Call for Essays: Diversity in Media History

The website for AEJMC History Division’s scholarly journal Journalism History seeks essays placing media diversity in historical context. 

The impetus for this essay series is the History Division’s goal of promoting diversity and inclusion. Diversity may encompass a range of backgrounds, perspectives, lifestyles, and experiences. All topics exploring how diverse and marginalized groups have participated and/or been represented in media throughout history are welcome.

One installment in the website’s fourth essay series will be posted on the Journalism History website each month throughout the year 2022. Three essays will be published in Journalism History. The winning essay will receive a $100 prize.

Completed essays will be 1,000-1,500 words, including citations. Authors should cite primary and/or secondary sources to support their arguments. Any citation style is acceptable for articles published on the website; Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) must be used for essays accepted for publication in the journal.

Essays should not have been published elsewhere.

Each essay will be due on the first day of the month in which the essay is scheduled to be posted. The schedule for publication will be decided by Dec. 15.

To be considered for inclusion in the media diversity essay series, please submit the following to by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Nov. 15, 2021:

  • A brief CV (including publications)
  • A brief synopsis of the topic you plan to discuss in your essay (no more than 100 words)

Questions may be directed to Erika Pribanic-Smith, online content coordinator for Journalism History, at

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