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2.0 Explanation of subject lines and list of divisions
3.0 General searching tutorial
4.0 Search and retrieve via WWW at LIST.MSU.EDU
5.0 Comments and suggestions
Complete papers from the 1993-2001 Assn. for
Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
conferences and some conferences of the Broadcasting
Education Association are available in ASCII (text)
NOTE There are now two sites and several
methods of access for the papers: the original list, at
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interface site at
The content of both sites are identical. The only
difference is the interface.
Even if you use the WWW site at MSU, it will
probably save you time to search by subject line in
most cases. The explanation of the subject line
is below in Section 2.0.
**Not all papers** are included.
Not all divisions elected to distribute their
papers electronically and some papers were sent on
disks which turned out to be unreadable. Also, papers
are not included if the author did not give permission
or did not sign the permission form.
No editing has been done. They were archived just
as received. To give widest access through email, the
papers had to be converted to low-ASCII, so even though
all the information is present, the paper may not look
"nice." This is particularly evident in tables or
where proportional fonts were used. Some still have
In general, if papers were submitted in "pieces,"
they were recombined with the cover, or title page at
the beginning of the file, followed by the abstract,
the body, tables, references or bibliography and
appendices. Some pieces may be missing, especially if
they were in different directories or folders. If
several versions were submitted, the latest was
The AEJMC "list" at both CMU and MSU is a Revised
Listserv mail distribution list, but each "message" is,
in fact, a paper. No messages can be sent to the list
and there is no automatic distribution, but all regular
Listserv commands will work.
Upper and lower case letters can be mixed. The
machine is case-insensitive. To the machine, Parker,
parker, and ParKer are equivalent.
2.0 EXPLANATION OF SUBJECT LINE AND LIST OF DIVISIONS
Each paper has a subject line. The first three
letters indicates if it is a paper from AEJMC or BEA.
The next two digits indicate the year.
The lead author of the paper is indicated next.
This is formed by taking the first seven letters of
their last name followed by the first letter of the
first name; e. g., AbrahamD is the abbreviation for
This is followed by the abbreviation, in the case
of AEJMC, in which the paper was presented:
ADVW Advertising and commission on the status of
CCS Cultural and critical studies
CJ Civic journalism
CTM Communication theory and methodology
CTP Communication technology and policy
DIS Media and disability interest group
ENT Entertainment studies interest group
ETH Media ethics
GLF Lesbian, gay and family diversity interest
GRAD Graduate education interest group
IP or (INTERN) Internships and placement
IRE Council of Affiliates (IRE Competition)
MAC Minorities and communication
MCS Mass communication and society
MME Media management and economics
PR Public relations
QS Qualitative studies
REL Religion and media
RTVJ Radio television journalism
SCH Scholastic journalism
SCI Science communication interest group
SMP Small programs
TFCUR Task force on curriculum
TEACH Teaching Standards
VC Visual communication
WOMAN Commission on the status of women
And last, the title, abbreviated title, or list of
3.0 GENERAL SEARCHING
An excellent tutorial to Listserv searching can be found at
4.0 SEARCH AND RETRIEVE VIA WWW AT LIST.MSU.EDU
Most people will prefer searching and accessing
the papers via the World Wide Web interface at
To save time and focus a search, the subject line
can be used.
For instance, entering "AEJ 01" in the subject box
will give a list of papers presented at the 2001 AEJMC
conference. (Terms are connected with a Boolean "and" by default)
Using the subject line syntax, quick searches can be
run for division, author, subject or some combination.
Entering a term or terms in the "search for" box
with no qualifiers will search for a text string in more than 2000
papers (107 megabytes).
5.0 COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS
If you have comments or suggestions, let me know.
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