Best Practices in Ethics in an Emerging Media Environment

Best Practices in Ethics in an Emerging Media Environment
A teaching competition sponsored by the AEJMC Elected Standing Committee on Teaching
Deadline: Entries should be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, March 20, 2016
For the 11th year, the AEJMC Elected Committee on Teaching is looking to honor innovative teaching ideas from our colleagues. Each year, the committee selects three winners in a themed competition highlighting different areas across the journalism and mass communication curriculum.
The 2016 Best Practices competition will focus on Ethics in an Emerging Media Environment; we seek entries that explain how you have used innovative learning techniques and systems to teach ethics in this ever-changing media world with new delivery formats and content. This area is broad, and ideas are welcomed from all disciplines represented among our membership. Teaching areas appropriate for this competition include, but are not limited to, media and society; print, broadcast, reporting and editing; public relations; advertising; media law; media ethics; visual communication; and photojournalism.
The AEJMC Teaching Committee will select winning entries for publication in our ninth annual AEJMC Best Practices in Teaching competition that will be published in an e-booklet. Winners are required to share their entries during a teaching session at the AEJMC annual conference in Minneapolis on Aug. 4-7, 2016. Winners also will receive certificates and a cash prize: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100. Honorable mentions may also be awarded, but no cash will be provided for those entries.
Submission Guidelines
Your entry must be in one single Word file (.doc or .docx) or Text (.txt) file. PDFs will not be accepted as we need text files to facilitate publication of the e-booklet containing the winning ideas.
The first page of your entry should be a cover sheet with name, affiliation, contact information, entry title and a 125-word bio (written in third person). We will delete this cover sheet when we combine entries to facilitate blind judging. Do not include author name or any other identifying information in the description section of your entry.
The description section of your entry should be a TWO-PAGE executive summary and should include:
100-word abstract
Explanation of the teaching practice or activity
Under no circumstances should the description exceed two pages in 12-point type with one-inch page margins.
You may include up to two additional pages in the Word or Text document with examples of student work or other supporting materials. However, the entire entry should not exceed five pages and must be in a single Word file with no identifying information other than on the title page.
Submit your entry as an attachment by email to Chris Roush (The subject line should be “2016 AEJMC Online Teaching (YOUR NAME).”) Copy the e-mail entry to yourself as proof of submission.
Confirmation of entry receipt will be sent via e-mail within 48 hours of your submission. If you do not receive this, please call Chris Roush at 919.962.4092.
Criteria for Judging
The criteria to evaluate entries are outlined below:
Relevance of entry to the theme of Ethics in an Emerging Media Environment (10 points).
Creativity or innovation (30 points).
Real-world applications of relevant teaching theories, concepts and principles (15 points).
Interactivity and evidence of active and collaborative learning techniques (25 points).
Compliance with format in Call for papers (10 points): (i). Explanation of teaching/methodology, (ii). Rationale, and (iii). Outcomes
Overall impression or assessment (10 points)
The AEJMC Teaching Committee’s panel of judges will decide the winners. All entries will be blind judged. Judges will not have access to any identifying information about entrants. The judges reserve the right not to award prizes. Competition results will be announced by April 30.