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PA TIMES Announces 2011 Print Schedule and Editorial Calendar


Washington, DC–The PA TIMES, print newspaper of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), has released its 2011 print schedule and editorial calendar.

Created in 1977 to “…combine the purposes of generally informing the broad public administration community of news, and provide the membership of ASPA with a combination newspaper and house organ or newsletter” as stated in one of the publication’s creation documents. The paper has, over the last 35 years, continued on that path, most recently with the creation of this website (patimes.eznuz.com).

The PA TIMES currently prints six issues per year, accepting articles, press releases, announcements, recruitment and display advertising. Author guidelines and advertising rates may be requested/viewed at any time. Potential authors need not be ASPA members. Please contact Editor Christine Jewett McCrehin at [email protected] with any questions.

The PA TIMES Online is also accepting articles, email [email protected] for more information.

PA TIMES 2011 Editorial Calendar
Note: Items in parentheses are intended as topic ideas for the themes. Authors are not limited to these topics and are encouraged to write about their specific areas of expertise within each theme.

  • January/February: Volunteerism/Civic Engagement
    (Using social media to engage citizens; Utilizing Volunteers as a Local Government Strategy; Federal Initiatives to develop civics programs in the schools; Creating cultures of citizen collaboration; Democratic and ethical rationale for active citizenry; managing volunteers in local gov. or nonprofits)
    International Pullout: Public Administration Without Borders
    (Global PA; Beyond the U.S. experience; ASPA international initiatives/programs; etc.)
    Issue Travels to ASPA Conference
    Deadline for Articles/Advertising: January 22, 2011; Published February 1, 2011
  • March/April: Environment vs. Economics…Revolution or Resolution
    (Examine the Gulf Coast after the Deep Water Horizon well incident; Examine the everglades restoration project at 10 years; Cover the oil industry and the new “fracking” controversy; Environmental justice studies or discussions; Sustainability efforts of local and state governments; Conflict Resolution as a tool–Is it possible; BP; Logging; Big Farms, Bad Food; Eminent Domain–trends and crisis)?
    ASPA Conference Coverage
    Deadline for Articles/Advertising: March 20, 2011; Published April 1, 2011
  • May/June/July (Summer Issue): Economic Recovery: Is the Stimulus Package Working
    (Managing in lean times; Showing results for stimulus funding; Doing more with less through innovation; Where the jobs are–strategies for finding and getting jobs in the public sector)
    Deadline for Articles/Advertising: June 15, 2011; Published June 22, 2011
  • August/September: Changing Demographics in America
    (Historical perspective on responses to immigrants; State responses to increased immigration; Legal and illegal issues; Economic costs and benefits; Ethical implications of policies; 2010 Census figures and what are the “new” demographics; Influence of Hispanics as majority minority and impact on immigration; Segregation of Congressional Districts; The vanishing of the middle class and the rise of poverty/need for government services)
    Deadline for Articles/Advertising: August 20, 2011; Published September 1, 2011
  • October: From Bureaucratic to Cool: A Call to Public Service?
    (Innovative strategies to attract the next generation; Redefining public service–rebranding the field; Managing a multigenerational workforce; Fostering and rewarding excellence)
    Education Supplement: The PA Labor Market Today and Tomorrow
    (Contemporary recruitment/job search tools, skills needed/available now, skills needed/available in the next ten year, where will the jobs be [by fed/state/local/nonprofit sector, by occupation/functional area])
    Deadline for Articles/Advertising: September 21, 2011, Published October 1, 2011
  • November/December: Future of Health Care Reform
    (States vs. Feds; Where are we now? What does the legislation really provide for citizens? What does the legislation mean for states and local governments? Ethical implications of health care reform; Administrative demands that accompany reform; Educating the public; Building the capacity to deliver services)

    Deadline for Articles/Advertising: November 19, 2011; Published December 1, 2011


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