International Communication Division welcomes you to an exciting
new academic year, in which it will continue a wide variety of
activities to strengthen its division and to accelerate its efforts
to internationalize AEJMC and thus help improve journalism education
members are truly special individuals. They not only make up one
of AEJMC's largest divisions, they are among its most active,
respected members. This is why AEJMC's Internationalization Task
Force (ITF) has asked our division to spearhead its efforts and
to take a major role in leading our organization into the future.
As your 2004-05 head, I want to make sure we take full advantage
of this rare opportunity.
I, and my extremely talented Executive Committee, cannot achieve
these goals without your active help. Please read the following
quick overview of 11 of our key efforts, and sign up to help us
on one or more of them. Or, if you have your own ideas on how
to best reach our above objectives, let us know them as well.
I state someone else's name under a task, please contact me, and
I'll direct you to the appropriate person. Regardless, feel free
to contact me ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) any time with any questions, concerns or feedback.
so much for getting involved in this year's ICD activities, and
I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!
S. Goodman, ICD Head
what we're up to:
Our division is helping AEJMC's ITF organize a 2007 World Journalism
Education Congress that would be hosted abroad and would ideally
bring together the world's top journalism and mass communication
educators, publishers and professionals from every continent.
Although the ITF is waiting for final AEJMC approval, planning
for the conference is well under way (see recent International
Communication Bulletins ( ICB ) for more details).
you are interested in helping make this conference a reality,
please contact me. The ITF could especially use help identifying
and contacting journalism and mass communication AEJMC counterparts
in Asia , Africa and South America .
We need to continue maintaining and establishing relationships
with journals publishing our research, especially those based
abroad. Two international journals have established paper competitions
with our division, in which the winners are awarded with publication
opportunities. These two journals are the Asian-based Asian
Journal of Communication and the South African-based Ecquid
Novi: South African Journal of Journalism Research .
you can help us establish additional publishing outlets (at home
or abroad) for our members' research, via special ICD paper contests
or any other venue, please let me know as soon as possible.
Don't forget to keep submitting your own book reviews and research
to our division's academic journal, the ICB. Publishing
in the ICB is also an excellent way to make sure your
articles are read by our membership. For
information on the many types of articles the ICB is
interested in publishing, contact its editor, Yorgo Pasadeos (email@example.com).
Speaking of the ICB , let me know if you have any ideas
how to receive more attention for it. The more students and scholars
that know about it at home and abroad, the greater the likelihood
we will continue receiving the strongest international
We are working on increasing our division's overall membership,
and we are especially targeting graduate students and scholars
based abroad. If you are willing to pitch in and help, please
contact our Membership Chair, Eliza Tanner Hawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are working on establishing a dissertation grant for graduate
students researching international communication issues. To help
with this effort, contact our Dissertation Grant Chair, Serajul
We are also trying to establish a Mary Gardner Fund to promote
excellence in international journalism education and research.
We are still trying to determine whether this fund should be available
to students, faculty and/or journalists. If you can help us work
on this project, please contact me.
Encourage your students to send entries to the International News
Writing Contest by its April 1 st deadline. For contest rules
and other information, please check out our ICD Web site (http://userpages.umbc.edu/~hasegawa/aejmc-icd/index.html)
and/or contact Dr. Sandy Rao ( email@example.com
) – the 0 is zero.
9. Don't forget to submit a research paper to our division by
the April 1 st deadline! After all, we need to continue to receive
quality work to ensure international communication research is
well represented in our organization. Check out our call for papers
in the January AEJMC newsletter or our Web site ( http://userpages.umbc.edu/~hasegawa/aejmc-icd/index.html
). If you have research-related questions, please contact
our Research Chair, Vandana Pednekar-Magal ( firstname.lastname@example.org
), or our Markham Paper Competition Chair (student papers),
Xigen Li (email@example.com).
Please volunteer to serve as a paper reviewer for our paper competitions.
Vandana and Xigen Li would very much appreciate your help
and your contacting them ASAP (e-mails above).
And last but not least, please do your best to attend the San
Antonio conference this August! It promises to have a strong international
focus and to be one of our strongest conventions yet.
once again for volunteering to help out in one or more of the
above areas, and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon
and seeing you next year in San Antonio !
S. Goodman (firstname.lastname@example.org)