ANZCA membership: Global appeal and great value
Welcome to the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association's website. You will find information about the Association, as well as its history, conference information and published conference papers. I hope also this website illustrates the important benefits of being an ANZCA member if you are a communication scholar or professional.
ANZCA is the peak professional association for communication researchers, teachers, and practitioners in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as having important global affiliations to counterparts in Asia, Europe and North America. ANZCA is affiliated with the International Communication Association (ICA) and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). ANZCA is a foundation member of the Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia (CHASS) and a constituent member of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
ANZCA members benefit by enjoying discounted conference registration fees, and receive complimentary subscription to the journal Media International Australia as well as our new journal, Communication Research and Practice, published by Routlege. ANZCA also supports postgraduates and early-career emerging scholars by offering a heavily discounted membership fee for postgraduates, discounted conference registration and bursaries to attend annual ANZCA conferences. In addition, the annual conference offers competitive research awards including The Grant Noble Prize for best paper by a postgraduate student; The Christopher Newell Prize for best paper focussing on disability/equity/social justice and communication and The Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year Award for work in journalism and media studies.
ANZCA encompasses a broad church of disciplines and our annual conference attracts scholars and professionals from media and cultural studies, public relations, advertising, journalism, Internet and digital media studies, organisational communication, creative, visual and performing arts, and many more. This is because ANZCA prides itself on being a professional association that works to foster diverse and productive networks. I joined the Association in 2007 as a postgraduate and my experience as a member certainly reflects ANZCA’s reputation as one of the friendliest and most inclusive professional associations in the world. As President, I hope to continue this tradition with the introduction of the new ANZCA journal as an opportunity for members to have their voices heard in the academic community, as well as focussing on increasing opportunities for members to participate in ANZCA-sponsored events.
If you are not yet a member or considering renewing your membership, I urge you to join this vibrant association of scholars and professionals, to participate in the annual conference, and to enjoy the benefits of membership and the opportunities to create life-long networks of colleagues and friends.
Dr Diana Bossio, President ANZCA (2014–15)
JoMeC Network Project: Release of TLO statements and call for reference group members
The JoMeC Network has developed Threshold Learning Outcome Statements for bachelor-degree programs in Journalism and Public Relations, and preliminary drafts have been created for those in Communication and/or Media Studies. After almost two years of face-to-face, online and peak body consultations, these TLOs are now being submitted to the federal government's Office for Learning and Teaching for review.
Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year Award
The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) and the Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA) are delighted to announce that the inaugural winner of the Anne Dunn scholar of the year is Dr Siobhan McHugh.
2014 ICA conference
The 2014 ICA Regional Conference will be held at the City (Gardens Point) Campus of the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane from 1-3 October 2014. ANZCA is an in-kind supporter of the event.
The conference theme is, "Digital Transformations, Social Media Engagement and the Asian Century".
The call for papers can be found on the ICA web-site.