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MPSA seeks bloggers to cover the most popular panels and events at the upcoming conference in Chicago.  Bloggers will be expected to research, craft and edit articles that appeal to members of our community including political science scholars, social scientists, media, and the informed public. In return, bloggers will gain an audience for new ideas, experience in digital media, and an opportunity to expand your online visibility among peers in the discipline. Conference bloggers will also be awarded a small stipend upon staff acceptance of the required number of posts.

In addition to the category requirements below, for 2019 each conference blogger is required to submit at least one post of a general nature related to a conference event/session or Chicago attraction in advance of the conference. Remaining posts must be submitted during or immediately after the conference.

We seek bloggers committed to writing about a variety of categories including research-oriented roundtables, professional development, public engagement and advocacy, teaching and learning, and work-life balance. Additionally, we seek bloggers to write from the following perspectives: graduate students, first-time attendees, experienced conference attendee, Chicago-natives, and international attendees.

Submit your application to serve as an MPSA 2019 Conference Blogger.  Applications will be accepted through January 18, 2019. All applicants will receive a response from the MPSA staff during the week of January 21, 2019.

Questions? Please email Melissa Heeke, MPSA Membership and Communications Director, at