Hello members of the Communication Geography Specialty Group!
I am excited to be serving as the new Chair of the Communication Geography Specialty Group! We have some exciting news about our group that I would like to officially announce. To better reflect the objectives and goals of this specialty group as well as our diverse scholarly interests, the name of the Communication Geography Specialty Group is being changed to the Media and Communication Geography Specialty Group. The members of the board believe that this name will provide a clearer image of the type of research we do as well as encourage new members to join our group.
As part of an effort to re-brand and branch out to new members, the Media and Communication Geography Specialty Group is planning on holding a series of sessions at the 2017 annual meeting in Boston. We will be hosting a keynote address as well as a panel on the potential of media and communications geographies in light of the increasingly digital era we find ourselves in. We will also be sponsoring a student paper competition.
We hope that you, as members of this specialty group, will help to make the AAG in Boston a success! Therefore, we are asking that if anyone has proposed sessions on media and communication topics, please send in the cfps for Media and Communication sponsorship. The board is also happy to help in soliciting for papers to fill your proposed sessions.
Thank you for your continued support of the Media and Communications Specialty Group!