I would be willing to be on a panel discussing diversity in our classrooms. Itís a recruitment AND a retention issue and an issue that I am very passionate about.
Let me know if youíre interested.


"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better." -- J.K. Rowling

Dr. Michelle Ferrier
Associate Professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Scripps College of Communication
Ohio University
Schoonover Center 205
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979
T: 740-593-0899
F: 740-593-0459
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Twitter: @mediaghosts
Principal Investigator: The Media Deserts Project
President, Journalism That Matters
Founder, TrollBusters

From: "FOR THE MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIV. OF AEJMC" <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of "Moody-Ramirez, Mia" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:18 PM
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Panelists needed for AEJMC Chicago conference


Below are two AEJMC (Chicago) panels that need additional panelists. Please let me know if you are interested or know of someone who might want to serve on the panel. Thank you in advance! 

DEARTH OF DIVERSITY: Concerns in U.S. Journalism & Mass Communication Programs and Effects on TV Newsrooms 
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 
COD - Teaching

Sponsor: EEND   
Co-sponsor: MACD - Minorities and Communication

Session summary
In a recent Washington Post article, University of Pennsylvania professor 
Marybeth Gasman lamented the lack of diverse faculty members in 
American universities. Put bluntly, Gasman said, ďThe reason we donít 
have more faculty of color among college faculty is that we donít want 
them. We simply donít want them.Ē Gasman described five key reasons 
why faculty of color arenít desired, or hired. The problem intensifies in 
many Journalism and Mass Communication programs, especially those 
with intensive, industry-based skills components where the absence of 
diverse faculty members likely correlates with the low numbers of diverse 
news workers. If we look around our own programs, large and small, 
teaching or research-centric, we can see how often former industry 
practitioners are called upon to teach the next generation. What socio-
cultural forces are at work that contribute to this problem? How does the 
long-standing, well-documented reality of social reproduction (also 
common in newsrooms) exacerbate the problem to create a perfect storm. 
Panelists address the problem head on and describe potential pathways 
for overcoming personal and institutional biases.

Lillian Williams , Columbia College Chicago

Potential panelists
George Daniels, University of Alabama
MAC Member #2 , 
Laura Smith, South Carolina 
Ava Greenwell, Loyola Chicago 
Other END Member

Sponsor: LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer
Co-sponsor: MACD - Minorities and Communication
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In the program: Listed in program
Listed as 'tip' in program: Listed as Tip
Panel Description:  Hiring minority faculty often brings diversity to research and creative and professional work, but diverse faculty are also able to bring unique perspectives to the classroom. These perspectives can bring challenges and opportunities not only for the students but also the diverse faculty themselves. This teaching panel aims to offer a forum for panelists to share their experience as minority faculty from this perspective. The panel will address topics such as the challenges, as well as the opportunities, of being a minority professor in the classroom and academic work setting, the impact it has on research and creative work, and the resulting effects that these teaching dynamics have on our professional areas across mass communication. 

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D. 
Baylor University 
American Studies Program Director
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media
2016-17 ATL Baylor University Fellow 
One Bear Place #97353
Waco, Texas 76798-7353
Telephone 254-710-7247
Website: http://www.miamoody.net

From: FOR THE MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIV. OF AEJMC <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Joel Beeson <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:38 AM
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Subject: Re: More reviewers needed for faculty/student research papers

I'm willing, although I am doing other paper reviews for AEJMC...



Joel W. Beeson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, African American Veterans History Project
Reed College of Media
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506

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Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:37:06 PM
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Subject: More reviewers needed for faculty/student research papers

Hello, fellow MACers! 

We still need more reviewers for this year's student and faculty research papers. 

Would you mind stepping up to the plate to serve our AEJMC MAC Division? 

Please email me at [log in to unmask] to review faculty research papers.

Please email George Daniels at [log in to unmask] to review student research papers.

We look forward to hearing from you very soon!

Thanks in advance,


Riva R. Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Relations  
University of Central Arkansas  |  School of Communication   
Win Thompson Hall   |  204G
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The University of Central Arkansas aspires to be a premier learner-focused public comprehensive university, dedicated to academic vitality, integrity and diversity (AVID).

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From: Moody-Ramirez, Mia N. <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 9:27 PM
Subject: Best of Web contest
To: [log in to unmask]

My name is Susan Zake and Iím one of the co-chairs for this yearís AEJMC Best of the Web competition. Iím writing to ask for your help in spreading the word to your division members to encourage them to enter. 

In case youíre not familiar with it, the competition is an annual Web and app design contest for members of AEJMC. There are four categories to accommodate submissions ranging from individuals and small groups to department- and institution-wide projects. 

The website for this yearís contest is located here: http://www.bestofweb17.com/ and the deadline is April 16. 

Thanks much. Please let me know if you have any questions. 


Susan Kirkman Zake
CTEC Co-Chair, Best of the Web
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Kent State University
330-329-5852 (cell)
330-672-2616 (office)
Have a great day! 
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D.