Call for papers: Hispanics and Environmental Communication Panel

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Call for submissions
August 30, 2013

Subject: Call for Papers: Hispanics and Environmental Communication Panel

The School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Florida International University invites scholars and practitioners to submit proposals for the panel, “Hispanics and Environmental Communication,” that will take place as part of the second annual Hispanic Communication Conference: Bridging Culture and Behavior.”

This panel seeks to examine cutting edge practices, research and analysis regarding the communication of environmental issues with Hispanic audiences. As topics such as climate change, natural disasters, extreme weather events, agriculture, green consumer brands and behaviors, and others rise to the forefront of public consciousness in the 21st century, media companies are involved in the construction of news, campaigns, corporate social responsibility programs, among others, to help communities better comprehend these issues and be proactive in formation of solutions and strategies.
We welcome presentation proposals that address any issue related to Hispanics and environmental communication, including but not limited to:
·      Analysis of news regarding climate change and other issues
·      Media campaigns aimed at changing behaviors or raising awareness regarding green issues
·      Corporate social responsibility programs or models regarding environmental education or issues
·      Advertising and marketing initiatives for green products or practices
·      Issues related to green-washing
·      Community based initiatives or partnerships formed around themes such as environmental justice, agriculture or sustainability
The Hispanic Communication Conference: Bridging Culture and Behavior will join scholars and industry professionals from around the country to discuss and analyze communication among Hispanics and their stakeholders, with an emphasis in the public relations and advertising sectors. Within this theme, topics of interest will include consumer culture and behavior, health, and environmental and political communication.

The discussions should help industry leaders, politicians, and marketing communication professionals to shape their communication policies and strategies when targeting Latinos, while scholars and students will deepen their understanding through the evaluation of case studies and "best practices" used in the industry.

The conference will include keynote speakers, discussion panels, a student research poster session, and a focus group with Hispanic college students. A mix of scholars and professionals will comprise the panels.

The conference will take place in the Wolfe University Center, located at FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus, on Nov. 7 - 8, 2013.

For more information, click here to download the Call for Papers (PDF).

Last day to submit proposals: Aug. 30, 2013


Alejandro Alvarado, Ph.D.
Program Director, Spanish-language Master's in Journalism
Associate Professor School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Florida International University
Email: Phone: 305.919.5947