June 13, 2013

COMJIG's Program for the 2013 AEJMC Conference

Below is COMJIG's program for the 2013 AEJMC Conference in Washington, D.C. Come out to hear some of our interesting panels and discussions.

Thursday, August 8, 2013
11:45 am to 1:15 pm  
Small Programs and Community Journalism Interest Groups
Teaching Panel Session: Service Learning in Journalism and Mass Communication
Moderating/Presiding: Michael Longinow, Biola
Panelists: Michael Ray Smith, co-editor, special edition, TJMC on service learning, Campbell
        Carrie Buchanan, John Carroll
        Margaret O. Finucane, director, Center for Service in Learning, John Carroll
        Donald Allport Bird, Long Island University, Brooklyn
        Carolyn Kim, Biola

1:30 pm to 3 pm  
Civic and Citizen Journalism and Community Journalism Interest Groups
PF&R Panel Session: Blog by Block: Participatory Urban Journalism in a Changing Media Landscape
Moderating/Presiding: Spring-Serenity Duvall, South Carolina-Aiken
Panelists: J. Michael Lyons, St. Joseph’s

              Janis Chakars, Gwynedd-Mercy College

              Christopher Harper, Temple

3:15 pm to 4:45 pm  
Community Journalism Interest Group and Scholastic Journalism Division
Teaching Panel Session: Developing Journalism Education in China
Moderating/Presiding: Jock Lauterer, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Panelists: Chen Kai, author, An Introduction of Community Newspapers in the U.S(2012); University of China,  
Beijing, China
        Li Ren, School of Global Journalism and Communication, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China

5 pm to 6:30 pm  
Community Journalism Interest Group and International Communication Division
PF&R Panel Session: Community Journalism and Social Media in the Developing World
Moderating/Presiding: Yusuf Kalyango, Ohio
Panelists: Sleiman El Bssawmai, University of Balamand

             Yuriy Zaliznyak, Lviv Ivan Franko National University

              Carole Chibbonta, University of Zambia

              Anand Pradhan, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
              Beatriz Lovo Reichmann, Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana
Discussant:  Bill Reader, Ohio

Friday, August 9, 2013
3:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Community Journalism Interest Group and Electronic News Division
PF&R Panel Session: Covering Superstorm Sandy: Local News Organizations Are Put to the Test
Moderating/Presiding: Barbara Selvin, Stony Brook
Panelists: Ned Berke, Sheepshead Bites, Brooklyn, NY
               Randy Bergmann, director of community engagement, Asbury Park Press 
               Debbie Galant, founder, Baristanet.com, and director, N.J. News Commons, Montclair State
               Scott Hodgson, Oklahoma
               Adam Glenn, City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism

Saturday, August 10, 2013
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
AEJMC Council of Affiliates, Civic and Citizen Journalism and Community Journalism Interest Groups
Luncheon Session: Journalism Collaborations:  What Works
Moderating/Presiding: Jan Schaffer, executive director, J-Lab; entrepreneur in residence, American                                                                                                               
Presenters: Debbie Galant, director, NJ News Commons, Montclair State
                Jen Rothacker, innovations editor, The Charlotte Observer
                Cornelius Swart, online projects manager, The Oregonian, coordinator, Oregonian News Network         

Luncheon produced by J-Lab:  The Institute for Interactive Journalism. Funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. Pre-registration is required at http://aejmc2013.eventbrite.com

5:15 pm to 6:45 pm
Community Journalism Interest Group
Refereed Paper Research Session: Community Journalism in the Centennial Year of AEJMC: Connection and Engagement with Audiences
Moderating/Presiding: Dianne Garyantes, Rowan
A Plain Circle: Imagined Amish and Mennonite Community in the National Edition of The Budget*
Michael Clay Carey, Ohio
A Rural Drought in a National Food: Washington State Residents’ Assessments of Local News**
Doug Blanks Hindman and Michael Beam, Washington State
Community Journalists and Relationships with Sources and Local Organizations
Richard Johnson, Arizona State
Patch.com’s Online Community Journalism; Professionalism, Localism, and the Journalistic Field
Burton St. John, Old Dominion; Kirsten Johnson, Elizabethtown College, and Seungahn Nah, Kentucky
The New Community Influence: iHigh Producers, Their Communities, and Content Decisions
Sarah Cavanah, Minnesota, and Julie Jones, Oklahoma
Discussant:  Barbara Reed, Rutgers
*             Top Student Paper
**            Top Faculty Paper

7 pm to 8:30 pm   
Community Journalism Interest Group
Business Session:  Members’ Meeting/Preview, documentary film, “The Sun Never Sets”
Moderating/Presiding: John Hatcher, Minnesota-Duluth

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