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)

AEJMC Conference Research Papers:

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. Go to AEJMC Calls to view complete calls.

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. 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.

Other Resources:

2018 Conference Handout“So You Want to Write a Book?: A Survival Guide to Writing a Proposal, Finding a Publisher, Negotiating a Contract, Finishing the Book, and Living Happily Ever After”

“Global Journalism Education:” Knight Center launches a new ebook

The Knight Center announced the publication of the book “Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Innovations,” edited by professors Robyn S. Goodman and Elanie Steyn, at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

Download it for free or purchase it on Amazon for $34.95 or less.

“The American Journalist in the digital Age: Key Findings”

This survey continues the series of major national studies of U.S. journalists begun in 1971 by sociologist John Johnstone and continued in 1982, 1992, and 2002 by david Weaver and his colleagues at indiana University. Much as the U.s. Census does for the general population, these studies provide an important decen- nial measure of the pulse of U.S. journalism. View Now


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