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Faculty, Doctoral Students to Participate in 106th Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference (AEJMC)
Conference theme is “Fostering Freedom & Defending Democracy: AEJMC’s Impact over 100 Years and Beyond”

Faculty and students will attend and present research at the 106th Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference from August 7–10 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., with a pre-conference session on August 6. AEJMC 2023 includes sessions, workshops, activities, and socials focusing on the theme, “Fostering Freedom and Defending Democracy: AEJMC’s Impact over 100 Years and Beyond.” AEJMC is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students, and media professionals. The conference will close with a social hosted by SC&I’s Interim Dean and Distinguished Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Dafna Lemish, along with fellow deans from University of South Carolina, University of Kentucky, and University of Alabama. The keynote speaker will be Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

AEJMC past president, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Susan Keith, will serve as panelist on the Fostering Financial Literacy for Media Scholars workshop and present at the Newspaper and Online News Division session (“Look, a Trump Indictment: U.S. Newspapers’ Visual Coverage of the Manhattan Grand Jury Announcement”). Keith and doctoral student Nikhila Natarajan will present during the News Photos and Meaning-Making refereed research paper session (“‘Let That Sink In’: What a Visual Analysis of Elon Musk’s Twitter-Acquisition Tweets Reveals About Platform Politics”). During the Dynamics of Media and Digital Influence refereed research top paper session, Natarajan will present on “How Does Email Newsletter Use Affect Paid News Subscription and Customer Retention?”—the paper that earned her a first-place student paper award. Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Lauren Feldman and doctoral student Luxuan Wang will discuss “Rutgers Source Matters? Exploring the Effects of Source Congeniality on Fact-Checking on Twitter.” Doctoral student Omar Hammad will participate in the Critical (Digital) Methods of Social Movements high-density refereed research paper session (“Influence of Social Identity Among African American Journalists: Racial Self-consciousness in News Production”). Doctoral student Marisa Holmes will moderate the Teaching for Social Justice: Theory and Practice teaching panel session. Natarajan will moderate the Innovation and Challenges in Journalism refereed research paper session. Doctoral student Afrooz Mosallaei will moderate the News Image Issues in an Era of Precarity, Disinformation, and Remediation panel session.

Sessions will be live, in-person, with several key sessions available online at no cost to all members including the keynote, cornerstone, and general sessions. See the conference program schedule for complete details and links.

Image credit:  AEJMC Conference website

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