The Television Academy Foundation 2020 Faculty Seminar

CONNECTING THE CLASSROOM WITH THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY

The Television Academy Foundation 2020 Faculty Seminar: The Conference will take place from October 26-28.

Media educators nationwide are invited to attend this virtual three-day conference on October 26, 27, 28 with keynote speaker Tina Perry, president OWN: Oprah Winfrey Networks and moderated by Carla Gardini, executive vice president, Harpo Films. Panels spanning topics across the industry including The Art of Casting, The Ins and Outs of Live Television, Creativity in a Time of Crisis and much more will feature speakers such as Kristen Bartlett (Full Frontal with Samantha BeeAdam Caldwell and Lee Eisenberg (Little America), Linda Mendoza (Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah), Don Mischer (9/11 Remembered: The Day We Came Together, The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards), Haaz Sleiman (Little America), Jonathan X (The 43rd NAACP Image Awards), and more.

Additional information here

The event will also include one of the Television Academy Foundation’s signature The Power of TV events, which will focus on the representation of homelessness on television. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from TV’s top executives and talent. Faculty Seminar: The Conference will equip you with the latest trends and developments in television to stay on top of an ever-changing medium and gain insider access to the business of Television.

Register here

emmaTalk: Teaching Media Management panel on 10/20

On Tuesday October 20th, the next emma talks takes place with panelists Britta Gossel, Geoffrey Graybeal and Gregory Ferrell Lowe. 

The topic of the talk is Teaching Media Management. You can join via Zoom.

The event is free of charge, but we kindly ask you to register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M-9mTOnOTligQ4dLc05nQQ

Teaching Media Management is challenging due to the diversity and dynamics of the industries and because the field of media management crosses interdisciplinary lines and theoretical domains. 

Educators of media management have to deal with a multitude of changes in media usage patterns, business models, digital technologies, market structures, and managerial approaches.  At the same time students expect relevance and currency of materials as well as hands-on experiences, so instructors have to incorporate active pedagogies such as team learning and problem-based learning.

Learning how to teach media management is therefore a challenge in itself because not only do educators in the field need to cover dynamic and interdisciplinary content, but address expectations of society to instill values of tolerance and responsibility in their students. 

The talk brings together experienced educators and program leaders. Each will share a memorable personal experience that helped them in learning how to teach Media Management. Panelists will then provide further insights when they address questions from the audience.

Panelists

Britta Gossel is postdoctoral researcher (Media- and Communication Management Research Group | Department of Economic Sciences and Media | Technische Universität Ilmenau (Germany)) with a research focus on media entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education (focus on STEM and media/journalism). She is/has been active in research and teaching in Germany (Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, Universität Erfurt, Fachhochschule Erfurt) and abroad (Jönköping, Leeds, Tallinn, Cork, Leicester, Sydney). Currently Britta is a fellow of the Hans Weisser Stipendium, which supports her in doing research about entrepreneurship education in STEM / Media in higher education in five countries. For her research in the field of entrepreneurship education, she received 2018 the Matthijs Hammer Award from European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research ECSB. Prior to her current activity, she was among others active as spokeswomen for an MEP in the European Parliament (Brussels / Straßbourg). 

Geoffrey Graybeal, Ph.D. is a clinical assistant professor in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Dr. Graybeal is a media management scholar and entrepreneur who uses management theory to explore issues of media sustainability. He has published research in journals such as the International Journal on Media Management and Journal of Media Business Studies. Recently, he contributed a chapter on “Teaching strategic management for media students” to the edited volume Teaching Strategic Management: A Hands-on Guide to Teaching Success (Edward Elgar Publishing, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/teaching-strategic-management-9781788978354.html). He co-founded Lede, LLC, a social media and business model innovation consultancy, while earning his doctorate. 

Gregory Ferrell Lowe (Ph.D. 1992, University of Texas at Austin) is Professor in Residence and Director of the Communication Program at Northwestern University in Qatar.  Dr. Lowe was previously Professor of Media Management at the University of Tampere in Finland (2008 – 2017) and Senior Advisor for Corporate Strategy and Development at the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Yleisradio. He founded the RIPE international initiative for developing public service in media in 2000, among the earliest and most successful efforts to connect managers and scholars for advancing R&D in the sector.  He is Series Editor for the RIPE Readers published by Nordicom. He was lead editor for the first emma-sponsored anthology, Managing Media Firms and Industries: What’s so special about media management? Dr. Lowe was twice elected President of the European Media Management Association (emma from 2012 – 2016) and is the 2017 recipient of the Association’s award for significant contributions to media management scholarship. Dr. Lowe is Chairperson of the World Media Economics and Management Conference (WMEMC) that will take place in Rome in 2021.


The talk will be moderated by Sabine Baumann (Jade University, Germany) and Joaquin Cestino (Jönköping International Business School, Sweden).

AEJMC Midwinter Conference: Call For Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposals

AEJMC MIDWINTER CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA!

AEJMC MIDWINTER CONFERENCE 2021
March 5-6, 2021

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Oklahoma

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General Call for Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposals:
The AEJMC Midwinter Conference is an annual forum for the presentation of research and debate in areas relevant to the AEJMC groups (divisions, interest groups, and commissions) sponsoring the event. The conference provides a platform for presentations and extended discussions in a relaxed setting.

We are happy to host the upcoming conference again at the Gaylord College,
University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma between March 5 and 6, 2021. Conference participants will be able to enjoy the College’s state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as the city’s and campus’ world-class museums, art galleries and restaurants. We will also ensure a healthy and safe environment for participants in light of the current COVID-19 reality, with options to participate in the conference remotely (via Zoom or a similar platform).

** In the event that the midwinter conference has to move to a virtual/online conference because of COVID-19, we plan to communicate this to participants by early January 2021 (before participants start to register for the conference). At this point, we are planning for an in-person event, as described above.

Paper abstract submissions: Authors are invited to submit research paper
abstracts of between 600 and 800 words (word count excludes author information and references) appropriate to one of the Divisions or Interest
Groups represented at the conference. Abstracts should give a clear sense of
relevant literature, research objectives, methodological approach, stage of
research project (conceptual, data gathering, data interpreting), findings and conclusions.

Submissions should be done online and by the December 1, 2020 deadline at: http://bit.ly/Midwinter2021 or the full link
https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/AEJMCMW2021/

When submitting an abstract, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the conference website (http://bit.ly/Midwinter2021 or the full link https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/AEJMCMW2021/).

2. In the “AEJMC Midwinter 2021 Login” box, click on “Sign up here” as new
user if you have not used this service before. Otherwise, just log in using your existing login.

3. It will take you to a sign-up wizard, which is self-explanatory and guided.
Finish signing up by confirming your email address.

4. Once the account is set up, sign in using your email address and password.

5. To submit the abstract, click on “Create a new Paper Submission”, and select the division/interest group you want to submit your abstract to.

6. The next step will require you to provide the title of the paper, an abstract (9,000 characters maximum). If your abstract’s character count exceeds 9,000 characters, you can also attach it as a Word doc or PDF file. However, you cannot leave the abstract box empty, write a brief abstract or keywords for your paper if you choose to upload it as an attachment.

7. Next you can add additional authors, if there are any. You can add as many authors as you need.

8. Finally, click the submit button to upload the abstract.

9. You will get a confirmation message once the submission is completed.

10. You can log in to the site at any time to check the status of your submission or if you need to edit something. You can only do this up to the submission deadline of December 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. You would not be able to make any changes to your submission after the deadline.

Note that authors can submit any specific paper abstract to only one
participating group – submitting the same paper abstract to several groups will result in disqualification and withdrawal from the review process. Do not submit full papers but please ensure that abstracts are between 600 and 800 words; shorter abstracts (i.e., 75 words) don’t allow for adequate consideration with longer abstracts. Authors must ensure that they remove any identifying information from their document.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid-January 2021. Papers
presented at the midwinter conference are also eligible for presentation at the AEJMC national convention in August. Authors are encouraged to use the midwinter conference as an opportunity to get feedback on their research, to improve and finalize it for submission to the national conference.

Authors of accepted abstracts must submit complete papers (not exceeding 30 pages) to the discussant of their conference session at least two weeks before the midwinter conference. The midwinter chair for the relevant group will send authors the names and contact details of the discussant for their session.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the
conference to present the paper. Failure to register by the deadline will result in authors’ names and papers being removed from the program. NO onsite registration will be available.

Some groups participating in the midwinter conference have award
opportunities (e.g. for travel). Authors are encouraged to contact the groups’
individual midwinter chairs for details.

Panel submissions: In addition, the organizers are also inviting panel proposals. These panel proposals should NOT be done through the online abstract submission system. Instead, submissions for panels should be sent to the relevant midwinter chair directly via email (see list of participating AEJMC groups and the midwinter chair for each group below). The deadline for panel submissions is the same as for abstract submissions, December 1, 2020, 11:59p.m. Central Time.

Panel submissions should include the panel title, a description of the session’s focus, the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists (potential and confirmed), including affiliation. Proposals should not exceed two double-spaced pages.

The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, with easy access to the Will Rogers World Airport. Details on conference registration, hotel accommodation and airport transportation will be available at http://www.ou.edu/gaylord.

For more information, please contact Elanie Steyn, Conference Site Host
(elanie@ou.edu).

AEJMC 2021 Midwinter Chairs

Commission on the Status of Women
Kelsey Mesmer (kelsey.mesmer@wayne.edu)
Katie Olsen (olsenk@ksu.edu)

Communication Technology Division
Devin Knighton (devin.knighton@byu.edu)

Community Journalism Interest Group
Marcus Funk (marcusjfunk@gmail.com)

Cultural and Critical Studies Division
Errol Salamon (E.Salamon@hud.ac.uk)

Entertainment Studies Interest Group
Newly Paul (newly.paul@unt.edu)

Graduate Student Interest Group
Monique Luisi (luisim@missouri.edu)

International Communication Division
Delwar Hossain (dhossain@southalabama.edu)

Mass Communication & Society Division
Terri Hernandez (thernandez@comm.msstate.edu)

Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship Division
Anthony Palomba (apalomba87@gmail.com)

Minorities and Communication Division
Robbie Morganfield (morganfieldr@gram.edu)

Political Communication Division
Jo Lukito (jlukito@utexas.edu)

Deadline Extended! Call for MMEE Panel Proposals: AEJMC 2021 National Convention

The MMEE division has extended the deadline for panel and pre-conference workshop proposals. The division needs more proposals for pre-conference workshops, panels and off-site tours. The extended deadline for submitting all proposals is Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

The Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division welcomes panel proposals for the 2021 AEJMC convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Panel proposals can be on any topic relevant to media management, economics and entrepreneurship (with an emphasis on media topics). Proposals can also be for mini-plenary and off-site sessions, or for pre-convention workshops (Scheduled for Wednesday, August 3). All MMEE members are encouraged to submit proposals in any area of expertise and interest.

The extended deadline for submitting all proposals is Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the division’s executive board. Please follow these guidelines when submitting a proposal:
• Identify your convention panel as addressing one of three areas: research, professional freedom and responsibility, or teaching.
• Panels and other sessions are encouraged to be co-sponsored with other divisions. Co-sponsorship increases MMEE’s ability to schedule sessions during the best available times, which broadens the appeal of the sessions. So be sure to identify divisions or interest groups that might be interested in co-sponsoring your proposals. It would be preferable if you have spoken with someone from the division about your proposal, but not necessary.
• Panels can include members who work at media companies, universities, and other organizations near the New Orleans area. Potential panelists who work in the area should be identified in the proposal.
• The convention will be in Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, August 4-7, 2021.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION VIA GOOGLE FORM
All proposal submissions should be made using the Google form located at:
https://forms.gle/q4RSN1ixpwTeL1nU7

This template includes sections for all the information required by AEJMC. The standardization ensures each proposal receives the same consideration.

PANELISTS
Please try to provide a complete list of potential panelists. If changes are necessary, they can be made later. Try to bring together the best speakers for your topic by drawing from a broad and inclusive list of possibilities. We strongly urge you to embrace the diversity of AEJMC’s growing membership and of other organizations where you may find panelists. Remember to include the diversity information in the space provided.

PROPOSAL ASSESSMENT
The MMEE Executive Board will review panel proposals and rank them. A final slate of the division’s proposals will be submitted to AEJMC in mid-October. You will be notified of the results.

DEADLINE & QUESTIONS
Please submit your panel proposals via the Google form located at https://forms.gle/q4RSN1ixpwTeL1nU7 by September 22, 2020. If you have any questions about preparing your panel proposal, please email Miao Guo, 2021 MMEE Conference Program Chair at mmguo@bsu.edu.

MMEE’s 2020-2021 Goals

Dear MMEE Members,

I hope your semester is off to a smooth start! As the new academic year begins, I am writing to share the Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division’s 2020-2021 goals.

Grow student engagement.
Growing student engagement is one of the MMEE’s top priorities. Student engagement is essential for the division to sustain and grow in long-term. With this in mind, the division aims to increase student membership and paper submissions. Division officers will reach out to schools that offer graduate programs in media management, economics, and entrepreneurship several months before the conference to promote the conference and division. Specifically, we will demonstrate how graduate students could benefit from membership and participation in the annual paper competition. The division continues to offer free membership for graduates students, and will keep highlighting this student-friendly benefit.

Engage diverse faculty members in conference activities.
Another goal of the division is to engage diverse faculty members in conference activities. Exchanging ideas with individuals from different backgrounds and experiences is key to growing academically. Some faculty members are active in joining conference sessions as presenters, panelists, or moderators, whereas other faculty members are more passive, choosing to participate in conference sessions as audience members. The division will encourage diverse faculty members to participate in PF&R, research, and teaching sessions, and all conference activities.

Strengthen social media presence.
The division will create Facebook and LinkedIn Groups to engage scholars, students and professionals in the field. The division will enable any of the division members to share useful information, such as paper calls and job opportunities, with others through those social media platforms. The division will also leverage its new and existing social media platforms to build a sense of community and to promote the division’s conference activities.

Grow international networks.
In recent years, the division has been conducting international outreach, developing a close relationship with the European Media Management Association (EMMA) and World Media Economics and Management Conference (WMEMC). The three organizations often share information about paper calls and conference activities. Recognizing the globalization of the media industry, it is essential to connect with scholars, educators, professionals, and students in other countries to learn their perspectives and practices. Thus, the division will continue to reach out to associations for media management, economics, and entrepreneurship scholars based in other countries and engage them in the division’s conference activities.

Enrich partnerships with the media industry.
The division recognizes the importance of a close link between academia and the media industry. Considering the rapidly changing media landscape, it is critical for media scholars to keep updated on industry changes and adapt to the latest industry practices. PF&R, teaching, and off-site sessions will reflect the dynamic changes that are occurring in media industries by engaging industry professionals in the division’s conference activities.

The MMEE Division officers will closely work with our members to achieve these goals. Please keep these goals in mind when you propose panels and pre-conference workshops. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.

As always, I wish you good health.

Jiyoung Cha, Ph.D.
Head, Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division

New Book Announcement: Teaching Strategic Management – A Hands-on Guide to Teaching Success

*New Book | Teaching Strategic Management – A Hands-on Guide to Teaching Success*

*Editor: Sabine Baumann, Jade University, Germany*

The guide that also includes contributions from a number of MMEE scholars provides a wide scope of knowledge and teaching resources on methods and practices for teaching strategic management theories and concepts for a multitude of settings (classroom, online and hybrid), course levels (bachelors, masters, MBA, executive) and student groups.

The book brings together experienced faculty to discuss and summarize pertinent theories, concepts and approaches and provide concrete examples. All chapters offer various resources for instructors such as assignments, exercises, case studies, reading lists, etc. to apply in either physical or virtual classrooms. The breadth of material provided within this guide is invaluable to faculty and instructors whether they are experienced and seeking inspiration for new methods or needing guidance for developing a new course.

Instructors, faculty, and program directors of strategic management courses at undergraduate, graduate and executive levels can use Teaching Strategic Management: A Hands-on Guide to Teaching Success as an enlightening and instructive guide for teaching and for creating course syllabi and teaching plans.

Contents:

Introduction: Learning from Teaching Failures, Achieving Teaching Successes
Sabine Baumann

Part One: Teaching Strategic Management History and newly evolving Fields

Chapter 1: Teaching the History of Strategic Management
Päivi Maijanen

Chapter 2: Teaching Strategy as an Ethical Practice
Sven-Ove Horst

Chapter 3: Teaching Sustainability in Strategic Management
Britta Boyd

Part Two: Methods for Teaching Strategic Management

Chapter 4: Service Learning in Strategic Management – Opportunities, Challenges, and Examples
Candace M. TenBrink and Krysti Turnquest

Chapter 5: Experiential Approach to Strategy Formulation
Richard R. Smith and Patrick Tan

Chapter 6: Writing and Using your own Case Study for Strategy Teaching
Uwe Stratmann

Chapter 7: Interactive Exercises, Peer Coaching, and Videos in Strategic
Management Education
Sabine Reisinger

Chapter 8: Tailored Methods of Strategizing in Undergraduate Education: From SWOT to the 6Ps of Business Strategy
Norman T. Sheehan

Chapter 9: Teaching Strategy by Not Teaching Strategy
Robert P. Wright

Part Three: Teaching Strategic Management for particular Groups of Learners and Teaching Settings

Chapter 10: Strategic Management in Online and Hybrid Courses
David R. King and Aiden E. Sizemore

Chapter 11: Teaching Strategic Management for Media Students
Geoffrey Graybeal

Chapter 12: Teaching Strategy Work to Business Students
Rita Järventie-Thesleff and Janne Tienari

Chapter 13: Teaching Strategic Management for Executives
Dianne Tyers and John Bourke

For more information and sample chapters please see
https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/usd/teaching-strategic-management-9781788978354.html

Contact: Sabine Baumann, sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de

Call for MMEE Panel Proposals: AEJMC 2021 National Convention

Call for MMEE Panel Proposals: AEJMC 2021 National Convention

The Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division welcomes panel proposals for the 2021 AEJMC convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Panel proposals can be on any topic relevant to media management, economics and entrepreneurship (with an emphasis on media topics). Proposals can also be for mini-plenary and off-site sessions, or for pre-convention workshops (Scheduled for Wednesday, August 3). All MMEE members are encouraged to submit proposals in any area of expertise and interest.

The deadline for submitting all proposals is Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the division’s executive board. Please follow these guidelines when submitting a proposal:

  • Identify your convention panel as addressing one of three areas: research, professional freedom and responsibility, or teaching.
  • Panels and other sessions are encouraged to be co-sponsored with other divisions. Co-sponsorship increases MMEE’s ability to schedule sessions during the best available times, which broadens the appeal of the sessions. So be sure to identify divisions or interest groups that might be interested in co-sponsoring your proposals. It would be preferable if you have spoken with someone from the division about your proposal, but not necessary.
  • Panels can include members who work at media companies, universities, and other organizations near the New Orleans area. Potential panelists who work in the area should be identified in the proposal.
  • The convention will be in Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, August 4-7, 2021.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION VIA GOOGLE FORM
All proposal submissions should be made using the Google form located at:
https://forms.gle/q4RSN1ixpwTeL1nU7

This template includes sections for all the information required by AEJMC. The standardization ensures each proposal receives the same consideration.

PANELISTS

Please try to provide a complete list of potential panelists. If changes are necessary, they can be made later. Try to bring together the best speakers for your topic by drawing from a broad and inclusive list of possibilities. We strongly urge you to embrace the diversity of AEJMC’s growing membership and of other organizations where you may find panelists. Remember to include the diversity information in the space provided.

PROPOSAL ASSESSMENT
The MMEE Executive Board will review panel proposals and rank them. A final slate of the division’s proposals will be submitted to AEJMC in mid-October. You will be notified of the results.

DEADLINE & QUESTIONS
Please submit your panel proposals via the Google form located at https://forms.gle/q4RSN1ixpwTeL1nU7 by September 15, 2020. If you have any questions about preparing your panel proposal, please email Miao Guo, 2021 MMEE Conference Program Chair at mmguo@bsu.edu.

2020 Virtual Conference Update

Dear MMEE Division Members,

I hope that you enjoyed this year’s AEJMC conference. Thanks to your participation and support, our first virtual AEJMC conference went well. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the division officers for their hard work, and especially Ronen Shay who diligently, wholeheartedly and successfully led the division for the past academic year.

Three matters need your attention:

1) Feedback on Virtual Conference
This year, we had the first virtual AEJMC conference. As the virtual format has pros and cons, the AEJMC office would appreciate your feedback to improve future virtual conferences. Please share your experiences with the virtual conference platform (vFairs) and other virtual conference features by visiting the following website.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mOmMBhSU_zEkwmi8Xf9XgDcp-CcJhehwlPOVAnvsICk/edit?usp=sharing

2) Membership Rate
The division members who attended the business meeting unanimously agreed to maintain the current membership rates for the 2020-2021 year. The membership rate for faculty will remain the same at $20; membership for students will continue to be free.

3) Division Officer Open Positions
The MMEE division is looking for an international outreach chair and a graduate liaison. Serving in officer positons is a great opportunity to connect with scholars and professionals in the same field. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Jiyoung Cha (jycha@sfsu.edu).

Thank you for your attention. If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, please let me know. I wish you a healthy and wonderful fall semester!

Best regards,

Jiyoung Cha
Incoming MMEE Division Head
jycha@sfsu.edu



Saturday’s MMEE Schedule

  • 7 to 8 am (PDT) – Executive Committee Business Meeting,
    “All Incoming 2020-2021 MMEE Division Officers Should Attend”

  • 1:15 to 2:45 pm (PDT) – Refereed Paper Session,
    “New Approaches for Managing Media Enterprises”

  • 3:00 to 4:30 pm (PDT) – PF&R Panel Session,
    Television Content Strategy and Programming in a Ubiquitous Content and Multiplatform Era