Our AEJMC 2016 CSW Conference Sessions

Wednesday, August 3

1 pm to 5 pm


Workshop Session: Teaching Online Media and Diversity Classes: Pitfalls and Unique Opportunities


Thursday, August 4

8:15 a.m.

“Women Positioning Themselves and Advancing Professionally in the Media”

11:45 am to 1:15 pm


PF&R Panel Session: Negotiating Temptation: Possible Protective and Risk Factors Associated with the Effects of Sexual Media Content

1:30 p.m.

“Rising Voices in Feminist Research: The Commission on the Status of Women’s Top Student Papers”

3:15 p.m.

“Plugged in youth: Examining child and adolescent use and production of media”

5 p.m.

Scholar-to-Scholar, “Framing identity: Using the media to influence gendered identities”


Friday, August 5

8:15 a.m.

“Mediated communication surrounding sexual assault and domestic violence”

11:45 am to 1:15 pm


PF&R Panel Session: Girls and Censorship: The Dilemma of High School Journalism

1:30 pm to 3 pm


Teaching Panel Session: From Trigger Warnings to Testing Tolerance: Creating Classrooms that Support and Encourage Student Engagement with Controversial Topics

3:15 pm to 4:45 pm

AEJMC Council of Affiliates and CSW

PF&R Panel Session: Equity and Equality of the Sexes: How Long Will it Take Women to Get There?

5 pm to 6:30 pm


Research Panel Session: Transgressive Girls, Mothers, and Feminists: Transformations Through Social Media

8:30 pm to 10 pm

Commission on the Status of Women Business Session: Members’ Meeting


Saturday, August 6

8:15 am to 9:45 am


Teaching Panel Session: Gender Equality and Social Justice Issues in the Media: Strategies for Teaching and Research

10 am to Noon

AEJMC General Business Session: AEJMC Business Meeting Presentation of CSW Awards

• Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Scholarship
• Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy
• Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education
• Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

CSW Mentoring & Networking Luncheon (Pre-registration is required, $48 per person)

5:15 pm to 6:45 pm

CSW and Media Ethics Division

PF&R Panel Session: Sexism on the Set: Gendered Expectations of Female TV Broadcasters in a Social Media World


Sunday, August 7

11 am to 12:30 pm


PF&R Panel Session: Work-Home Life Balance among Public Relations Practitioners: It’s More Than a “Woman’s Issue”

Update 2016 CSW Mentoring & Networking Luncheon Speakers at AEJMC Minneapolis

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We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 CSW Mentoring & Networking Luncheon at AEJMC on Saturday, Aug. 6, 12.15-1.30 pm. We had a slight change in speakers.

Mark Kappelhoff was recently appointed to be a state judge, so he cannot participate as speaker as planned. Therefore, John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney, will be speaking instead. He has led Minnesota’s most successful human trafficking busts, resulting in the longest sentences for pimps in Minnesota history.

Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno is our second speaker. She is an Assistant Professor in Latin American and Latino Studies at Loyola University Maryland and an expert in international communication and especially engaged with social justice issues at the intersection of  feminism and education. She is also the winner of the 2016 CSW Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Scholarship!

This luncheon is going to be fantastic. We hope that many of you can make it. The fee is $48 and If you have not signed up yet for the luncheon, you can still do so when you pick up your registration materials in Minneapolis or when you register for the conference online. 

Send your news for the CSW Summer Newsletter by July 24

CSW logo color croppedDear Wonderful CSW Members

It’s time for our summer newsletter news gathering!

Please send any stories, events, division updates, promotions, awards and publications you would like us to include in the summer CSW newsletter. Make sure to include a high-resolution photo of yourself.

Please send your content by Sunday, July 24 to our Newsletter Officer Cindy Vincent at cindy.vincent@salemstate.edu


Downloadable brief PDF guide to Minneapolis for #AEJMC16

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 11.49.52 AMOur annual conference in Minneapolis is less than a month away and  we are looking forward to seeing you all during AEJMC 2016.

For those of you who are new to Minneapolis and the Twin Cities we have a handy-dandy downloadable PDF guide to find your way around. It includes a map of the area, information on shopping attractions: museums; parks; restaurants, bakeries and cafes (including a price range); and pointers for venturing out into night life. Get ready to explore the Twin Cities!

Download the PDF of the guide via this link: Welcome to the Twin Cities

AEJMC 2016 Pre-Conference Teaching Online Media & Diversity Classes

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Teaching Online Media & Diversity Classes:
Pitfalls & Unique Opportunities Minorities & Communication Division and Commission on the Status of Women Workshop

Wed, August 3
1-5 p.m.
Fee: $8

Many college journalism instructors have experienced the challenge of  teaching and discussing often sensitive and provocative issues such as media depiction of race, gender, class and sexual orientation. Some instructors also have noted that teaching media and diversity classes totally online has its own set of challenges and unique rewards, often distinct from the face-to-face class setting. Primarily women and people of color teach courses focusing on multiculturalism and media. You will be hard pressed, for example, to find a heterosexual White male journalism administrator who has taught a media and diversity course.

A concern is that since at most schools these courses are taught by faculty of color, women and perhaps a handful of White men, administrators often may not have sufficient familiarity to relate to the challenges of teaching them. Another possible trepidation, is that some instructors teach large online media and diversity classes of several hundreds students that can intensify already sensitive course material interpretation, particularly with the intense pressure at many universities and colleges to offer a variety of online courses and degrees.

This panel will discuss critical challenges and unique opportunities in teaching online media and diversity courses, including a look at sensitive instructor experiences; rewarding and unique instructor experiences; ways to use social media in the course curriculum; U.S. social history awareness challenges for students located across the globe, the traditional 15-week versus 6-7 week course module; class size impact (from modest enrollments to MOOCs); “killing the messenger” influence on teacher evaluations; elective compared to required course factors, administrative support, and more.

To attend the workshop go to: https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/macd-cswnteaching-online-media-diversity/ For additional information regarding this workshop contact: Sharon Bramlett-Solomon, Arizona State University at bramlett@asu.edu or by phone at 480 980-2948. (MACD, CSWN)

Congratulations to Our 2016 CSW Award Winners!

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We are delighted to announce this year’s CSW award winners who will receive their prizes during the annual AEJMC conference, which this year takes place in San Francisco August 5-9.

Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno receives this year’s Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Scholarship. The award recognizes feminist scholarship that has the potential to make significant contributions to the literature of gender and media. First presented in 1995, it honors Mary Ann Yodelis Smith, a past president of AEJMC and long-time advocate for women in the academy. $500 are awarded to the winner.

Mia Moody-Ramirez receives the CSW Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award. This award honors a woman who has represented women well through excellence and high standards. $100 are awarded to the winner.

Stine Eckert receives the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy. The Donna Allen Award recognizes feminist advocacy by a woman or group. This award honors Donna Allen, founder of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. $100 are awarded to the winner.

Danielle Kilgo receives the Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research. This award is designed to fund research that has the potential to make an excellent contribution to the scholarship on women and journalism and mass communication. The award honors Mary Gardner, professor emeritus at Michigan State University and the first woman elected president of AEJMC. $250 are awarded to the winner.

Congratulations to all who won! Join us at CSW’s business meeting at the AEJMC Annual Conference in Minneapolis on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 8.30 pm where we will hand out all the awards.

(Self-)Nominate for the 2016 CSW Awards for Advocates, Faculty & Graduate Students

CSW logo color croppedDon’t forget to nominate someone worthy (self-nominations accepted!) for one of our CSW awards! Deadline is coming up soon – May 17th. 
**DONNA ALLEN AWARD for Feminist Advocacy**
The Donna Allen Award recognizes feminist advocacy by a woman or group. This award honors Donna Allen, founder of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. Submissions should demonstrate how the nominee’s feminist media activism promotes the rights and freedoms of women and minorities across the world. Nominees need not be AEJMC members. $100 awarded to the winner.
**Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Comm. Education**

This award honors a woman who has represented women well through excellence and high standards. Nomination letters must detail that individual’s contributions to journalism and mass communication education. $100 awarded to the winner.
**MARY ANN YODELIS SMITH AWARD for Feminist Scholarship**
Applications are invited for the Mary Ann Yodelis Smith (MAYS) Award which funds feminist scholarship that has the potential to make significant contributions to the literature of gender and media. First presented in 1995, it honors Mary Ann Yodelis Smith, a past president of AEJMC and longtime advocate for women in the academy. Applicants should send a five-to-seven page description of the project and its potential contribution to the scholarship on gender and the media and a brief one-page description of the applicant(s)’ qualifications for undertaking the project. A three-person panel, including a past recipient of the award, judges applications. $500 awarded to the winner.
**MARY GARDNER AWARD for Graduate Student research**
Graduate students who conduct research on women in journalism and mass communication are invited to apply for the Mary Gardner Award. This award is designed to fund research that has the potential to make an excellent contribution to the scholarship on women and journalism and mass communication. The award honors Mary Gardner, professor emeritus at Michigan State University and the first woman elected president of AEJMC. Applicants should send a 3-5 page description of the project, it’s potential contribution and the application’s qualifications for undertaking the project. A three-person panel judges the applications. $250 awarded to the winner.
Send all applications to Jaime Loke at jaimeloke@ou.edu.

Deadline for applications is May 17, 2016

We need your help as reviewers for AEJMC in Minneapolis

Hello wonderful CSW members or future members
I am still seeking reviewers for the 2016 research paper competitions. So far, I’ve only had 16 people sign up to review, which is not nearly enough to help us have a strong paper competition. Remember: The more people who sign up, the fewer papers everyone will have to read and the better our outcomes will be for everyone! You can still review for us even if you plan on submitting a paper to the Commission.
Before I give you directions for signing up, I’d like to ask you to pass this along to your academic friends as well. The more the merrier for reviewers!
Here’s how to become a reviewer for the CSW: 
First, go to the All-Academic site through the AEJMC website or to this address http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aejmc/aejmc16/and create an account (username and password) in the All-Academic System. Go to the right side of the page and scroll down until you come to “Click here to create new username and password.”
I would like for you to create your account by Friday, March 11, 2016. This will allow for assignments of papers to proceed quickly and you will have immediate access to your assigned papers to judge soon after the All-Academic system closes for paper uploading.
Creating your user name and password now will also allow you to submit, judge and download papers all from the same created account. You will not be able to view anything yet with All-Academic, but creating your user name and password will allow us to complete the process of updating the site for the Minneapolis 2016 Paper Competition. Each year is unique, and if you created an account last year, you will need to do so again this year.
Second, once you’ve created an account in All Academic, please go to this link and fill out a brief survey: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3E4UmdRnqvMuDYh. This will give me a little bit of information about you, your research interests, and how much you feel you can review for us this year. We can’t always honor your requests; however, I will attempt to match your interests as much as is possible based on our reviewer pool.
Thank you!

Candi S. Carter Olson, Ph.D.
AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women Research Chair
Assistant Professor of Media and Society
Department of Journalism and Communication
Utah State University
Ag Research Building 317
4805 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322
ccartero@gmail.com or candi.carterolson@usu.edu 

CSW Paper Call for AEJMC Annual Conference 2016 in Minneapolis

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The Commission on the Status of Women invites submissions of research for competitive paper sessions that are based on issues of gender and communication. To take advantage of the unique moment of the 2016 election cycle, the Commission particularly seeks papers related to women, power and politics. These papers can cover a variety of topics and methodological approaches. Examples of relevant topics could include, but are not limited to: women running for the presidency, gender differences in campaign coverage, historiographies of women’s issues in the media, women of color in politics, contemporary media coverage of women’s reproductive health issues, intersectionality and political coalitions, gender differences in political campaign strategies, gendered use of social media to advance political causes, or gendered discourses about a particular issue. Special call papers should be submitted to the All-Academic link set up for the call.

In addition to the special call, the Commission welcomes papers in which gender is a main analytic focus and invite projects that use a variety of approaches and research methods, including but not limited to critical, empirical, ethnographic, historical, legal and semiotic analyses. It is expected that the research will demonstrate a familiarity with feminist communication theory. Examples of relevant topics include: representations of women in the news; the role of gender in newsrooms or classrooms; effects of mass media on women and girls; feminist approaches to teaching and communication; women’s use of/production of media; gender equality in the profession or the academy; how gender influences or matters in health, risk, and crisis public relations campaigns, etc.

Suggested paper length is 25-pages (double-spaced, 12-point type), excluding tables, references, figures or illustrations. We especially encourage submissions by graduate students. The winner of the top student paper will be awarded $100, and the winner of the second place student paper will receive $50. Authors of the top papers will be recognized in the conference program and at the CSW business meeting at the conference.

This paper call is part of the overall AEJMC call for research papers; all submissions must adhere to the general guidelines put forth by AEJMC. Please consult the AEJMC 2015 Paper Competition Uniform Call for information about paper formatting, submission deadline, creating a “clean” paper, and other guidelines. The CSW wishes to stress that papers containing any identifying author information will be disqualified. Instructions for blind review can be found at aejmc.org/home/papers. Please forward any questions regarding uploading a “clean” paper or other queries to Candi Carter Olson, CSW Research Chair, at candi.carterolson@usu.edu.

Minneapolis, MN 2016 AEJMC Paper Competition Uniform Call

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 2.00.13 PMThe programming groups within the Council of Divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication invite submission of original, non-published, English language only research papers to be considered for presentation at the AEJMC Conference, August 4 to 7, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN. Specific requirements for each competition — including limits on paper length — are spelled out in the listing of groups and research chairs that appear below. Papers are to be submitted in English only.

All research papers must be uploaded through an online server to the group appropriate to the paper’s topic via a link on the AEJMC website: www.aejmc.org. The following uniform call will apply to ALL AEJMC paper competitions. Additional information specific to an individual group’s call is available at the end of the uniform call information.

  1. Submit the paper via the AEJMC website link (www.aejmc.org) to the AEJMC group appropriate to the paper’s topic. Format should be Word, WordPerfect, or a PDF. PDF format is strongly encouraged.
  1. The paper must be uploaded to the server no later than 11:59 P.M. (Central Daylight Time) Wednesday, April 1, 2016.
  1. Also upload a paper abstract of no more than 75 words.
  1. Completely fill out the online submission form with author(s) name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. The title should be printed on the first page of the text and on running heads on each page of text, as well as on the title page. Do NOT include author’s name on running heads or title page.
  1. Papers are accepted for peer review on the understanding that they are not already under review for other conferences and that they have been submitted to only ONE AEJMC group for evaluation. Papers accepted for the AEJMC Conference should not have been presented to other conferences or published in scholarly or trade journals prior to presentation at the conference.
  1. Student papers compete on an equal footing in open paper competitions unless otherwise specified by the individual division or interest group. Individual group specifications are appended to this uniform call.
  1. Papers submitted with both faculty and student authors will be considered faculty papers and are not eligible for student competitions.
  1. At least one author of an accepted faculty paper must attend the conference to present the paper. If student authors cannot be present, they must make arrangements for the paper to be presented.
  1. If a paper is accepted, and the faculty author does not present the paper at the conference, and if a student author does not make arrangements for his/her paper to be presented by another, then that paper’s acceptance status is revoked. It may not be included on a vita.
  1. Authors will be advised whether their paper has been accepted By May 20 and may access a copy of reviewers’ comments from the online server. Contact the paper chair if you are not notified or have questions about paper acceptance.

Special note: Authors who have submitted papers and have not been notified by May 20, MUST contact the division or interest group paper chair for acceptance information. The AEJMC Central Office may not have this information available.

  1. Authors of accepted papers retain copyright of their papers and are free to submit them for publication after presentation at the conference.

Important Paper Submissions Information

  • Upload papers for the AEJMC 2016 Minneapolis, MN Conference beginning January 15, 2016. Paper submitters should follow instructions on the front page of the submission site to create your account and complete the information required.
  • Deadline for paper submissions is April 1, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Any submissions after this time will not be accepted.
  • Before submitting your paper, please make certain that all author-identifying information has been removed and that all instructions have been followed per the AEJMC uniform paper call.

 A COVER SHEET or a sheet with the 75-word required ABSTRACT that is included with a paper upload should be EXCLUDED from the page number limits set by all AEJMC Groups

Papers uploaded with author’s identifying information displayed WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION. All AEJMC Divisions, Interest Groups and Commission will abide by the rules below WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

NOTE: Follow online instructions on how to submit a clean paper for blind review at aejmc.org/home/papers. Contact Felicia Greenlee Brown with comments, concerns and other Conference Paper Call inquiries at Felicia@aejmc.org.


Call for Papers 2016: Equity and Equality of Women in Communication: Are Women Getting There?

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CALL FOR PAPERS 2016: Equity and equality of women in communication: Are women getting there?

North Miami, Florida – Florida International University, April 21-22, 2016

It’s a decades-long discussion that even now has reached no consensus or conclusion: Where are women in the ranks of communication professions? What roles do women play in the reinvention of the media and communication industries? How are women portrayed in the various media? What is the potential role of women in leading social changes? The first Annual Conference titled “Equity and equality of women in communication: Are women getting there?” seeks to address those questions. We will discuss the research efforts and results that will focus on ways to advance and empower women in all communication facets including advertising, broadcasting, digital media, journalism and public relations.

Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts and Special Session Proposals Instructions:

Please submit five-page structured abstracts, competitive papers or special session proposals electronically to Segevs@fiu.edu. All manuscripts and special session proposals are to be submitted using a pdf document. Deadline for submission: March 1, 2016

Manuscripts should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Competitive research papers may be submitted either as a full paper or a five-page structured abstract – or you may submit a special session proposal. Five-page structured abstract submission should not exceed five single-spaced pages following the same style guidelines as above. Structured abstracts are a short version of the full research paper and should include an introduction, literature review, method, results discussion and conclusions–all presented in a succinct way. Including a reference list is optional and authors should indicate “References Available Upon Request” if no reference list provided.

Special session/panel proposals should contain a one-page description of the session, a one-page description of each presentation, and a 100-word bio of each speaker. Special session/panel proposals will be reviewed, and those rated as highest quality and most in keeping with the conference theme will be accepted for presentation. The program team

welcomes all ideas for presentations, workshops or other sessions that may be of interest to the Kopenhaver Center Fellows.

Please contact Dr. Sigal Segev to discuss your ideas before submitting your proposal.

We look forward to seeing you in Miami and engaging in the lively intellectual discussions and warm fellowship.

For more information contact: Dr. Sigal Segev, segevs@fiu.ed, Kopenhaver Center Associate Director for Research and Programs

More information on the Kopenhaver Center Website and Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 11.31.34 AMCall for Papers FIU Flyer.