GIFT 2019 Call for Submissions

The Great Ideas For Teaching (GIFT) program is returning to this summer’s AEJMC convention in Toronto, co-sponsored by the Small Programs Interest Group and the Scholastic Journalism Division. Attached is the call for proposals and an entry form for those wishing to participate.

GIFT has historically been one of the most popular sessions at the conference. The Top 25 GIFT ideas, as selected by a panel of judges from within AEJMC, will be presented at a poster session in Toronto, with the top idea winning the Grand Prize Award for 2019.

Instructions for submitting proposals are attached. Questions may be directed to me at this email address or to Jim Sernoe of Midwestern State at jim.sernoe@msutexas.edu.

The deadline for submissions for the 2019 GIFT competition is April 30, 2019, at 11:59 pm  CDT.

For more info, see: GIFT Call – 2019 and GIFT Form – 2019

Brian Steffen

Professor & Chair | Multimedia Communication
Simpson College
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125
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Twitter: @BrianSteffen

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Final Call

Dear MMEE members,

The 2019 AEJMC paper deadline is approaching. Before uploading a paper, please be sure to remove all author identifying information. Failure to do so will automatically disqualify the paper from consideration. Please see the detailed paper call.  

As the MMEE division prepares for the upcoming AEJMC conference, the division needs your help reviewing conference papers. If you are willing to serve as a reviewer, please fill out the form located at: https://goo.gl/forms/9s7HtbakSqs2ztCd2

If you want to review papers, please create an account at the 2019 All Academic website located at: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aejmc/aejmc19/. The MMEE division will acknowledge the hard work of our dedicated reviewers by presenting a top reviewer award. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope to see you in Toronto!

Best regards,

Jiyoung Cha, Ph.D.
Research Chair, Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division, AEJMC
Associate Professor
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts
San Francisco State University

 

 

AEJMC Reviewer Call 2019

The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) of AEJMC is on the lookout for reviewers for this year’s national convention in Toronto, Canada. We will be acknowledging the hard work of our dedicated reviewers by presenting a top reviewer award.

If you volunteer to be a reviewer, you will be assigned papers to read and evaluate in mid- to late April. The number of papers assigned to each reviewer will depend on the number of papers submitted and the number of volunteer reviewers.

If you are interested, please fill out the form located at: https://goo.gl/forms/9s7HtbakSqs2ztCd2

Also, please make sure to create an account at the 2019 All Academic website located at: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aejmc/aejmc19/.

If you are not sure whether you will be submitting a paper this year, please consider volunteering anyway, as we can always remove your name later. As always, being a reviewer for MMEE does not prevent you from submitting or reviewing for other divisions.

Reviewers do not need to be a member of the division to review. For questions about reviewing, contact the MMEE Research Chair, Jiyoung Cha, San Francisco State University, jycha@sfsu.edu

Thank you in advance for supporting the MMEE division, and for ensuring our members receive detailed feedback!

AEJMC 2019 Conference Paper Call

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
(AEJMC) Annual Conference
Toronto, Canada • August 7-10, 2019
The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE)

The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) invites original research paper submissions to be considered for presentation at the 2019 AEJMC conference in Toronto, Canada. August 7-10, 2019. Researchers interested in any aspect of media management, media economics, or entrepreneurship are encouraged to submit papers. The division welcomes the use of diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to relevant topics. Papers presented at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference and then revised are also welcome for submission.

The division gives awards to recognize the top three submissions from faculty, and the top three submissions from graduate students (faculty members cannot be included on student competition papers). Top graduate papers also receive monetary awards to help offset the cost of attending the conference, and there are no division membership fees for graduate students.

Paper Topics: As a division, we are proud to encourage submissions from a diverse array of topic areas. Some examples of relevant topic areas include, but are not limited to: analysis of economic or managerial questions affecting media firms and media industries; strategic management aspects and business models of media firms, crowdfunding and other innovative funding methods for media products and industries; strategic leadership challenges faced by media companies; media ownership; management and economic issues from the public-interest perspective (e.g., effects on reporting or content); historical discussions of relevant developments in the field; policy issues from a legal, regulatory, or economic perspective; technology and its effects on management or economics; political economy; international and cross-cultural studies; the sociology and culture of media organizations; media audience analysis; teaching media management and economics; and other related topics.

In 2014 the division changed its name to expand its focus on entrepreneurship. Accordingly, we also encourage and welcome submissions within the following topic areas: opportunities and challenges for media startups; intrapreneurship and innovation within legacy media companies; the role of higher education in the context of media entrepreneurship; and other media entrepreneurship related topics.

Guidelines for all Submissions: All papers must be submitted electronically at the AEJMC website, by accessing the All-Academic submission portal. A link to All-Academic is available via the AEJMC website. Papers must be uploaded to the All-Academic server no later than 11:59 P.M. (Central Daylight Time) Monday, April 1, 2019. All submissions must follow the guidelines from the AEJMC uniform call for all paper competitions.

Paper Formatting: All papers should use 12-point Times New Roman, Times or Arial font and have 1-inch margins. Authors should use the style appropriate for the discipline, including APA, Chicago, MLA, Harvard, and other styles. Format should be Word, WordPerfect, or a PDF. PDF format is strongly encouraged.

Author Identification: Please remove all potentially identifying author information from submissions. Failure to do so will automatically disqualify the paper from consideration. Examples of information to be removed include citations of the author’s previous work, individually or with co-authors; related reference list information; and file properties. Take every precaution to ensure that your self-citations DO NOT in any way reveal your identity. Instructions for how to remove identifying information from files can be found on the AEJMC website.

For questions about submissions, contact the Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship (MMEE) Division Research Chair, Jiyoung Cha, San Francisco State University, jycha@sfsu.edu.

 

 

MMEE Accepting Awards Nominations

Know an outstanding teacher in Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship? How about an individual or organization promoting professional freedom and responsibility? We’d like to honor and recognize both in Toronto. The division is currently accepting nominations for the following awards:

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. Please send nominations to Immediate Past Chair Geoffrey Graybeal by March 18, 2019. Nominees will be contacted and asked to submit supporting material. 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 Toronto in August 2019, 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 ggraybeal@gsu.edu.

Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award 

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 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. Past recipients include The Cable Center ;and Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz, then CEO and President of Freedom Communications.

Please pass along nominations, along with any available supporting material, to the Division’s Immediate Past Head, Geoffrey Graybeal, by the deadline of March 18, 2019. 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 Toronto, and the award will be presented at MMEE Division’s Members’ Meeting during the conference.

Please send nominations by e-mail to ggraybeal@gsu.edu

Questions about either award may be directed to Geoffrey Graybeal via email at ggraybeal@gsu.eduor via phone at 404-413-7913.

2019 Robert Picard Book Award

The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is seeking nominations for the 2019 Robert Picard Book Award. The award honors the author(s) of a book or a monograph published during the previous year (2018) that makes a significant contribution to the field of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship.

Please submit nominations by April 1, 2019, to Immediate Past Head Geoffrey Graybeal.  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 MMEE division member and senior scholar Robert Picard of Oxford University.

Last year’s recipient was “Managing Media Businesses: a game plan to navigate disruption and uncertainty,” by Mike Rosenberg and Philip H. Seager. Previous recipients include “Who Owns the World’s Media? Media Concentration and Ownership around the World” by Eli Noam and the International Media Concentration Collaboration, “The Marketplace of Attention: How Audience Take Shape in a Digital Age” by James Webster; Mark Deuze’s book, “Managing Media Work” and George Sylvie’s “Newsroom Decision-Making: Under New Management.”

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 ggraybeal@gsu.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 Toronto, in August 2019. The award will be presented at the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division’s annual members’ meeting.

Please send nominations by e-mail to ggraybeal@gsu.edu

Please mail nomination packets to:

Geoffrey Graybeal, PhD
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
PO Box 5069
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302-5069

AEJMC Reviewer Call 2019

The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) of AEJMC is on the lookout for reviewers for this year’s national convention in Toronto, Canada. We will be acknowledging the hard work of our dedicated reviewers by presenting a top reviewer award.

If you volunteer to be a judge, you will be assigned papers to read and evaluate in mid- to late April. The judging process is blind and conducted online using the All Academic Web site. The number of papers assigned to each judge will depend on the number of papers submitted and the number of volunteer judges.

If you are interested, please fill out the form located at: https://goo.gl/forms/9s7HtbakSqs2ztCd2

Also, please make sure to create an account at the 2019 All Academic website located at: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aejmc/aejmc19/. Even if you reviewed papers for us last year, a new account is needed, as the All-Academic website is unique each year.

If you are not sure whether you will be submitting a paper this year, please consider volunteering anyway, as we can always remove your name later. As always, being a reviewer for MMEE does not prevent you from submitting or reviewing for other divisions.

We would also appreciate if you considered sharing this form with colleagues who you feel can judge papers on media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. Reviewers do not need to be a member of the division to review. For questions about reviewing, contact the MMEE Research Chair, Jiyoung Cha, San Francisco State University, jycha@sfsu.edu

Thank you in advance for supporting the MMEE division, and for ensuring our members receive detailed feedback!

Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) Workshop @ AEJMC Midwinter

If you’re planning to attend AEJMC Midwinter at the University of Oklahoma, you should consider attending the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) workshop, which will take place from 2 to 10 p.m. Feb. 28, the day before the Midwinter conference. The symposium is free to attend, although the videography workshop has a $10 registration fee for non-NAJA members.
If you have questions, email OU’s journalism area head, Elanie Steyn, elanie@ou edu

Happy New Year from the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship AEJMC Division!

We hope you had an excellent holiday season and we thank you for being a part of the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division! Support from members like you makes it possible for our division to serve and advance our field. We hope you will enjoy all of the opportunities MMEE has to offer in 2019!

Preparations for the AEJMC Midwinter Conference in March are well underway and the reviews will soon be complete. Accepted papers are eligible to be resubmitted to the national AEJMC conference, and resubmissions are highly encouraged. The division will also honor the top paper at the Midwinter Conference.

We hope to see you all in Toronto.

On August 6, MMEE will co-host an exciting, hands-on pre-conference titled “Minorities, Media Management and Entrepreneurship: A Diversity Teaching Deep-Dive” with the Minorities and Communication Division. Mark your diaries!

Please consider submitting your papers to our division – find the call for papers here: https://mmedivision.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/mmee-of-aejmc-2019-paper-call/.
We would particularly love to see more student papers; remember, MMEE membership is free for graduate students.

Soon calls to nominate candidates for the awards in our division will be sent out. Please begin thinking about potential nominees for the

  • Barry Sherman Teaching Award
  • Robert Picard Award for Book and Monographs
  • and the Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award.

Please also use our MMEE blog and social media to share your ideas on MMEE research, academic partnerships, teaching resources, job offers, grants, etc.

On behalf of the MMEE executive board, we are happy to serve you and the interests of MMEE this year.

Sabine Baumann

MMEE Division Head