Society for New Communications Research Issues Call for 2012-2013 Fellows

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Apply to Join the Society’s Prestigious Fellowship Program Application Deadline: December 31st, 2011

The Society for New Communications Research, a global nonprofit think tank and research and education foundation dedicated to the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications and their effect on business, culture, and society, is pleased to announce a call for 2012-2013 Fellows. The application deadline is December 31, 2011.

The Society for New Communications Research Fellowship is a two-year, volunteer-based program. All futurists, scholars, technologists, business leaders, professional communicators and members of the media from around the globe are invited to apply at

Applicants are asked to complete the online application, which is available at Applicants must provide a detailed summary of their professional and academic background, three professional/academic references, and a project proposal that is in line with the SNCR's research/education priorities for 2012.

In 2012 the SNCR Fellows will focus on:

  • Content curation, aggregation, and implications for media and journalism models
  • New virtual education models and the increasing use of social media technologies in education
  • The fusion of advertising, marketing, PR, social media and content
  • Blurring lines between personal and professional personas as the result of social technologies
  • The emerging mobile enterprise (mobile computing, the cloud and BYOD)
  • The evolution from the information era to the engagement era
  • The use of gaming and artificial intelligence to break down cultural barriers and solve big challenges
  • The "volunteer" business model phenomenon (Yelp vs. Consumer Reports, Wikipedia vs. Encyclopedias, peer-based customer support models)
  • The emerging "social enterprise" and new models for corporate organization, decision making, business strategy development and governance
  • Issues surrounding big data (access, control, storage, decision making, privacy, changing required skill sets for businesses to analyze/use data)

Those who are selected will collaborate with the other SNCR Fellows on a volunteer basis on original research and educational programs. The fellowship program is highly competitive. A maximum of six Fellows will be accepted for this two-year volunteer-based fellowship. In 2011 only one in four applicants was selected.

Those interested are invited to complete the online application at
For a list of current and alumnae fellows, please visit:

About the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR):
The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education foundation and think tank focused on the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society. For more information, visit


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