[AEJMC Newspaper Division list] Updated membership figures
carvajp at auburn.edu
Fri Jul 30 13:19:06 CDT 2010
Never let it be said that I did not correct incorrect information in a
After I sent my previous e-mail, I heard a reply from Jennifer at the
AEJMC office, with the following info:
"Based on the fiscal year end reports, that has not happened. The June
2010 figures show Newspaper with 543 members and MCS with 507. I will
have July figures when I get to Denver.
"It is possible that on a month somewhere along the line that MCS was
above Newspaper, since we pull numbers every single month. But to
check that I would have to look at every report for every month, for
many years. Just don't have time to do that.
"But that has not happened with the September 30 year-end figures,
which I do have handy.
"The gap between the two groups has shrunk though -- for example our
September 30, 2004 figures showed Newspaper with 665 members and MCS
with 582, a difference of 83. Compare that to the June 2010 figure,
with a difference of 36."
In a previous e-mail, Jennifer noted that the number for Newspaper "has
dropped through the years as other IGs and divisions have spun out of
Newspaper -- Media Management, CTECH and Civic & Citizen Journalism,"
though we remain AEJMC's oldest and largest division.
As Bill Cassidy said in reply to one of the e-mails, no decision has
been made and no vote has been taken. The tenor of the previous
discussion on the topic was a little more, um, lively, so we deferred
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