2016 Religion and Media Interest Group Call for Panel Sessions and Pre-Conference activities. AEJMC
Call for RMIG Joint Panel Proposals for the 2016 AEJMC Convention
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 program.
Please also consider proposing a pre-conference off-site tour or session on Aug. 3. These do not
count against RMIG’s total number of sponsored or co-sponsored panels.
Panel proposals should contain the following information:
Panel Type: e.g. pre-conference tours/sessions, PF&R, teaching, or research panel
Panel Sponsorship: Indicate which AEJMC divisions or interest groups might also be interested
in co-sponsoring the panel. (Please note that while RMIG sole-sponsored panel proposals
may be considered, the majority of AEJMC panels tend to be co-sponsored across divisions
and interest groups to attract a higher attendance.)
Description of Panel: Provide a paragraph description of the key issues or subject matter to be
Possible Panelists: Include individuals who would be potential participants for this panel and
indicate that whether you have confirmed that participation with them. It’s not necessary to
have all potential panelists listed.
Contact Person: Include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number as
the contact person for this panel proposal.
Please send proposals to both Dan Stout (Daniel.email@example.com) and Joel Campbell
(firstname.lastname@example.org) by Oct. 2. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
(Attached is a sample from the past conference; the basic elements should remain the same
AEJMC Conference Joint Session Proposal (Example)
Getting to Know AEJMC
x Panel Research
Public Relations Division
Summary of Session:
AEJMC was founded November 30, 1912, in Chicago by a group of 18 journalism
educators. First called the “American Conference of Teachers of Journalism,” the organization
changed its name to the “Association for Education in Journalism” in 1950 and in 1982 added
“and Mass Communication” to recognize the rapidly changing field.
By 1998, AEJMC membership had grown to more than 3,200 educators, practitioners and
graduate students from every state in the United States and from 27 other countries.
AEJMC was created to improve journalism and mass communication education in order to
achieve better professional practice, a better-informed public, and wider human understanding.
AEJMC seeks to fulfill this purpose through encouraging high academic and professional
standards in mass communication education, fostering and distributing scholarly research and
inquiry, and supporting freedom of expression.
Jennifer H. McGill, AEJMC Executive Director
Kyo Ho Youm, Oregon, AEJMC 2012-13 President
Estimate Speaker Costs:
Dr. Melissa Jones