Hello from Jacksonville!
Once again, the chipping and wheeling and dealing are over, and we have come up with a great program (we think) for August's AEJMC meeting in Denver.
Many thanks to vice head/programming Andris Straumanis for all his hard work. Now, give research head Joe Marren something to do by getting those papers ready to come in by April 1. Or volunteer to be paper reviewer.
Here is our line up for Denver:
10-11:30 a.m. News coverage and commentary about local government, co-sponsored with Newspaper Division
This session examines the coverage of city government bhy daily and weekly newspapers, TV and radio stations, and citizen journalism sites using a National Science Foundation sample of more than 200 cities.
1:30-3 p.m. Citizen journalism research co-sponsored with Civic and Citizen Journalism IG
This panel will share current research examining citizen journalists, their role conceptions, motivations for contributing content, training, and other areas.
5-6:30 p.m. Media ethics in my little town. Co-sponsored with Media Ethics Division
This session explores the ethical dilemmas facing journalists working in small communities and the implications for ethics educators.
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Refereed research
Come hear some of the great research being done in this area.
8:30 p.m.: Membership meeting
Part of it will be held in conjunction with CCJIG. Executive committee meeting to follow.
Noon: J-lab luncheon, co-sponsored with CCJIG.
Progress in the Networked Journalism project, which pairs five news organizations with at least five hyperlocal sites in their communities.
1:45-3:15 p.m. Community newspapers: Healthiest in the trade, but for how long? Co-sponsored with Newspaper Division
Smaller newspapers have not been hit as hard in this recession, and this panel looks at that and also at how smaller newsrooms will have to adapt to a 24/7 world.
3:30-5 p.m. Into the mean streets: Lab community newspapers take on tough neighborhoods. Co-sponsored with CCJIG
Four journalism programs have separately launched lab newspapers and Web sites devoted to immer-city or at-risk neighborhoods. How did they do it? Get the answers here.
(In addition to the refereed research session, we also will have slots in one of the two midday scholar-to-scholar poster sessions.)
This is a great program. I hope you'll come to Denver for it.