February 12, 2012

Final schedule for COMJIG in Chicago

Here is the final version of events that the Community Journalism Interest Group is involved in at the AEJMC Convention this August in Chicago. There has been one change to this schedule: We will now be hosting our own, sole-sponsored research panel and will not be doing a high density session. This change had to occur because we were double booked during the high density session, which is not permitted. The new research panel will happen on Saturday, immediately before the COMJIG members meeting. We have requested these two events occur in the same room.

Date: Wednesday, August 8
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Session: "Legal Issues for Journalism Schools As News Providers: Challenges and Opportunities"
Description: This event will consist of three panels on best practices for journalism schools in their increasingly vital role as community news providers to help them sensibly address and mitigate legal risk in support of the journalism they are producing and in support of their education of students.
Sponsors: Law and Policy Division (lead), Community Journalism Interest Group, Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group

Date: Thursday, August 9
Time: 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Session: "African Media, the Arab Spring & Democratization: The 'un-seen' and 'un-mentioned' Social Side of the News Revolution"
Description: This panel focuses on the social issues of international news reporting about countries and their peoples in sub-Saharan Africa and the way these issues interact with the media and the process of democratization.
Sponsors: Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group, Community Journalism Interest Group

Date: Thursday, August 9
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Session: "The Tragedy of Today's GLBT Journalism"
Description: At a time when journalism of, by, and for the GLBT community could be excellent and comprehensive, the situation is instead bad and getting worse. So where do we go from here?
Sponsors: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Interest Group (lead), Community Journalism Interest Group

Date: Friday, August 10
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Session: Scholar-to-scholar research
Description: Presentation of peer-reviewed COMJIG research papers

Date: Friday, August 10
Time: 3:15-4:45
Session: "Mobile Me, Mobile We: Building and Bridging Communities With Media"
Description: This panel looks at the some of the diverse attributes of mobile in a changing media landscape at the hyperlocal and community level.
Sponsors: Community Journalism Interest Group (lead), Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group

Date: Friday, August 10
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Session: "Social Media and Ethnic Press"
Description: This panel probes the trends showing that young people, the dominant media audience of tomorrow, are using social media to communicate with those in their ethnic culture.
Sponsors: Small Programs Interest Group (lead), Community Journalism Interest Group (lead), Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group

Date: Saturday, Aug. 11
Time: 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Session: "The Rise of University Entrepreneurial News Startups" (J-Lab Luncheon)
Description: Around the country, journalism programs are launching news websites to cover their communities, state capitals, or public issues on a day-to-day basis. These are genuine news initiatives that take many forms and they are quite different from the blogs or websites that house student assignments for a particular class. We examine different models and how they operate.
Sponsors: Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group (lead), Community Journalism Interest Group

Date: Saturday, August 11
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Session: "Startling Startups in the Business of Journalism"
Description: This panel will disprove the death of entrepreneurship in journalism. Community journalism – and other – start-ups comprise the ideal AEJMC panel for the centennial convention in Chicago.
Sponsors: Community Journalism Interest Group (lead), Media Management and Economics Division

Date: Saturday, Aug. 11
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Session: Research panel session
Description: Panel presentation of peer-reviewed COMJIG research papers

Date: Saturday, August 11
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Session: COMJIG membership meeting

Date: Saturday, August 11
Time: 8:45 p.m.
Session: COMJIG executive board meeting

2 comments:

larisa said...

How do you sign up for this conference and what is the cost?

Doug Fisher said...

Larisa:

You can find details at http://www.aejmcchicago.org/