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Call for Applications

Editor, Communication Law and Policy

The Publications Policy Committee of the AEJMC Law & Policy Division is seeking applications for the position of editor of Communication Law and Policy, the quarterly, peer-reviewed law journal published by the division.  The position is for a three-year term and will begin January 1, 2015.

The editor of the journal is responsible for the prompt processing of all manuscripts submitted to the journal, coordinating four issues per year, handling all correspondence relative to the publication, preparing an annual report, and presenting the report to the division each year at the AEJMC annual conference.  The editor should be able to write and edit clearly, to communicate effectively with authors, and to have an understanding of and appreciation for a broad range of research methods used in legal scholarship. The editor should also have a strong publication record in law or policy.

The editor receives an annual honorarium, but must demonstrate that the academic unit where the journal will be housed will support the journal with specific consideration as to postage, photocopying and other technical support, as well as some provisions for an editorial assistant.

A letter of application, a complete curriculum vita, a letter of support from a unit head, and a list of five references with contact information should be mailed to Prof. Derigan Silver, Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies, University of Denver, 2490 S. Gaylord St., Denver CO 80208-5000.  Inquiries may be made by email to Prof. Silver at  Application materials must arrive by March 1, 2014.

Welcome to the Law and Policy division of AEJMC

The Law and Policy division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is dedicated to exploring the wide range of legal and policy issues that surround mass communication and free expression by supporting members’ research and teaching efforts. The division also plays a prominent role in AEJMC’s efforts to promote professional freedom and responsibility by serving as a bridge between academic work and public understanding on topics of free expression.

The Law and Policy division encourages members to present their research at the regional and national AEJMC conferences and has brought a wide range of communication law and policy practitioners – journalists and lawyers – together with scholars to share their insights on issues such as student press freedom, minority ownership of media, the ethical impact of legal decisions, the Freedom of Information Act, and comparative media regulation.

Membership in the division includes a subscription to Media Law Notes, our quarterly newsletter, and to Communication Law and Policy, the division’s quarterly research journal. Communication Law and Policy publishes high-quality research using traditional legal research and social science techniques; ethnographic, international or comparative analyses; or other appropriate approaches to pertinent topics. Founded in 1996 and indexed in the Lexis law review database, the journal is one of the top peer-reviewed journals for research in communication law and policy.

Please explore our website to learn more about the division. You can find our division constitution and bylaws here.  And here is a list of past division heads.

Please refer to the list of officers on this site if you have questions, and contact me if you would like to join us. Welcome!

Jason Martin

Head, Law and Policy Division 2017-18