AEJMC Diversity Oral History


AEJMC Interest Group Responsibilities

AEJMC interest groups are approved by the AEJMC Board of Directors for one-year, two-year or three-year terms. These terms are renewable by the Board of Directors Petitions for renewal must be filed in a timely manner.

Interest groups are allowed programming rights during the AEJMC Conference but the number of “chips” allowed is smaller than for a division. Normally interest groups have half as many “chips” as a division. The number allowed is set by the Council of Divisions’ chair. The number for 2013-14 is 3 chips. A chip roughly equates to one conference time slot. However, co-sponsored sessions count only a half chip to each sponsoring group.

All interest group programming is done through the annual Council of Divisions Conference Planning Process. Interest groups may sponsor their own sessions and co-sponsor sessions with other interest groups or divisions. The interest groups follow the Council of Divisions Policies and Procedures, and the Policies for Reimbursement.

Interest groups must be represented at the two Council of Divisions meetings during the annual conference. Interest groups are also required to file an annual report each year and will go through the five-year assessment process. The format for the report will be provided by the AEJMC Central Office.

Current Interest Groups, 2013-2014

Participatory Journalism (2014) — established in 1994
Community Journalism (2016) — established in 2004
Entertainment Studies (2016) — established in 2000
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (2015) — established in 2003
Graduate Education (2016) — established in 1993
Internships and Careers (2016) — established in 1994
Political Communication (2016)  — established in 2010
Religion and Media (2014) — established in 1996
Small Programs (2014) — established in 1994
Sports Communication (2016)  — established in 2010


AEJMC Interest Group Guidelines

1. Each interst group must plan its conference sessions using the Council of Divisions Conference Programming Process. All convention programming is done through this process. Your group must be represented at both of the Council of Divisions’ meetings at the convention.

2. Meet all deadlines for filing information for conference programming, sessions and workshops.

3. Meet all deadlines for filing official interest group reports with the AEJMC Central Office. Formats for these reports will be mailed to you by the Central Office.

4. Mail some type of newsletter to your members at least twice each year.

5. Interest groups are granted AEJMC status for a finite period of time, from one to three years. Groups seeking a renewal of interest group status must formally petition the AEJMC Board of Directors for renewal. These renewals must include the following:
• A formal statement of the mission and goals of the group;
• A list of current and incoming officers;
• What this group has accomplished thus far (include specifics);
• Why this group fills a unique niche within AEJMC; and
• Copies of the annual reports for the past two years.

6. Interest group renewal petitions will be considered at the first or second AEJMC Board of Directors meeting during the conference, depending on when the petition is filed. Ideally, the petition is filed with the Executive Director before the conference via email in early July. If not filed by early July, then one set of all the paperwork for the renewal must be filed with the Executive Director (or left at the AEJMC registration desk) by the end of the AEJMC plenary session, which occurs on the second morning of the AEJMC Conference.

If a renewal petition is filed late, it will not be considered by the Board of Directors at its second meeting, and might result in a loss of interest group status. Failure to file a renewal petition at all will result in loss of interest group status.

Current Interest Groups, 2013-2014

Participatory Journalism (2014) — established in 1994
Community Journalism (2016) — established in 2004
Entertainment Studies (2016) — established in 2000
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (2015) — established in 2003
Graduate Education (2016) — established in 1993
Internships and Careers (2016) — established in 1994
Political Communication (2016)  — established in 2010
Religion and Media (2014) — established in 1996
Small Programs (2014) — established in 1994
Sports Communication (2016)  — established in 2010

Creation of New Interest Groups

All requests for new interest groups must petition with a formal statement of the mission and goals of the group as it fits within AEJMC’s three core areas: teaching, research and public service. You also need to explain how this group would fill a unique niche within AEJMC. New interest group requests may be filed with the Executive Director as in number 6 above or by November 1 each year. Petitioners must also submit signatures (email signatures will be accepted) from at least 100 voting AEJMC members who support creation of the new group.  Since AEJMC graduate students are not voting members, their signatures do not count toward the 100 needed signatures.

New petitions will only be voted on during the Board of Directors’ Winter meeting. If approval is granted at the Winter Meeting, the organizers must get at least 75 voting AEJMC members to pay dues to the new group by the end of the next conference, in order for it to be formally created on the following October 1st. At the conference after approval the new group will be allowed to conduct a business meeting in order to establish itself and elect officers.  If there are timeslots remaining after all other groups have programmed, then the Council of Divisions’ chair may grant the incoming interest group an available timeslot for a program.

For example, if a new group petitions for interest group status by November 1, 2013, then the Board of Directors will consider the petition at its 2013 Winter meeting. If approved, the new group will have a business meeting at the August 2014 Convention, after which they must have gathered at least 75 dues-paying voting AEJMC members to join the group in order to formally become an interest group on October 1, 2014. The group would have full interest group programming rights for the 2015 Conference. Since graduate students are not voting members, their dues do not count toward the 75 dues-paying members.


AEJMC Strategic Plan Progress Report

August 2008 to August 2013

The AEJMC membership approved the association’s first strategic plan in August 2008. During the next four years a Strategic Plan Implementation Committee, in conjunction with the AEJMC president and Board of Directors, have developed new processes and programs based on our 5 strategic directions.

The following actions and programs have resulted: [strategic direction of activity in brackets]

  1. AEJMC Presidential statements — a new process empowers the president to comment on relevant public/industry issues on behalf of the association. Began in October 2009. [2,3]
  2. AEJMC Emerging Scholars Program — offered competitively selected grants to junior faculty for research and teaching projects; first research grants awarded in January 2010. [1, 2, 5]
  3. Membership survey on Name Change — membership overwhelmingly wanted to retain the current name, saying it still reflects who we are and what we do. [2, 5]
  4. New AEJMC logo created — after an open competition for a logo failed to result in a suitable logo, AEJMC commissioned a designer to create a new logo. The new logo was approved in spring 2011, and put into use in October 2011. [2]
  5. Created the AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award to recognize schools that are doing outstanding work in building diversity within their units in a variety of ways. First award presented in August 2009. [1, 2, 3, 5]
  6. Re-design of AEJMC website — in 2010. [2, 5]
  7. Re-design of website allowed for new tools in the AEJMC Online Ads section, resulting in more user-friendly searches. The end result has been more traffic and additional revenue. It is now the #1 entry point into the main AEJMC site, and resulted in $60,000 in revenue in FY 2010-11. [2, 3, 4, 5]
  8. Development of new social media tools, including a Twitter feed (in Winter 2010) and conference mobile app (in July 2011). In 2013 Twitter feed goes to 5,700 followers. [2, 3, 5]
  9. Creation of new websites — first conference micro-site for the Denver conference (in January 2010), conference site for each year since, and a separate centennial celebration website (opened in March 2012). [2, 5]
  10. Created a new program for faculty to see industry changes first-hand. These summer “externships” fund a 2-week visit with various media outlets; in partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation. Began in 2011. [1, 2, 5]
  11. Created conference travel grants for graduate students. Began in 2011. [1, 2, 5]
  12. Developed a new program that provides funds for faculty to develop new social media platforms and software for classroom use. These Bridge Grants provide up to $8,000 for faculty to adapt open source applications from the Knight News Challenge; program in partnership with the Knight Foundation. Grants issued in Fall 2011 and Fall 2012. [1, 2, 5]
  13. Completed a Centennial Fundraising Campaign to raise money for new initiatives and current endowed accounts. Raised $301,407 by July 30, 2013 (which exceeded the goal of $300,000) — began in August 2011 to run through August 2013. About 2/3rds of the funds were targeted contributions. [4]
  14. Encouraged our international outreach by continuing to support the World Journalism Education Congress initiative by hosting a planning meeting at 2012 conference for the 2013 congress. [2, 3, 5]
  15. Developed a Task Force on Latino and Latin America to expand our presence and services to Latin America — began in August 2011. [2, 3, 5]
  16. Developed a Task Force on Recruiting for Academic Diversity to encourage professionals of color to consider teaching — began in August 2011. The group’s first training workshop will take place in August 2012. {2,3]
  17. AEJMC Online Display Ads — first display ad posted May 2012, two more ads planned for summer 2012. [4]
  18. Encouraged our international outreach by supporting the International Congress on Studies of Journalism in Chile in June 2012. We also sent a delegate and membership materials to the meeting to make connections with Latin American scholars/teachers. [2, 3, 5]
  19. Encouraged our international outreach by inviting (and providing comp registration) to a delegation of Brazilian communication scholars to attend the Chicago Conference. Seven scholars attended. [2, 3, 5]
  20. AEJMC Senior Scholars Program — offers competitively selected grants to senior faculty for research projects; 15 senior scholars applied in fall 2012 and two grants were awarded in January 2013. [1, 2, 5]
  21. AEJMC Graduate Student Information Expo — pilot program during 2013 DC conference. Provides place where potential grad students can talk with schools that offer master’s and doctorates. 22 schools will be present for the session. [2, 5]
  22. AEJMC WJEC3 presence — AEJMC sent the top 3 officers and one journal editor to the Belgium meeting, & provided prize money to the top 3 research papers. [1, 2, 3]
  23. AEJMC 2015 International Regional Meeting — an international regional meeting was approved in June 2013 by the AEJMC Board to take place in October 2015 in Chile. [1, 2, 3]
  24. Journal abstracts in Spanish on AEJMC website — The article abstracts from the 2013 issues of J&MC Quarterly, J&C Monographs and J&MC Educator have been translated into Spanish and are posted on the website. Future issues will also be added to the site. [1, 2, 3]

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Newspaper/Online: Award-winning Teaching Tips

Many thanks to Susan Keith, who not only ran the TNT21 (Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century) competition but put the award-winning entries together in a booklet (link is below the post as I don’t think it will work in this cut-and-paste from Last night, she wrote this:

Starting to think about your courses for next term? You can find inspiration in TNT21 2013: Top Submissions to Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, a PDF booklet of the submissions  honored in the division’s teaching ideas competition. The booklet contains the three ideas that won $100 first prizes:

  • Short and Tweet by Sue Burzynski Bullard, University
    of Nebraska-Lincoln, winner in the full-time faculty division
  • Today’s Journalist Challenge: Write Better, Adapt Faster, Promote Smarter by Ioana Coman, University of Tennessee, winner in the graduate-student division
  • Impact Journalism: Learning from Real-World Public Service Reporting Cases by Roy Harris, who has taught at Emerson College, winner in the adjunct division

The book also includes seven teaching ideas from entrants who received second- and third-place honors and honorable mentions:

  • ProWatch: Critically Thinking about Reporters’ Work by Carla J. Kimbrough, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Many Eyewitnesses … but Did They See the Same Thing? by Robin Blom, who submitted the idea as a Ph.D. student at Michigan State but took a faculty position in fall 2013 at Ball State University
  • The Red Line Project: Teaching in the 21st Century by Mike Reilley, DePaul University
  • The Amazing Twitter List Race by Michelle Carr Hassler,
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Storify and Twitter for Reporting and Curating a Meeting Story by Michael Fuhlhage, Auburn University
  • Editors as Curators: Using New Tools to Deliver News by Sue Burzynski Bullard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Talking all at Once: Managing Simultaneous Face-to-Face and Online Discussions by Jennifer Brannock Cox, Salisbury University

Here’s the direct link to the booklet:

So, okay, everyone. Use these and start thinking up entries for 2014!

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AEJMC Programs Directory Update – Wyoming


Wyoming, University of

Laramie, WY 82071-3904. Tel: (307) 766-3122/6277, FAX: (307) 766-5293, Email: <>. Web: <>. Department of Communication and Journalism, 1948. AAF, SPJ, SCJ, Wyoming Press Association, Wyoming Association of Broadcasters. Ken Smith, chair.
SEQUENCES: General Communication Studies, Advertising, Print Journalism, PR.


AEJMC Programs Directory Update – Wisconsin


Concordia University Wisconsin

12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI  53097. Tel: (262) 243-4324, FAX: (262) 243-3470. URL: <>. Email:
Department of Communication, Sarah Holtan, Assistant Professor of Communication, Director of the Public Relations Program, Faculty Advisor to The Concordia Beacon. Communication Department includes four majors: Business Communication, Mass Communication, Multimedia, and Public Relations.

• Marquette University

1131 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233-2313. Tel: (414) 288-7133, FAX: (414) 288-5227. E-mail: <>. J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, 2005, College of Communication, 1988, College of Journalism, 1912. AAF, BEA, IABC, KTA, NABJ, PRSSA, SPJ. Lori Bergen, Dean.
FACULTY: (Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, Broadcast & Electronic Communication): Profs: James W. Arnold (emer.), Claire Badaracco (emer.), Lori Bergen (dean), Bonnie S. Brennen (Nieman Professor of Journalism), Robert J. Griffin, Lawrence C. Soley (Gretchen and Cyril Colnik Chair), Joyce M. Wolburg (associate dean); Assoc. Profs: Bill Baxter (emer.), John Crowley (emer.), Daradirek Ekachai (chair, Strategic Communication), Ana C. Garner, Jean M. Grow, Michael J. Havice, James V. Pokrywczynski, James F. Scotton, Karen L. Slattery (chair, Journalism), William J. Thorn, Erik F. Ugland (associate dean for graduate studies and research); Asst. Profs.: Richard Leonard (Nieman Professor emer.), Kati Tusinski Berg, Stephen R. Byers, Sumana Chattopadhyay, Nathan Gilkerson, Pamela Nettleton; Professionals in Residence: Danielle Beverly, Herbert Lowe, Linda Menck; Adjunct Instructors: Maya A. Held, Barbara J. Volbrecht; Lecturers: Thomas Altstiel, Daniel Augustine, Priya Barnes, Thomas Branigan, Joseph Ciccarelli, Timothy Cigleske, David Fantle, Charles Flanagan, Ernst-Ulrich Franzen, Stephanie Hungerford, Mary Ingles, Dennis Jenders, Daria Kempka, Ronn Kirkwood, Glenn Kleiman, John Klein, Jeffrey McClellan, Caitlin Moyer, James Nelson, April Newton, Sue Northey, James Palmer, Tiffany Pua, Paul Salsini, Bradford Schultz, Philip Vollrath, Marc Whitney, Crystal Williams McNeal.
SEQUENCES: Advertising, Broadcast and Electronic Communication, Journalism, Public Relations.

• Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of

Eau Claire, WI 54702. Tel: (715) 836-2528, FAX: (715) 836-3820. Email: <>. Department of Communication and Journalism, 1953. AAF, ABC, BEA, IABC, KTA, NCA, PRSSA, SPJ, WI Broadcasters Assn., WI Newspaper Assn. Mary Hoffman, chair.
FACULTY: Profs.: Terry L. Chmielewski, James E. Fields (emer.), David Gordon (emer.), Henry W. Lippold (emer.), Daniel J. Perkins (emer.), W. Robert Sampson (emer.), Judy Sims, Sally A. Webb (emer.), Wayne R. Wolfert (emer.); Assoc. Profs.: Gerald L. Conner (emer.), Michael Dorsher, David Ford Hansen (emer.), Mary Hoffman, Won Jang, Jack Kapfer, Karen Kremer, (emer.), Jan Larson, Alice A. Ridge (emer.); Asst. Profs.: Arlyn Anderson, Martha Fay, Jeanie Geurink, Ellen Mahaffy, Nichole Schultz; Sr. Lecturers: William Barre, Karen Morris (Director of Forensics), Joan Rohr Myers (emer.), Kelly Jo Wright, Elizabeth Danko Chmielewski, Janet Driever.
SEQUENCES: Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Organizational Communication, Print Journalism, Public Communication, Public Relations.
DEGREES: BA, BS in Communication, Journalism or Mass Communication.

Wisconsin-La Crosse, University of

346 Center for the Arts, La Crosse, WI 54601. Tel: (608) 785-8519, FAX: (608) 785-6719. Communication Studies, 1964. Email: <>: <>. Richard Rodrick, chair.
Program Emphasis: Public Relations and Organizational Communication, Telecommunications, Persuasion, and Interpersonal Communication.
DEGREES: BA, BS degrees in Communication Studies. Offers a minor in Communication Studies.

• Wisconsin-Madison, University of

821 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1497. Tel: (608) 262-3691; FAX: (608) 262-1361. Web: <>. School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1905. AAF, PRSSA, SPJ, WICI. Gregory J. Downey, dir.
FACULTY:  Profs.: Gregory J. Downey (director) James L. Baughman, Deborah L. Blum,  Robert E. Drechsel (chair, Frank Thayer Center), Sharon Dunwoody (Evjue-Bascom Prof.), Jo Ellen Fair, Lew Friedland, Albert C. Gunther, Douglas M. McLeod, Dhavan V. Shah (Maier-Bascom Prof.), Hemant Shah, Stephen L. Vaughn, Stephen J. A. Ward (James E. Burgess Prof.); Assoc. Prof.: Hernando Rojas; Asst. Prof.: Shawnika Hull, Young Mie Kim, Karyn Riddle, Sue Robinson, Christopher Wells; Instructional staff: Kathleen B. Culver, Patricia Hastings, Debra Pierce, Steve Walters; Profs. Emer.: Raymond Anderson, William B. Blankenburg, James A. Fosdick, Robert P. Hawkins, James L. Hoyt, Jack M. McLeod, John T. McNelly, Jack W. Mitchell, Wilmott Ragsdale, Roger Rathke, Donald Stoffels.
SEQUENCES: Journalism, Strategic Communication

Wisconsin-Madison, University of

440 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706-1563. Tel: (608) 262-1464, FAX: (608) 265-3042. Email: <>; Department of Life Sciences Communication, 1908. NAMA, SPJ. Jacqueline C. Bush Hitchon, chair.
FACULTY: Profs.: Marion R. Brown, Jacqueline C. Bush Hitchon, Albert C. Gunther, Alan B. Knox, Larry R. Meiller, Garrett J. O’Keefe, Suzanne Pingree, Dietram A. Scheufele; Assoc. Profs.: Shiela I. Reaves, Robin Shepard; Asst. Profs.: Calvin D. Brutus, Patricia A. Loew; Adj. Assoc. Prof.: Jacob G. Stockinger; Lectr.: B. Wolfgang Hoffmann, Michael J. Flaherty, Brian D. Howell, William Ronald Seely, Susan Lampert-Smith, Mary Ellen Spoerke; Profs. Emer.: Fritz A. Albert, Margaret Andreasen, Lloyd R. Bostian, John H. Fett, Harold King, Leonard L. Maurer, Nellie R. McCannon, John E. Ross, Thomas P. Schomisch, Maurice E. White.
SEQUENCES: Integrated Marketing Communication, Science and Technology Reporting in Agriculture/ Natural Resources/Environment, Health/Biological Sciences, Family/Consumer Sciences.

• Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

PO Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201.  Tel: (414) 229-4436 FAX: (414) 229-2411.  Email: <>  Web:  Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1950.  PRSSA, SPJ, and campus advertising, broadcasting, and minority journalist organizations.  David Pritchard, chair.
FACULTY:  Profs.: David Backes, Paul Brewer, Ruane B. Hill (emer.), Donald LeDuc  (emer.), David Pritchard, Jeffery A. Smith;  Assoc. Profs.: David S. Allen, George A. Bailey (emer.), Earl S. Grow  (emer.), Elana Levine (head, Grad Studies), Barbara Ley  Asst. Profs.: Michael Newman  Sr. Lecturers: Becky Crowder, Gregg Hoffmann (emer.), Kay Magowan  (emer.), Jessica McBride, Joette Rockow (head, Undergrad Studies), Mark  Zoromski  Lecturers: Jane Hampden Daley, Donna Decker, Tess Gallun, Rachael Jurek,  Marc Tasman.
SEQUENCES: Journalism/Documentary, Strategic Communication, Media Studies.

• Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of

800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901-8696. Tel: (920) 424-1042, FAX: (920) 424-7146.    E-mail:; Department of Journalism, 1966. AAF, KTA, PRSSA, SPJ, Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Professor Mike Cowling, chair.
FACULTY: Profs.: Mike Cowling, Dr. Julie Henderson, Dr. Tim Gleason, Miles Maguire; Assoc. Profs.:  Dr. Vince Filak; Asst. Profs.: Dr. Sara Steffes Hansen, Dr. Shu-Yueh Lee, Dr. Jin Kyun Lee.
EMPHASES: Advertising, Public Relations, Writing/Editing, Visual, Media Studies.
DEGREES: B.A., B.S. in Journalism.

Wisconsin-River Falls, University of

410 S. Third St., River Falls, WI 54022. Tel: (715) 425-3169, FAX: (715) 425-0658; URL: <>. Email: <>. Department of Journalism, 1963. Colleen Callahan, chair.
Journalism Program: The Department of Journalism offers a BS/BA in journalism that includes courses in radio, television, print and on-line production

Wisconsin-Stevens Point, University of

Stevens Point, WI 54481. Tel: (715) 346-3409; FAX: (715) 346-4769. Division of Communication, 1968. Richard Ilkka, assoc. dean and head.
Communication Program: Broadbased major in Communication with emphases in Interpersonal, Organizational, Mass Communication, Public Relations/ Advertising, Individually Planned.

Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of

800 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Tel: (262) 472-1034, FAX: (262) 472-1419. Email: <>. Department of Communication. Sally Vogl-Bauer.
Communication Department: Offers comprehensive programs in Advertising, Electronic Media, Public Relations, Print and Broadcast Journalism. Majors and minors offered in College of Arts and Communication.


AEJMC Programs Directory Update – West Virginia

West Virginia

• Bethany College

Bethany, WV 26032. Tel: (304) 829-7710, FAX: (304) 829-7161. E-mail:  <>; Department of Communications and Media Arts, Bethany House. 1965. SCJ, PRSSA, M.E. Yancosek Gamble, acting chair, and Adviser to PRSSA.
FACULTY: Profs.: Jay Libby, Ass't Prof., Adviser to Video  Webcasts.;  Prof.: Patrick J. Sutherland, Adviser to WVBC Radio; Asst. Prof.: Stephanie Tuszynski, Adviser to Tower  Newspaper (and Online version).
SEQUENCES: Advertising, Digital Media and Journalism, Graphics, Public Relations, Sports Media and Information

• Marshall University

One John Marshall Dr., Huntington, WV 25755-2622. Tel: (304) 696 2360. Fax (304) 696 2732. Email: <>: W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1926.  AAF, NBS, NABJ, PRSSA, SPJ, SIFE.  Corley F. Dennison III, Dean.
FACULTY: Profs.: Corley F. Dennison III, Charles G. Bailey, Burnis Morris; Assoc Profs: Janet Dooley, Rebecca Jonson,  Dan Hollis; Asst. Profs.: Allyson Goodman, Nerissa Young, Terry Hapney, Chris Swindell, Rob Rabe, Chris Ingersoll; Part-time Instrs: Bill Bissett, Sandy Savage-York, Ruth Sullivan.
MAJORS: Advertising, Broadcast journalism, Journalism Education, Print/On-Line Journalism, Public Relations, Radio-Television.

• West Virginia University

P.O. Box 6010, 1511 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26506-6010. Tel: (304) 293-3505; FAX: (304) 293-3072. Email: <>. <> Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, 1939. AAF, BEA, KTA, NABJ, PRSSA, RTDNA, SPJ. Maryanne Reed, Dean; Diana Martinelli, Interim Associate Dean.
FACULTY: Profs.: Maryanne Reed (Dean); Assoc. Profs.: Joel Beeson, Sang Lee, Diana Knott Martinelli (Widmeyer Communications Professorship in PR and Interim Associate Dean), Ivan Pinnell and John Temple; Asst. Profs.: Hongmin Ahn, Robert Britten, Dana Coester, Rita Colistra, Jensen Moore and Stephen Urbanski (Graduate Director); Vstg. Asst. Profs.: Jim Ebel (Harrison/Omnicom Professorship), Lois Raimondo (Shott Chair of Journalism); Teaching Asst. Profs.: Emily Corio, Gina Martino Dahlia, April Johnston, Elizabeth Oppe, Tom Stewart; Profs. Emer.: Paul A. Atkins, John H. Boyer, Charles F. Cremer, Robert M. Ours, Guy H. Stewart (Dean Emeritus), William R. Summers Jr. and Pamela Yagle; Lecturers: Richard Bebout, Mary Kay McFarland; Adjunct Faculty: Cathy Bonnstetter, Pete Cameon, Chris Dale,  Natalie Eddy, Ellen Goodwin, Matt Gregory, Charles Harman, Holly Hildreth, Angela Lindley, Erica Lindsay, Tom Linkous, Scott Lituchy, Catherine Mezera, Kelly Taber and Cassie Waugh; IMC Program Director: Chad Mezera; IMC Lecturers/Adjuncts: Moya Alfonso, Rebecca Andersen, Bryan Bennett, Russell Casey, Robin Cobbey, Stacey Creely, Matthew Cummings, Debra Davenport, Kathleen DeMarco, Barry Dickinson, Dawn Edmiston, Lisa Fall, Karen Freberg, Nancy Furlow, Grace Gao, Ray Gillette, Patricia Girardi, Jay Gitomer, Alex Horwitz, Kyle Huckins, Edward Johnson, Susan Jones, Poonam Kumar, Tina McCorkindale, Bill Nevin, Dennis O’Connell, William Oechsler, Hugo Perez, William Pitzer, Linda Popky, Rachael Post, Drew Stevens, Larry Stultz, Shelly Stump, Philip Sturm, Stephen Ward and Kristen Wilkerson.
SEQUENCES: Advertising, Broadcast News, News Editorial, Journalism (Print, Television and Visual areas of emphasis), Public Relations, IMC Graduate Program (Online Only), General Journalism Graduate Program.


AEJMC Programs Directory Update – Washington


Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA 98926. Tel: (509) 963-1066; FAX: (509) 963-1060. Website: <>. Department of Communication, 1947. Corwin King, chair.
Journalism Major: The journalism major includes specializations in print, online, and broadcast journalism. A separate major is offered in Public Relations and Communication Studies.

Eastern Washington University

705 W. First Ave., Spokane, WA 99201-3900. Tel.: (509) 623-4347; FAX (509) 623-4238. Email: <>. Journalism Program, 1950. Prof. Steve Blewett, ABC, director.
Journalism Program: offers a BA in News-Editorial with student-designed second concentration emphasis; BS in Public Relations; BA Electronic Publishing, emphasis on Web design and intranet applications; all tracks stress strong professional community linkages and strong liberal arts tradition.

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA 99258. Tel: (509) 313-3899. Department of Communication Arts/Journalism Program. Susan English, dir.
Journalism Program: BA combines historical, legal, ethical and theoretical perspectives with strong writing and editing component and professional practice and criticism.

Northwest University

Kirkland, WA 98033. Tel: (425) 889-882-8266, FAX: (425) 827-0148. Department of Communication, Gary Gillespie, Chair. M (Peg) Achterman, area head.
Journalism Program: NU offers strong liberal arts education combined with training in media studies, rhetoric & public affairs and organizational communication.

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA 98447. Tel: (206) 535-7762, FAX: (206) 536-5063. Department of Communication & Theatre (Journalism emphasis), 1980. Michael Bartanen, chair; Clifford Rowe, area head.
Journalism Program: PLU offers strong liberal arts education combined with excellent technical training in journalism and broadcasting.

Seattle University

900 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122. Tel: (206) 296-5340, FAX: (206) 296-5409. Email for information: <>. Communication Department.  Gary Atkins, chair.
Journalism Program: News-Ed.Seeks to produce graduates who can become responsible professionals in journalism or undertake specialized graduate study.
Communication Studies: Liberal arts study of communication, including speech, interpersonal and organizational communication.

Walla Walla College

204 South College Avenue, College Place, WA 99324. Tel: (509) 527-2832, FAX: (509) 527-2253. Email: <>. Communications Department, 1988. Pamela Harris, chair.
Communication Program: BA in Mass Communication with concentrations in: Journalism and Public Relations, Media (includes broadcasting, video/audio production, performance).

Washington, University of

Box 353740, 102 Communications, Seattle, WA 98195-3740. Tel: (206) 543-2660, FAX: (206) 616-3762, Email: <>. Department of Communication, 1907. SPJ, AWC., David Domke, chair.
SEQUENCES: Journalism, Communication and Culture, Communication Technology and Society, International Communication, Social Interaction, Political Communication, Rhetoric and Critical Studies.

• Washington State University

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication; Pullman, WA 99164-2520. Tel: (509) 335-1556; FAX: (509) 335-1555. Email: <>. Web: <>. Lawrence Pintak, Founding Dean, (509) 335-8535.
FACULTY: Brett Atwood, Erica Austin, Michael Beam, Porismita Borah, Rebecca Cooney, Prabu David; Jolanta Drzewiecka, Larry Ganders, David Grewe, Elizabeth Blanks Hindman, Douglas Blanks Hindman, Eric Hoffman, Stacey Hust, E. Lincoln James, Roberta Kelly, Junghyun Kim, William Luers, Marvin Marcelo (General Manager NWPR & TV), Todd Norton, Brett Oppegaard, Lucrezia Paxson, Dan Petek, Jeffery Peterson, Bruce Pinkleton, Wayne Popeski, Michael Rabby, Kanale Rhoden, Joe Sampson, Benjamin Shors, Richard Taflinger, Alexis Tan, Paul Mark Wadleigh, and Changmin Yan;
Emers.: Joe Ayres, Tim Hopf, Elizabeth Krueger, Robert Nofsinger, W. Neal Robison; Adj.
Degree Programs: Journalism and Media Production (includes Broadcasting and Print Journalism), Strategic Communication (includes Public Relations and Advertising), Communication and Society.
FACILITIES: AAF, AM, FM, CATV, CN, FDT, DR, ETV, AP, CCTV, ComN, Research Labs/Centers: Murrow Center for Media & Health Promotion.
DEGREES: BA, MA, Ph.D. in Communication.

• Western Washington University

516 High Street, CF 251, Bellingham, WA 98225-9161. Tel: (360) 650-3252, FAX: (360) 650-2848. Email: <>; Web: Department of Journalism, 1967. SPJ. Shearlean Duke, chair.
FACULTY:  Assoc. Profs.: Carolyn Dale, Shearlean Duke, John Harris, Brad Howard, Tim Pilgrim; Asst. Prof.: Jennifer Keller, Carolyn Nielsen-Thompson, Peggy Watt, Sheila Webb; Lectrs.: Stephen Howie, Jack Keith.
SEQUENCES: News-Editorial, Public Relations, Visual Journalism, Environmental Journalism.
DEGREE: BA in Journalism (News-Editorial), Journalism-Public Relations and Visual Journalism. Joint degree in Environmental Journalism. (BA).

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA 99251. Tel: (509) 777-4739, FAX: (509) 777-4512. Email: <>. Department of Communication Studies. 1946. Gordon Jackson, chair.
Communication Studies: The Communication Studies department offers majors in journalism and mass communication, speech communication and communication.


AEJMC Programs Directory Update – Virginia


Emory and Henry College

PO Box 947, Garnand Dr., Emory, VA 24327. Tel: (276) 944-6822, Fax: (276) 944 6934; Email: <>. Department of Mass Communications. 1975. Teresa Keller, chair.
Program: For students considering careers in print journalism, broadcasting,  graphic design, advertising, public relations, web journalism and web design.  Award winning faculty and graduates. Strong liberal arts emphasis.

Georgetown University

3101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 2220, Tel: (202) 687-7000; Fax: 703-812-9324. School of Continuing Studies. Denise Li Associate Dean.
Master of Professional Studies in Journalism: The program fuses traditional journalism and “new” media. As innovative technology formats change the way news is delivered, the critical skills remain the same: careful, patient reporting, sophisticated storytelling, and sound, ethical judgment. The program immerses students in the real world of twenty-first century media. Our faculty includes seasoned news veterans from leading print, national broadcast, and digital media, as well as literary agents, authors, documentarians, public intellectuals, and new media entrepreneurs. The program offers three tracks that students can choose from: Advocacy/Immersion Journalism, Cultural Journalism and International/Political Journalism.
Degree: MPS in Journalism.

Hampton University

546 E. Queen St., Hampton, VA 23668. Tel: (757) 727-5405, FAX: (757) 728-6011. Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications, 1967. AAF, KTA, NABJ, PRSSA, Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck, interim dean.
SEQUENCES: Broadcast Journalism; Public Relations; Print Journalism.

James Madison University

MSC #2104, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Tel: (540) 568-7007; FAX: (540) 568-7026. Web: <>. Email: <>. School of Media Arts and Design. Steve Anderson, director; Rustin Greene, assistant director.
CONCENTRATIONS: Converged Media, Corporate Communication, Digital Video & Cinema, Journalism.
FACILITIES: High-definition Video Production Studio and Post-Production Lab, Converged Media Lab, Newsroom, Magazine Lab, Writing Lab, Resource Center.

Liberty University

1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24506. Tel: (434) 582-2111; FAX: (434) 582-7461. Dr. William Gribbin, Dean School of Communication,, Dr. Cecil V. Kramer, Jr., Associate Dean,  Dr. William Mullen, Chairman, Department of Communication Studies,
BS in Communication Studies:  Communication Studies majors complete 42 hours including 12 core hours and 30 hours of concentration in one of the following areas: Speech Communication, Broadcasting, Journalism, or Advertising/Public Relations.  Minors are offered in Speech Communication, Journalism and Advertising/Public Relations. BS in Visual Communication Arts (VCAR) Visual Communication Arts majors complete 45 hours including 15 hours of core curriculum and 30 hours of concentration in one of the following areas: Graphics Design or Studio Art.  Minors are offered in both areas.  MA in Communication Studies.  Students complete 36 graduate hours in Communication Studies including 12 hours of concentration in one of the following areas:  Rhetoric and Religious Communication,  Interpersonal and  Organizational Communication, and Media and Communication, 6 hours of research and thesis, and 18 hours of electives in theory or communication development courses from department offerings.
The Department sponsors a student newspaper (The Liberty Champion), student radio station (C-91, The Light), Yearbook (Selah), drama, forensics and debate teams.

Lynchburg College

1501 Lakeside Dr., Lynchburg VA 24501. Tel: (804) 544-8544, FAX: (804) 544-8661. Email: <>. School of Communication & Arts. 1983. Heywood Greenberg, dean and prof., journalism.
Journalism Program: offers print, broadcast, mass communication and speech communication. Students produce cable video programs and weekly newspaper. Emphasis on experiential education as well as theory.

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA 24401. Tel: (540) 887-7112; FAX: (540) 887-7040. Communication Department.  Bruce Dorries, Ph.D., Chair. (
A generalist, liberal arts-based Communication program that combines mass communication course work and human communication classes with emphasis on community service learning projects.   Independent student newspaper, television station and year book.

Marymount University

2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Tel: (703) 284-3840. Department of Communication & Graphic Design, 1973. Paul Byers, Ralph Frasca, Mass Communication Coordinators. Email: <>.
Mass Communication Program: offers BA with concentrations in Print Journalism, Broadcasting and Visual Communication. Program combines professional-skills approach (writing, editing, internships) with liberal-arts approach (history, law, theory).

• Norfolk State University

700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504. Tel: (757) 823-8331, FAX: (757) 823-9119. Email: <>. NABJ, PRSSA, AER. Department of Mass Communications and Journalism, 1994. (Formerly Department of Journalism, 1975 and Department of Mass Communications, 1975) Wanda Brockington, chair.
FACULTY: Profs.: Stan Tickton (Grad. Coord.); Assoc. Profs.: Paula Briggs, Wanda Brockington; Asst. Profs.: Cathy Jackson, Marcia Taylor; Instr.: Steve Opfer; Adjunct Fac.: Battinto Batts, Carl Daniels, T. Jen‘Nein Ferrell, Kimberly Payne, Marquita Smith.
SEQUENCES: General Broadcasting, General Journalism.

• Radford University

704 Fairfax St., Campus Post Office Box 6932, Radford, VA 24142. Tel: (540) 831-6553. FAX: (540) 831-5883. Email:>. Web: <>; School of Communication, 2008 (formerly Department of Communication, 1968, and Department of Media Studies, 1994) AAF, AER, IABC, PRSSA, SCJ. Lynn M. Zoch, Director.
FACULTY: Profs: Joe Flickinger, Vincent Hazleton, Bill Kovarik, Lynn Zoch (Director); Assoc. Prof.: Courtney Bosworth, Sandy French, Matthew Turner, Lisa Baker Webster; Asst. Profs.: K. West Bowers, John Brummette, James Collier, Scott Dunn, Bob Stepno, Shuo Yao; Instrs.: Erin M. Berman, Sam Jennings, Leigh Anne Kelley, Betty Kennan, Joe Staniunas, Jr.; Adjunct Fac.: Christopher Finley, Lora Gordon, Megan Elder-Taylor, Ann Brown, Roland Lazenby; Prof. Emer.: George Grice, Clay Waite, Richard Worringham; Staff: Christine Carter, Stacie Whitlock.
CONCENTRATIONS: In Communication: Communication Studies, Public Relations. In Media Studies: Advertising, Journalism, Production Technology.
DEGREES: BS, BA in Media Studies, BS, BA in Communication, MS in Corporate and Professional Communication

Regent University

1000 Regent University Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9800. Tel: (757) 226-4237. FAX: (757) 226-4275. School of Journalism. Mark Menga, chair.
Journalism Program: The school offers a MA in Journalism with sequences in news-editorial, broadcast journalism, public relations, magazine, professional writing and journalism education. Regent also offers a PhD in journalism and communication.

Richmond, University of

Richmond, VA 23173. Tel: (804) 289-8323, FAX: (804) 287-6052. Email: <>; Major and Minor in Journalism. Steve Nash, journalism chairman.
Journalism Department: Emphases on news gathering and news writing. Has broad liberal arts requirements. Facilities include: AP, FM, CN, DR.

• Virginia Commonwealth University

901 W. Main St., PO Box 842034, Richmond, VA 23284-2034. Tel: (804) 828-2660, FAX: (804) 828-9175. Web: <>. School of Mass Communications, 1950. KTA, NABJ, PRSSA, RTNDA, SPJ., VCU Ad Club, Dr. Yan Jin, Interim Director; Will Sims, Associate Director; Lauren Stewart, Assistant Director for Development;
FACULTY: Profs.: June Nicholson, Judy VanSlyke Turk; Assoc. Profs.: Tim Bajkiewicz, Bridget Camden, Yan Jin, Ernest F. Martin, Jr., Peyton Rowe, Scott Sherman, Will Sims, Jeff South, Clarence Thomas. Asst. Profs.: Marcus Messner, William Oglesby, Ashley Shoval, Yuan Zhang. Instructors: William Farrar, Gary Gillam, Vivian Medina-Messner, Mary Ann Owens, Sean Stewart. Affiliate Faculty: David Hess, Mark Schaefermeyer. Adjunct Faculty.: James Adams, Charles Ajemian, Roi Boyd, Malorie Burkett, Brad Byrne, Sean Collins-Smith,  Constantin Cotzias,  Adam Cunningham, William Daniel, William DeVasher, Aaron Dotson, Meghan Ely, Britt Farrar, Donald Forst, Kelly Gannon, Jessica Garrett, John Geerdes, Norberto Gomez, Janelle Hancock, Robert Holland,  Sarah Huddle, Mark Jeffries,  Marcel Jennings, Cassie Jones, Jeffrey Kraus, David Lawrence, Shana Meganck, John Mizell,  Jonathan Newman, Ryan Nobles, Patrick Owens, Colleen Phelps,  Keat Powell, Anne Richardson, Noel Ritter, Kevin Rothermel, Cynthia Schmidt, Elizabeth Scoggins, Jennifer Scott, Thomas Scott, James Setaro, Jason Smith, Jolinda Smithson, Tracy Tierney, Allison Williams, Christen Witte,  Prof. Emeritus.: George T. Crutchfield (deceased). Assoc. Prof. Emerita: Wilma Wirt.
SEQUENCES: Undergraduate: Advertising (Strategic Concentration, Creative Concentration); Journalism (Broadcast Concentration, Print Concentration); Public Relations. Graduate: Integrated Public Relations and Advertising Master of Science Program; Multimedia Journalism Master of Science Program, Strategic Public Relations Master of Science Program. Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Media, Art and Text (MATX)
DEGREES: BS, MS, Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

121 Shanks Hall, Mail Code 0311, Blacksburg, VA 24061 Tel: (540) 231-7136, FAX: (540) 231-9817. Email: <>. Web: <>. Department of Communication, 1980. Robert E. Denton, Jr., head.
SEQUENCES: Speech, Print Journalism, Broadcasting, PR,

Virginia Union University

1500 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA 23220. Tel: (804) 257-5649, FAX: (804) 257-5694. Department of Mass Communications, 1976. Thomas Fensch, Department Chair.
FACULTY: Prof.: Emmanuel U. Onyedike; Assoc. Profs.: Vanessa Coombs, Thomas Fensch; Part-time Fac.: LeRoy Boyd, Henry Moore.
Journalism Department: Offers Broadcast and News-Editorial sequences with internship programs in local news media.
FACILITIES: Campus Radio Station, Multimedia Lab, Digital Editing Lab, Campus Television Studio.

• Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA 24450. Tel: (540) 458-8432, FAX: (540) 458-8845, Email: <>. Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, 1925. SPJ. Pamela K. Luecke, head.
FACULTY: Profs.: Robert J. deMaria, Brian E. Richardson, Pamela K. Luecke, Edward Wasserman; Assoc. Profs.: Claudette Guzan Artwick, Adedayo Abah, Doug Cumming; Asst. Prof.: Indira Somani. Reynolds Prof. of Legal Reporting: Toni Locy.  Emer. Profs: John K. Jennings, Louis W. Hodges, Hampden H. Smith III. Staff:  Melissa Cox, Michael Todd, John Muncie, Joan Millon.
SEQUENCES: Journalism, Business Journalism, Mass Communications.
FACILITIES: Converged digital newsroom; high-definition video production facility; community access cable channel; AP, FM, VDT.