Category Archives: Conferences

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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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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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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April 1 deadline for AEJMC 2017

The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession 2017 Paper Call 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 […]

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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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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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John Durham Peters award acceptance

RMIG honored John Durham Peters with an award at the 2016 AEJMC conference. His remarks after accepting the award can be heard here. Special thanks to Anthony Hatcher for capturing the audio.

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Call for 2017 panel proposals

Now is the time for us to begin considering our panel programming for the 2017 conference. If you think you have an idea for a panel that we should consider, please share it. Here is the crucial information we need to get the process started. Your Name and Contact Info Panel Category (Teaching, Professional Freedom […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RMIG Paper call

This is the 2013 RMIG Call for Papers

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2011 RMIG programming

Here is a sketch of Religion and Media Interest Group programming during the the AEJMC 2011 Convention in St. Louis. More details to come. Wednesday 1:30-3 p.m.: Panel with ESIG 3:15-4:45 p.m.: Panel with GLBT 5-6:30 p.m.: Panel with Council of Affiliates Thursday 8:15-9:45 a.m.: Panel with History 5-6:30 p.m.: Refereed Paper Session 6:45-8:15 p.m.: […]

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