GEIG was created in 1991 by graduate students who were concerned about addressing graduate issues and representation within the larger body of the AEJMC. Today our membership includes graduate students and faculty who are concerned with sharing resources and improving the quality of graduate education in journalism and mass communication. Our name was officially changed to the Graduate Student Interest Group (GSIG) at the 2011 AEJMC conference.
While a substantial portion of our graduate student-centered programming takes place at the annual AEJMC convention, GEIG also participates in the AEJMC Midwinter Conference in order to enable even more graduate students to present research in a conference setting. One of the best features of GEIG is that it is exclusively run by graduate students and therefore is well-suited to serve our needs. Our interest group’s annual dues are a nominal $7 (in addition to the student membership fee charged by AEJMC) and help support programming at conferences.
We encourage you to join and participate in our promising future: