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Fall 2017 Newsletter

Happy fall, RMIG members! In this newsletter edition: The officers have changed for the 2017-2018 academic year. Click here for officer bios. Click here to sign up as a reviewer for the 2018 conference. Click here to cosponsor a teaching panel at the 2018 AEJMC conference. Click here to read about a call for book […]

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Call for Sponsored Teaching Panels

The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) is looking to partner with some of the other AEJMC divisions and interest groups to co-sponsor panels dealing with teaching and professional freedom & responsibility (PFR). If you have any ideas, please contact Mariam Alkazemi at alkazemi[dot]m[at]gust[dot]edu[dot]kw and Gregory Perreault perreaultgp[at]appstate[dot]edu by Wednesday, October 4th. We look forward […]

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Call for Book Chapters

A note from Amanda Sturgill:

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CFP: National Association for Baptist Professors of Religion

Adam Brett, the social media manager for the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR), shared the link for the call for papers for the group’s annual meeting.  For more information, please click on the linked URL: https://nabpr.org/2018-nabpr-call-for-papers/.

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Pre-Conference Event in Chicago: 2017 Sacred Space Tour

Chicago has long been an important city for people interested in studying religion and culture — most notably thanks to its hosting of the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions. During the 2017 AEJMC pre-conference session, a group of RMIG members continued the recent tradition of visiting important sacred sites in the convention’s host city. This […]

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2017-2018 Officer Bios

The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is proud to present its officers for the 2017-2018 academic year. Head: Rick Moore, Boise State University Rick Moore earned his doctorate from the University of Oregon and has taught at Boise State since 1994. He loves teaching […]

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Distinguished Lecture by Daniel Stout

  RMIG’s best goes out to Professor Daniel Stout in Hawaii. He’s had some health issues last semester, but has told RMIG officers that he’s back in the classroom. In March, he delivered a distinguished university lecture on “Tendencies and Tensions of Interpretative Communities.”

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Call for AEJMC Reviewers-2018 RMIG

The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) calls upon all interested parties to serve as reviewers for the 2018 conference in Washington, DC. If you are interested in reviewing please enter your information here.

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Annual Reports 2016-2017

In the previous academic year, RMIG was renewed within AEJMC and an annual report has been produced in order to document its activities. Please click on the links to review these documents.  

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Winter 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter 2016 Newsletter! In this issue, we are honored to share with you opportunities as well as contributions from our members.  These contributions highlight the importance of understanding the interaction of religion and media in the current political climate.  To read the articles, simply click on the links below.  Each link will […]

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Chicago Attractions

Chicago offers a host of attractions for people with different interests. The RMIG interest group will be taking a tour of sacred spaces in Chicago.  Please click here for more information. This New York Times “36 Hours in Chicago” article recommends various music venues for the blues in addition to various restaurants and bars. This […]

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Chicago Sacred Spaces Tour Being Planned for 2017 Conference

Chicago has long played an important role in the diverse history of religion in the U.S. The city is filled with iconic churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. In the fall of 1893, the Windy City hosted to the first Parliament of the World’s Religions, which scholars frequently suggest was a major turning point in the […]

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Notes from the RMIG Head

  By: Joel J. Campbell As we look toward 2017, the best way to celebrate the work of the Religion and Media Interest Group is to honor our members’ accomplishments. Here’s a sampling of some of their accomplishments. If you know of other RMIG member news, please forward me a note and I’ll get it […]

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RMIG Members’ Publication

RMIG members Brian J. Bowe (Western Washington University) and Jennifer Hoewe (The University of Alabama) recently published a study titled “Night and Day: An Illustration of Framing and Moral Foundations in the Oklahoma Shariah Amendment Campaign” in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. When Oklahoma’s “Save our State” amendment was passed, Oklahoma voters decided that the […]

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Teaching Religion and Media

By: Dr. Michael A. Longinow Department of Journalism and Integrated Media Biola University   Teaching thrives on predictability: clear syllabi, thorough rubrics, links to good parallel documents. But even in a good semester, you know to watch for danger signs — like fear and worry in students’ eyes. An anxious classroom slows everything down. And […]

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Call for Papers: AEJMC 2017 in Chicago

Chicago, IL 2017 AEJMC Paper Competition Uniform Call   The programming groups within the Council of Divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication invite submission of original, non-published, English language only research papers to be considered for presentation at the AEJMC Conference, August 9 to 12, 2017, in Chicago, IL. Specific […]

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Opportunities for Faculty and Undergraduate Students

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is now accepting applications. Since 2000, the AJC Fellows Program has provided a unique educational opportunity for graduate students and seniors to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit […]

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Fall 2016 RMIG Newsletter

The Religion and Media Interest Group had a successful convention at the 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication which took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the September 2016 newsletter, we are excited to share with you: The officer biographies for RMIG’s 2016-2017 team. A call for proposals for the 2017 AEJMC conference. Pictures […]

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2016-2017 Officer Bios

The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) proudly presents the 2016-2017 officer list.   RMIG Head — Joel Campbell Dr. Joel Campbell is an associate professor in journalism in Brigham Young University Department of Communications. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University. Previously, he worked for nearly 20 years as a […]

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The Minneapolis Sacred Space Tour

  MINNEAPOLIS — The Twin Cities are home to unique collection of houses of worship, but shifting demographics and influx of immigrants are reshaping the religious landscape of the metro area. A pre-conference tour hosted by the Religion and Media Interest Group offered a glimpse of these changes as well as a look back at […]

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

The annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota between August 4-7, 2016.  This year, the Religion and Media Interest Group had a total of 19 papers submitted. Of the 19 papers, 9 were accepted. These papers will be presented in two research panel sessions. […]

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AEJMC 2016 Research Panels

The annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota between August 4-7, 2016.  The Religion and Media Interest Group is hosting two research panels.  The first research panel is entitled, “Christians and culture: Making and interpreting the news”.  The second is entitled, “Framing faith, morals […]

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Sacred Space Visits: A Pre-conference Tour

On Wednesday, August 3rd, the Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) has organized a pre-conference tour to visit sacred spaces in the Twin Cities. The inclusion of at least three sacred spaces has been confirmed.  These sites include: Hindu Temple of Minnesota, which is the largest Hindu Temple in the state of Minnesota.  For more […]

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Opportunities

Conferences. Registration for the Summer Session  Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies (1, 2 & 3 August) is now open. The meeting will be held at The Old Library in the Oxford University Church of St Mary. Constructed in 1320, The Old Library is the first university (as opposed to college) building in Oxford and therefore uniquely […]

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Reflections on an Honors Seminar in Media & Religion

By: Andrew D. Pritchard, Ph.D., Esq. Assistant Professor of Media Law and Ethics Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Iowa State University of Science and Technology I enjoy few things more than bragging about rock-star students, so I am especially happy to pass along some lessons learned this past semester as I facilitated an honors seminar […]

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Faith and American Voters

By: Dr. Michael A. Longinow Department of Journalism and Integrated Media School of Arts & Sciences Biola University   For Christians, the video clip is hard to watch. Donald Trump is standing behind a podium at Liberty University, squinting out at the 13,000 packing the gym, attempting to quote a biblical passage. It’s in the […]

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The Interdisciplinary Study of Religion

  By Myna German Professor Mass Communications Department Delaware State University Anthropologists view religion as a response to life’s hazards (Davies, p. 10, in Eerdmans, 1982). Evolutionary psychologists would view it as an adaptive response, with believers selected for genetically because the religious impulse creates hope, fostering survival. Those with hope adapt better to stressful situations […]

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the Spring 2016 Newsletter! In this issue, we are excited to share opportunities for our membership to participate in our activities.  These opportunities range from calls to papers to call to reviewers and beyond.  To read the articles, simply click on the links below.  Each link will take you to the individual post […]

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Call for Papers: AEJMC 2016 Religion and Media Interest Group

Religion and Media Interest Group 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, or simple […]

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Do a good deed; serve as an AEJMC Reviewer

The Religion & Media Interest Group seeks reviewers for this year’s juried paper competition. Reviewers typically have 5 papers to evaluate during the month of April. It’s a quick turnaround, so only volunteer if you can deliver. You will be rewarded with enthusiastic words of thanks! If you are willing and able, please contact Debra […]

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Call for Newsletter Co-Editor

The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) distributes a quarterly newsletter and manages a Facebook page.  Those interested in sharing some of the duties required of this position should send us a private message through Facebook to discuss the possibilities of doing so for the 2017-8 academic year.  The tasks would include developing a list […]

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Opportunities

Researchers with expertise in digital media and an interest in child development may apply for a yearlong fellowship at the Sesame Workshop in New York. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is accepting applications for researchers interested in digital media and learning for its residency program in New York. Fellows receive a stipend of US$50,000. The program seeks […]

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Tentative Schedule for AEJMC 2016

This year, the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota between August 4 and 7.  The tentative schedule for the Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) sessions at the annual conference is shown below.

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Take 5 Minutes to Help RMIG

By Rick Moore, RMIG Membership Coordinator & Professor of Communciation at Boise State University With the recent stock market plunge, most of us witnessed something in journalism we have seen over and over again and have come to predict every time the Dow takes a dive. Typically, there are numerous news stories about how bad […]

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2015 Winter Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter 2015 Newsletter! In this issue, we are honored to share with you contributions from our memberships.  These contributions range from an undergraduate students’ experience of the AEJMC annual conference to the perspective of senior scholars on the challenges facing the media when dealing with religion and spirituality.  To read the articles, […]

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Minneapolis, MN 2016 AEJMC Paper Competition Uniform Call

The programming groups within the Council of Divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication invite submission of original, non-published, English language only research papers to be considered for presentation at the AEJMC Conference, August 4 to 7, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN. Specific requirements for each competition — including limits on paper […]

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AEJMC 2016 Religion and Media Interest Group

Religion and Media Interest Group 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, or simple […]

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The Increasing Importance of Religious Education for Journalists

By Stephen D. Perry, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Regent University At my former university, the student wellness offices emphasized seven areas of health. I probably cannot rattle off all seven. Certainly there were the main areas of physical, social, psychological, and nutrition. But one of the other seven listed was “spiritual.” Yes, my state sponsored university’s […]

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Spotlight: Required Viewing for Religion Journalism Teachers, Scholars

By Debra Mason, Director of the Center of Religion and the Professions, University of Missouri’s School of Journalism As a religion reporter and director of a professional association of religion journalists, I knew much of what to expect from Spotlight, the critically acclaimed film that details efforts by The Boston Globe’s investigative unit to cover […]

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Ideas on Transforming Religion News into the Small Journalism Program

By:Julia Duin, RMIG Member and Snedden Fellow Journalism Department at the University of Alaska The Religion and Media and Small Programs interest groups combined forces on the last day of the recent AEJMC conference  to present “Putting Religion into the Nut Graph: Ideas on Transforming Religion News into the Small Journalism Program. The panel was proposed by […]

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Journal of Media and Religion

The latest issue of the Journal of Media and Religion centers on a topic long ignored in scholarly journals: The teaching of religion and news. The Journal of Media and Religion’s Vol. 14, No. 3 issue, published by Taylor and Francis, includes an analysis of religion and media syllabus plus a study of religious literacy among […]

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An Undergraduate’s Reflection on the AEJMC Annual Conference

By: Amr A. Elafifi, Undergraduate Research Ambassador, University of Kansas In my first semester, I enrolled in an independent study because I needed an extra class. Every semester since, I’ve been able to work on a research project with a fellow student or a faculty member. Research is a daunting process full of obscurities and […]

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Opportunities: Jobs

According to the website of the U.S. News and World Report, Seton Hall University has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. The new College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University is has publicized several open positions: Founding Dean, College of Communication and the Arts Associate Professor of Graduate Communication Assistant Professor of Journalism […]

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Our new Facebook page!

We have begun post articles on the Religion and Media Interest Group’s Facebook page that our membership may find interesting.  These posts vary in nature for several reasons.  First, we hope that the media coverage of religion and religious groups can be used as examples for those teaching Religion and Media.  Second, we hope that […]

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Opportunities: Conferences and Manuscripts

Below, you will find the titles of the calls for papers that will be found below. World Journalism Education Congress Call for Manuscripts- Teaching from the Heart Call for Chapters: Book about journalists’ beliefs and work International Association for Media and Communication Research   Call for Papers gamevironments. games, religion, and stuff  World Journalism Education Congress […]

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2015 Fall Newsletter

Welcome to the Fall 2015 Newsletter! In this issue, we have:  A column with ideas on how to make the study of religion and the media more pragmatic by Dan Stout, the Head of the Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG).  A call for panel proposals due on October 2, 2015 for the next annual […]

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AEJMC 2015- Membership Meeting

The slides summarizing the Religion and Media Ineterest Group membership meeting at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications’ annual convention in August 2015 can be found here.

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Panel Proposals due Oct. 2

Aloha RMIG Colleagues: It’s not too early to think about the upcoming AEJMC Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.  Aug. 4-7, 2016 . Please submit your panel proposal to RMIG by October 2, 2016. In an era where religion is as salient as politics in world public affairs, we have the chance to create an outstanding 2016 […]

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Lessons from John Dewey: Media and Religion is a Vibrant Research Field, but is it a Pragmatic One?

From the Interest Group Head Lessons from John Dewey: Media and Religion is a Vibrant Research Field, but is it a Pragmatic One? By: Daniel A. Stout, BYU-Hawaii Commencing a new year in the Religion and Media Interest Group, I’m mindful of our progress in the last two decades. As the new head of the […]

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Like Our Facebook Page!

Did you know about the Religion and Media Interest Group Facebook page? Starting this fall, our Facebook presence is growing.  In addition to publicizing our activities, we are including numerous examples of media coverage of religion.  Please like our page and read our newsletter! We also have some great resources on our newsletter that can […]

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Opportunities: Jobs and Research

Trinity University San Antonio, Texas Advertising Tenure Track Assistant Professor Fall 2016 Department of Communication Communication: Trinity University. Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Communication, Fall 2016. Ph.D. required by August start date. Teach six undergraduate classes per year (9 contact hours per semester) with primary teaching responsibilities in the theory, critical study, and practice of […]

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RMIG Officers for 2015-2016

Attendees at the 2015 Religion and Media Interest Group voted for the officer positions for the next year. The officers will lead the program planning, research competition, teaching programming, PF&F programming, newsletter, website and all other RMIG efforts. The new officers are: Chair: Dan Stout, Brigham Young University-Hawaii Vice Chair: Joel Campbell, Brigham Young University […]

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From the Publisher of The Arizona Muslim Voice

By Wafa Unus In public discourse, there is often a misunderstanding in the historicity of religion and a displacement of religiosity in areas more suitably analyzed through political contexts. The political history of a people is often mistaken for their religious history. While the two are by no means completely separable, the unintelligible mashing together […]

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2015 Summer Newsletter

Welcome to the Summer 2015 Newsletter! To read the articles below, simply click on the link and it will take you to the individual post. Also, we’re increasing our social media presence. Have you “liked” us on Facebook? Click here to access our page. Thanks for reading! Sincerely, Greg Perreault & Mariam Alkazemi Newsletter editors […]

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RMIG Panels and Membership Meeting

By: RMIG Head Chiung Chen This year, 11 of 21 submissions were accepted to the Religion and Media Interest Group.  For the upcoming AEJMC conference in San Francisco, we have lined up six strong panels, including three joint and three refereed research panels, and one Scholar to Scholar paper. Our membership meeting is scheduled on […]

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Wednesday Pre-Conference Workshops (AEJMC 2015)

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit to Googleplex $40 Fee (Participation limited to 29) Want to get a look inside of Google? Join the Media Management & Economics Division for a site visit to Google’s global headquarters. Learn about the latest developments in YouTube, Google Search and Google Play, and how they are changing the […]

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Media and Religion in Any Classroom

By: Rick Clifton Moore (Boise State University), RMIG Teaching Chair.   Doing my best to impersonate one of those insufferable “foodies,” I was scanning restaurant lists from San Francisco the other day. Yes, AEJMC 2015 is just around the corner.   The difference between a cosmopolitan city such as San Francisco, and the smaller cities […]

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Opportunities: Conferences, Fellowships and Job Openings

The Religion Newswriters Association annual conference is always fun to attend if you’re tracking religion trends in the media. This year’s RNA convention will be August 27-30 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in downtown Philly. The major theme of the conference will be prepping for Pope Francis’ first U.S. visit so most of the sessions on […]

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Religious Literacy and Journalism

By: Rev. Ian Punnett “Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any.” These were some of the findings from research into religious literacy by Stephen Prothero, Chairman, Department of Religion at Boston University, that inspired the title and the spirit of BEA 2015 panel, […]

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Spiritual Sights in San Francisco

By Mariam Alkazemi As many of you know, the annual convention for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will take place in San Francisco this summer.  Many media professionals and educators will visit the city, which is home to many world-renowned tourist attractions.  Other attractions may be less popular. San Francisco is […]

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Opportunities for Scholarship

Scholarships: The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is currently accepting applications for 2015. Scholarship awards range from $2000-$5000, and the minimum requirements to apply for a scholarship include: U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2015, status as an undergraduate (sophomore/junior/senior) or of graduate student (including Ph.D.), a […]

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Make Them Choose and Make them Think

By:  Rick Clifton Moore (Boise State University) Having watched Lionel Messi and Thomas Müller in this summer’s World Cup soccer matches, I walked onto the pitch for my fall rec league thinking that my game would be greatly improved. But, alas, it really hadn’t. My dribbling was not visibly better. I hadn’t become a better […]

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Open Position Announcements/ Call for Papers

The Department of Communication at the University of Washington is seeking an Assistant Professor in the area of Communication and Difference. Difference, a perceived deviation from traditionally understood norms and patterns, is central to all of our lives. Whether we move in the margins or at the center of cultures, we live difference in a […]

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RMIG Officer Bios for 2014-2015

Head: Chiung Hwang Chen (Brigham Young University Hawaii) Warm aloha, It was very nice seeing many of you in Montreal. We had a great convention. I especially would like to thank all who participated in the program. Your great work contributed much to the success of RMIG panels. It is unusual for almost the entire […]

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