Submit your research papers for AEJMC in Chicago
The college press will have a presence at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in 2012 – 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 2012, 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? Perhaps some research on the job load/training of advisers? Perhaps funding of student media? Perhaps millennial students and how newsroom dynamics have changed because of them?
Other thoughts? All would make interesting research papers.
Brian Steffen of Simpson College, who was panel's moderator last year, will repeat his performance in Chicago.
Based on the paper's topics and findings, selected panelists will make 10- or 12-minute presentations. In addition, because the papers will be relevant to members of CMA, it is hoped the papers might 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 past president, by April 1: Department of Journalism, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920. For more information, contact her at email@example.com.