June 13, 2006

AEJMC agenda 2006

AEJMC Convention program, 2006 San Francisco

Wednesday, Aug. 2:

10-11:30 a.m.
Connections that Matter: Theories and Methods for Researching Community Media
Community Journalism Interest Group and Graduate Education Interest Group
Moderating: Bill Reader, Ohio University
  • Liz Hansen, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Janice Hume, University of Georgia
  • Steve Lacy, Michigan State University
  • Wilson Lowrey, University of Alabama
  • Lisa Coble-Krings, Master’s graduate, University of Kansas
1:30-3 p.m.
Refereed paper research session
Moderating: Bill Reader, Ohio
  • Lisa Coble-Krings, Kansas, “Weekly Dilemmas: A Study of Community Journalism, Connections, and Ethics in Small Towns.” (top student paper)
  • Yanela Gordon, Florida A&M, “The Historical Mission and Evolution of the Capital Outlook Newspaper.” (top faculty paper)
  • J. Steven Smethers, Bonnie Bressers, Amber Willard, Linda Harvey, and Gloria Freeland, Kansas State, “No Union in Humboldt, Kansas: Readers’ Perceptions of Loss When a Community Loses Its Newspaper.”

3:15-4:45 p.m.
Other Voices, Other Newsrooms: Ethnic, Alternative, Urban and Community Media
Community Journalism Interest Group, Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender Interest Group, Magazine Division, Religion and Media Interest Group
Moderating: Vikki Porter, Director, Knight New Media Center (Southern California and Berkeley)
Panelists and invited audience members:
  • Sandy Close, Pacific News Service and New America Media
  • Vanessa Carias, El Show de Vanessa Carias, and Avance magazine
  • Daisy Hernandez, Colorlines magazine
  • Jon Funabiki, San Francisco State
  • Cynthia Laird, Bay Area Reporter
  • Susan Moon, The Turning Wheel
Thursday, Aug. 3
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
What’s Next for Newspapers and for Journalism Education?
Newspaper Division and Community Journalism Interest Group
Moderating: Wilson Lowrey, Alabama
  • Jerry Ceppos, former vice president/news, Knight Ridder, and former executive editor, San Jose Mercury-News
  • Andrew DeVigal, co-principal of the interactive firm Devigal Design, San Francisco State
  • Phil Meyer, author, The Vanishing Newspaper, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mary Nesbitt, managing director, Readership Institute, Northwestern
  • Jan Schaffer, director of J-Lab, The Institute for Interactive Journalism, Maryland
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Working Hurricanes Katrina & Beyond: Was There Any Way to Really Prepare?
Visual Communication and Community Journalism
Moderating: Jock Lauterer, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Meg Spratt, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
  • Norris Babin, publisher, Our Gulfcoast; co-publisher, Belle Chasse Watchman, Plaquemine’s Gazette, Belle Chasse, La.
  • Sue Morrow, Sacramento Bee
  • David Woo, picture editor, The Dallas Morning News
  • Vincent LaForet, The New York Times
8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Members meeting:
Election of new officers followed by discussion: The Role of The Community Journalism Educator.
10:15 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Executive business meeting

Friday, Aug. 4:
8:15-9:45 a.m.
All in the Fishbowl: Campus Newspaper Initiatives with Community Newspapers
Community Journalism Interest Group, Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group
Moderating: Jock Lauterer, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Andrea Breemer Frantz, Kristin Kile and Jamie Babbitt, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, “Getting Off the Island: Re-defining Student Community Identity Using Ingenuity and a Little Newsprint”
  • Kevin Schwartz, general manager, Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Venise Wagner, San Francisco State
  • Thom Lieb, Towson University

11:45a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Rita Colistra, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “The Rumble in the Dark: Regional Newspaper Coverage of the West Virginia Buffalo Creek Mine Disaster of 1972.”
  • Wilson Lowrey, Amanda Brozana, and Jean Mackay, Alabama, “Toward a measure of community journalism.”
Discussant: Bill Reader, Ohio

3:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Will Civic Journalism Become a Subset of the Citizen Journalism Movement?
Civic and Citizen Journalism and Community Journalism Interest Groups
Moderating: Cole Campbell, Nevada, Reno
  • Cheryl Gibbs, Miami, Ohio
  • Sharon Iorio, Wichita State
  • Jan Schaffer, executive director, J-lab, The Institute for Interactive Journalism, Maryland
  • Leonard Witt, Kennesaw State

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