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Lessons from Brexit and Trump

By Dr. Gregory Perreault (PF&R Chair) Appalachian State University Contemporary events have left many in dumbfounded. In the United Kingdom, many media professionals assumed that naturally the British people would want to stay in the EU. The vote for Brexit showcased just how wrong that assumption was. In the United States, media professionals again assumed […]

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Do we push journalism students too hard?

By Dr. Gregory Perreault Appalachian State University I know, I know. The answer is “no,” right? The problem is that “we don’t push them hard enough.” As a journalism professor, the question of “how hard is too hard,” is a question I’ve faced teaching introductory journalism classes at both the Missouri School of Journalism and […]

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Reflections on the University of Missouri

By Dr. Gregory Perreault Appalachian State University As a recent alum of the Missouri School of Journalism doctoral program, I followed the events this November with a mixture of concern and fascination. Great pieces have been presented analyzing the questions regarding race in Missouri and the First Amendment flare up. In particular, many media scholars […]

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2015 Spring Newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Spring 2015 Welcome to the Spring 2015 Newsletter! To read the articles below, simply click on the link and it will take you to the individual post. Remember the deadline to submit to AEJMC is 11:59 P.M. (Central Daylight Time) on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Also, we’re increasing our social media presence. Have […]

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Dispatches from the Job Front

The opportunities and challenges of the religion and media job search By Greg Perreault Ph.D. Candidate at the Missouri School of Journalism “Finding the right job will be like falling in love, it’ll just work.” Those were the words of advice given to my by my research advisor on the job scene and as it […]

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Preparing your AEJMC paper for blind review

By Joy Jenkins Ph.D. Candidate at the Missouri School of Journalism This morning I looked at the desktop of my laptop computer and sighed. It is that time in the semester when for every item I check off my to-do list, I add two or three more. Although the course I am teaching has hit […]

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2014-2015 Winter Newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Winter 2014-2015 Welcome to the Winter 2014-2015 Newsletter! To read the articles below, simply click on the link and it will take you to the individual post. If you’re interested in reviewing for the Religion and Media Interest Group for the upcoming conference, please contact Joel Campbell at foiguy@gmail.com. Also, we’re increasing our […]

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Faculty Openings, Fellowship Announcements and Seminar Announcements

The King’s College The King’s College, New York City, is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position in journalism at the rank of Assistant Professor for fall 2015. This growing college seeks an excellent teacher and entrepreneurial individual with a strong Christian faith as well as the ability and desire to interact with both popular […]

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Call for Papers RMIG 2015

Religion and Media Interest Group (AEJMC 2015) The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) invites submission of research papers on topics that incorporate themes related to religion and media. RMIG will consider papers using quantitative, qualitative or historical research methods and accepts any recognized citation style (although APA is preferred). Please note that essays, commentaries, […]

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2014 Fall Newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Fall 2014 Welcome to the Fall 2014 Newsletter! To read the articles below, simply click on the link and it will take you to the individual post. Please note that we’re most immediately interested in joint panel proposals for the 2015 AEJMC conventions (see below). Also, we’re increasing our social media presence. Have […]

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The iPhone and Religious Belief by Dr. Jim Trammell

By Dr. Jim Trammell, High Point University *Recipient of the RMIG 2014 Top Faculty Paper Award Thank God for the iPhone. I use it to call my mother. I use it to update my Facebook status. I use it to take a picture of my cup of coffee, and then upload the picture to my […]

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Call for RMIG Joint Panel Proposals for the 2015 AEJMC Convention

Aloha RMIG Colleagues: It was really nice seeing many of you in Montreal, and the conference was a great success. Thank you very much for your participation. It’s time to think about the upcoming AEJMC Conference in San Francisco, California on August 5-9, 2015. RMIG is now accepting joint panel proposals for the 2015 convention. […]

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RMIG 2013-2014 Annual Report

RMIG 2013-2014 Annual Report

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2014 Summer Newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Summer 2014 Welcome to the Summer 2014 Newsletter! For AEJMC 2014, please remember you will need a passport in order to attend the conference. Early registration for the conference ends on July 7th. To read the articles below, simply click on the link and it will take you to the individual post. Thanks […]

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On the Paper/Panel Competition

This year has been a banner year for our division, headed by Dr. Chiung Chen from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Chiung has been an incredible division head, training our officers and prompting everyone in the group toward excellence. We have 7 sessions coming up at the conference, 14 research papers being presented in 4 groups of […]

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Why I research religion in digital games

By Greg Perreault, Newsletter Editor Like most children in my generation, I grew up playing digital games. Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, and The Legend of Zelda were not, in my experience, marks of absence from the social world but an indication of presence within it. Because everyone played. You learned you had to […]

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Religion, Culture and Media: Try This At Home

By Michael Longinow Pedagogy is a journey. We don’t get anywhere until we gas it up, merge into traffic and get it on. So this semester I stopped talking about the interplay of faith, culture and media. I set up a series of projects whereby all students in my class would have to interact with […]

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Tuesday Pre-Conference Workshops (AEJMC 2014)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Session 1 of 3) “Writing It Right for Academic and Scholarly Audiences” This session will consist of an interactive panel session that will address key topics in academic writing and publishing. Unlike most of the many previous (and ever popular) sessions AEJMC has held on this topic, this panel will […]

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Letter from the Chair and RMIG’s 2014 Panels

Our term will come to an end in August. We want to thank all RMIG members and friends for your support and help. We have learned a lot this year through our service. We have put out 4 excellent newsletters (thanks particularly to Greg for his time and effort) and come up with an exciting […]

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Why I don’t plan to teach religion reporting any more

By Debra L. Mason, Teaching Chair I joined the teaching ranks 24 years ago as a teaching assistant while I was earning a PhD at Ohio University. But it wasn’t until 2008 that I first taught religion reporting. That’s because I was teaching at a small liberal arts college trough the 1990s with too few […]

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2014 Spring Newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Spring 2014 Welcome to the Spring 2014 Newsletter. This year, the Religion and Media Interest Group received 24 submitted papers. For AEJMC 2014, please remember you will need a passport in order to attend the conference. Early registration for the conference ends on July 7th. To read the articles below, simply click on […]

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Call for Papers 4-4-14

Call for Cases Diana Tucker and Jason Wrench, the editors of Casing Sport Communication, invite the submission of fictional case studies for the 1st edition of the volume to be published by Kendall Hunt in Fall 2015. The cases will be built around major concepts that are seen in both sport communication research and within […]

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Religion and Media Interest Group Breakfast Panel

Journalists and experts in the cultural influences shaping religion and media in Quebec will be featured in a panel discussion and breakfast during the annual convention of the Association of Journalism and Mass Communication in Canada. Sponsored by the Religion and Media Interest Group, the panel discussion will be 8-10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, […]

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Religion and Media Interest Group 2014 Montréal Conference Sessions

Tuesday, August 5 1-5 pm How to Get Published Co-sponsor with Media Management and Economics, Media Ethics The pre-conference will explore issues related to successfully publishing journal articles and books including how to: formulate a strong and interesting research project, write and edit a manuscript, select a journal or book publisher to submit a manuscript […]

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RMIG member pens new book

BUIES CREEK — Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas has released “The ABC List of Feature Ideas,” a new book for budding journalists by Michael Ray Smith, a communication studies professor at Campbell University. Smith wrote the book to help new writers generate story ideas and think strategically in planning and executing features articles for the […]

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2013-2014 Winter Newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Winter 2013-2014 Welcome to the Winter 2013-2014 Newsletter. To read the articles below, simply click on the link and it will take you to the individual post. Thanks for reading! Sincerely, Greg Perreault Newsletter editor (2013-2014) Table of Contents 1. Report from the Chair, Winter 2013-2014 2. “How to keep yourself productive” by […]

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Report from the Chair, Winter 2013-2104

This year we had a new procedure for joint panel proposals. It turned out fine, although the process was somewhat nerve wracking. We received a few proposals and three of them were picked up by other divisions/interest groups. We also agreed to help with a pre-conference workshop on publication. We will, in other words, co-sponsor […]

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Comparing Faculty’s Role at Public vs. Faith-Based Schools

By Denise McGill School of Journalism & Mass Communications, University of South Carolina I worked for 10 years as a photojournalist in newspapers and later as an overseas correspondent for a national magazine. Upon finishing a master’s degree, I taught at two small, faith-based colleges. I’m now on faculty at a Research I, publicly-funded university. […]

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How to keep yourself productive

By Michael Longinow Department of Journalism & Integrated Media, Biola University Productivity is hard — for everybody. Let’s just put that out there up front. But some people make it look easier. This article will suggest ways the best of you can do it better; those of you wondering how to get started might find […]

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Announcement: U.S. Media Development Seminar on Palestine

2014 Media Development Seminar June 5-16, 2014 in Jerusalem and the West Bank Applications due January 20, 2014 Awards announced February 28, 2014 The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its first Media Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. […]

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Religion and Media Paper Calls 12/19

Call for Papers Religion and Media Interest Group at AEJMC 2014 The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) invites submission of research papers on topics that incorporate themes related to religion and media. RMIG will consider papers using quantitative, qualitative or historical research methods and accepts any recognized citation style (although APA is preferred). Please […]

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2013 Fall Newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: FALL 2013 Welcome to the Fall 2013 Newsletter. To read the articles below, simply click on the link and it will take you to the individual post. Thanks for reading! Sincerely, Greg Perreault Newsletter editor (2013-2014) Table of Contents 1. “Encouraging the continued exploration of religion and media” by Jennifer Hoewe, Penn State […]

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RMIG Officer Bios for 2013-2014

Chair: Chiung Hwang Chen, Brigham Young University-Hawaii (e-mail) It’s an honor to head the Religion and Media Interest Group this year; I hope we have a fruitful year working together. I received my Ph.D. degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Iowa and am currently an associate professor in the Department of International […]

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Encouraging the continued exploration of religion and media

By Jennifer Hoewe, Penn State University Religion and Media Interest Group’s Top Student Paper Award Recipient, 2013 Undoubtedly, religion continues to be a persistent topic in and influence on media content. Despite its pervasiveness in media, religion has not received the type of widespread attention in media scholarship seemingly deserving of such a value-laden subject. […]

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Religion and Media Paper Calls 9/10

Below you’ll find a series of calls for religion and media related papers: ______ Call for RMIG Joint Panel Proposals for the 2014 AEJMC Convention Aloha RMIG Colleagues: It’s not too early to think about the upcoming AEJMC Conference in Montreal, Canada on August 6-9, 2014. Due to the changes in the chip auction process, […]

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Religion and Media Paper Calls 8/21/13

Below you’ll find a series of calls for religion and media related papers: _______ I am putting together a panel on dissent in religion, labor, and politics (and wherever else) for ECA. There is room for two more panelists. If interested, please contact me: ddewberry@rider.edu David R. Dewberry, Ph.D. Editor, First Amendment Studies ________ Call […]

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