Dimitrova named editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Greenlee professor Daniela Dimitrova has been named the editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), effective Oct. 1, 2020.

The quarterly, peer-reviewed publication is the flagship journal of AEJMC and focuses on research in journalism and mass communication. Established in 1924, it is the oldest refereed scholarly journal in mass communication and is considered a leader in scholarship for the field.

Dimitrova’s research interests include political communication, cross-cultural journalism studies and media framing of political news events. Her recent work focuses on the impact of social media on political knowledge and civic engagement as well as refugee communications.

Her scholarly record includes more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and other leading journals such as Communication Research, New Media & SocietyPress/ PoliticsInternational Communication GazetteJournalism Studies and the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. She has served as guest editor for special issues of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and American Behavioral Scientist.

She has been actively involved with AEJMC for more than 15 years. In addition to engaging with research presentations and panel sessions, she has served as Head of the Communication Technology (CTEC) division, and as Vice Head/ Program Chair and Research Chair prior to that. Dimitrova has also served as an elected member of the Publications Committee of AEJMC, has chaired an ad hoc Task Force on the Enhancement of Research for the organization, and is currently an appointed member of the AEJMC Finance Committee.

Dimitrova joined the Greenlee faculty in 2003. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

“I am humbled to have been selected as the next editor-in-chief of this prestigious journal! It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to influence the future of our field and also to increase the visibility of the Greenlee School nationally as well as globally,” Dimitrova said.