Job Alert: Tallinn University Seeks European Research Area (ERA) Chair in Cultural Data Analytics

Tallinn University (TLU) seeks an internationally recognized scholar in digital humanities or digital culture studies to become an ERA Chair Professor in Cultural Data Analytics.

Deadline: August 26th 2019
Position starts in Autumn or early Winter 2019
Tenure: The position will be tenured.
All details about the application process and what documents are needed can be found here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.tlu.ee_en_professor-2Dcultural-2Ddata-2Danalytics&d=DwIGaQ&c=Oo8bPJf7k7r_cPTz1JF7vEiFxvFRfQtp-j14fFwh71U&r=TGt_kd1GAdpTxDMB-ryy6dG-EpKwau4WRKVAVo6Vr-Y&m=curhhoMlhTlxsL5pHkUvtcH5vf1koU7wZfHWS9yMaT4&s=xCI6G2G34Oc8Qdh4sB-v6aUeTsknumIz_hta9AqKmrM&e=

Position includes excellent remuneration package; secured substantial research funds for the first 4 years; the possibility to create own research team and an Open Lab; cooperation networks with several external cultural and media institution; strong institutional support from the university.

TLU has won a grant for this position from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ERA Chair programme. The programme supports universities in their efforts to build on their reputation as leaders in research and innovation. The programme awards top researchers and their teams EUR 2.5 million over five years to establish ambitious research programmes. Estonian Research Council is expected to top it up with additional 200000 euros from its Mobilitas scheme. After the CUDAN project ends and the position gets tenured TLU will support the Chair by its own means.

TLU has used the grant to establish a new professorship in Cultural Data Analytics (CUDAN) together with the new research team that consists of 5-7 senior researchers and at least 5 PhD students. The team will also run CUDAN Open Lab – an actual space and a cooperation platform for collaborating with external cultural and media institutions. See more about the whole CUDAN project here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cudan.tlu.ee&d=DwIGaQ&c=Oo8bPJf7k7r_cPTz1JF7vEiFxvFRfQtp-j14fFwh71U&r=TGt_kd1GAdpTxDMB-ryy6dG-EpKwau4WRKVAVo6Vr-Y&m=curhhoMlhTlxsL5pHkUvtcH5vf1koU7wZfHWS9yMaT4&s=6f7qEv9_gwr0ZY7OVuCKkMwUAA0ApBgezn4TH7rGiT4&e=

The candidate for the professorship is expected to have experience of managing research projects and/or teams in digital humanities/digital culture studies and with spearheading open stakeholder collaborations.

CUDAN ERA Chair will interconnect three TLU Schools – Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM), School of Humanities (SH) and School of Digital Technologies (DTI). The ERA Chair holder will be hired as a professor at BFM.

The applicant has to have a PhD degree in digital humanities, digital culture studies or in data analytics and at least 5 years of experience in managing research teams and/or planning and implementing research and innovation projects.

More specifically the following experience is required:

• Strong academic background and international reputation in digital humanities/digital culture studies; • Publications in international peer reviewed journals; • Supervision of PhD students; • Experience in formulating and managing research teams; • Experience in planning new research projects; • Experience in coordination of or participation in international research projects (e.g. Framework Programme, Horizon 2020); • Collaboration with non-academic stakeholders.

The ERA Chair holder will need to reside permanently in Estonia and sign an employment contract with TLU.

The salary of the ERA Chair professor will be negotiable, but will be based on the existing experience and seniority of the candidates and equate broadly with professor salaries in Western European countries.
Yet, employment in Estonia could be more beneficial due to low income tax rates (approximately 21% for this position).

TLU offers modern ergonomic working conditions and flexible schedules in a brand new campus located in the city centre. TLU employees enjoy numerous benefits in areas such recreation, health care, child care, employee training, etc. TLU allows for its professors extensive paid vacation – 65 days each year. TLU will help the newly expected professor and her/his family with the move to Estonia, relocation allowance can be negotiated.

Deadlines: The application process opened June 22nd 2019 and ends August 26th. A decision will be made in the Autumn of 2019. All the details about the process and what documents are needed can be found here:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.tlu.ee_en_professor-2Dcultural-2Ddata-2Danalytics&d=DwIGaQ&c=Oo8bPJf7k7r_cPTz1JF7vEiFxvFRfQtp-j14fFwh71U&r=TGt_kd1GAdpTxDMB-ryy6dG-EpKwau4WRKVAVo6Vr-Y&m=curhhoMlhTlxsL5pHkUvtcH5vf1koU7wZfHWS9yMaT4&s=xCI6G2G34Oc8Qdh4sB-v6aUeTsknumIz_hta9AqKmrM&e= .

See more about the CUDAN Open Lab: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cudan.tlu.ee&d=DwIGaQ&c=Oo8bPJf7k7r_cPTz1JF7vEiFxvFRfQtp-j14fFwh71U&r=TGt_kd1GAdpTxDMB-ryy6dG-EpKwau4WRKVAVo6Vr-Y&m=curhhoMlhTlxsL5pHkUvtcH5vf1koU7wZfHWS9yMaT4&s=6f7qEv9_gwr0ZY7OVuCKkMwUAA0ApBgezn4TH7rGiT4&e=

CUDAN team is happy to respond to any questions and at any time about the position. Please contact us at cudan@tlu.ee .

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Join us at Tonight’s Members’ Meeting + Social!

A friendly reminder that the MMEE Members’ Meeting is today, Thursday, August 8th @ 6:45pm in Chestnut East on the Mezzanine Level. This year’s division social, sponsored by Taylor & Francis, will be off-site at The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. West from 8:30pm-10:30pm. It is a 10-minute walk from the conference hotel. Upon arrival please head to the second floor and join us for refreshments, drinks, and billiards. See you tonight!

A Few Spots Left for Preconference!

We still have a few spots left for the MMEE/MACD preconference about Diversity Teaching through Entrepreneurship. Topics to be addressed include minority media ownership and diversity, the nuts and bolts of teaching entrepreneurship, and best practices in teaching diversity to future entrepreneurs. Speakers include Amy Jo Coffey (Florida), Geoffrey Graybeal (Georgia State), Dorothy Bland (North Texas), and Michelle Ferrier, (Florida A&M). Contact Ronen Shay at shayr@wit.edu (MMEE) or George Daniels gdaniels@ua.edu (MACD) with any questions.

Already registered for the conference and want to add this preconference? Please use the following link: https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/2019-conference-workshops-and-luncheons-form/

Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship Division Members’ Meeting Agenda

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 @ 6:45pm in Chestnut East (Mezzanine Level)

1. Welcome

2. Approval of last year’s minutes

3. Chairs’ Reports

4. Award Presentations

  • Research Competition Awards
  • Robert Picard Award for Book and Monographs
  • Barry Sherman Teaching Award
  • Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award

5. Division Leadership

  • Thank you to 2018-2019 officers
  • Handover to Ronen Shay, incoming division chair
  • Election of vice-chair and secretary
  • Appointment of other 2019-2020 officer roles
  • Officer training sessions and executive board meeting

6. New Business

7. Adjourn

MMEE Division Social follows at 8:30 pm, offsite – The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. West

– The Social is sponsored by Taylor & Francis –

Deadline for Blue Jays tickets is this Friday @ Noon

A friendly reminder to our membership that if you are interested in joining the MMEE division at the ballpark, the deadline to purchase tickets is this Friday, August 2nd @ noon.

Those attending the game will see the Toronto Blue Jays take on their rivals the New York Yankees on Friday, August 9th, 2019 @ 7:07pm. Tickets are $43 USD including all taxes and ticketing fees. To purchase your tickets please visit https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8eyrNTRPQN

Please contact Ronen Shay at shayr@wit.edu with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Press release for MMEE Professional Freedom & Responsibility Award

TORONTO – An organization combatting online harassment of journalists will receive a prestigious award from a group of journalism educators for its efforts at an annual meeting next month in Toronto.

TrollBusters, founded by Dr. Michelle Ferrier, dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Commnication at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, has been selected to receive the Media Management Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award during the division meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, to be held at the Toronto Sheraton.  TrollBusters, launched in 2015, is a service that uses social media monitoring, machine learning and training to support journalists and media organizations fighting online abuse.

The MMEE 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 for or has by their actions encouraged management practices that promotes excellence in any of the five areas.

“TrollBusters was such an obvious choice to receive one of our division’s top honors in the Professional Freedom & Responsibility award,” said Dr. Geoffrey Graybeal, immediate past division head and chair of the Named Awards committee of the Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship division that administers the award. “An entrepreneurial venture founded and run by an accomplished academic scholar and educator in Dr. Michelle Ferrier, TrollBusters is the very embodiment of not only the criteria and letter, but the spirit and essence of that which the award was created to recognize in the first place.”

TrollBusters marks the third recipient of the award since its inception in 2009.

“TrollBusters fights for journalists to keep them from being bullied out of the marketplace of ideas,” wrote Dr. Mark Poepsel, a journalism professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in his nomination letter. “As journalists venture into social media spaces to promote and sometimes defend their fact-based reporting as well as their informed opinion writing, they are vulnerable to coordinated troll attacks. Most journalists have a thick skin and are trained to manage the occasional angry letter or email, but some journalists, particularly women and people of color, face more common and more harsh attacks, and in social media spaces where there are no barriers to entry and where trolls can hide their identities and collaborate to try to make life miserable for individuals, the need for a service to advocate for journalists is constantly apparent.”

Dr. Ferrier, who was named dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University in October 2018, continues to provide research and training through TrollBusters to help journalists fight online abuse. She has advocated on behalf of journalists worldwide at the United Nations, UNESCO, SXSW, the Online News Association and the European Commission. Dr. Ferrier is a digital content architect with 30 years experience in media entrepreneurship and new media technologies. As a former journalist and columnist, Ferrier would receive hate mail and death threats for writing a lifestyle column in the local paper. Her experiences led her to create TrollBusters.

The MMEE awards committee found TrollBusters’ services of “offering pest control for journalists” particularly salient at a time when journalists around the globe find themselves under attacks for doing their jobs, Graybeal said. For instance, Time magazine named Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists its 2018 “Person of the Year.” Ferrier’s research has shown that nearly two-thirds of female journalists who responded to a 2018 survey had been harassed, with more than half experiencing attacks within the past year. About one-fifth of the Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship division’s members are international.

“Ultimately, Troll Busters protects the idea of the public sphere and the idea of a liberal democracy where people determine our own fate based on reasoned discussion and decision making,” Poepsel wrote. “At a time when it is needed most, TrollBusters is a one-of-a kind organization.”

About AEJMC

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. AEJMC’s mission is to advance education, foster scholarly research, cultivate better professional practice and promote the free flow of communication.

 

About Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship division

The Media Management Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication promotes teaching, research, and public service activities in mass media management, economics and entrepreneurship. The division seek to provide an international platform for an exchange of minds to share experiences, ideas and visions in Media Managements, Economics and Entrepreneurship with a focus on research, teaching, internationality, promotion of young academics, and professional freedom and responsibility.

 

AEJMC 2019 Off-sites & Preconference

This year we are proud to have arranged for off-site visits with OMNI Television and Playground Inc., a preconference about teaching diversity through entrepreneurship, on off-site social at a local Toronto hot spot, and a trip to the ballpark to watch the Toronto Blue Jays take on the New York Yankees. We hope you’ll join us at these events, in addition to our many research, teaching, and PF&R panels. Information regarding how to sign up for these events is included below. Looking forward to seeing you in Toronto!

1) Diversity Teaching through Entrepreneurship – Preconference: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 @ 1pm-5pm.
Please join the Minorities and Communication and Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship divisions for an afternoon workshop on diversity teaching through entrepreneurship. Topics to be addressed include minority media ownership and diversity, the nuts and bolts of teaching entrepreneurship, and best practices in teaching diversity to future entrepreneurs. Contact Ronen Shay at shayr@wit.edu (MMEE) or George Daniels gdaniels@ua.edu (MACD) with any questions. Pre-register via https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/2019-conference-workshops-and-luncheons-form/

2) FREE – Media Branding Tour at Playground Inc. – Off-site Tour: Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 9:45am-12:00pm.

Playground Inc. is a Toronto-based digital design studio that builds online branded experiences for large and small brands. Employing a diverse team of designers, developers and strategists, Playground specializes in integrating a brand’s unique vibrancy into the design of new and innovative digital platforms. They offer a range of services that include user experience design, art direction, rapid prototyping and user testing. Playground has worked with leading Canadian media brands including, Sportsnet, W Network, and Grammys.ca. Registration is required for this free tour because space is limited.  Email Ronen Shay at shayr@wit.edu (MMEE) to reserve your spot today!

3) FREE – Multicultural Broadcasting Tour at OMNI Television – Off-site Tour: Fri. Aug. 9 @ 9:30am-11:30am.
OMNI is a free, over-the-air multilingual/multicultural broadcast network with the mandate of reflecting Canada’s diversity by televising a wide array of ethnocultural programming, while simultaneously serving multiple language communities. OMNI stations have a combined reach of 22.7 million people across Canada. Examples of programming includes Bollywood Blockbusters, Asian Cinema, and Italian and Portuguese telenovelas. Registration is required for this free tour because space is limited.  Email Ronen Shay at shayr@wit.edu (MMEE) to reserve your spot today!

4) FREE – MMEE Off-site Social: Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 8:30pm-10:30pm
The Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship division social will be held at The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. West, immediately following the members’ meeting. It is about a 10 minute walk from the conference hotel. Join us for refreshments, drink tickets, and billiards. While registration is not required, RSVP is appreciated so we can get an estimated headcount. Email Ronen Shay at shayr@wit.edu (MMEE) to RSVP today!

5) Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees – Off-site Gathering: Friday, August 9, 2019 @ 6:30pm.
Please join the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship division at the ballpark to watch the Toronto Blue Jays take on their rivals the New York Yankees on Friday, August 9th 2019 @ 7:07pm. Tickets are $43 USD including all taxes and ticketing fees. Content Ronen Shay at shayr@wit.edu with any questions. Pre-register via https://paypal.me/pools/c/8eyrNTRPQN

Invitation from Dr. Bjørn von Rimscha to WMEMC in Rome, May 2020

Dear colleagues at the AEJMC,

In my role as secretary of the WMEMC board I would like to bring to your attention the call for paper for the World Media Economics and Management Conference 2020 in Rome.

The theme is: The Polarization of the Media Industry

The date is: May 20-24, 2020

The venue is: Luiss Business School in Rome

The deadline for abstract submission is: September 8, 2019

The website with all the details is:  http://wmemc2020.luiss.it/

Best regards and greetings from Germany

Bjørn

MMEE Off-site – Toronto Blue Jays vs NY Yankees – Fri. Aug. 9th @ 7pm

Please join the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship division at the ballpark to watch the Toronto Blue Jays take on their rivals the New York Yankees on Friday, August 9th 2019 @ 7:07pm. Tickets are $43 USD including all taxes and ticketing fees. To purchase your tickets please visit https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8eyrNTRPQN

An AEJMC-MMEE block of tickets will be purchased after this event hits a minimum of 20 registrants. Should this event not meet the minimum number of registrants or tickets are no longer available when it does, you will be refunded. Please contact Ronen Shay at shayr@wit.edu with any questions. Hope to see you there!

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
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