The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) holds an annual conference every year that features sessions and panels on the latest research, teaching methods and public service in the various components of journalism and mass communication. AEJMC conferences are regularly attended by journalism and mass communication administrators, educators, and researchers; well-known authors and publishers of communication texts; companies and organizations tracking emerging trends in higher education; social media professionals and internet and technology professionals; and practitioners. Please visit the AEJMC website for current information on the next conference.
G’day mates & greetings from down under!
CTEC has long been one of the most innovative and popular divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Indeed, our numbers continue to grow, and at the last annual conference, we had almost 300 members and approximately 150 papers submitted, as record submissions have become expected for us.
Over the years, within its larger structure of AEJMC, the CTEC division is committed to its mission of fostering the research and professional activities of the journalism and mass communication field at large. To showcase some featured statistics, AEJMC comprises over 3,300 journalism and mass communication scholars and professionals heralding better than 30 countries. AEJMC was founded in 1912 in the United States, and is the oldest and largest association of journalism and mass communication educators and administrators at the university level, with the majority of members coming from the United States.
In carrying out its mission, CTEC has provided a space of critical evaluation and empirical analysis of the ways in which “new” communication technologies are impacting media practices and human communication within and through media. The work of CTEC is also importantly focused on contributing directly to advancing the knowledge of media researchers, teachers and professionals who are interested in any number of aspects related to the use of communication technologies in practice, classrooms, or elsewhere. Prevalent topics of study in our division are at the forefront of the field, and currently deal with the vast arena of social media, mobile media, and other online resources that have reshaped not only media itself but human interaction within the span of no more than two decades.
In the coming year, we will surely break even more new ground. We are continuing to progress towards our own journal, and are building on our previous success of having established the largest cash faculty award in all of AEJMC. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Gene Burd for making this contribution to the efforts of the CTEC division.
All the best and I hope to see you in Washington.
Head, Communication Technology Division