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Society for New Communications Research Issues Call for 2013-2014 Fellows: Research to Focus on Emerging Communications Tools and Technologies

Today, the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) announced a call for 2013-2014 Fellows. For those unfamiliar with the SNCR (pronounced “snik-er”), it’s a global nonprofit think tank and research and education foundation dedicated to the advanced study of the latest developments in new and emerging communications tools and technologies such as digital, social media, and mobile, and their effect on business, culture, and society. SNCR is a unique institution bringing together a diverse array of sectors — like governmental, nonprofit, business (b2b & b2c), educational institutions, media, and professional communications (advertising, marketing, public relations, corporate communications, and CRM) — and disciplines to examine current best practices in emerging communications, to understand the far-reaching impact of new communications and to explore what current communication trends indicate for the future.

The Fellowship is a volunteer-based program. We welcome all futurists, scholars, technologists, business leaders, professional communicators and members of the media from around the globe to apply to this program. All those interested in the Fellowship are asked to complete an online application, found here, no later than Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:59pm PST.

Applicants must provide a detailed summary of their professional and academic backgrounds, three professional/academic references, and a project proposal that is in line with SNCR’s 2013 priorities. The 2013 research priorities are:

•    Business model disruption in the pro/am, social data-enabled world
•    Gamification of online collaboration
•    Business, cultural, societal, political impacts of global social media trends
•    Integration of digital / social strategy and presence
•    Micromarketing and hyper-local marketing based on real time, actionable social data
•    Mobile / wearable technology
•    New roles, titles and skill sets created by new communications and social media
•    Nonprofits’ use of social data to improve strategy and operations
•    Problems and risks created by social media / new communications technologies and trends
•    Turning unstructured data into real-time actionable business intelligence

Those who are selected will collaborate with the other SNCR Fellows on research, educational offerings, and establishment of standards and best practices in social media, digital media, mobile and more.

Those selected will also gain access to SNCR’s latest reports and journals focused on the cutting edge of new communications research combining business and academic perspectives, receive monthly updates on innovations in the field, and receive an invite to the Annual SNCR Symposium and Awards Gala to share research, trends, and best practices in new communications.

If you would like to learn more about SNCR, we invite you to take a look at some of our current research projects like Mobile Money for the Unbanked led by SNCR 2011-12 Fellow Ingrid Sturgis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism of Howard University and Social Business Study led by SNCR Senior Fellow and Co-Research Chair Vanessa Di Mauro, CEO of Leader Networks.

We also invite you view our other research reports here and research presentations here.

If you should have any questions regarding the SNCR Fellowship application or if you are interested in finding out more information about the Society, please feel free to contact me at ghernandez (at) sncr (dot) org.

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About Gina Hernandez

Gina Hernandez is a Executive Director of the Society for New Communications Research and has worked 5+ years in the digital communications field. Prior to joining the Society for New Communications Research, Gina worked at re: Imagine group, where she where she led media and blogger outreach and agency research.