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.