Academic journal article Communication Studies

Note from the Editor

Academic journal article Communication Studies

Note from the Editor

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This particular collection of essays was accepted by the previous editor, Paul Mongeau. Paul has done a marvelous job of making Communication Studies back on track. I intend to maintain that sense of urgency and excellence. A couple of things will be new to this editorship, as with any change in management. We intend to publish a short essay from the CSCA Teaching Award winners each year--good teaching should be honored and the insights of excellent teaching can enrich all of us. John Bourhis will be coordinating that effort. We will publish the project of the Federation Prize Winner--we pay for it, we should see what we are getting for our contribution (I have asked the last five award winners for previous essays and will put them out later). Dale Hample will be in charge of a section dealing with the history of people, places, and things in CSCA. We do so little to store and honor our past, this will be an effort to undertake the archiving of history. Each past president will be asked for a short essay of "reflections" what CSCA is doing and where it is going, what we should think about. The final effort is the start of a "Mentorship" board. Doctoral students have been asked to serve as the fourth reviewer on manuscripts. They turn in a review to the editorial staff and it is included in materials sent to the authors. We then send the review to a senior (not "old") scholar in the field that writes a critique/response to the student. The goal is to involve the student in a "real" educational experience with real articles writing a real review. It is our hope that early involvement in the process of scholarship will improve the understanding of peer reviewing and prepare them professionally. …

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