The organization

What was originally called the Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication added “and Online News” to its name on Oct. 1, 2011.  See then-division head John Carvalho’s announcement of the renaming vote.

The division hosts papers, panels and awards at national and regional AEJMC gatherings. It publishes the Newspaper Research Journal, this blog-style website, and the electronic newsletter, LeadTime. NRJ also has maintained a separate website, NewspaperResearchJournal.org.

AEJMC is made up of 17 Divisions, 10 Interest Groups, and various Standing Committees and Commissions. The organization’s division overview page  describes the  Division like this:

The Newspaper and Online News Division (formerly named the Newspaper Division) examines key concerns facing journalism education, the newspaper industry and society; topics include ethics, new technology, readership, minority recruitment and the media’s role in society. Publishes Newspaper Research Journal and a newsletter.

About this website

Now at aejmc.us/news, the division’s Web presence began in temporary sites on division officers’ home university servers. The division stabilized its Web address first at “aejmc.net/newspaper” in 2003, then as “aejmc.net/news” in 2009, a group-editable blog-style site intended to supplement and gradually take the place of the 2003-2009 “home page” of the Newspaper Division. Both sites were originally edited by Bob Stepno, first from the University of Tennessee,  Knoxville, and after 2007 from Radford University in Virginia. With the launch of aejmc.net/news, Stepno’s original AEJMC blog was archived, and Bill Broun of E.Stroudsburg University became co-editor here, continuing through 2012.  

The original site continued as an archive of past years’ pages, convention memorabilia, photo albums, lists of officers, links to related events and links to the division email discussion list and Newspaper Research Journal until the AEJMC.net server and domain went offline. Today, the Internet Archive preserves some of the original site

The WordPress site moved to its current aejmc.us/news address after a spring 2013 network attack on the  aejmc.net server. The division’s sites were not damaged, but all contents were moved to the new address. Because of the move, some internal links between older pages may not function.

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