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Faculty, Doctoral Students to Participate in Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference
JMS Associate Professor Susan Keith to be installed AEJMC 2021-2022 President

Faculty and students will present research at the virtual 104th Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference from August 3–7. Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Susan Keith will be installed as 2021–2022 AEJMC president on August 6.

The AEJMC is an educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students, and media professionals. The interactive conference will include live sessions, a few live/pre-recorded hybrid sessions, networking opportunities, a job hub, an exhibit hall, and more. See the conference program schedule for complete details and links. The conference will be in Central Daylight Time. 

Susan Keith
Susan Keith, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, August 4, at 3:00 p.m., SC&I doctoral student Christoph Mergerson will discuss “Nonprofit and Public Media Ecosystems Today” during the Newspaper and  Online News Division and Community Journalism Interest Group’s panel session, “Forging a Local News Media Ecosystem Research Agenda”; Susan Keith will be a moderator.

Also on August 4 at 3:00 p.m., SC&I doctoral student Luxuan Wang will discuss “Twitter and Endorsed Misinformation: Retweeting, Bandwagon Cues, and Conspiracy Theory during COVID-19 Pandemic” during the Commission on the Status of Women, Graduate Student Interest Group and Communication Technology Division’s scholar-to-scholar refereed paper poster session.

On Thursday, August 5, at 9:00 a.m., Susan Keith will participate in the past president’s panel session, “What is the Role of Journalism Programs at a Research University?”;   this panel is part of a discussion on the future of journalism education organized around the globe in cooperation with the World Journalism Education Congress and UNESCO.

Also on August 5, at 7:00 p.m., Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Lauren Feldman will present on “Upping the Ante? The Effects of ‘Emergency’ and ‘Crisis’ Framing in Climate Change News” during the International Communication, Political Communication and Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division’s scholar-to-scholar refereed paper poster session.

On Friday, August 6, at 9:00 a.m., SC&I Professor of Professional Practice in Journalism and Media Studies Neal Bennett will be a panelist on the Mass Communication and Society and Electronic News Division’s teaching panel session, “Problems or Possibilities? Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Skills Courses Online in a Pandemic.”

Later that morning, at 11:00 a.m., Susan Keith will be installed as AEJMC president during the AEJMC general session. At 7:00 p.m., SC&I doctoral student Julie Aromi will present on “Race on the Debate Stage: Senators Booker and Harris’s Discussions of Blackness in Democratic Primary Debates” at the Graduate Student Interest Group’s top refereed paper session. Aromi’s paper received the second-place award.

 The AEJMC’s mission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education. 

 Image credit: AEJMC website, main header


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