Newspaper Research Journal – Update on search

A few months ago, we started a search for the next editor for the Newspaper Research Journal. We have recently extended the application timeframe.

Applications must be received by March 10, 2017. A complete application will include a letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications, a letter of support from the applicant’s department head and/or dean, a four-to-five-page outline of the applicant’s vision for the journal, and contact information for five professional references. All application material should be uploaded to Questions can be directed to NOND Head Jasmine McNealy at

The editor’s responsibilities include promptly processing all manuscripts submitted to NRJ and coordinating four issues per year. The editor will also handle correspondence relative to the publication and work with both the AEJMC Central Office on business and budget matters affecting the journal and with the publisher’s production and promotion representatives at SAGE. A professional, collegial approach is expected in all matters related to the journal.

The editor will be provided with funds to assist with the administration of the journal.

The editor is selected by and reports to the Newspaper and Online News Division’s executive committee. All who apply will be considered. Applicants must be Newspaper and Online News Division members in good standing. They should be able to write and edit clearly and concisely, understand and appreciate a broad range of research methodologies, and have an extensive knowledge of the literature of newspaper and online news research. They should also be able to comply with the design standards established for NRJ.

The editor selected will be housed in a department or school that is able and eager to cooperate with this publishing venture in terms of office space, travel funding, use of equipment, and graduate student or staff assistance. Transition will begin in September 2017 with the first issue edited by the new editor in Winter 2018.

I am an assistant professor of communication at Waynesburg University in southwest Pennsylvania. I teach graphic design, web design and photography.

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