AEJMC 2016 ComSHER Field Trip Planned

James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History Tour
​​Friday, August 5, 2016, 2​ ​p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

This year, we are going to the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History, which is affiliated with the University of Minnesota and is located on its East Bank campus. We have a guided tour scheduled for our group at 3:00 pm. The Bell Museum was founded in 1872 and its mission is to collect, preserve, prepare, display, and interpret Minnesota’s diverse animal and plant life for scholarly research and teaching, public appreciation, enrichment, and enjoyment. Its collection hosts nearly 4 million specimens. We hope you will join us on this field trip. To register, please visit The registration cost is $5.00. There are a limited number of spaces on this trip; please register early to save your spot.   If you choose to make your own way there, we will meet in the Museum lobby at 3:00 pm. Bus and train fares should cost no more than $3.00. If you would like to travel to the Museum with the group, we will meet in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel at 2:00 to 2:15 pm. For additional information regarding this tour contact Sara Yeo, University of Utah at​.​


A Position Open at Samford University

Samford University

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Relations, Advertising or Multimedia Storytelling

Samford University’s Journalism and Mass Communication Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in public relations, advertising or multimedia storytelling.

Samford University is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has more than 300 full-time faculty and more than 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in mass communication or a related field required. Appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor rank. Two years of professional experience in public relations, advertising or multimedia storytelling is required. Candidates should be willing to support the university’s Christian mission.

Duties: The candidate should be able to teach skills courses in public relations and advertising or multimedia storytelling. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in classroom teaching, research/creativity productivity and service to the university.

Salary: The university offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.

Department: The JMC department has seven full-time faculty positions, a part-time adjunct, and 175 majors. It houses Samford’s sports-media minor and interdisciplinary film-production minor. The department features award-winning student media, a lecture series in cooperation with The Washington Post and a variety of study-abroad opportunities.

Screening of applications will begin March 21 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will begin August 2016.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita with references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. Bernie Ankney and Dr. Betsy Emmons, Search Committee Chairs, JMC Department, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229. Telephone: (205) 726-2948; fax. (205) 726-2586. Email: and

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.

Journalism and Human Rights: How Demographics Drive Media Coverage

Journalism and Human Rights: How Demographics Drive Media Coverage

41E5iLwer9L._SX354_BO1,204,203,200_Edited by: John C. Pollock

Routledge – 2015 – 168 pages: for further information:

Purchasing Options:

  • Hardback: ISBN: 978-1-13-885789-6; March 30th 2015


This book is the first collection of original research to explore links between demographics and media coverage of emerging human rights issues. It covers cross-national reporting on human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, water contamination, and child labour; and same-sex marriage, Guantanamo detainee rights, immigration reform, and post-traumatic stress disorder in the United States. The research asks questions such as: What are the principal catalysts that propel rights issues into media agendas? Why do some surface more quickly than others? And how do the demographics of cross-national reporting differ from those driving multi-city US nationwide coverage of rights claims? Continue reading