length: About 5,000 words or 20 pages double-spaced with a reference list
Style: APA
Process: Blind peer-review
Requirements: Unpublished and not under review
Editors: Sheree Josephson of Weber State University, contributor to the first edition; Ken Smith of University of Wyoming, co-editor of the first edition; Jim Kelly of Indiana University, past editor of Visual Communication Quarterly
Publisher: Routledge
Visuals: Strongly encouraged with copyright permission read more

Update on Book Reviews

So, I clearly went off track with the summer. It’s a long story and will have to wait until we see each other face-to-face. Short summary: Act 1: went to Ireland, caught a cold from students, turned into major chest infection, kept me off the airplane to Seattle for VisCom… and basically meant I stayed in Ireland until late August. While that had its upside (the most relaxing extended vacation I have had since 2005), it meant not being where I could send anyone a book to review as those were all in the USA. Act 2: Returned to US and immersed in beginning of semester… which brings us to NOW. read more

Seeking Reviewers for VCQ Book Reviews

Print is clearly NOT DEAD! Every year dozens of books are published specifically about the visual and hundreds more on subjects related to the visual or of interest to visual communication scholars.

Visual Communication Quarterly features book reviews of published works of interest to the Visual Communication community. As the number of pages that can be given over to reviews is limited, the new editor of VCQ, xtine burroughs, and I have talked about an online book review section in the VCQuarterly website. This will have the same standards of quality and attention that the print version gets, however, we will be able to publish reviews of many more books… perhaps one or two a month! That would at least quadruple what we are doing now. In addition, we will be able to use color images of the covers and, if permissions are obtainable, additional images from those books that warrant it. In addition, with the proper tags, these book reviews will likely get better search engine results and, therefore increase reach — good news for both publishers and reviewers. I am even thinking about retro-reviews… books that are being rediscovered. read more

Position available…

Forwarded from Maureen Constantino:

It’s real! I’m retiring from CBO at the end of the year. We’re already posting my job because it’s a key position here and finding the right person is important. And I think there is the hope for some overlap for training purposes.

I’m sending this to you and a few other VisCom contacts I collected while at the conference in case you know of an enterprising individual who might be interested in a career with the federal government. The link to the position on the CBO website: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CONGRESSIONALBUDGET&cws=1&rid=321.  read more

2016 Call for Papers and Panels is up!

The Call for Papers and Panels for the 30th Annual Visual Communication Conference is up! Here are the fast Facts:

Deadline for proposals is March 10, 2016
Hosted by:

  • Weber State University Department of Communication,
  • The University of Utah Department of Communication
  • Westminster Department of Communication

June 22-26, 2016 (Wednesday evening through Sunday morning)
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (about 30 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport)
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We have a Flickr Group!

At last — a place where we can post photos we take at VisCom(m)! I have posted everything that was taken by my Canon camera… I’m going to work on getting through my iPhone pictures as well and post them up there.

Viscomm’s Flickr Group Page

You have to be a member of the group to see these — this is to protect YOUR images, both those OF you and those you have taken. If you upload any images to Flickr that can be shared with the VisComm Conference group, you can also make those viewable by the public. But I don’t want to make that decision for you. read more