Research Resources

The Elected Standing Committee on Research offers various resources and teaching tools on this page.


AEJMC Research Guidelines:

Ethical Reseach Guidelines (Code of Ethics)

Top 10 Things to Do

Top 10 Ways to Get Your Paper Disqualified

AEJMC Conference Research Papers:

Tips to Submit a Conference Paper

How to Prepare a Clean Paper

Paper Presenter FAQs

How to Run a Fair Paper Competition

AEJMC Research Awards:

Browse this section for AEJMC Research Award calls. Awards are listed in alphabetical order. Awards shown below without links, do not have current announcements available.

The Eleanor Blum Distinguished Service to Research Award
Created to recognize people who have devoted substantial parts of their careers to promoting research in mass communication. It is named in honor of its first recipient, Eleanor Blum, a long-time communication librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research
Recognizes a body of significant research over the course of an individual’s career. The award is named in honor of Paul J. Deutschmann, who developed the College of Communication Arts at Michigan State University.

The Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award
The award provides recognition for for the best Ph.D. dissertation in the field of mass communication research excellence and includes a monetary reward. The Research Committee reserves the right to not grant the award in any given year. The Award is named for Ralph O. Nafziger and David Manning White, authors of “Introduction to Mass Communication Research,” and Michael Salwen, co-author (with Don Stacks) of “An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research.” Salwen’s name was added to the award starting in 2008.

2014 NWS: Criteria And Scoring Form: Round 1

Tankard Book Award
The Standing Committee on Research administers the Tankard Book Award competition for AEJMC. Authors who are AEJMC members may self-nominate any first-edition scholarly monograph, edited collection, or textbook published the current year of call that is relevant to journalism and mass communication. Nominated books can be co-authored or co-edited, and must be well-written and break new ground.

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