Moody, M., Subervi, F., & Oshagan, H. (2013). Ethnic/Racial Minorities’ Participation in AEJMC: How Much and What Type of Progress?. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 68(3), 269-281.
Ethnic/Racial Minorities’ Participation in AEJMC: How Much and What Type of Progress?
This paper provides an assessment of the diversity of the leadership positions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) from 2007 to 2011. While numerous studies have analyzed AEJMC’s membership demographics, gender, and scholarship production, there have been few investigations regarding people of color in leadership positions. Findings indicate little progress for people of color has been made in the past five years. Ideally, the educational institutions and academic organizations most responsible for preparing the next generation of media scholars as well as the professionals who produce the content and manage the media catering to the changing population patterns would be at the forefront of diversity in their own leadership. This is especially so for academic organizations, which through journal publications, conference presentations, and various awards, can often have a direct influence on the research emphases and curricular direction of programs nationally. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]