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. 
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**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.
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**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.
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**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.
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**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.
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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!
Best,
Candi

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 
303-408-1445

CSW Paper Call for AEJMC Annual Conference 2016 in Minneapolis

CSW logo color croppedCommission on the Status of Women (CSW) Call for Papers for Minneapolis 2016

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 uploaded with author’s identifying information WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION. ALL AEJMC DIVISIONS, INTEREST GROUPS AND COMMISSION PAPER SUBMISSIONS WILL ABIDE BY THIS RULE WITHOUT EXCEPTION. NOTE: Follow instructions on how to submit a clean paper for blind reviewing.
  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.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: NOW DEC. 4 — For 2016 AEJMC Midwinter Conference: Call for Abstracts

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University of Oklahoma, February 26-27, 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Submit by Dec. 4, 2015
Deadline: All submissions should be made by noon, December 1, 2015.

PDF: CFP AEJMC Midwinter Conf 2016

General Call for Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposals: The AEJMC Midwinter Conference is an annual forum for the presentation of research and debate in areas relevant to the nine AEJMC groups (divisions, interest groups and commissions) sponsoring the event. The conference provides a platform for presentations and extended discussions in a relaxed setting. The upcoming conference is scheduled for February 26-27, 2016 at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication (University of Oklahoma) in Norman, Oklahoma. Conference participants will be able to enjoy the College’s state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as many winter diversions outside the conference activities, including world-class museums and art galleries.

Paper abstract submissions: Authors are invited to submit research paper abstracts of between 600 and 800 words (word count excludes author information and references). Abstracts should give a clear sense of relevant literature, research objectives, methodological approach, stage of research project (conceptual, data gathering, data interpreting), findings and conclusions. Submissions should be done online at: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/AEJMC2016/Default.aspx When submitting an abstract, please follow these steps:

1. Go to the conference website (link above).
2. In the “AEJMC Midwinter 2016 Login” box, click on “Sign up here” as new user.
3. It will take you to a sign-up wizard, which is self-explanatory and guided. Finish signing up by confirming your email address.
4. Once the account is set up, sign in using your email address and password.
5. To submit the abstract click on “Create a new Paper Submission”.
6. The next step will require you to provide the title of the paper, an abstract (5,000 characters maximum). If your abstract’s character count exceeds 5,000 characters, you can also attach it as a doc or PDF file. However you cannot leave the abstract box empty, write a brief abstract or keywords for your paper if you choose to upload it as an attachment.
7. Next you can add additional authors, if there are any. You can add as many authors as you need.
8. Finally, click the submit button to upload the abstract.
9. You will get a confirmation message once the submission is completed.
10. You can log in to the site at any time to check the status of your submission or if you need to edit something. You can only do this up to the submission deadline of December 1, 2015. After the deadline you would not be able to make any changes to your submission. Note that authors can submit any specific paper abstract to only one participating group – submitting the same paper abstract to several groups will result in disqualification and withdrawal from the review process. Do not submit full papers.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid-January 2016. Papers presented at the midwinter conference are also eligible for presentation at the AEJMC national convention in August. Authors are encouraged to use the midwinter conference as an opportunity to get feedback on their research, to improve and finalize it for submission to the national conference. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit complete papers (not exceeding 30 pages) to the discussant of their conference session at least two weeks before the midwinter conference. The midwinter chair for the relevant group will send authors the names and contact details of the discussant for their session. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the conference to present the paper. Failure to register by the deadline will result in authors’ names and papers being removed from the program. NO onsite registration will be available. Panel submissions: In addition, the organizers are also inviting panel proposals. Submissions should be done online at: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/AEJMC2016/Default.aspx When submitting the panel proposal, please follow these steps:

1. Go to the conference website (link above).
2. In the “AEJMC Midwinter 2016 Login” box, click on “Sign up here” as new user.
3. It will take you to a sign-up wizard, which is self-explanatory and guided. Finish signing up by confirming your email address.
4. Once the account is set up, sign in using your email address and password.
5. To submit the abstract click on “Create a new Paper Submission”.
6. The next step will require you to provide the title of the panel, an abstract (5,000 characters maximum). If your panel proposal’s character count exceeds 5,000 characters, you can also attach it as a doc or PDF file. However, you cannot leave the abstract box empty. Write a brief abstract or keywords for your panel if you choose to upload it as an attachment.
7. Next you can add additional authors, if there are any. You can add as many authors as you need.
8. Finally, click the submit button to upload the proposal.
9. You will get a confirmation message once the submission is completed.
10. You can log in to the site at any time to check the status of your submission or if you need to edit something. You can only do this up to the submission deadline of December 1, 2015. After the deadline you would not be able to make any changes to your submission.

Panel submissions should include the panel title, a description of the session’s focus, the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists (potential and confirmed), including affiliation. Panel proposals should not exceed two double-spaced pages. Submission format: All submissions (for paper abstracts and panels) should include the name(s) of the author(s) or panel organizer(s) on the title page only. The title page should also include the author or lead author’s (or organizer’s) mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. The title should be on the first page of the text and on running heads on each page of text. Authors must ensure that they remove any identifying information from their document (with the exception of the title page).

Deadline: All submissions should be made by noon, December 1, 2015.

The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, with easy access to the Will Rogers World Airport. Details on conference registration, hotel accommodation and airport transportation will be available at http://www.ou.edu/gaylord. For more information, please contact Elanie Steyn, Conference Site Host (elanie@ou.edu).

AEJMC 2016 Midwinter Chairs
Communication Technology Division Pamela Brubaker (pamela_brubaker@byu.edu) Commission on the Status of Women Shannon McGregor (shannon.c.mcgregor@utexas.edu) Cultural and Critical Studies Division Madeleine Esch (madeleine.esch@salve.edu) Entertainment Studies Interest Group Paul Alonso (paul.alonso@modlangs.gatech.edu) International Communication Division Mohammed Al-Azdee (malazdee@bridgeport.edu) Mass Communication & Society Division Kelly Kaufhold (kellykaufhold@gmail.com) Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship Division Marcus Funk (marcus.jfunk@gmail.com) Minorities and Communication Division George Daniels (gdaniels@ua.edu) Visual Communication Division Gabriel Tait (gtait@astate.edu).

Check it out: our CSW Fall 2015 Newsletter is out!

CSW logo color croppedThe CSW fall newsletter contains highlights from AEJMC in San Francisco, including information about the newly elected CSW Board and a message from our new chair; our award winners of this year; and a summary of the paper sessions and panels that CSW offered.

Looking forward, the newsletter contains the call and background for the upcoming AEJMC Midwinter Conference in Norman, Oklahoma. The deadline to submit your papers and panels is on December 1, 2015.

Further, it contains more information on CSW’s mentorship program and how to get involved. We are especially looking for senior scholars to come forward as mentors.

Also included in this issue are our regular features on promotions and publications as well as information on how to connect with us via social media.

Check it out: Women’s Words Fall 2015 CSW Newsletter

CSW Mentorship Program 2015-2016 Application – Submit by Oct. 19

CSW logo color croppedIt’s that time of year…time to roll out our mentoring program!

If you are interested in becoming a mentor (usually associate or full professors with tenure) or being matched with a mentor (usually assistant professors or doctoral students), please complete one of the forms below and email it to Tracy Everbach at everbach@unt.edu by Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

If you currently are in a mentor and mentee relationship and you and the other person would like to continue that, please let Tracy Everbach know as well. (You don’t have to fill out the form again if this is the case.)

Application for junior scholar seeking a mentor: Junior Scholar Seeking Mentor 2015 

Application for senior scholar interested in becoming a mentor: Senior Scholar Want to Become Mentor NEW

Submit your panels of AEJMC Minneapolis 2016 by Sept. 18!

Hello CSW members!

Now that AEJMC 2015 is over, it’s time to start planning for AEJMC 2016 in Minneapolis!!

For now, we need to get some proposals in for panels so that we can partner with other divisions/interest groups/commissions. If you are interested in proposing a panel of any kind, please keep reading!

DEADLINE: The deadline for a panel proposal is Friday, September 18, 2015. Please send panel proposals to me (jvardeman@uh.edu), in a Word document, and expect an email back from me, confirming receipt. You will be contacted in December about whether your panel has been accepted.

PROPOSAL: Please include the following details in your proposal.

  • Proposed Title
  • Type of Panel [research, teaching, or professional freedom and responsibility]
  • Contact information for personal proposing the panel
  • Moderator
  • Potential co-Sponsoring Division/Interest Group/Commission]
  • Paragraph description [~4-5 sentences, 500-1000 words]
  • Potential participants [list names of 5-6 panelists with their university affiliation/organization; please also note whether they are confirmed or not at this point; it also is helpful to explain what they will contribute to the discussion]
  • Costs [if any]
  • Technology/AV needs

TYPES OF PANELS (we need to panel some of both types):

  • Teaching: To discuss teaching ideas, challenges, innovations, technologies, etc. that are relevant to feminist teaching and/or considerations of gender in/out of the classroom.
  • Professional Freedom & Responsibility (PF&R): To examine considerations of gender and/or feminism in our field, particularly around issues of free expression; ethics; media criticism and accountability; racial, gender and cultural inclusiveness; and public service.
  • Research: To review original, innovative, and trending research by a panel of experts on a topic that centers on gender and or feminist communication theory.

PROCESS OF PANEL PROPOSING:

  1. Choose your idea. Look at old conference programs to see what we’ve already covered; also think about what may be trending in 2016.
  2. Find potential panelists. It’s best to contact potential panelists now and get their interest and availability to sit on the panel. If you do not gather 5-6 confirmed panelists by the proposal deadline, you can include names of people that you plan to outreach to. (NOTE: As with the co-sponsoring piece, you will have a better chance of the panel being accepted if your panelists are already confirmed.)
  3. Write and submit your proposal. Please include as many details as possible in your proposal, particularly about whether co-sponsors and panelists are confirmed as well as what the benefits/outcomes will be.

EXAMPLE OF AN ACCEPTED PANEL PROPOSAL:

CSW-PRD Panel Proposal for AEJMC 2013

CO-SPONSORS:

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Public Relations Division (PRD)

TITLE:

Gender Discrimination: What’s the Cost? So What?

TYPE OF PANEL:

PF&R

POTENTIAL PANELISTS:

This panel will combine researchers and 1-2 practitioners from the D. C. area that can speak to the issue of gender discrimination in public relations. Panelists might include:

  1. Hongmei Shen, San Diego State University and Chair of the Public Relations Society of America’s Work, Life, and Gender Committee (confirmed, moderator, panel contact)
  2. Jennifer Vardeman-Winter, University of Houston (confirmed, CSW)
  3. Hua Jiang, Towson University (confirmed, PRD)
  4. Katie Place, Louisiana State University (confirmed, CSW)
  5. David Dozier, San Diego State University (PRD, pending)
  6. 1-2 public relations practitioners from the D.C. area that can speak to how she has seen women in the field deal with the salary gap (perhaps one junior practitioner and one seasoned manager); hopefully a member of Washington Women in Public Relations
  7. 1 member from the Public Relations Society of America, Washington, D.C. chapter

PANEL DESCRIPTION:

In public relations in 2010, women earned 78 cents on the dollar earned by men (Sha & Dozier, 2011[1]). When income was statistically adjusted for professional experience, the gendered pay gap narrowed to 86 cents on the dollar. When income was further adjusted for enactment of manager and technician roles, women in public relations still earned only 87 cents on the dollar earned by men (Sha & Dozier, 2011).

After almost three decades of research, scholars have evidenced a gendered pay gap. But we still lack a comprehensive look at all the possible factors that researchers have argued contribute to the documented disparities. Most importantly, the “so what” question has not been sufficiently addressed. Also, another big question is: How will this affect our students’ perception of their salary when they graduate? Some panelists will discuss findings from a national study of randomly selected public relations professionals (PRSA WLG 2010 survey) and preliminary results from another national study of randomly picked student members of public relations profession in terms of their expectations. (Data collection is to be completed by December.) Other panelists will discuss their experiences of the gender problems in the field and solutions they are exploring. All panelists will respond to the important question of, what can we suggest that our students do to change the persistent pattern of gendered pay gap?

OUTCOMES OF THE PANEL:

  • Practical application: Panelists will also talk about what practitioners—male and female, junior and senior — can do to equalize this gap to create more equitable outcomes for all practitioners. This will help prepare graduate students, professionals, and scholars better for field experience and/or to bring real solutions into the classroom for future practitioners.
  • Practical application: Conclusions from this panel will be included in an upcoming blog and newsletter item for the Public Relations Society of America’s Work, Life, and Gender Committee.
  • Research application: Comments and discussions from this panel will be used to inform an upcoming research project to explore this issue qualitatively.
  • Research application: All findings will be reported and prepared for a peer-review journal article.

[1] Sha, B.-L., & Dozier, D. M. (2011, August). Women as public relations managers: Show me the money. Paper presented to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO.

 

Join the CSW as a full member!

CSW logo color croppedAre you already using our Facebook group and are following us on Twitter via @csw_aejmc? 

Join the CSW as a due-paying member to take full advantage of our supportive community of scholars within AEJMC, advocating for women in the academy and promoting their work.

We host a networking luncheon and reception during the annual conference; co-host the Kopenhaver Fellowship Workshop on Women in Leadership; offer a mentorship program between senior and junior faculty members; and give awards for top papers to graduate students, faculty and activists. 

JOIN US TODAY!

Students only pay $10/year; faculty members pay $15 per year. It’s a quick process, just click on the link below if you are already an AEJMC member:

https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/…/201415-aejmc-division-interest-…/

If you are NOT an AEJMC member yet, please use the following link/form (you need to be an AEJMC member in order to join CSW): 
https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/201415-aejmc-membership-form/