Studies SIG Mission and Bylaws
The primary mission of the Radio Studies Scholarly Interest
Group is to increase the profile of humanities-based radio studies within the
Society for Cinema and Media Studies and to help make the SCMS conference and Cinema Journal more welcoming venues for
scholarly work on radio. We understand
"radio" broadly in order to reflect the full range of technologies
and platforms that constitute radio today, and envision bringing together an
interdisciplinary and international community of scholars with interests in
radio to help advance the field.
The specific purposes of the Radio Studies Scholarly Interest
to promote humanities-based radio studies, both
historical and contemporary, within the discipline of media studies generally
to promote scholarship specifically concerning
radio within SCMS, including conversations among scholars doing radio studies
work in other areas
to increase the visibility of SCMS within the
international community of radio scholars
to increase the participation of that community
in SCMS, especially those who do not currently think of SCMS and Cinema Journal as good venues for their
to support scholarship on historical and
to support the teaching of radio in media and
media-history classes, including the curation of resources for radio studies
curricula through the SCMS website
to establish alliances with other networks of
radio scholars where appropriate
The members of the Radio Studies Scholarly
Interest Group shall be members in good standing of the Society for Cinema and
Two members from the Group shall serve as
Co-Chairs for staggered terms of three years each. The Co-Chairs shall be
elected at the Group’s first meeting in March of 2013, and since this will be the
first meeting and the terms are staggered, one member will run for a three-year
term and the second will run for a two-year term. All subsequent terms will be
for three years.
The Co-Chairs shall submit a request every year
to the Program Committee of the SCMS conference for a time and space to meet,
as well as funding to support relevant programming (in response to the annual
call made by the Committee to SIGs).
At all meetings of the Group, ten members shall
constitute a quorum for transaction of business. The vote of the majority of
members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present constitutes the
action of the Group.
When issues are submitted to the members of the
Group for vote via e-mail, the members shall have seven business days to respond.
The subject line of the e-mail shall contain the word "vote” to alert the
members to act.
Action on behalf of the Group may be taken
without a meeting if a majority of the members of the Group provide consent by
writing or by e-mail. The written consents shall be filed with the minutes of
the next meeting.
Christopher Cwynar (Co-Chair): email@example.com
Catherine Martin (Graduate Student Representative): firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Fateux (Steering Committee): email@example.com