Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Maria Marron University of Nebraska-Lincoln

eISSN: 21614326 | ISSN: 10776958 | Current volume: 71 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Established in 1944, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator (JMCE) addresses the professional needs of the journalism and mass communication educator and administrator on both collegiate and secondary levels. Publishing quarterly, JMCE is the largest, highest circulation, and oldest of any scholarly journal in the world devoted to education in journalism, public relations, advertising, mass communication, media studies and related fields. Featured articles include:

• teaching techniques
• new courses and technology to help promote excellence in the classroom
• statistical information on student enrollments and career interests
• trends in curriculum design
• surveys and opinion polls

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Book Review Editor
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz University of Nebraska at Omaha
AEJMC Publications Committee
Julie L. Andsager University of Tennessee
W. Joseph Campbell American University
Johanna Cleary University of Florida
David Craig University of Oklahoma
Marie Hardin Pennsylvania State University, USA
Regina Lawrence University of Texas-Austin
Carol Liebler Syracuse University, USA
Radhika E. Parameswaran Indiana University
Jennifer McGill Executive Director
International Editorial Advisory Board
Deb Aikat University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Ralph A. Akinfeleye University of Lagos, Nigeria
Linda Aldoory University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Hussein Amin American University in Cairo, Egypt
Osei Appiah Ohio State University
Carlos Barrera University of Navarra, Spain
Marianne Barrett Arizona State University
Thomas A. Bauer University of Vienna, Austria
Vincent L. Benigni College of Charleston
Guy Berger Unesco, Paris, France
Kim Bissell University of Alabama, USA
Fred Blevens Florida International University
Katherine A. Bradshaw Bowling Green State University
Emily May Brown Polytechnic of Namibia
Justin Brown University of South Florida
Sheri Broyles University of North Texas, USA
Kenneth Campbell University of South Carolina
William G. Christ Trinity University
Dane Claussen Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA
Charles Davis University of Missouri-Columbia
Marjan de Bruin University of West Indies, Jamaica
Bryan Denham Clemson University, USA
Everette E. Dennis Northwestern University in Qatar
Tatyana Dumova Point Park University
Heidi Hatfield Edwards Florida Institute of Technology
James Eggensperger Iona College
Deni Elliott University of South Florida
Lisa T. Fall University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kathleen A. Fearn-Banks University of Washington
Vincent F. Filak University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Romy Froelich Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany
Abby A. Goodrum Ryerson University, Canada
Jennifer Greer University of Alabama, USA
Buroshiva Gupta Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Steven M. Hallock Point Park University
Kathleen Hansen University of Minnesota
Christina Holtz-Bacha University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Robert Huesca Trinity University
Sriram Kalyanaraman University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Guo Ke Shanghai International Studies University, China
Yungwook Kim Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea
Gerd G. Kopper University of Dortmund, Germany
Jacquie L'Etang Queen Margaret University, UK
Dominic L. Lasorsa The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Alice Lee Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz University of Nebraska at Omaha
Eric Loo University of Wollongong, Australia
Charles A. Lubbers University of South Dakota
Samuel Martin-Barbero IE University, Spain
Mark Masse Ball State University
Michael McDevitt University of Colorado at Boulder
Gabriella Meerbach Academy of Journalism and Communication, The Netherlands
Nancy D. Mitchell University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Anthony Moretti Robert Morris University
John E. Newhagen University of Maryland, College Park
Kaarle Nordenstreng University of Tampere, Finland
Nicole O’Donnell Washington State University
Penny O’Donnell University of Sydney, Australia
Brian O’Neill Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Evangelia Papoutsaki UNITEC, New Zealand
John V. Pavlik Rutgers University, USA
Manuel Pinto University do Minho, Portugal
Soledad Puente Pontifica University Catolica de Chile
Lizette Rabe University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Ian Richards University of South Australia, Australia
Diana I. Rios University of Connecticut
Brett Robbs University of Colorado at Boulder
David Robie Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Chris Russill  
Lynne M. Sallot University of Georgia, USA
B.P. Sanjay Greenfield University, India
Klaus Schoenbach Northwestern University in Qatar, Qatar
Carol Schwalbe University of Arizona
Marc C. Seamon Youngstown State University
Helena Sousa University of Minho, Portugal
Federico A. Subervi-Velez Kent State University, USA
S. Shyam Sundar Pennsylvania State University
Mahmoud Tarabay Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Violet Valdez Ateneo de Manila University, The Philippines
Niranjana Vanalli University of Mysore, India
Stephen J.A. Ward University of Oregon
Birgit Wassmuth Kennesaw State University
Patty Wharton Michael University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Charlotte Wien Syddansk University, Denmark
Hao Xiaoming Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hu Zhengrong Communication University of China
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  • Information for Contributors 

    Journalism & Mass Communication Educator seeks contributions that support a community of faculty and student discovery, the acquisition of knowledge and skills, and their creative application to issues of import, both within and beyond classroom and Web site. The journal focuses on learning and teaching, curriculum, educational leadership, and elated exploration of higher education within a context of journalism and mass communication. Articles draw from a variety of theoretical approaches and methodological perspectives and should introduce readers to new questions, new evidence, and effective educational practices. 

    Scholarship is encouraged that is grounded in knowledge about the complexity of learning and respectful of student needs for multiple paths toward understanding; rooted in the disciplinary content of the professional and academic specialties we ask our students to master; and cognizant of the discipline’s long-standing commitment to the arts of liberty, not through vague aphorisms, but as solutions to educational, civic, and public needs.

    1. Submissions. Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format to, where authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts should be no more than 4,000 words (excluding tables, charts, graphs, and references). One author must be chosen as the corresponding author and must input their full contact information. Corresponding authors need to completely enter all co-author information as well.
    2. Abstract and Author. An abstract of no more than 100 words must accompany each submission. Author identification should appear only on the title page and should included academic rank or professional title and applicable university and departmental affiliation.
    3. Style. Use APA 6th Edition guidelines. Please use in-text references, i.e., (Weston, 1972). Do not use op. cit., ibid., or bc. cit. Underline or italicize names of cities when using newspaper names, i.e., New York Times. In references and in book review headings, use postal code abbreviations for states; in regular copy, spell out.
    4. Heading Styles. First-level headings are typed in bold italic and justified left. Second-level headings are intended and typed in bold italic. Third-level headings are indented and typed in italic. Note this example:
      1. Method
        1. Sample. A random sample…
        2. Sampling Techniques. These techniques are useful when…
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    Maria B. Marron 
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    139 Andersen Hall
    P.O. Box 880443
    Lincoln, NE 68588-0443
    Tel: (402) 472-3041

    Book Review Editor
    Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
    University of Nebraska at Omaha
    School of Communication
    ASH 108A, Omaha, NE 68182
    Tel: (402) 203-7247 • Fax: (402) 554-3836

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