Another great year for MMEE coming up!

Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship looks back on another great conference in Washington D.C. that saw all the topics in our name come to life. Our preconference workshop on “Audience Analytics” was extremely popular and was the first event to sell out, even before the Library of Congress tour. Sorry to everyone who didn’t get in, but because it was a truly hands-on workshop, seats were limited. Two off-sites took us to the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and WAMU (American University Radio), where we learned a great deal about research opportunities as well as new business models. In the conference, MMEE featured eight exciting co-sponsored sessions as well as four research panels, including our traditional “best paper” session.

Conference highlights included:

  • Excellent research papers, including on the special topic of advertising agencies.
  • An amazing pre-conference (thank you Jiyoung Cha for setting this up).
  • Two insightful and inspiring off-sites to NEA and WAMU (special thanks to Anthony Palomba and Amber Hinsley for organizing these events).
  • Great panels from “Net Neutrality” to “Media Branding” and “Media Ethics” and “Communication of Millennials” to “Working Conditions in Digital Workspaces,” as well as teaching panels on “Entrepreneurship,” “Media Programming,” and “Data Analytics.”
  • The MMEE social sponsored by Taylor & Francis (thank you T&F)
  • Our member meeting with presentation of top paper awards and – for the first time – a top reviewer award
  • Presentation of the Barry Sherman Teaching Award (to Pat Phalen) and the Robert Picard Book Award (to Mike Rosenburg and Philip H. Seager)

I want to warmly thank all of you who participated in making this happen: organizers, panel proposers, authors, panelists, presenters, reviewers, moderators, discussants, and fellow board members. MMEE is such a wonderful community!

Mark your diaries for Toronto next year: MMEE is preparing for another great AEJMC conference August 7–10 (with pre-conference on August 6). Watch this space as more information becomes available. Please also consider submitting your papers to our division – the call for papers will be out soon. We would particularly love to see more student papers; remember, MMEE membership is free for graduate students.

On behalf of the 2018–19 MMEE executive board, we look forward to serving you and the interests of MMEE this year.

Sabine Baumann

MMEE Division Head

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NATPE Deadlines: Oct 26 (Faculty Fellow) and Nov 5 (Interns)

“Friday, October 26 is the submission deadline for faculty interested in attending the 2019 NATPE Conference in Miami next January as a Faculty Fellow.

Please share this reminder!  We depend on past attendees to spread the word.  Remind your friends and colleagues to submit.  It’s an online process.   https://www.natpe.com/foundation/faculty-fellowship-application/

NATPE covers your hotel, registration, most meals and provides a NATPE membership.

Intern applications are due November 5. Online submission information is here:  https://www.natpe.com/foundation/internships/

We appreciate your support!”

Greg Pitts, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty and Student Programs
NATPE Educational Foundation
256-627-2677
gpitts@natpe.org or gpitts.phd@gmail.com

CALL for EMMA’s annual conference in Cyprus June 2019!

The European Media Management Association (emma) is currently accepting paper and poster submissions for their annual conference which will take place in Limassol, Cyprus  from 5–7 June, 2019. The theme for the conference is “Media Management and Actionable Knowledge: The Relationship between Theory and Practice”. To review the official call please click here. Abstracts are due January 31st, 2019 with acceptance notifications being sent out February 28th and full papers due April 20th.

Applications are also being accepted for the “Early Career Researcher emma Annual Conference Grant 2019.” To review the official grant application please click here. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact the conference host: Prof. Dr. Stavros Georgiades, bus.gs@frederick.ac.cy

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Media and Misogyny to explore mediated misogyny in today’s culture

Misogyny, and not just sexism, has infused inequities for women in contemporary cultural, media, political, legal, educational and economic spheres. The edited volume, Misogyny and Media, aims to explore media representations of misogyny across a variety of industries and cultural domains.

Misogyny and power inequities are at the root of sexual assault, harassment and bullying. Media stories have proliferated and have been amplified by social media in the United States in the case of the Ford-Kavanaugh allegations and the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the sexual harassment allegations against incumbent President Donald J. Trump, and by the #MeToo movement. Other countries, too, have had stories rooted in misogyny and power inequities.

This call for chapters to be included in a proposed book on Media and Misogyny is to examine misogyny and to capture media representations of misogyny, for example, in:

  • Media industries
  • Academia
  • Politics
  • Sport
  • Business
  • High Tech/Silicon Valley
  • Law
  • Hollywood and Bollywood
  • Radio and Television (e.g., the return of “Murphy Brown”)
  • Religious and Non-profit Institutions

Contributors should examine misogyny and power inequities from the perspective of critical/cultural studies; political communication; feminism; race, gender and class; and other relevant perspectives. Papers (chapters) should be 25 double-spaced typed pages with citations in APA style.

Deadlines:

Abstracts of no more than 400 words, outlining the theme(s) of the proposed chapter, key literature, and the method of exploration, should be submitted to the editor of the proposed volume no later than January 31, 2019. The deadline for chapters will be June 30, 2019.

Submissions:

Abstracts should be submitted via email to Dr. Maria Marron, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, at mmarron2@unl.edu.

UNC looking for Assistant Professor in media studies

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position in media studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 15, 2019. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related area, along with the demonstration of:

–  An active research agenda that can lead to significant publications and external grants commensurate with a department affiliated with interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs

–  An ability to teach courses in the theory, research, and practice of media studies

–  A commitment and ability to work with diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations

Ideally, the successful candidate would have familiarity with qualitative, quantitative, mixed or emerging methodologies to advance a critical understanding of media studies and technologies. The pursuit of external funding is a requirement for success. The department seeks a versatile scholar who excels in an interdisciplinary environment. The candidate will thrive when interacting with colleagues who employ varied theoretical, methodological, and topical approaches. UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative, for instance, makes available big data resources and brings together scholars interested in analytics and quantitative studies in a plurality of contexts.

Successful candidates will conduct research, teach B.A. and M.A. students in the Department of Communication Studies, and perform service. The standard teaching load for pre-tenured faculty is 2-2 (two classes per semester). Depending upon scholarly interest, candidates may affiliate with doctoral programs in Organizational Science and Health Psychology. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Digital Cultures and Communication, a collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the College of Computing & Informatics, currently in the planning stages.

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our institution strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate must showcase evidence of a commitment to promote diversity as a value in the department, college and university. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Close to 30,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master’s degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.

The Department of Communication Studies (http://www.communication.uncc.edu) has 30 full-time faculty with areas of emphasis in Media Studies, Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Public Relations, and Rhetoric. The department serves approximately 1,600 majors and minors and 25 M.A. students. The department’s primary mission is to provide high-quality instruction to its undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute significantly to the understanding of communication issues as they affect people’s lives, especially in the Charlotte metropolitan region. Through its teaching, scholarship and service, the department is committed to serving diverse populations.

The review of applications will begin November 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, access an application online at http://jobs.uncc.edu, position #003730. Please upload a cover letter responding to the qualifications listed above, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, one to three examples of conference papers or publications that demonstrate a range of work in media studies, and official or unofficial graduate transcripts. Also, three letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) should be sent directly to Dr. Jason Edward Black, Chair, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte at commstudiesjobs@uncc.edu.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Job Alert: Saint Louis University looking for Assistant Professor of Journalism

Saint Louis University: Assistant Professor of Journalism

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Digital News Writing and Journalism. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in news writing and writing for digital environments and applications. The position is at the assistant professor level in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2019.

Duties include teaching introductory news writing and other undergraduate courses in the Journalism and Media Studies concentration, along with courses in the department’s core curricula and in our graduate program. Candidates are expected to participate in service and maintain an active program of published research. Tenure-track faculty with active research programs in our department teach two courses each semester.

Requirements: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2019, documented teaching experience and excellence, and record or promise of published scholarly research. Candidates with professional experience are preferred.

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 170 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 M.A. students, and 14 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within three different concentrations: advertising and public relations; communication studies; and journalism and media studies. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence and ethical reflection. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of media studies, strategic communication, and communication studies. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. The university’s benefits package includes a generous university retirement plan and a comprehensive tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependent children.

All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement with evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. For additional information, contact Dr. Amber Hinsley, the search chair, at amber.hinsley@slu.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 9, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit University and an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer (AA/EOE), committed to excellence through diversity and equity. In support of this commitment, we strongly encourage and welcome applications from women, minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

Call for MMEE Panel Proposals: AEJMC 2019 National Convention

The Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division welcomes panel proposals for the 2019 AEJMC convention in Toronto, Canada. 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 Tuesday, August 6). All MMEE members are encouraged to submit proposals in any area of expertise and interest.

The deadline for submitting all proposals is Sunday, September 30, 2018. 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 Toronto area. Potential panelists who work in the area should be identified in the proposal.
  • The convention will be at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, August 7-10, 2019.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION VIA GOOGLE FORM
All proposal submissions should be made using the Google form located at:
https://goo.gl/forms/UGQXnenuKB5SJ2V63

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://goo.gl/forms/UGQXnenuKB5SJ2V63 by September 30, 2018. If you have any questions about preparing your panel proposal, please email Ronen Shay, 2019 MMEE Conference Program Chair at shayr@wit.edu