The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for editor of Journalism History.
Adopted as the official journal of the History Division in 2018, Journalism History is well respected as the oldest peer-reviewed journal of mass media history in the United States. Continuously published since 1974, this scholarly journal is a quarterly publication that features excellent scholarship on media history.
The division seeks an editor to start in March 2024 as an apprentice to the current editor until the new editor's three-year term begins in August 2024 and ends in August 2027. The term is renewable. The annual salary is $5,000 with discretionary funds negotiable. The editor must be a member of the History Division or be willing to join.
Duties of the editor of Journalism History include but are not limited to:
The editor is expected to attend AEJMC and one other media history conference each year of the term in office. Funding will be provided for an assistant editor and book reviews editor, which the editor will help hire.
Preference will be given to scholars affiliated with an institution that can provide support, such as travel support and/or teaching-load reduction.
Applications must be received by Dec. 1, 2023, and sent to the Publications Committee Chair, Madeleine Liseblad, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete application submitted will include:
Applicants are encouraged to talk to their chair or dean to ensure institutional support before applying. The Publications Committee will write a letter to the selected candidate's institution requesting this support.
Journalism History seeks articles on topics related to the full scope of mass communication history, which may discuss individuals, institutions, or events. The journal features manuscripts that provide fresh approaches and a new, significant understanding about a topic in its broader context, as well as topical essays, especially if they contain clear theses with supporting documentation. In addition to content about traditional journalism, Journalism History welcomes submissions with historical angles on visual communication, public relations, advertising, scholastic journalism, media diversity, sports media, the business of journalism, media technology, oral history, media law and ethics, and documentaries. We also encourage cross-disciplinary and global collaboration so that the content of the journal increasingly reflects media history outside of U.S. borders and across disciplines. More information about the journal can be found athttps://journalism-history.org.