March 13, 2015

2015 Panel Schedule set!

I know it's early, but I just wanted to share with everyone our panel schedule for this summer's AEJMC conference because I think we've got a fantastic slate.

Here it is:

Wednesday, Aug. 5
Pre-Conference workshop, 8 – noon
“Saving Community Journalism:  What Journalism Professors Need to Know About the Business of Local News in the Digital Age”
Penny Abernathy

Thursday, Aug. 6
3:15-4:45 p.m. Ethics / Community Journalism 034 PF&R
“Journalists in Fear:  Maintaining ethical coverage in a dangerous media climate”

Friday, Aug. 7
3:15-4:45 p.m. Magazine / Community Journalism 110 Research
“Creation of Community in the Magazine Form: Legacy to Online”

Saturday, Aug. 8
1:45-3:15 p.m. GLBT / Community Journalism 157 PF&R
“San Francisco and the heart of the LGBT movement”
Need 2 panelists
5:15 – 6:45 p.m. Refereed Paper
7 – 8:30 p.m. Members’ Meeting

Sunday, Aug. 9
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CCSD, Community Journalism 119 PF&R
Resistance Journalism: Expression, Self-Empowerment, and the Creation of Counternarratives on Poverty Through Community Media

Some of our confirmed panelists include Dan Kennedy, author of The Wired City; Chris Bull, former Washington correspondent of The Advocate; Gary or Reed Shilts, brother representing Randy Shilts (1951-1994), reporter for the advocate and San Francisco Chronicle and author of And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (1980–85); Dr. Betty Sullivan and Jennifer Viegas, co-editors/publishers of the San Francisco Bay Times; and Anthony G. Rodriguez, founder and CEO of

I'm sure I'm missing others that our members have lined up. I'll get the final panel copy from our cosponsors on Monday.

Depending on how many paper submissions we receive, we will also be part of the poster session on Saturday from 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. We accepted eight papers last year, and I expect we'll surpass that number this year.

To do that, make sure you are sharing our call for papers with your peers and students. In addition, sign up on the conference website and let our research chair David Schreindl know that you'd be willing to serve as a paper reviewer. I served as research chair last year, and I can honestly say it wasn't difficult because our members were so willing to serve and easy to work with. Every paper had at least two reviews. Most had three.

If you have any questions, please drop me a line

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