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AEJMC started two initiatives: National News Engagement Day 10/7/2014 & News Audience Research Award

As Spring has shared on Facebook, AEJMC has started two new interesting initiatives: “A message below from our AEJMC President regarding two new initiatives. On the first, I’ll be in touch about how we can make sure that women are prominently featured and on the second, good luck winning that cash prize!”

Dear AEJMC members:

I’m writing to tell you about two exciting presidential initiatives: 1) “National News Engagement Day” which will be held Tues., Oct. 7, 2014; 2) “News Audience Research Paper Award” which has an April 1, 2014 deadline and a top cash prize of $500.

“National News Engagement Day” was created to encourage people of any age to read, watch, like, tweet, post, text, email, listen to, or comment on news. As you’ll see from the upcoming January 2014 AEJMC Newsletter, there will be different news engagement activities to involve Council of Division groups, journalism and communication departments, college and university campuses, and cities and communities around the country.

The “News Audience Research Paper Award” was designed to complement “National News Engagement Day” and encourage innovative research that provides insight into the relationship between news and its audience. The top three award recipients will be announced at the AEJMC business meeting, Fri., Aug. 8.

Details about the new research paper award can be found on the AEJMC website at If you have questions or need more information, please email me at

Thank you for your help in getting the word out and have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Best regards,

Paula Poindexter, Ph.D.
President, AEJMC