The Entertainment Studies Interest Group (ESIG) would like to extend a warm greeting to our new and returning members. ESIG represents a unique niche in AEJMC. It is the only interest group or division that specializes in entertainment studies, which includes sports, video games and entertainment media. ESIG provides unique programming and serves as a research outlet in the areas of research, teaching and PF&R and we draw from a variety of methodologies in our research. Given that entertainment permeates so many aspects of our society (from advertising, to public relations, sports, politics, gaming, music, etc.), our interest group has witnessed an increase of interest among communication scholars, both graduate students and faculty. We are also excited to announce the coming of an online, peer-reviewed journal emerging from our interest group that will advance our area of inquiry. We also offer competitive awards for graduate and faculty papers. We would love for you to learn more about our exciting interest group by visiting  our web site, panels, and accessing our newsletter.

Mark Callister
Chair, Entertainment Studies Interest Group