Editor-in-Chief: Roxanne M. O'Connell, Ph.D., Roger Williams University

The Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association publishes the Proceedings for the Convention of the New York State Communication Association. Papers are accepted to appear in the issue associated with the Convention in which they were presented. All papers, including those for the Undergraduate Student Papers, are blind peer-reviewed. Keynote addresses and GIFT panel submissions are not refereed.

Calls for Papers

The Editor of the NYSCA Proceedings issues the following Calls for Papers:

(Please note that there are TWO (2) calls this year for the NYSCA Proceedings.)

CFP #1:
Research papers presented at the 71st Annual Conference (2013) of the New York State Communication Association: Communities of Communicative Practice are being accepted for blind peer review for the conference Proceedings beginning immediately after the conference. We urge you to contribute your work.

CFP #2:
As we are coming up to our 75th anniversary, we wish to create a retrospective edition of work presented at our annual conferences. We invite those who have presented in the past but perhaps did not submit that work for publication in the Proceedings, to share that work with us in this special edition. Please indicate in the running head AND under the Title of the paper, the year in which it was presented.

Deadline for submissions to both the 2013 Conference and the Retrospective Edition: March 1, 2014.


Current Volume: Volume 2012 Proceedings of the 70th New York State Communication Association

October 19-21, 2012 • Honor's Haven, Ellenville, NY

COMMUNICATION (OF) CHOICE AND CONSEQUENCE The study and practice of communication contains an inherently ethical dimension; choices we make in our communication have consequences, as do the ways we communicate about and reflect on these choices. This year’s conference theme is inspired by the significant changes in communication contexts over the past 70 years, and how new media conduct, change and complicate our decision-making in communication. In particular, this theme considers such questions as: what are the ethical implications of our communication choices? What consequences arise from our modes of representation? Whose communication choices are privileged? Whose are marginalized? How are interpersonal relationships and group dynamics fostered and maintained through our communication choices? These questions (and more) pose challenges to communication ethics and call for serious reflection on what it means to communicate with integrity. New York State seems a particularly fitting place to consider such questions, as it is the home of both major communications industries and renowned colleges and universities training the next generation of scholars and professionals.

Conference Papers

Undergraduate Student Paper

Great Ideas for Teachers



From the Editor
Roxanne M. O'Connell