The Communication Theory & Methodology (CT&M) division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) was created in the mid-1960s. The goal of CT&M was and still is to advance the study of communication through theory-based, methodologically-sound research.
CT&M has traditionally been a leader at encouraging research by graduate students. It was the first division of AEJMC to have a student paper competition, and every year it awards $250 to the Top Student Paper. CT&M sponsors the Barrow Minority Student Scholarship – currently $2,000 – acknowledging and honoring outstanding minority students. It is awarded annually to a deserving student enrolled in a journalism & mass communication Ph.D. program.
The CT&M Syllabus Exchange aids new and established faculty alike by serving as a repository of excellent syllabi developed and tested at universities around the country.
If you are interested in the theory and methodology of communication research in any substantive AEJMC area, CT&M should be the first division of AEJMC that you join.