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ECA 2022 Convention - Communication Law and Ethics Interest Group Call for Papers




April 7-9, 2022

Philadelphia, PA

The Communication Law and Ethics Interest Group of the Eastern Communication Association invites the submission of competitive papers, thematic program or panel proposals, and innovative programming alternatives (e.g., roundtables, symposia, debates, open forums, and community programs) for the 113th annual convention of the ECA. 

We invite all works that concern the ethical, social justice, policy and legal issues in the field of communication. We invite work from students, faculty and professionals. We also invite work from varying types of approaches including ethical, legal, critical, empirical and theoretical. 

Submissions to the Communication Law and Ethics Interest Group must adhere to the following guidelines:

ECA will now be using Attendee Interactive to manage submissions and reviews. This is the same system used by the National Communication Association so you may be familiar with it. The deadline for submissions remains the same, October 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM. You will be prompted to create a new User ID and Password to submit your work. An email will be sent to the membership in the next couple of months to announce when Attendee Interactive will be open for submission.

Submission website:

The Interest Group invites two types of submission and the specific requirements for each type follows. 

Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers 

Papers should be written in accordance with the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 7th edition (whichever is appropriate). The following fields will be completed for individual submissions: 

Submission Guidelines for Panel/Program Proposals  

Please submit panel/program proposals is one MS Word file (.doc or .docx). Proposals should be written according to the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 7th edition (whichever is appropriate). Include the following items in all panel/program submissions: 

Include the following statement with submissions. 

In submitting the attached paper/panel, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this paper/panel if it is accepted and programmed. I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA’s annual meeting must register and pay required fees. 

For any additional information regarding this CFP, please contact the

Communication Law and Ethics Program Planner: 

Thomas Flynn

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