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SC&I Faculty, Doctoral Students to Participate in Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference
105th Annual AEJMC Conference is “Focusing on the Future Together”

SC&I faculty and students are attending and presenting research at the 105th Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference from August 3–6 in Detroit, Michigan. The AEJMC is an educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students, and media professionals. Its mission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education. 

The conference at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center hosts more than 1,500 delegates, including journalism and mass communication faculty, administrators, graduate students, and working professionals. More than 150 teaching and public service panel sessions and more than 750 original research papers will be presented over four days.

As 2021–2022 AEJMC president, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Susan Keith is moderating, hosting, or presenting at many events and sessions, including:

  • Board of Directors business meeting and dinner
  • AEJMC keynote session and opening reception
  • Kappa Tau Alpha and AEJMC awards luncheon session that recognizes both associations’ award winners and divisions’ student paper winners
  • Scholar-to-scholar refereed paper session, Visual Communication Division’s Conflict, Ideology and Memory topic: “On a Bridge in Ukraine: Showing Death and Violence through an Ethics of Care.”
  • Presidential panel session: “What’s in a Name: A Conversation with the Task Force on AEJMC’s Name and Identity”
  • Broadcast and Mobile Journalism and Newspaper and Online New Divisions teaching panel session: “What Does it Mean to Teach Journalism Online? Lessons After Two Years of Pandemic”
  • AEJMC general session meeting that includes the installation of the 2022-23 AEJMC President, Deb Aikat, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media
  • AEJMC President’s Address: “Rethinking Local: A Research Agenda for Studying News,” a call for studying overlooked areas in local journal­ism
  • AEJMC Board of Directors breakfast

On Wednesday, August 3, as part of the Investigating Media & Inclusion topic session, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Regina Marchi is presenting, “Día de los Muertos at Rockefeller Center: The Integration and Exclusion of Latinx Populations in the Corporate Commodification of Culture.”

Also, on August 3, doctoral student Nikila Natarajan is moderating the teaching panel session, “Preparing for Careers Beyond Academia After the Ph.D.”

At Wednesday’s Digital Media Environments session, doctoral student Shravan Regret Iyer is presenting, “Virtual reality and Climate Change: Understanding How the United Nations VR Content Productions Uses Experiential Media in Climate Change Storytelling.”

On Thursday, August 4, doctoral student Omar Hammad is moderating the Religion and Media Interest Group and Commission on the Status of Minorities panel session, “Twenty Years After 9/11: How Have Depictions of Muslims and Islam in US News Media Evolved Over the Past Two Decades?”

On Friday, August 5, doctoral student Afrooz Mosallaei is presenting, Should I Run This Photo? A Research Agenda for Examining News Photo Selection,” awarded the Visual Communication Division’s first-place student paper.

AEJMC is making 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.

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