Extension on Deadline for AEF Visiting Professor Program

aef-logoGreat news!  If you were planning to apply to the 2017 Visiting Professor Program (VPP) or if you were planning to encourage a colleague to apply…you still have time!  The VPP application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 17, 2017.   We encourage you to take advantage of this extension.

The VPP is a seven-day 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.

Program dates for the 2017 VPP are June 8-16.   If interested, fill out and submit an application online by clicking here.  Letter of recommendation (on school letterhead) must be emailed to me at sh@aef.com on or before February 17, 2017.  When making your two-minute video, please hold your cell phone horizontally.  Note the VPP is for professors who teach in the United States.

The AEF appreciates your consideration of the VPP and look forward to receiving your application soon.

MMEE 2017 Call for Reviewers

AEJMC-Logo-smallThe Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) of AEJMC needs your help judging papers for this year’s annual conference in Chicago.

If you volunteer to be a judge, you will be assigned 3-5 papers to read and evaluate in mid- to late April. The judging process is blind and conducted online using the All Academic Web site. The number of papers assigned to each judge will depend on the number of papers submitted and the number of volunteer judges.

MMEE policy states people who submit papers cannot serve as judges for the division. If you are not sure whether you will be submitting a paper this year, please consider volunteering as a judge now because I can always remove your name later if you decide to submit a paper. As always, judges for the MMEE division are free to submit papers to other divisions.

If you are willing to volunteer as a judge, please complete the Call for MMEE Paper Reviewers online at:


If you know others with expertise in media management, economics, and entrepreneurship who would make great judges, please feel free to forward this information to them.

Thank you in advance for supporting the MMEE division. If you have any questions about the judging process, please contact me at sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de

Here’s to a great conference in Chicago!

Sabine Baumann
2017 Research Chair
Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division

Postdoctoral Researcher in Audiovisual Industry and Policy

tallinnThe postdoctoral researcher will participate in the work of the digital creative industries research group of the Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT). The researcher will study the evolution of audiovisual media policies in the European Union and their impact on the media industries and markets in smaller EU member states. The research will be part of the research project “Digital era complexities for audiovisual industries of small countries in the European Union”.

Job requirements
The candidate must fulfill all general requirements of the position of a research fellow stipulated in annex 9 of the Employment Relations Rules of Tallinn University. A doctoral degree defended outside of TU is required in the case of a post-doctoral fellow.

Candidate’s previous research needs to be related to at least one of the following research fields or topics: media economics and management, audiovisual industry and audiovisual policy in European countries and in the European Union.

Job responsibilities
According to annex 1 and annex 9 of TLU Employment Relations Rules. Guidelines for the research design and its practical execution will be provided by supervisor of the research project. The postdoctoral researcher position includes teaching in the volume of at least 7-10 ECTS credits during an academic year.

Load: 1,0 FTE.
Salary: To be agreed, according to Tallinn University Remuneration Regulation.
Location: Tallinn.
Language skills: Fluent English for teaching and research.

This academic position is a temporary position from September 1st 2017 to August 31st 2019.

Additional information
Practical questions on the competition should be directed to konkurss@tlu.ee, questions about the research project and the nature of the work should be sent to Indrek Ibrus (indrek.ibrus@tlu.ee)

More information: http://www.tlu.ee/en/personnel-office/Vacancies/Academic-job-offers/postdoctoral-researcher-in-audiovisual-industry-and-audiovisual-policy

25 January – Announcement of the competition
20 February – Deadline for the applications
Until 5 March – Assessment of compliance with the job requirements of the candidates
(Personnel Office, Research Administration Office, and Election Committee)
27 March – The Rector decides whether a candidate will be allowed to participate in the competition or not (on the basis of the documents submitted by the candidate and the opinion of the election committee)
Until 2 May – II phase of assessment (expert assessments, meetings with the candidates, etc.)
The election of academic staff will be held in academic units according to the timetable of the meetings (latest on 22 June)

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, sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de 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 croush@email.unc.edu. (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 ahinsley@slu.edu 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 (jmeng@uga.edu) 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 www.aef.com and  clicking on ‘Partnership Programs’. Letter of recommendation (on school letterhead) must be emailed to Sharon Hudson at sh@aef.com 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 sh@aef.com


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 g.sylvie@utexas.edu and let him know the best snail mail address to use. Your help in reviewing these new books would be greatly appreciated.