About the MMEE 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 and economics. We seek to provide an international platform for an exchange of minds to share experiences, ideas and visions in Media Managements, Economics and Entrepreneurship. We thereby focus on five main goals:

  • research,
  • teaching,
  • internationality,
  • promotion of young academics, and
  • professional freedom and responsibility.

Research

The mission of this organization is to serve its members and AEJMC by research, publishing and discussing issues related to media management and economics. Excellent research papers in our field take part in our Best Paper Award at AEJMC’s annual conference.

In addition, each year we award the Robert Picard Award for Book and Monographs. The award is named in honor of division member and senior scholar Robert Picard of Oxford University. Past winners include Mark Deuze’s 2011 book, Managing Media WOrk (2010 imprint) and George Sylvie’s 2013 work (2012 imprint), Newsroom Decision-Making: Under New Management.

Internationality

Networking within our scientific community, both at a national and an international level is of specific interest to us. We thus encourage colleagues from all over the world to join our division.

Teaching

The development of education in media management and economics is a major issue of the division. We thus provide a forum for discussing challenges, teaching methods, concepts and visions for education in this field.

Each year we also award the Barry Sherman Teaching Award. 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 1996, the International Radio and Television Society Foundation named him a Stanton Fellow for his “outstanding contribution to electronic media education.”

Young Academics

We aim to support and promote young academics of our field. We support developing research through presentation opportunities at AEJMC’s Midwinter Conference and at AEJMC’s annual conference. At the annual conference a student research paper contest recognizes the top three papers written by graduate students, with the top paper winning the Mary Alice Shaver Award. All three top student papers receive a monetary stipend.

Annual Reports

Each year the division submits an annual report to AEJMC in June:

ByLaws (Adopted on August 3, 2006)

Article I- Name

The name of this organization shall be Media Management and Economics Division.

Article II- Mission

The mission of this organization shall be to serve its members and AEJMC by researching, publishing and discussing issues related to media management and economics. The organization shall provide forums for research, discussions of professional values, and the development of education in media management and economics. The organization shall engage media industries through its research, public service, and teaching.

Article-III- Membership

Regular membership in the division shall be restricted to members in good standing of the Association for Education and Mass Communication who are dues-paying members of the division.

Article IV- Officers

Section 1. The officers of this organization shall be Division Head, Division Vice Head/Program Chair, and Secretary. Officers must be dues-paying members of AEJMC and the MME division. The officers shall perform duties prescribed by the Bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by this organization.

Section 2. The offices of Division Vice Head/Program Chair and Secretary shall be elected by ballot at the annual members’ meeting. The sitting Division Vice Head/Program Chair will ascend to Division Head. All officers serve a one-year term. The Division Head term begins October 1. The term for the Division Vice Head/Program Chair and Secretary shall begin at the close of the annual AEJMC meeting at which they are elected.

Article V- Meetings

Section 1. The annual members’ meeting of the division shall be conducted during the annual convention of the AEJMC for the purpose of electing officers, receiving reports of officers and committees, and for other business that may arise.

Section 2. Ten members of the division shall constitute a quorum.

Article VI.- Executive Board

Section 1. The executive board of the division shall consist of the three elected officers, plus the chairs of the three standing committees: Research, Teaching, and Professional Freedom and Responsibility.

Section 2. The executive board shall have general supervision of the affairs of the division between its annual business meetings, shall fix the time and place of meetings, make recommendations to the division, and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Bylaws.

Article VII- Committees

Section 1. The division shall have three standing committees: research, teaching, professional freedom and responsibility.

Section 2. The chairs of the standing committees are appointed by the division head. The chairs of standing committees must be dues-paying members of AEJMC and the MME division.

Section 3. The Research Committee Chair shall be responsible for planning and coordinating the division’s research activities and shall serve as the convention research paper competition chair.

Section 4. The Teaching Committee Chair shall be responsible for planning and coordinating of the division teaching activities.

Section 5. The Professional Freedom and Responsibility Chair shall be responsible for the planning and coordinating of division activities related to issues of professional freedom and responsibility.

Section 6. As the executive committee deems necessary to carry out the work of the division, special or ad hoc committees may be appointed by the Division Head.

Article VIII- Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the division in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws or any special rules of order which the division may adopt.

Article IX- Amendments

The Bylaws can be amended at any members’ meeting of the division by a two-thirds vote of those present and voting, provided that the proposed amendment has been published to all members of the division no less than 30 days prior to the meeting.
Copyright 2008, AEJMC Media Management and Economics Division. All Rights Reserved.

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