AEJMC Awards

A variety of AEJMC Awards are listed below.

Browse this page for AEJMC award calls. Awards are listed in alphabetical order. Awards shown below without links, do not have current announcements available. AEJMC membership is required for application of the following awards.

  • Baskett Mosse Award for Faculty Development
    The Baskett Mosse Award for Faculty Development recognizes an outstanding young or midcareer faculty member in journalism or mass communication. Its recipient is awarded a stipend to be used toward work on a development or enrichment activity in any appropriate aspect of teaching, research or public service. Young or mid-career faculty members teaching in ACEJMC-accredited journalism programs are eligible to apply.
  • The Dorothy Bowles Award for Outstanding Public Service
    AEJMC is accepting nominations for the Dorothy Bowles Award for Outstanding Public Service. This award will recognize an AEJMC member who has a sustained and significant public-service record that has helped build bridges between academics and professionals in mass communications, either nationally or locally, and been actively engaged within the association.
  • 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. Nominations must be received by December 9, 2014. See complete call.
  • Covert Award
    The History Division of AEJMC presents the Covert Award. The award is presented to the author of the best mass communication history article, essay or book chapters in edited collections published each year. The award was endowed by the late Catherine L. Covert, professor of public communications at Syracuse University and former head of the History Division. Nominations should be sent by March 1, 2015. See complete call.
  • The AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award
    Recognizes journalism and mass communication academic units that are working toward, and have attained measurable success, in increasing equity and diversity among their faculty. The unit must display progress and innovation in racial, gender, and ethnic equality and diversity during the previous three years. Specifically, units will be evaluated for progress and innovation in racial, gender, and ethnic equity and diversity. The application deadline is 5 PM (EST), Feb. 15, 2015. See complete call.
  • AEJMC-Knudson Latin America Prize
    The AEJMC-Knudson Latin America Prize will be given annually to a book or project concerning Latin America or coverage of issues in Latin America. The work must make an original contribution to improve knowledge about Latin America to U.S. students, journalists or the public. This award was endowed by the late Jerry Knudson, an emeritus professor at Temple University. Submissions are due by December 1, 2014. See complete call.
  • Krieghbaum Under-40 Award
    The Krieghbaum Under-40 Award honors AEJMC members under 40 years of age who have shown outstanding achievement and effort in all three AEJMC areas: teaching, research and public service. Nominees must be AEJMC members in good standing at the time of the nomination and during the preceding year. The late Hillier Krieghbaum, former New York University professor emeritus and 1972 AEJMC president, created and funded the award in 1980.
  • Mary A. Gardner Scholarship
    The award, established by Dr. Gardner’s former students, goes to an outstanding college journalism student who is an incoming college junior or senior.
  • 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. Nominations due January 20, 2015. See complete call.
  • 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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