Presentation Title

Part 2: Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

communication, research, diversity, peer-review

Department

Communication

Major

Intercultural Communication & Italian

Abstract

The Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research (PJCR) is a rich, annual compilation of student, peer-reviewed work from across the communication discipline, housed in the Communication Division. Although advised by a faculty member (Dr. Bert Ballard, Associate Professor in Communication), the Journal is student run, with a student editor and student peer reviewers. The Journal is published annually, right before graduation. Each year, the Journal develops a theme pertinent to Pepperdine’s campus and invites submissions of research articles, media campaigns, reflections, and other student work to showcase the best work communication students have to offer. Although the Journal has been in existence for over 5 years, last year’s edition received a record number of 23 submissions and published 7 pieces, both in print and through Digital Commons. Since then, it has been accessed by thousands of scholars and readers around the nation. Intercultural Communications major Meghan Doyle, who is serving as this year’s editor-in-chief, outlined the theme of “Voices of Diversity” and recruited a robust team of 10 student editors.

Although Doyle and her team are in the process of soliciting and reviewing submissions for the 2017 volume, this abstract proposes a panel presentation to present and discuss the Journal, its recent growth, and its future. The panel, comprised of the editor-in-chief, one student reviewer, and some of the published authors, would offer discussion about the experience of being a part of a student-run research journal, its merits, and its importance to student research. As Pepperdine seeks to enhance and promote undergraduate research, the panel will be a valuable addition to Pepperdine’s Research Symposium, providing an outlet for current student researchers and an opportunity for those wishing to submit in the future, as well as showcasing the Journal as a successful undergraduate research venture. Most importantly, the panel will highlight how the Journal is a student-run effort for students.

Faculty Mentor

Bert Ballard

Funding Source or Research Program

Academic Year Undergraduate Research Initiative

Presentation Session

Session C

Location

Plaza Classroom 188

Start Date

24-3-2017 6:00 PM

End Date

24-3-2017 6:15 PM

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Part 2: Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research

Plaza Classroom 188

The Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research (PJCR) is a rich, annual compilation of student, peer-reviewed work from across the communication discipline, housed in the Communication Division. Although advised by a faculty member (Dr. Bert Ballard, Associate Professor in Communication), the Journal is student run, with a student editor and student peer reviewers. The Journal is published annually, right before graduation. Each year, the Journal develops a theme pertinent to Pepperdine’s campus and invites submissions of research articles, media campaigns, reflections, and other student work to showcase the best work communication students have to offer. Although the Journal has been in existence for over 5 years, last year’s edition received a record number of 23 submissions and published 7 pieces, both in print and through Digital Commons. Since then, it has been accessed by thousands of scholars and readers around the nation. Intercultural Communications major Meghan Doyle, who is serving as this year’s editor-in-chief, outlined the theme of “Voices of Diversity” and recruited a robust team of 10 student editors.

Although Doyle and her team are in the process of soliciting and reviewing submissions for the 2017 volume, this abstract proposes a panel presentation to present and discuss the Journal, its recent growth, and its future. The panel, comprised of the editor-in-chief, one student reviewer, and some of the published authors, would offer discussion about the experience of being a part of a student-run research journal, its merits, and its importance to student research. As Pepperdine seeks to enhance and promote undergraduate research, the panel will be a valuable addition to Pepperdine’s Research Symposium, providing an outlet for current student researchers and an opportunity for those wishing to submit in the future, as well as showcasing the Journal as a successful undergraduate research venture. Most importantly, the panel will highlight how the Journal is a student-run effort for students.