Welcome to the October 2017 issue of the Journal of Media Education. This issue represents the culmination of a lot of hard work to realize a vision for making JoME the only online academic journal publishing peer-reviewed Creative and Engaged Scholarship (for more on that term please see the first article).
Because JoME is a pedagogically focused journal, I asked each author to answer a series of specific questions designed to reveal some of the process behind the work. This is one of the most important parts of this issue in my opinion. When I first encountered “Feedback” nearly thirty-five years ago, it made a huge impact on me as an educator. The articles I read inspired me in the classroom and in my professional development. JoME’s mission remains the same in many ways and it is important to encourage and equip other faculty who are working in creative media. It is my hope you will find the insights of the authors to be helpful as you pursue tenure and promotion while engaging in Creative and Engaged Scholarship.
Carolyn A. Lin, PhD., Professor at the University of Connecticut will become the new editor of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, starting with the March, 2018 edition.
Professor Lin’s research focuses on how media, communication and information technologies influence the processes of social interaction at individual, social and cross-cultural levels. In particular, she studies the effects of interfaces with digital media, online services, social networks, mobile communication and informatics on audience/user involvement, attitudes, emotions and actions. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others. Professor Lin is the recipient of a Distinguished Faculty Research Award. She is the founder of the Communication Technology Division for the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. Read More…
For over 60 years the BEA has worked with the National Association of Broadcasters in creating the next generation of media professionals. BEA’s annual convention has been a major part of this endeavor. Co-located next door in the Westgate Hotel and Casino, BEA brings in over 1,300 educators each year and they descend upon NAB Show’s floor to see first-hand the latest and greatest tools and technology needed to teach students. Each year, schools direct BEA members to come to Vegas, either to spend the remainder of that year’s money or find the products to help teach the current technologies and techniques that they will buy in the fall with new funds.