AEJMC 2017 Call for Papers: MMEE Division

13603672_10208556620584465_4530530040971990712_oThe Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) invites original research paper submissions to be considered for presentation at the 2017 AEJMC conference in Chicago, IL August 9-12, 2017. 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 Midwinter Conference and then revised also are welcome for submission.

Faculty and student papers compete on an equal footing. The division gives named awards to recognize the top three submissions from faculty, and the top three 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.

For the 2017 conference we particularly encourage submissions addressing strategic management aspects and necessary business model changes of media firms to deal with accelerating change, transformation and disruption driven by rapid technology developments. Topics include differences of ecosystems in the media industries compared to other industry sectors, business models for platform markets, success factors in multi-sided media markets. applications of ambidexterity, sharing, or crowdfunding in the media industries, strategic leadership challenges faced by media companies, or the strategic drivers of the large family firms in the media industries. Other examples of relevant topics in media management and economics are: media ownership, management and economic issues from the public-interest perspective (e.g., effects on reporting or content); 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; teaching media management and economics; and other related topics.

In 2014 the division changed its name to expand its focus on entrepreneurship. We also encourage and welcome submissions within the following topics: opportunities and challenges for media startups; intrapreneurship and innovation within legacy media companies; role of higher education in the context of media entrepreneurship; and other media entrepreneurship related topics. Please note that advertising and/or public relations companies are not considered ‘media firms’ by MMEE Division; therefore, papers on the management of advertising agencies and/or public relations agencies should be submitted to the Advertising Division or Public Relations Division. Papers not appropriate for the MMEE Division will be disqualified before judging. Paper submissions should be a maximum of 25-pages, excluding references and tables. All papers must be submitted electronically at the AEJMC Web site to access the All-Academic Web site available via the AEJMC Web site link. Papers must be uploaded to the All-Academic Web server no later than Friday, April 1, 2017, 11:59 P.M. (CDT). All submissions must follow the guidelines for the uniform call for all paper competitions.

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. Instructions for how to remove identifying information from files can be found on the AEJMC web site.

For questions about submissions, contact MMEE Research Chair Sabine Baumann, Jade University, We hope that you will consider sharing this paper call with your colleagues in journalism, communication, and business schools. With this in mind we have prepared a welcome message with a link to this paper call that you can copy, paste, and forward as a quick and convenient way to spread the word. The welcome message can be accessed by clicking here.

Best Practices in Service Learning in Journalism & Mass Communication Teaching Competition

Best Practices in Service Learning in
Journalism and Mass Communication Teaching

A teaching competition sponsored by the AEJMC Elected Committee on Teaching

Deadline: EntAEJMC-Logo-smallries should be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, March 19, 2017

For the 12th year, the AEJMC Elected Committee on Teaching will honor innovative teaching ideas from our colleagues. Each year, the committee selects three winners in a themed competition highlighting different areas across the journalism and mass communication curriculum.

The 2017 Best Practices competition will focus on service learning in journalism and mass communication; we seek entries that explain how you have used service learning projects or tasks to teach journalism and mass communication. This area is broad, and ideas are welcomed from all disciplines represented among our membership. Teaching areas appropriate for this competition include, but are not limited to, media and society; print, broadcast, reporting and editing; public relations; advertising; media law; media ethics; visual communication; and photojournalism.

The AEJMC Teaching Committee will select winning entries for publication in our 12th annual AEJMC Best Practices in Teaching competition that will be published in an e-booklet. Winners are required to share their entries during a teaching session at the AEJMC annual conference in Chicago on Aug. 9-12, 2017. Winners also will receive certificates and a cash prize: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100. Honorable mentions may also be awarded, but no cash will be provided for those entries.

Submission Guidelines
1. Your entry must be in one single Word file (.doc or .docx) or Text (.txt) file. PDFs will not be accepted as we need text files to facilitate publication of the e-booklet containing the winning ideas.
2. The first page of your entry should be a cover sheet with name, affiliation, contact information, entry title and a 125-word bio (written in third person). We will delete this cover sheet when we combine entries to facilitate blind judging. Do not include author name or any other identifying information in the description section of your entry.
3. The description section of your entry should be a TWO-PAGE executive summary and should include:
a. Title
b. 100-word abstract
c. Explanation of the teaching practice or activity
d. Rationale
e. Outcomes
Under no circumstances should the description exceed two pages in 12-point type with one-inch page margins.
4. You may include up to two additional pages in the Word or Text document with examples of student work or other supporting materials. However, the entire entry should not exceed five pages and must be in a single Word file with no identifying information other than on the title page.
5. Submit your entry as an attachment by email to Chris Roush at (The subject line should be “2017 AEJMC Online Teaching (YOUR NAME).”) Copy the e-mail entry to yourself as proof of submission.
6. Confirmation of entry receipt will be sent via e-mail within 48 hours of your submission. If you do not receive this, please call Chris Roush at 919.962.4092.

Criteria for Judging
The criteria to evaluate entries are outlined below:
1. Relevance of entry to the theme of Service Learning in Journalism and Mass Communication (10 points).
2. Creativity or innovation (30 points).
3. Real-world applications of relevant teaching theories, concepts and principles (15 points).
4. Evidence of impact. For example – how were the “products” used, feedback from the clients. (25 points).
5. Compliance with format in Call for Papers (10 points): (i). Explanation of teaching/methodology, (ii). Rationale, and (iii). Outcomes
6. Overall impression or assessment (10 points)

The AEJMC Teaching Committee’s panel of judges will decide the winners. All entries will be blind judged. Judges will not have access to any identifying information about entrants. The judges reserve the right not to award prizes. Competition results will be announced by April 28.

MMEE is headed to the AEJMC Midwinter conference and we need your help!

We havoklahoma_sooners_logo-svge four exciting papers that will be presented in our session, “Challenges in Media Management,” and we’re looking for a panel moderator and discussant. If you’re going to the conference and can fill one of these positions, please contact MMEE Midwinter Chair Amber Hinsley at as soon as possible. (Reminder: Being a discussant or moderator is easy, helpful professional service!) Congratulations to the authors of our accepted papers:

How does global media adapt to the Chinese market? Problems and solutions
Qian Yu (Texas State University)

The Price of Outsourcing: A Case Study of the Effects of Early Deadlines on the Sports Section in the Oklahoman
Stanley Ketterer (Oklahoma State University)
John McGuire (Oklahoma State University)
Ray Murray (Oklahoma State University)

An Examination of the Attitudes and Practices of Mass Communication Programs Regarding Unpaid Student Internships
Joey Senat (Oklahoma State University)
Stanley Ketterer (Oklahoma State University)
John McGuire (Oklahoma State University)

Challenges and Opportunities of Media Organizations in 21st Century: A Bangladeshi Perspective
Sohana Nasrin (University of Oklahoma)

* The AEJMC Midwinter Conference is March 3-4 at the University of Oklahoma.

Also, the Public Relations Division is doing a cross-conference panel at Midwinter on helping graduate students and new faculty navigate the pressures of academia. The division is looking for panelists. If you would like to volunteer, contact Juan Meng ( ASAP.

The session description: The early stages of academia can often see a great deal of pressure. From teaching new and unfamiliar classes, the need to show commitment and interest to service, and the need to continue an active research program, the early stages of an academic career run a high risk of burnout. This session is designed to offer graduate students and early professionals some tips on overcoming these challenges, helping them prioritize their work and launch a successful career in academia.

AEF 2017 Visiting Professor Program

Spring saef-logoemester 2017 is just beginning and before you know it summer will be upon us. The AEF is currently receiving applications for this summer’s Visiting Professor Program (VPP) – a seven-day summer fellowship for professors teaching in the liberal arts, advertising, marketing and communications. The VPP provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and the industry.

In 2016, 10 professors were hosted by companies in Chicago and New York City. Since 1987, 501 professors from schools such as:  Clark Atlanta, FAMU, Hampton, Howard, North Carolina A&T, and Savannah State have participated in the VPP, experiencing the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, a marketing or media company.

Program dates for the 2017 VPP are June 8-16.   If interested, fill out and submit an application online by visiting and  clicking on ‘Partnership Programs’. Letter of recommendation (on school letterhead) must be emailed to Sharon Hudson at by January 31st.  When making your two-minute video, please hold your cell phone horizontally.  Note the VPP is for fulltime professors only who teach in the United States.

Questions regarding the program should be sent to


AEJMC Midwinter Conference Deadline Extended to December 15th

The AEJMC Midwinter Conference has extended its deadline until this Thursday, December 15th @ midnight CST. All you need to do to submit an abstract is complete the online submission process available by clicking here. The conference will be held at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Oklahoma from March 3rd-4th. The formal call for papers can also be accessed by clicking here.Thank you to those who have already submitted abstracts, and we look forward to receiving additional submissions between now and Thursday’s deadline.

Reminder: 2017 Midwinter Abstracts due Saturday

oklahoma_sooners_logo-svgA friendly reminder that abstracts for the 2017 AEJMC Midwinter Conference are due this Saturday, December 10th. All you need to do to submit an abstract is complete the online submission process available by clicking here

The conference will be held at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Oklahoma from March 3rd-4th. The formal call for papers can also be accessed by clicking here.

Thank you to those who have already submitted abstracts, and we look forward to receiving additional submissions between now and Saturday’s deadline. 

Call for Reviewers – 2016 Tankard Book Award

Reviewers are needed for the 2016 Tankard Book Atankard_logoward competition. This award recognizes the most outstanding book in the field of journalism and mass communication; it also honors authors whose work embodies excellence in research, writing and creativity.

Each reviewer will be assigned to read two or three books that have been submitted to the competition. The books will be mailed in early to mid-December and reviews will be due by March 30. You may keep the books you receive.

If you are willing to serve as a reviewer, please email George Sylvie at and let him know the best snail mail address to use. Your help in reviewing these new books would be greatly appreciated.

Abstracts for Midwinter due December 10th

AEJMC-Logo-smallThe deadline for abstracts being submitted to the AEJMC Midwinter Conference is December 10th. The conference will be held at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Oklahoma from March 3rd-4th. The formal call for papers can be accessed by clicking here. This is a fantastic conference for faculty, graduate students and new scholars, particularly since the call requires only abstracts, not full papers.

Seeking Nominations for the 2017 Robert Picard Award

AEJMC-Logo-smallKnow 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 2017 Robert Picard Award.

The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is seeking nominations for the 2017 Robert Picard Award. The award honors the author(s) of a book or a monograph published during the previous year (2016) that makes a significant contribution to the field of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship.

Nominations must be submitted by February 15, 2017, to Immediate Past Head Amy Jo Coffey.  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 MMEE division member and senior scholar Robert Picard of Oxford University. AEJMC members are invited to nominate books or monographs for the award. Self-nominations are acceptable. To nominate a work, please 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
  • 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 Chicago in August 2017. The award will be presented at the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division’s annual members’ meeting.

Please mail nomination packets to:

Amy Jo Coffey, Ph.D.
College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida
P.O. 118400
Gainesville, FL 32611-8400