Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) Call for 2009 Fellows—Applications Accepted Until December 29, 2008

Society for New Communications Research

December 1, 2008 – Palo Alto, CaliforniaThe Society for New Communications Research, a global nonprofit think tank dedicated to advanced research and education on the latest developments in new media and communications and their effect on business, culture, and society, is pleased to announce a Call for 2009 Fellows. The application deadline is December 29th, 2008.

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

Applicants are asked to complete the online application. 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 roadmap.

The 2009 SNCR research and education roadmap will focus on:

* Social media metrics and measurement (best practices and standards);

* Adoption of Web 2.0 tools and technologies by small businesses;

* Enterprise adoption of Web 2.0 tools and technologies (including “Behind the Firewall” initiatives);

* Adoption of social media by the higher education sector;

* New developments in mobile media;

* New business models for news organizations;

* Shifts in business and economic behavior resulting from new communication technologies and the growing impact of social media and connective technologies on business and the economy.

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 12 Fellows will be accepted for these one-year (renewable) volunteer-based fellowships. In 2008 only one in four applicants was selected.

Those interested are invited to complete the online application. For more information, contact the Society for New Communications Research at +1 (650) 331-0083 or email

About the Society for New Communications Research

The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) think tank dedicated to 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. The Society creates a bridge between the academic community and practitioners using these news tools and technologies. SNCR’s Fellows include a leading group of futurists, scholars, business leaders, professional communicators, members of the media and technologists from around the globe – all collaborating together on research initiatives, educational offerings and the establishment of best practices. For more information, visit or call +1 (650) 331-0083.

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