MMEE reviewers needed for Midwinter abstracts

Hi, media management, economics and entrepreneurship colleagues! MMEE Midwinter chair Kelly Kaufhold is in need of a few reviewers to judge Midwinter abstracts. These aren’t full studies – they’re abstracts of between 600 and 800 words; judging is done online; and reviews would be due in early January. If you can help, please write to kellykaufhold@txstate.edu. Thank you!

 

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MMEE of AEJMC 2019 Paper Call

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
(AEJMC) Annual Conference
Toronto, Canada • August 7-10, 2019
The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) 

2019 Paper Call 

The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) invites original research paper submissions to be considered for presentation at the 2019 AEJMC conference in Toronto, Canada. August 7-10, 2019. 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 AEJMC Midwinter Conference and then revised are also welcome for submission.

The division gives awards to recognize the top three submissions from faculty, and the top three submissions 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, and there are no division membership fees for graduate students. 

Paper Topics: As a division, we are proud to encourage submissions from a diverse array of topic areas. Some examples of relevant topic areas include, but are not limited to: analysis of economic or managerial questions affecting media firms and media industries; strategic management aspects and business models of media firms, crowdfunding and other innovative funding methods for media products and industries; strategic leadership challenges faced by media companies; media ownership; management and economic issues from the public-interest perspective (e.g., effects on reporting or content); historical discussions of relevant developments in the field; 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; media audience analysis; teaching media management and economics; and other related topics.

In 2014 the division changed its name to expand its focus on entrepreneurship. Accordingly, we also encourage and welcome submissions within the following topic areas: opportunities and challenges for media startups; intrapreneurship and innovation within legacy media companies; the role of higher education in the context of media entrepreneurship; and other media entrepreneurship related topics.

Guidelines for all Submissions: All papers must be submitted electronically at the AEJMC website, by accessing the All-Academic submission portal. A link to All-Academic is available via the AEJMC website. Papers must be uploaded to the All-Academic server no later than 11:59 P.M. (Central Daylight Time) Monday, April 1, 2019. All submissions must follow the guidelines from the AEJMC uniform call for all paper competitions.

Paper Formatting: All papers should use 12-point Times New Roman, Times or Arial font and have 1-inch margins. Authors should use the style appropriate for the discipline, including APA, Chicago, MLA, Harvard, and other styles. Format should be Word, WordPerfect, or a PDF. PDF format is strongly encouraged.

Author Identification: 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. Take every precaution to ensure that your self-citations DO NOT in any way reveal your identity. Instructions for how to remove identifying information from files can be found on the AEJMC website.

For questions about submissions, contact the Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship (MMEE) Division Research Chair, Jiyoung Cha, San Francisco State University, jycha@sfsu.edu.

 

Midwinter deadline is this Saturday!

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The deadline to submit to Midwinter is 11:59 p.m., Saturday, December 1. Submit your abstracts of 600 to 800 words, excluding author information and references, to the AEJMC Midwinter conference via the content management system http://bit.ly/midwinter19. Create a profile at the same link. PLEASE encourage your grad students to submit to this very student-friendly conference.

Abstracts should detail relevant literature, research objectives, methods employed, the stage of the research project and initial or expected findings and conclusions. Please avoid submitting abstracts shorter than 600 words or abstracts or papers longer than 800 words to ensure fair judging. Papers cannot be under review at other outlets (e.g., ICA). However, Midwinter submissions, even accepted papers, are eligible to be resubmitted to the national AEJMC conference April 1. The division will also honor the top paper at Midwinter.

If you have any questions, please email MMEE Midwinter Research Chair Kelly Kaufhold at kellykaufhold@txstate.edu.

The University of Oklahoma will again host the 2018 AEJMC Midwinter Conference in the beautiful Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2019. We always need division members willing to serve as reviewers in December, and discussants and moderators in March. Please contact kellykaufhold@txstate.edu  if you’ll be available and are willing to help. Thank you!

One week left to submit to Midwinter!

The University of Oklahoma will again host the 2018 AEJMC Midwinter Conference in the beautiful Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2019.

The deadline to submit to Midwinter is 11:59 p.m., Saturday, December 1. Submit your abstracts of 600 to 800 words, excluding author information and references, to the AEJMC Midwinter conference via the content management system http://bit.ly/midwinter19. You may need to create a profile at the same link, first. If you have any questions, please email MMEE Midwinter Research Chair Kelly Kaufhold at kellykaufhold@txstate.edu.

Abstracts should detail relevant literature, research objectives, methods employed, the stage of the research project and initial or expected findings and conclusions. Please avoid submitting abstracts shorter than 600 words or abstracts or papers longer than 800 words to ensure fair judging. Papers cannot be under review at other outlets (e.g., ICA). However, Midwinter submissions, even accepted papers, are eligible to be resubmitted to the national AEJMC conference April 1. The division will also honor the top paper at Midwinter.

We always need division members willing to serve as reviewers in December, and discussants and moderators in March. Please contact kellykaufhold@txstate.edu if you’ll be available and are willing to help. Thank you!

UF seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the applications and implications of emerging technologies

The Department of Telecommunication seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor to teach and conduct research in the applications and implications of emerging technologies such as 5G, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IOT), on platforms and services relevant to electronic media. Research areas could include, but are not limited to, content creation, news, sports, persuasive messages, entertainment, program production, distribution, or management. The faculty member would be expected to conduct interdisciplinary research with faculty in the College of Journalism and Communications (e.g., Media Effects and Technology Lab, The Agency, or the Division of Media Properties) and programs elsewhere in the University, such as those in the Colleges of Engineering, or Business, and similar programs elsewhere, including those outside the United States. The faculty member’s teaching would contribute particularly to undergraduate programs in Management and Strategy, and Media and Society, and to MAMC and Ph.D. programs focusing on strategic communication, management/strategy, economics, research, or policy related to these emerging media. He/she will have the ability to teach courses such as New Media Systems, Social Media and Society, Media/Telecommunication Management, Technology, Communication, and Society, and Applications and Implications of Emerging Technologies.  Ph.D. or near in appropriate discipline required. Professional experience desired. More info at:

https://apply.interfolio.com/57411?fbclid=IwAR1dz-KkUm-PkSZmiecBCIHp_j2VCJg8ioIzWu5XI7D4yO5oJCt3ojJ_tIw

University of Tennessee Journalism and Electronic Media Professor Ben Bates Dies at Sixty-four

Ben Bates, professor emeritus of the School of Journalism & Electronic Media (JEM) in the College of Communication and Information, died on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California surrounded by his family.

“Ben Bates was a brilliant scholar and a wonderful colleague,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “He will be greatly missed but long remembered for his many contributions to the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, CCI, UT and the academy! We are also deeply grateful to Ben for creating the Ben Bates Graduate Student Endowment through a $750,000 legacy gift to support CCI graduate student research and travel in perpetuity. His gift serves as a lasting reminder of his love of and commitment to graduate education.”

“Ben left us too soon,” said JEM Director and Professor Catherine Luther. “He had so much more to offer to academia. Ben was a consummate scholar who invested so much time and effort in his graduate students, many who have gone on to have successful careers. As a former colleague and friend, he will be deeply missed by me and the rest of the journalism and electronic media faculty.”

Benjamin J. Bates Professional Obituary

(January 24, 1954 – November 1, 2018)

Dr. Benjamin J. Bates was an internationally known professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he served with distinction for 22 years from 1994 until his retirement in 2016 when he became a professor emeritus.

His scholarship focused on the interrelationship of media systems and society and the role played by policy in shaping their development. He taught courses in media and information economics & industries, policy, and new technologies, as well as communication theory and research.

His research examined the economics of broadcast policy, traditional media and the Internet, the development of new media world-wide, and communication and information policy issues affecting that development. His most recent work focused on broadcasting & new media, particularly the Internet & World Wide Web, and information economics and policy, particularly copyright.

His ground breaking work led to appointments as an Adjunct in the UT School of Information Science, as well as the Sir David Beattie/Ericsson Professorial Research Fellowship at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

He previously taught at the University of Salzburg (on faculty exchange) and the Universities of Helsinki and Tampere in Finland (as a Fulbright Senior Scholar), and he served as a faculty member at Texas Tech University (where he also served as Director of the Institute for Communication Research), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Michigan State University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Rutgers University. He also worked for a broadcast management consulting firm and held positions at several college radio stations.

His publications are in the Journal of Media Economics, The Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journalism Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, The Communication Yearbook, and Information and Behavior book series, The Hong Kong Economic Journal, and Telecommunications Policy. He also wrote many chapters that appeared in scholarly books on the economics of information and media, and the development of telecommunication systems. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Media Economics (where he was a founding member of the editorial board), JMM ­- the International Journal of Media Management, and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly as well as reviewing regularly for a range of other journals and academic publishers. He was an active member of AEJMC (where he was past head of the Communication Technology & Policy division), ICA, MAPOR, and BEA (where he was past head of the Research Division), and helped to found the Association of Internet Researchers (where he served as its first Treasurer).

He wrote and maintained the “Media Business & the Future of Journalism” blog for many years. The blog was recognized by the International Journal of Media Management as one of the top blogs in the field.

He received a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Pomona College, Master’s degrees in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and in Communication from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and a PhD in Communication from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Job Opening at Fordham

Communication and Media Management area at the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University in New York is looking for promising scholars and great teachers.

We are looking for faculty with strong research and publication potential in all areas of media management, with possible research specializations in any of the following areas

(this list is not exhaustive, and we are open to other areas of research as well): Digital Media, Media Economics, Media Strategies, Media Product Development.

https://apply.interfolio.com/54573

 

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

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