to National Organizations
NCA is a
scholarly society and as such works to encourage its members to produce
research on topics of both intellectual and social significance. Staff
at the NCA National Office follow trends in national research priorities
and notify the membership of opportunities for conducting funded research.
Spectra, the association's newsletter, helps keep NCA members current
on articles appearing in the six association journals, as well as featuring
profiles of scholars and their work.
The International Communication Association was formed in 1950 bringing
together academicians and other professionals whose interest focused on
Through its Divisions
and Interest Groups, publications,
annual conferences and its
relations with other associations around the world, ICA promotes the systematic
study of communication theories, processes and skills.
for Cinema Studies
in 1959, the Society for Cinema Studies is a professional organization
composed of college and university educators, filmmakers, historians,
critics, scholars, and others concerned with the study of the moving image.
The Society's goals are to promote all areas of media studies within universities
and two-and four-year colleges; to encourage and reward excellence in
scholarship and writing; to facilitate and improve the teaching of media
studies as disciplines; to advance multi-cultural awareness and interaction;
to serve its members' professional needs and concerns; to strengthen the
ties between the academic community and those who interact with it, from
the media industry to the government to the public at large; and to promote
the preservation of our film, television, and video heritage.
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