Category Archives: Professional Development

AEJMC president-elect on virtual convention as a time for DEI and RMIG

Heading toward this year’s online #AEJMC2020, President-Elect Tim P. Vos reflects on imperatives for these times, including opportunities for RMIG. Vos is professor and director of the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. Vos designed and taught units on religion and media at the University of Missouri, he has presented his own work, been […]

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Junior scholar call for May 6-10 workshop in Boulder

The research project “Religion and Public Scholarship in the Media Age,” announces a call for applications from Junior Scholars (early-career faculty, post-docs, or dissertation-level doctoral students) to participate in a four-day collaboration and mentoring workshop. It is called “Public Scholarship of Religion in an Age of Hypermediation” Participants will take part in a series of […]

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New digital magazine platform to showcase religion reporting

By Paul Glader With fewer newspapers employing religion reporters and publishing religion reporting, how do journalists interested in religion land bylines and publish their work? is a new, non-profit journalism platform designed to help develop a new ecosystem for religion reporting in the U.S. and the world. The site publishes at least one story […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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