2014 MME Paper Competition

The scores are in and here are the winners! Congratulations to those listed below. We look forward to hearing about your research in Montreal, as well as all other papers accepted for presentation.

1st place:  Seok Ho Lee, University of Texas at Austin, “Structural Changes in Communities and Newspaper Circulation in the Digital Age”

2nd place: Ronen Shay, University of Florida, “Likes, Shares, and Comments: Examining the Relationship between Social Media Metrics and Brand Equity”

3rd place: Ian Punnett, Arizona State University, “The AM Radio Conundrum”

1st place: Amber Hinsley, Saint Louis University, “The Resilience of Journalists who Remain: A Longitudinal Study of Technological and Economic Changes at Newspapers and Journalists’ Perceived Identities”

2nd place: Mohammad Yousuf and Peter Gade, University of Oklahoma, “Gratification Niches of Blogs and Online Legacy News Media: A Study of Competition and Coexistence”

3rd place: Byeng-Hee Chang, Sungkyunkwan University; Sang-Hyun Nam, Sungkyunkwan University; Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida; and Hun Kim, “Repeat Consumption of Media Goods: Examining the Factors Affecting Repeat Theatrical Viewing of Movies

Forty papers were submitted in this year’s paper competition, with a 62.5% acceptance rate. Five papers were disqualified due to self-identifying information within the manuscript. Despite AEJMC and MME division’s best efforts to communicate how to properly clean a manuscript prior to submission, this continues to be a problem. Please take time to carefully review your manuscripts prior to submission to ensure a clean upload. We do not want to miss out on the wonderful research being conducted by our division.

See you in Montreal!

Amy Jo Coffey, Paper Competition Chair