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SC&I Faculty Attend the 2019 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Media Studies Department to Participate in Major Media Conference

Faculty from SC&I’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies headed to Canada for the 2019 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. The 102nd Annual Conference “Investing in Our Futures” is being held from Aug. 7-10 in Toronto.

Representing SC&I, among others, will be the newly-elected incoming vice president of AEJMC, Associate Professor Susan Keith. Keith, who is also chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, is participating in the following sessions:

  •  1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6: Newspaper and Online News Division and Graduate Studies Interest Group Preconference Session. “So You've Decided to Earn a Ph.D., Now What? A Step-by-step Guide to Grad School and Early Career Development, From the Dissertations to the Job Hunt (Academic or Industry) to Getting Published and Beyond."
  •  5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7: Paper presentation in the Newspaper and Online News Division research paper session titled Fake News and Media Credibility: Today's Challenges. "A New Kind of Journalistic Paradigm Repair: How U.S. News Outlets Rejected the Label 'Enemy of the People.'" The paper was authored with Dr. Leslie-Jean Thornton of Arizona State University and Dr. Sue Robinson of the University of Wisconsin.
  • 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8: Panelist at the Newspaper and Online News Division session. "Ten Years of Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century: Innovative Approaches for the Modern Journalism Classroom." This session is about Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century (TNT21), the annual teaching ideas competition of the Newspaper and Online News Division (NOND). Keith developed TNT21 in 2008-2009 and ran the competition from 2009 to 2016 as one of three teaching chairs of NOND.
  • 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8: Presentation of a research paper titled "Night and Day: A Visual Diptych of Hate and Horror in Charlottesville" co-authored with Dr. Leslie-Jean Thornton of Arizona State University. The paper is being presented in the Visual Communication Division's top papers session.

Professor John V. Pavlik, of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, will be a panelist at the following session:

  • 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9: “Hot topics panel on using emerging tech. tools in a participatory society: Visual journalism now.” Visual journalism is undergoing a rapid transition with technological tools empowering both journalists and citizens in contributing to meaningful storytelling. In this panel, educators and professionals across the country will share advice on making use of the latest tools while tackling pressing issues to enhance visual journalism in the present participatory climate.

In addition, incoming School of Communication and Information Ph.D. student Luxuan Wang presented this research from her master’s program at New York University at this session:

  • 8:15-9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7: “Participatory Journalism in China: An Extended Newsroom and Power, Network, State” in a session sponsored by the Graduate Student Interest Group.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies and School of Communication and Information will sponsor a reception, hosted by Dean Jonathan Potter and Associate Dean Dafna Lemish, from 6 to 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Quinn's Steakhouse, 96 Richmond Street West, Toronto. The Steakhouse is on the lobby level of the Sheraton Centre Toronto.

“It’s always great to take part in the annual meeting of this association,” Keith said. “AEJMC combines presentation of cutting-edge, theoretically grounded research across the fields of journalism and mass communication and media studies, analysis of the future of media professions, and efforts to strengthen teaching in media-related areas.”

According to its website, the mission of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is “to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to encourage the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum,and to defend and maintain freedom of communication in an effort to achieve better professional practice, a better informed public, and wider human understanding.”

To learn more about our Journalism and Media Studies program, click here.

 

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