See you (virtually) in March!

Elon University and the School of Communications are excited to host the 46th annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, the oldest and most successful regional journalism and mass communication meeting. This year’s virtual event has a theme centering on mentorship and will be held March 18-20.

Paper submissions for the 2021 AEJMC Southeast Virtual Colloquium closed on Dec. 30, 2020. Authors will be notified by Feb. 8, 2021.

To register for the 2021 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, complete this form. To encourage broad participation, the registration fee is $50/faculty and $25/student.

Featured Speaker Announced

AEJMC and Elon University are pleased to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones will serve as the colloquium’s featured speaker.

Photo credit: James Estrin, The New York Times

A domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Hannah-Jones focuses extensively on civil rights and racial injustice. In 2020, she won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary for her essay in The 1619 Project, which traces the central role black Americans have played in the nation, including its vast material success and democracy itself.

Hannah-Jones has written on federal failures to enforce the Fair Housing Act, the resegregation of American schools and policing in America. Her extensive reporting in both print and radio on the ways segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy has earned the National Magazine Award, a Peabody and a Polk Award.

Hannah-Jones earned her bachelor’s in history and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame and her master’s in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, housed at UNC Chapel Hill.

The Southeast Colloquium Creative Contest

To showcase faculty and student creative works, the 2021 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium is hosting The Southeast Colloquium Creative Contest, a creative competition for all members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Contest entry categories are listed below separated by faculty and student forms.

Faculty Forms

Student Forms

For more information regarding student and faculty eligibility requirements, submission requirements and the contest’s judging process, click here. ALL entries must be received no later than 11:59 P.M. EST on Sunday, January 31 (extended to) Feb. 7. The Southeast Colloquium Creative Contest is sponsored by the AEJMC and BEA, with support from AEJMC’s Visual Communication (VISC) Division and Newspaper and Online News (NOND) Division.

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