Two of COMJIG's chips await the next round of programming Dec. 4 during the AEJMC midwinter meeting in Albuquerque. (Photo by Andris Straumanis)
The Community Journalism Interest Group's program for the AEJMC convention in St. Louis is set, thanks to the work of Program Head Joe Marren (Buffalo), who joined Andris Straumanis (Wisconsin-River Falls) at the association's midwinter meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.
COMJIG's programming will begin Wednesday, Aug. 10, but the interest group's biggest day of the convention will be Thursday, Aug. 11, with a series of panels, presentations and meetings. Programming will continue on Friday, Aug. 12.
Here's the lineup:
Wednesday, Aug. 10
11:45 a.m. "Emerging News Ecosystems and the News," a PF&R panel co-sponsored with the Newspaper Division.
Thursday, Aug. 11
11:45 a.m. A PF&R panel, led by Al Cross of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, focusing on community newspapers' efforts to move content online. The session is co-sponsored by the Newspaper Division.
1:30 p.m. Scholar-to-Scholar session, when several COMJIG research papers are expected to be presented along with papers from several other divisions and interest groups.
3:15 p.m. Refereed paper session.
5 p.m. "News With a View: Journalism in a Post-Objective World," co-sponsored by the Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group (CCJIG).
6:45 p.m. COMJIG and CCJIG joint members' meeting.
8:30 p.m. COMJIG executive board meeting.
Friday, Aug. 12
5:15 p.m. "We Handle the Rest: Taking the Load Off Independent Photojournalists," a teaching panel co-sponsored with the Visual Communication Division.
Those readers who have been to an AEJMC midwinter "chipping" session will find this meaningful: Marren, no stranger to the basketball court, was one of few program heads who managed to land a chip in the bowl at the center of the room. Not only that, but he did it twice, the second time with COMJIG's last chip.