Submit your research papers for AEJMC in Washington, D.C.
The college press will have a presence at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in 2013 – with your help!
CMA is soliciting research papers on the topics of concern to media advisers, whether they be about their jobs or about the successes and challenges for college students as they produce their newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, television and radio programs and online sites
According to former CMA and AEJMC President Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver, for more than 10 years, CMA has had a research paper session at the convention dealing with issues facing college media. At the AEJMC convention in August 2013, this tradition will continue.
While the papers should be about issues the college media face, that topic is wide open. For example, one topic of interest is getting students to embrace the culture and immediacy of multimedia: advisers can show them tools but students often don't see the urgency. Perhaps this is a cultural issue. What else? Some research on the job load/training of advisers? Funding of student media? Coverage of sensitive topics?
Other thoughts? All would make interesting research papers.
Brian Steffen of Simpson College again will be the panel's moderator.
Based on the paper's topics and findings, selected panelists will make 10- or 12-minute presentations during the convention in Washington, D.C. In addition, because the papers will be relevant to members of CMA, the papers may be selected for publication in future issues of "College Media Review." Selected papers will be chosen by early May.
Papers should be sent to Sally Renaud, CMA immediate past president, by April 1: Department of Journalism, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920. For more information, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.