IJPC Student Papers

Updated: 3-2024

The IJPC Student Research Papers section offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to share research about the image of the journalist in popular culture and contribute to the information base of this ever-growing field.

We invite any submissions of papers by students that investigate and analyze the conflicting images of the journalist in film, television, fiction, radio, comic books, cartoons, comic strips, commercials, art, music and any other aspect of popular culture demonstrating their impact on the American public's perception of its journalists.

Editors are Matthew C. Ehrlich, Professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign and Joe Saltzman, Professor of Journalism at USC Annenberg.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be typed and double-spaced. We will accept an electronic submission using Microsoft Word only.

All papers must be thoroughly researched with appropriate use of attribution and endnotes and written according to the guidelines established by the Chicago Manual of Style.

All papers must be accompanied by a 25-word Abstract summing up the conclusions and intentions of the paper.

All papers should be thorough, complete, accurate and fair. All conclusions must be backed up by thorough research and examples. There is no length requirement. The use of the Online IJPC Database is recommended.

The submission must be accompanied by a letter or e-mail from the University involved – either the School or Department chair, or the primary teacher – authenticating the student’s legitimacy.

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