September 08, 2008

Call for 2009 Panel Proposals

AEJMC and COMJIG move to Boston for next year's convention, which means we have to start thinking about panels and other programming.

This is our first call for ideas for panels.

We had a very successful 2008 meeting, with some fine panels and the mini-plenary on the state of the industry. For 2009 we'd like to put a special emphasis on panels dealing with the state of research in community journalism and with an international orientation, including ethnic media. But of course, all ideas are welcome.

So put your thinking caps on, drag out all those proposals you just wanted to make before but never got around to, and send them our way by Oct. 6.

Please use the form you can find at (or go to our Yahoo group site at, and you'll find the file in the Files area of the site).

Please return the form to Doug Fisher, vice head and program chair, at (if you'll be so kind as to put COMJIG Panels in the subject line, your e-mail will be zapped into the right folder for immediate attention).

Again, the deadline is Oct. 6.

We raised the bar with some great panels last year; let's see if we can raise it further for 2009.


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