Awards Nominations Deadline Extension: May 18th

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1) 2018 Robert Picard Book Award

Know of a book or monograph published in the last year that has contributed to the field of media management, economics or entrepreneurship? Nominate it for the 2018 Robert Picard Award.

The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is seeking nominations for the 2018 Robert Picard Award. The award honors the author(s) of a book or a monograph published during the previous year (2017) that makes a significant contribution to the field of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship.

Nominations must be submitted by May 18, 2018, to Immediate Past Head Axel Roepnack.  Each nomination must specify why the book or work is outstanding (outside reviewer statements will be considered along with nominator statements).

The award is named in honor of the MMEE division member and senior scholar Robert Picard of Oxford University. Last year the recipient was “Who Owns the World’s Media? Media Concentration and Ownership around the World” by Eli Noam and the International Media Concentration Collaboration.

AEJMC members are invited to nominate books or monographs for the award. Self-nominations are acceptable. To nominate a work, provide the following:

  • A written nomination with a complete citation (title, author, publisher, and year of publication of the book) and a short statement on the book’s contribution to the field of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. (Nomination may be emailed to aroepnack@fordham.edu
  • Three copies of the work, whether book or monograph needs to be delivered by post.

The winners of the awards will be notified before the AEJMC annual convention in Washington, in August 2018. The award will be presented at the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division’s annual members’ meeting.

Please send nominations by e-mail to aroepnack@fordham.edu

Please mail nomination packets to:

Axel Roepnack, PhD
Fordham University
Gabelli School of Business
140 W 62nd Street, Suite 350
1023 New York, NY

2) Barry Sherman Teaching Award

The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is now seeking nominations for the Barry Sherman Teaching Award. This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. Any division member is eligible for the award but may not nominate himself or herself. Nominations must be sent to Immediate Past Chair Axel Roepnack by May 18, 2018. Nominees will be contacted and asked to submit supporting material by May 26. Supporting materials will include:

  • Syllabi from one or two courses (graduate or undergraduate) devoted primarily to media management, media economics, or media entrepreneurship.
  • Up to three examples of supporting instructional materials in media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. The supporting materials should demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence or innovation.

The award honors the memory of Barry Sherman, who was Lambdin Kay Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia at the time of his death in 2000. He served as director of the prestigious Peabody Awards from 1991-2000. During his 19 years at Georgia, the university honored Sherman twice for teaching excellence. In 1995, the International Radio and Television Society Foundation named him a Stanton Fellow for his “outstanding contribution to electronic media education.” The winner of the award will be notified before the AEJMC annual convention in Washington in August 2018, and the award will be presented at the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division’s annual members’ meeting.

Please send nominations by e-mail to aroepnack@fordham.edu

Or by post to:

Axel Roepnack, PhD
Fordham University
Gabelli School of Business
140 W 62nd Street, Suite 350
1023 New York, NY

3) Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award 

Do you know of an individual or institution that deserves to be recognized for their efforts in the promotion of professional freedom and responsibility? Is there a company or organization in the Washington area that you think deserves recognition at our annual conference in August 2018? The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is seeking nominations for the division’s Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award (PF&R).
The PF&R award recognizes excellence in the promotion of free expression; ethics; media criticism and accountability; racial, gender, and cultural inclusiveness; and public service, as it pertains to media management, economics, and entrepreneurship. The award is open to any person or institution–professional or academic–that makes significant contributions to public advocacy or has by their actions encouraged management practices that promote excellence in any of these five areas. The award recognizes actions by working management professionals, research, teaching or service activities, or any other relevant work.

The division is particularly interested in nominations of people or institutions with connections to Washington, the host city of the 2018 annual conference, where the award will be presented.
The award may be granted to significant contributions made in the preceding year or over a lifetime, at the discretion of the Named Awards Committee. If the nominee is a not a member of the MMEE Division, preference will be given to nominees from the region of each year’s annual convention. At its discretion, the Named Awards Committee may choose not to make a PF&R award in any year, if no suitable nominee is put forward. Self-nominations are not accepted for the PF&R award.

Nominations, along with any available supporting material, must be received (via mail or email), by the Division’s Immediate Past Head, Axel Roepnack, by the deadline of May 18, 2018. In addition to materials supplied by nominators, nominees might also be contacted and asked to submit supporting any material as quickly as possible after that date. Supporting materials may include, but are not limited to documents and texts pertaining to research, media advocacy or expert testimony, media coverage, and peer acknowledgment. The winner of the award will be notified well before this year’s AEJMC annual conference in Chicago, and the award will be presented at MMEE Division’s Members’ Meeting during the conference.

Please send nominations by e-mail to aroepnack@fordham.edu

Or by post to:

Axel Roepnack, PhD
Fordham University
Gabelli School of Business
140 W 62nd Street, Suite 350
1023 New York, NY

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Midwinter deadline is this Saturday!

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The deadline to submit to Midwinter is 11:59 p.m., Saturday, December 1. Submit your abstracts of 600 to 800 words, excluding author information and references, to the AEJMC Midwinter conference via the content management system http://bit.ly/midwinter19. Create a profile at the same link. PLEASE encourage your grad students to submit to this very student-friendly conference.

Abstracts should detail relevant literature, research objectives, methods employed, the stage of the research project and initial or expected findings and conclusions. Please avoid submitting abstracts shorter than 600 words or abstracts or papers longer than 800 words to ensure fair judging. Papers cannot be under review at other outlets (e.g., ICA). However, Midwinter submissions, even accepted papers, are eligible to be resubmitted to the national AEJMC conference April 1. The division will also honor the top paper at Midwinter.

If you have any questions, please email MMEE Midwinter Research Chair Kelly Kaufhold at kellykaufhold@txstate.edu.

The University of Oklahoma will again host the 2018 AEJMC Midwinter Conference in the beautiful Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2019. We always need division members willing to serve as reviewers in December, and discussants and moderators in March. Please contact kellykaufhold@txstate.edu  if you’ll be available and are willing to help. Thank you!

One week left to submit to Midwinter!

The University of Oklahoma will again host the 2018 AEJMC Midwinter Conference in the beautiful Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2019.

The deadline to submit to Midwinter is 11:59 p.m., Saturday, December 1. Submit your abstracts of 600 to 800 words, excluding author information and references, to the AEJMC Midwinter conference via the content management system http://bit.ly/midwinter19. You may need to create a profile at the same link, first. If you have any questions, please email MMEE Midwinter Research Chair Kelly Kaufhold at kellykaufhold@txstate.edu.

Abstracts should detail relevant literature, research objectives, methods employed, the stage of the research project and initial or expected findings and conclusions. Please avoid submitting abstracts shorter than 600 words or abstracts or papers longer than 800 words to ensure fair judging. Papers cannot be under review at other outlets (e.g., ICA). However, Midwinter submissions, even accepted papers, are eligible to be resubmitted to the national AEJMC conference April 1. The division will also honor the top paper at Midwinter.

We always need division members willing to serve as reviewers in December, and discussants and moderators in March. Please contact kellykaufhold@txstate.edu if you’ll be available and are willing to help. Thank you!

UF seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the applications and implications of emerging technologies

The Department of Telecommunication seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor to teach and conduct research in the applications and implications of emerging technologies such as 5G, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IOT), on platforms and services relevant to electronic media. Research areas could include, but are not limited to, content creation, news, sports, persuasive messages, entertainment, program production, distribution, or management. The faculty member would be expected to conduct interdisciplinary research with faculty in the College of Journalism and Communications (e.g., Media Effects and Technology Lab, The Agency, or the Division of Media Properties) and programs elsewhere in the University, such as those in the Colleges of Engineering, or Business, and similar programs elsewhere, including those outside the United States. The faculty member’s teaching would contribute particularly to undergraduate programs in Management and Strategy, and Media and Society, and to MAMC and Ph.D. programs focusing on strategic communication, management/strategy, economics, research, or policy related to these emerging media. He/she will have the ability to teach courses such as New Media Systems, Social Media and Society, Media/Telecommunication Management, Technology, Communication, and Society, and Applications and Implications of Emerging Technologies.  Ph.D. or near in appropriate discipline required. Professional experience desired. More info at:

https://apply.interfolio.com/57411?fbclid=IwAR1dz-KkUm-PkSZmiecBCIHp_j2VCJg8ioIzWu5XI7D4yO5oJCt3ojJ_tIw

University of Tennessee Journalism and Electronic Media Professor Ben Bates Dies at Sixty-four

Ben Bates, professor emeritus of the School of Journalism & Electronic Media (JEM) in the College of Communication and Information, died on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California surrounded by his family.

“Ben Bates was a brilliant scholar and a wonderful colleague,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “He will be greatly missed but long remembered for his many contributions to the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, CCI, UT and the academy! We are also deeply grateful to Ben for creating the Ben Bates Graduate Student Endowment through a $750,000 legacy gift to support CCI graduate student research and travel in perpetuity. His gift serves as a lasting reminder of his love of and commitment to graduate education.”

“Ben left us too soon,” said JEM Director and Professor Catherine Luther. “He had so much more to offer to academia. Ben was a consummate scholar who invested so much time and effort in his graduate students, many who have gone on to have successful careers. As a former colleague and friend, he will be deeply missed by me and the rest of the journalism and electronic media faculty.”

Benjamin J. Bates Professional Obituary

(January 24, 1954 – November 1, 2018)

Dr. Benjamin J. Bates was an internationally known professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he served with distinction for 22 years from 1994 until his retirement in 2016 when he became a professor emeritus.

His scholarship focused on the interrelationship of media systems and society and the role played by policy in shaping their development. He taught courses in media and information economics & industries, policy, and new technologies, as well as communication theory and research.

His research examined the economics of broadcast policy, traditional media and the Internet, the development of new media world-wide, and communication and information policy issues affecting that development. His most recent work focused on broadcasting & new media, particularly the Internet & World Wide Web, and information economics and policy, particularly copyright.

His ground breaking work led to appointments as an Adjunct in the UT School of Information Science, as well as the Sir David Beattie/Ericsson Professorial Research Fellowship at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

He previously taught at the University of Salzburg (on faculty exchange) and the Universities of Helsinki and Tampere in Finland (as a Fulbright Senior Scholar), and he served as a faculty member at Texas Tech University (where he also served as Director of the Institute for Communication Research), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Michigan State University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Rutgers University. He also worked for a broadcast management consulting firm and held positions at several college radio stations.

His publications are in the Journal of Media Economics, The Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journalism Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, The Communication Yearbook, and Information and Behavior book series, The Hong Kong Economic Journal, and Telecommunications Policy. He also wrote many chapters that appeared in scholarly books on the economics of information and media, and the development of telecommunication systems. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Media Economics (where he was a founding member of the editorial board), JMM ­- the International Journal of Media Management, and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly as well as reviewing regularly for a range of other journals and academic publishers. He was an active member of AEJMC (where he was past head of the Communication Technology & Policy division), ICA, MAPOR, and BEA (where he was past head of the Research Division), and helped to found the Association of Internet Researchers (where he served as its first Treasurer).

He wrote and maintained the “Media Business & the Future of Journalism” blog for many years. The blog was recognized by the International Journal of Media Management as one of the top blogs in the field.

He received a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Pomona College, Master’s degrees in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and in Communication from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and a PhD in Communication from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Job Opening at Fordham

Communication and Media Management area at the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University in New York is looking for promising scholars and great teachers.

We are looking for faculty with strong research and publication potential in all areas of media management, with possible research specializations in any of the following areas

(this list is not exhaustive, and we are open to other areas of research as well): Digital Media, Media Economics, Media Strategies, Media Product Development.

https://apply.interfolio.com/54573

 

Another great year for MMEE coming up!

Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship looks back on another great conference in Washington D.C. that saw all the topics in our name come to life. Our preconference workshop on “Audience Analytics” was extremely popular and was the first event to sell out, even before the Library of Congress tour. Sorry to everyone who didn’t get in, but because it was a truly hands-on workshop, seats were limited. Two off-sites took us to the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and WAMU (American University Radio), where we learned a great deal about research opportunities as well as new business models. In the conference, MMEE featured eight exciting co-sponsored sessions as well as four research panels, including our traditional “best paper” session.

Conference highlights included:

  • Excellent research papers, including on the special topic of advertising agencies.
  • An amazing pre-conference (thank you Jiyoung Cha for setting this up).
  • Two insightful and inspiring off-sites to NEA and WAMU (special thanks to Anthony Palomba and Amber Hinsley for organizing these events).
  • Great panels from “Net Neutrality” to “Media Branding” and “Media Ethics” and “Communication of Millennials” to “Working Conditions in Digital Workspaces,” as well as teaching panels on “Entrepreneurship,” “Media Programming,” and “Data Analytics.”
  • The MMEE social sponsored by Taylor & Francis (thank you T&F)
  • Our member meeting with presentation of top paper awards and – for the first time – a top reviewer award
  • Presentation of the Barry Sherman Teaching Award (to Pat Phalen) and the Robert Picard Book Award (to Mike Rosenburg and Philip H. Seager)

I want to warmly thank all of you who participated in making this happen: organizers, panel proposers, authors, panelists, presenters, reviewers, moderators, discussants, and fellow board members. MMEE is such a wonderful community!

Mark your diaries for Toronto next year: MMEE is preparing for another great AEJMC conference August 7–10 (with pre-conference on August 6). Watch this space as more information becomes available. Please also consider submitting your papers to our division – the call for papers will be out soon. We would particularly love to see more student papers; remember, MMEE membership is free for graduate students.

On behalf of the 2018–19 MMEE executive board, we look forward to serving you and the interests of MMEE this year.

Sabine Baumann

MMEE Division Head

NATPE Deadlines: Oct 26 (Faculty Fellow) and Nov 5 (Interns)

“Friday, October 26 is the submission deadline for faculty interested in attending the 2019 NATPE Conference in Miami next January as a Faculty Fellow.

Please share this reminder!  We depend on past attendees to spread the word.  Remind your friends and colleagues to submit.  It’s an online process.   https://www.natpe.com/foundation/faculty-fellowship-application/

NATPE covers your hotel, registration, most meals and provides a NATPE membership.

Intern applications are due November 5. Online submission information is here:  https://www.natpe.com/foundation/internships/

We appreciate your support!”

Greg Pitts, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty and Student Programs
NATPE Educational Foundation
256-627-2677
gpitts@natpe.org or gpitts.phd@gmail.com

CALL for EMMA’s annual conference in Cyprus June 2019!

The European Media Management Association (emma) is currently accepting paper and poster submissions for their annual conference which will take place in Limassol, Cyprus  from 5–7 June, 2019. The theme for the conference is “Media Management and Actionable Knowledge: The Relationship between Theory and Practice”. To review the official call please click here. Abstracts are due January 31st, 2019 with acceptance notifications being sent out February 28th and full papers due April 20th.

Applications are also being accepted for the “Early Career Researcher emma Annual Conference Grant 2019.” To review the official grant application please click here. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact the conference host: Prof. Dr. Stavros Georgiades, bus.gs@frederick.ac.cy

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Media and Misogyny to explore mediated misogyny in today’s culture

Misogyny, and not just sexism, has infused inequities for women in contemporary cultural, media, political, legal, educational and economic spheres. The edited volume, Misogyny and Media, aims to explore media representations of misogyny across a variety of industries and cultural domains.

Misogyny and power inequities are at the root of sexual assault, harassment and bullying. Media stories have proliferated and have been amplified by social media in the United States in the case of the Ford-Kavanaugh allegations and the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the sexual harassment allegations against incumbent President Donald J. Trump, and by the #MeToo movement. Other countries, too, have had stories rooted in misogyny and power inequities.

This call for chapters to be included in a proposed book on Media and Misogyny is to examine misogyny and to capture media representations of misogyny, for example, in:

  • Media industries
  • Academia
  • Politics
  • Sport
  • Business
  • High Tech/Silicon Valley
  • Law
  • Hollywood and Bollywood
  • Radio and Television (e.g., the return of “Murphy Brown”)
  • Religious and Non-profit Institutions

Contributors should examine misogyny and power inequities from the perspective of critical/cultural studies; political communication; feminism; race, gender and class; and other relevant perspectives. Papers (chapters) should be 25 double-spaced typed pages with citations in APA style.

Deadlines:

Abstracts of no more than 400 words, outlining the theme(s) of the proposed chapter, key literature, and the method of exploration, should be submitted to the editor of the proposed volume no later than January 31, 2019. The deadline for chapters will be June 30, 2019.

Submissions:

Abstracts should be submitted via email to Dr. Maria Marron, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, at mmarron2@unl.edu.