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Join the fun, informative and yummy CSW Mentoring Luncheon in Montreal

Now that the conference in Montreal is just a couple of weeks away, we would like to encourage you to attend the CSW Mentoring Luncheon. If you are new to the conference and CSW, this is an excellent way of getting to know other scholars. Don’t be shy and join!

We are delighted to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Mary Anne Franks, Associate Professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law. An expert and advocate in the areas of cyberlaw, discrimination, free speech, law and gender, Dr. Franks will speak about Internet equality and the concept of cyber civil rights. You may have seen her in numerous recent media appearances (like discussing misogyny on HuffPost Live http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/elliot-rodger-misogynist-manifesto_n_5412958.html).

We hope you will join us for her keynote speech, as well as the valuable discussion and mentoring that takes place at the CSW luncheon on Friday, August 8, in Montreal!

Even if you already registered for the conference, you can still sign up for the luncheon at this link https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/2014-conference-workshops-luncheons/ 

Please also encourage friends and especially graduate students to attend – and if you have promising and interested graduate students for whom the cost of the luncheon may prove a burden, please contact me directly at springd@usca.edu

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Montreal — and at the luncheon!


Get ready for AEJMC in Montreal!

Just a couple of weeks are left until the AEJMC Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada starts on August 6!

If you have not checked it yet, it is high time that you make sure that your current passport is still valid. If not, you still have time to renew your passport via an express process, if you are a U.S. citizen.

For international students: Remember that as an international student you also need a valid passport, a valid visa AND a valid travel signature from your university’s office for international students. The signature goes on your current !-20 for F1 students or equivalent for J1 students.

Check with your international student office if you are not certain if your travel signature is still valid, if you have other visa issues or questions for leaving and returning to the US. Check now, in case your international student office is closed for part of the summer or has different open hours. 

Have a safe and happy trip to Montreal!

AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award extends deadline to April 8, 2014

This is your chance to still submit a self-nomination or to nominate someone else:

We extended the AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award submission deadline to April 8, 2014 in response to requests for more time from several member schools.

We also realize that extreme winter weather has disrupted work schedules in United States regions that are home to our member schools.

While we are happy to extend the deadline, early submissions are always welcome.
Here are details about the award.

The AEJMC is seeking nominations (applications and self-nominationsare welcome) for the 2014 AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award, which recognizes academic units that are working toward, and have attained demonstrable success in increasing equity and diversity.

Read the award call at http://www.aejmc.org/home/2013/10/aejmc-equity-diversity-award/

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern time, April 8, 2014.
Please address any questions to me, Deb Aikat , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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!”
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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 http://bit.ly/1fYoHE7. If you have questions or need more information, please email me at paula.poindexter@austin.utexas.edu.

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