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

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A few spots left for WAMU!

We still have a few spots left for the MMEE/Participatory Journalism off-site tour of WAMU, the public radio station in DC! We’ll meet with staff and learn about their audience engagement efforts. Registration is required for this free tour because space is limited to 25 people. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 8 and take the metro to the station, so some walking will be involved and you will purchase your own metro ticket. We will return by 12:15 p.m.

Join our session with the National Endowment of the Arts!

The National Endowment for the Arts is a major federal organization in Washington, D.C. that is responsible for much research and support surrounding the creative arts.  They are responsible for providing grants and producing studies and articles on media, arts, and entertainment consumption throughout the United States.  We are privileged to have a session with them discussing available grants, their focus for the future, and how our own media management, economics, and entrepreneurship-based research may overlap with their own interests.

Please consider signing up for our session on Monday August 6th at 10am!   This is listed as “Arts and Entertainment Insights: Visit to the National Endowment of the Arts” under theme sessions on the AEJMC website.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Anthony Palomba: apalomba87@gmail.com

Join our off-site tour of WAMU (public radio station) in D.C.

Join the MMEE division and the Participatory Journalism interest group for an off-site tour of WAMU, the public radio station in DC! We’ll meet with staff and learn about their audience engagement efforts. Registration is required for this free tour because space is limited to 25 people. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 8 and take the metro to the station, so some walking will be involved and you will purchase your own metro ticket. We will return by 12:15 p.m.

Please contact Amber Hinsley (amber.hinsley@slu.edu) if you have questions.

Social Media and Web Analytics Workshop @ AEJMC

Do you want to learn how to use social media and Web analytics tools?

This year’s AEJMC pre-conference workshop will provide a great opportunity!

 

2018 AEJMC Pre-conference Workshop

Audience Analytics: Social Media and Web Analytics Tools, Key Performance Indicators, and Data Interpretation 

Sponsoring Group: Media Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship Division

Date and Time: August 5 (Sunday), 2018 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Location: The Renaissance Hotel Downtown, Washington, DC

Participation in this audience analytics workshop is limited to 35 attendees.

Workshop registration:

https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/2018-conference-workshops-and-luncheons/

 

1. Workshop Description

Audience Analytics: Social Media and Web Analytics Tools, Key Performance Indicators, and Data Interpretation 

This pre-conference workshop will demonstrate how to use leading audience analytics tools, what the key performance indicators are, and how to analyze and interpret audience data to understand audience engagement and achieve media organizational goals. Audience analysis has become more data-driven than ever before; thus, the ultimate goal of this pre-conference workshop is to help AEJMC members keep up to date with the latest industry practices while equipping themselves with tangible technical skills that are essential for teaching and researching audience analytics in the data-driven audience analytics era. This workshop will cover both social media analytics tools and web analytics tools. It will provide attendees with hands-on experiences interpreting audience data as well as opportunities to share ideas about how to teach audience analytics.

For information, contact Jiyoung Cha, San Francisco State University, jycha@sfsu.edu

 

2. Instructor Biographies

Instructor: Dana Chinn (University of Southern California)

Dana Chinn is a lecturer at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism who focuses on data journalism, open data and digital analytics. Known for making analytics accessible to numbers-phobic journalists and students, she has been teaching and researching audience analytics for news and nonprofit organizations at USC and as a consultant for a decade. She previously was the director of a $4.2 million media metrics project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations. Her work experience includes management positions in online planning and operations, strategic planning, marketing and finance at Gannett and the Los Angeles Times.  She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and an MBA from USC.   

Instructor: Dale Blasingame (Texas State University in San Marcos)

Dale Blasingame is a senior lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he received the 2017 Presidential Excellence Award for Teaching – the university’s highest teaching honor. Blasingame is a part of the Digital Media Innovation faculty, and he teaches courses that introduce students to different aspects of how technology is changing journalism, media and marketing. Some of his classes include Advanced Social Media and Analytics, Drone Journalism, Web Design and Publishing, Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media, and Digital Entrepreneurship. Before transitioning to Texas State, Blasingame was a television news producer. He spent nine years at WOAI-TV in San Antonio, where he won two Lone Star Emmy awards and was nominated for a third. He is also the co-founder of Leadhub, an internet marketing company.

 

3. Registration

For registration, you can visit the following website:

https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/2018-conference-workshops-and-luncheons/

 

For information, contact Jiyoung Cha, San Francisco State University, jycha@sfsu.edu

Child Care @ AEJMC

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From AEJMC:

“Child Care Information:
Rate: $10 per hour, minimum of 4 hours

Ages: Child care will be provided for ages 2-12.

Dates and Times:
Monday, August 6th — 7:00am to 7:15pm
Tuesday, August 7th — 7:00am to 7:15pm
Wednesday, August 8th — 7:00am to 7:15pm
Thursday, August 9th — 8:30am to 2:45pm
Child care location:
Marriott Marquis
901 Massachussets Ave NW
Washington, DC
Block and a half from Downtown Renaissance “Conference Hotel” – 5 min walk (approximately 700 ft)
Child care hotel:
Rate $209 + taxes/fees
Book now at the Marriott Marquis (same location as child care, not the conference hotel)
*Please note – you are not required to stay at the Marriott Marquis hotel where child care is being provided. We thought this might be convenient for many parents.
*Please note – child care will not be provided at the conference hotel site. It will be provided at the Marriott Marquis which is just a 5 minute walk from the conference hotel. However, we do have a room block at the Marriott Marquis for your convenience if you wish to stay at the same hotel where child care will be offered.
Kiddie Corp information/faq’s:
Child care sign up form:
*Please note – Due accommodation constraints, we will not be able to accept children with special needs at this time.
Questions? Contact Amanda Caldwell, AEJMC Conference Planner at aejmcmeetings@aejmc.org.”

Awards Nominations Deadline Extension: May 18th

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1) 2018 Robert Picard Book Award

Know of a book or monograph published in the last year that has contributed to the field of media management, economics or entrepreneurship? Nominate it for the 2018 Robert Picard Award.

The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is seeking nominations for the 2018 Robert Picard Award. The award honors the author(s) of a book or a monograph published during the previous year (2017) that makes a significant contribution to the field of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship.

Nominations must be submitted by May 18, 2018, to Immediate Past Head Axel Roepnack.  Each nomination must specify why the book or work is outstanding (outside reviewer statements will be considered along with nominator statements).

The award is named in honor of the MMEE division member and senior scholar Robert Picard of Oxford University. Last year the recipient was “Who Owns the World’s Media? Media Concentration and Ownership around the World” by Eli Noam and the International Media Concentration Collaboration.

AEJMC members are invited to nominate books or monographs for the award. Self-nominations are acceptable. To nominate a work, provide the following:

  • A written nomination with a complete citation (title, author, publisher, and year of publication of the book) and a short statement on the book’s contribution to the field of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. (Nomination may be emailed to aroepnack@fordham.edu
  • Three copies of the work, whether book or monograph needs to be delivered by post.

The winners of the awards will be notified before the AEJMC annual convention in Washington, in August 2018. The award will be presented at the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division’s annual members’ meeting.

Please send nominations by e-mail to aroepnack@fordham.edu

Please mail nomination packets to:

Axel Roepnack, PhD
Fordham University
Gabelli School of Business
140 W 62nd Street, Suite 350
1023 New York, NY

2) Barry Sherman Teaching Award

The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is now seeking nominations for the Barry Sherman Teaching Award. This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. Any division member is eligible for the award but may not nominate himself or herself. Nominations must be sent to Immediate Past Chair Axel Roepnack by May 18, 2018. Nominees will be contacted and asked to submit supporting material by May 26. Supporting materials will include:

  • Syllabi from one or two courses (graduate or undergraduate) devoted primarily to media management, media economics, or media entrepreneurship.
  • Up to three examples of supporting instructional materials in media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. The supporting materials should demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence or innovation.

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 1995, the International Radio and Television Society Foundation named him a Stanton Fellow for his “outstanding contribution to electronic media education.” The winner of the award will be notified before the AEJMC annual convention in Washington in August 2018, and the award will be presented at the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division’s annual members’ meeting.

Please send nominations by e-mail to aroepnack@fordham.edu

Or by post to:

Axel Roepnack, PhD
Fordham University
Gabelli School of Business
140 W 62nd Street, Suite 350
1023 New York, NY

3) Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award 

Do you know of an individual or institution that deserves to be recognized for their efforts in the promotion of professional freedom and responsibility? Is there a company or organization in the Washington area that you think deserves recognition at our annual conference in August 2018? The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is seeking nominations for the division’s Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award (PF&R).
The PF&R award recognizes excellence in the promotion of free expression; ethics; media criticism and accountability; racial, gender, and cultural inclusiveness; and public service, as it pertains to media management, economics, and entrepreneurship. The award is open to any person or institution–professional or academic–that makes significant contributions to public advocacy or has by their actions encouraged management practices that promote excellence in any of these five areas. The award recognizes actions by working management professionals, research, teaching or service activities, or any other relevant work.

The division is particularly interested in nominations of people or institutions with connections to Washington, the host city of the 2018 annual conference, where the award will be presented.
The award may be granted to significant contributions made in the preceding year or over a lifetime, at the discretion of the Named Awards Committee. If the nominee is a not a member of the MMEE Division, preference will be given to nominees from the region of each year’s annual convention. At its discretion, the Named Awards Committee may choose not to make a PF&R award in any year, if no suitable nominee is put forward. Self-nominations are not accepted for the PF&R award.

Nominations, along with any available supporting material, must be received (via mail or email), by the Division’s Immediate Past Head, Axel Roepnack, by the deadline of May 18, 2018. In addition to materials supplied by nominators, nominees might also be contacted and asked to submit supporting any material as quickly as possible after that date. Supporting materials may include, but are not limited to documents and texts pertaining to research, media advocacy or expert testimony, media coverage, and peer acknowledgment. The winner of the award will be notified well before this year’s AEJMC annual conference in Chicago, and the award will be presented at MMEE Division’s Members’ Meeting during the conference.

Please send nominations by e-mail to aroepnack@fordham.edu

Or by post to:

Axel Roepnack, PhD
Fordham University
Gabelli School of Business
140 W 62nd Street, Suite 350
1023 New York, NY

AEJMC Pre-conference Workshop

Audience Analytics: Social Media and Web Analytics Tools, Key Performance Indicators, and Data Interpretation

Date and Time: August 5, 2018 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Sponsoring Group: Media Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship Division

  1. Workshop Description

Audience Analytics: Social Media and Web Analytics Tools, Key Performance Indicators, and Data Interpretation 

This pre-conference workshop will demonstrate how to use leading audience analytics tools, what the key performance indicators are, and how to analyze and interpret audience data to understand audience engagement and achieve media organizational goals. Audience analysis has become more data-driven than ever before; thus, the ultimate goal of this pre-conference workshop is to help AEJMC members keep up to date with the latest industry practices while equipping themselves with tangible technical skills that are essential for teaching and researching audience analytics in the data-driven audience analytics era. This workshop will cover both social media analytics tools and web analytics tools. It will provide attendees with hands-on experiences interpreting audience data as well as opportunities to share ideas about how to teach audience analytics.  

  1. Speaker Biographies

Instructor: Dana Chinn (University of Southern California)

Dana Chinn is a lecturer at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism who focuses on data journalism, open data and digital analytics. Known for making analytics accessible to numbers-phobic journalists and students, she has been teaching and researching audience analytics for news and nonprofit organizations at USC and as a consultant for a decade. She previously was the director of a $4.2 million media metrics project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.

Her work experience includes management positions in online planning and operations, strategic planning, marketing and finance at Gannett and the Los Angeles Times.  She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and an MBA from USC.

Instructor: Dale Blasingame (Texas State University in San Marcos)

Dale Blasingame is a senior lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he received the 2017 Presidential Excellence Award for Teaching – the university’s highest teaching honor. Blasingame is a part of the Digital Media Innovation faculty, and he teaches courses that introduce students to different aspects of how technology is changing journalism, media and marketing. Some of his classes include Advanced Social Media and Analytics, Drone Journalism, Web Design and Publishing, Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media, and Digital Entrepreneurship.

Before transitioning to Texas State, Blasingame was a television news producer. He spent nine years at WOAI-TV in San Antonio, where he won two Lone Star Emmy awards and was nominated for a third. He is also the co-founder of Leadhub, an internet marketing company. 

Moderator: Jiyoung Cha (San Francisco State University)

Jiyoung Cha, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. She teaches courses in media management, audience analysis, new communication technologies, and media entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on media management and entrepreneurship issues. She is one of the recipients of the Emerging Scholar Grant of AEJMC and the Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship. She served as the teaching chair of the Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship division in 2017 and organized this audience analytics workshop this year to help AEJMC members integrate social media and Web analytics practices into their teaching and research. She earned her PhD in Mass Communication with a minor in Marketing from the University of Florida and a certificate in Advanced Social Media Strategy jointly offered by Syracuse University and Hootsuite Media.

  1. Registration

Participation in this audience analytics workshop is limited to 35 attendees. For registration, you can visit the following website:

https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/2018-conference-workshops-and-luncheons/

For information, contact Jiyoung Cha, San Francisco State University, jycha@sfsu.edu