July 09, 2015

Panels for 2015 AEJMC conference UPDATED!

Here are the latest updates to our panel schedule. I think we've got some really exciting and information sessions lined up. The pre conference workshop by Penny Abernathy still has spots available. Share this with anyone involved with community journalism.

In addition, if any of you are interested in serving on the COMJIG board next year, please let Hans K. Meyer know at meyerh@ohio.edu. We appreciate your service!

Community Journalism Interest Group panels
AEJMC 2015
San Francisco, CA

Theme Sessions – Wednesday
Wed., August 5, 2015 (Pre-Conference Workshops)
8 a.m. to Noon
Saving Community Journalism:  What Journalism Professors Need to Know About the Business of Local News in the Digital Age
$30 Fee (Participation limited to 40)
Many professors and journalism schools have either established news organizations or partnered with existing broadcast, print and digital outlets in their community to report on local issues or devise new ways to communicate with readers. Many of these start-up organizations are struggling to achieve scale and long-term sustainability, and many traditional outlets, such as newspapers, are struggling to make the transition to digital delivery and profits. 
This workshop is designed to give journalism instructors some basic economic knowledge and understanding of the business dynamics of local news organizations that they can incorporate into introductory and advanced courses. It also provides instructional digital tools and practical examples that will enable their students to go into the field and assist local for-profit and nonprofit news organizations in both creating and implementing new journalistic and business strategies. 
It is led by UNC’s Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics, Penny Muse Abernathy (author of Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability and of the instructional website, savingcommunityjournalism.com), and the Knight Chair in Digital Advertising and Marketing, JoAnn Sciarrino. Both have extensive professional experience, operating at the highest executive levels in international media companies, and have focused their research on developing new business models for community news organizations. For information, contact Penny Muse Abernathy at pennyma@email.unc.edu or 919-843-4910. (COMJ, Knight Foundation)

Thursday, August 6, 2015 
2015 AEJMC Conference Program 
3:15 pm to 4:45 pm / 092 
Media Ethics Division and Community Journalism Interest Group PF&R Panel Session: Journalists in Fear: Covering the News Ethically Despite Death Threats, Terrorism, and Dangerous Stories 
Moderating/Presiding: Jenn Burleson Mackay, Virginia Tech 
Panelists: Delphine Halgand, US Director, Reporters Without Borders 
Khalil Bendib, political cartoonist and author of Too Big To Fail: More Subversive Cartoons by American’s Most Dangerous Cartoonist 
Thomas Peele, investigative reporter and author of Killing the Messenger
Tom Kent, Associated Press

Friday, August 7, 2015 
2015 AEJMC Conference Program 
3:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Magazine Division and Community Journalism Interest Group
Research Panel Session: Creation of Community in the Magazine Form: Legacy to Online
Moderating/Presiding: Sheila M. Webb, Western Washington
Panelists: Sheila M. Webb, Western Washington
Elizabeth Hendrickson, Ohio
Amanda Hinnant, Missouri
Dan Kennedy, Northeastern
Michael Clay Carey, Samford

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Refereed Paper Research Session: Scholar-to-Scholar
Community Journalism Interest Group Topic — Community Journalism – High Stakes in the Ever-changing Landscape
Cultivating News Coverage: An Analysis of California Agriculture Reporting Sandra Robinson, California State, Monterey Bay
High Stakes in the High Plains: Attitudes of Rural Editors and Publishers in Areas Facing Depopulation David Guth, Kansas 
Discussant: Dianne Garyantes, Rowan

1:45 pm to 3:15 pm 
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Community Journalism Interest Groups 
PF&R Panel Session: San Francisco and the Heart of the LGBT Movement 
Moderating/Presiding: Ed Alwood, Quinnipiac 
Panelists: Chris Bull, former Washington Correspondent from the Advocate 
Rink Foto, San Francisco Bay Times 
Andrew Stoner, California State Sacramento 
Cynthia Baird, news editor, Bay Area Reporter

5:15 pm to 6:45 pm 
Community Journalism Interest Group Refereed Paper Research Session: Community Journalism – Looking at the Factors and Forums that Influence Both Journalists and the Communities They Serve Moderating/Presiding: Hans Meyer, Ohio
Community Journalism: Relentlessly Deviant? CATA of Normative Deviance and Localness in American Community Newspaper Websites Marcus Funk, San Houston State 
Advocates, Guardians, and Promoters: Factors that Influence Community Journalists’ Coverage of Rural Poverty Michael Clay Carey, Samford 
Building Community Through Branding at NPR Member Stations Joseph Kasko, South Carolina 
Health News Coverage in Kentucky Newspapers Al Cross, Molly Burchett and Melissa Patrick, Kentucky 
Discussant: David Schreindl, Dickinson State

7 pm to 8:30 pm 
Community Journalism Interest Group Business Session: Members’ Meeting
Moderating/Presiding: Dianne Garyantes, Rowan

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
2015 AEJMC Conference Program 
11 am to 12:30 pm 
Cultural and Critical Studies Division and Community Journalism Interest Group PF&R Panel Session: Resistance Journalism: Expression, Self-Empowerment, and the Creation of Counternarratives on Poverty Through Community Media 
Moderating/Presiding: Michael Clay Carey, Samford 
Panelists: Mathew Gerring, editor, Street Sheet 
Lisa Gray-Garcia, POOR Magazine 
Kevin Howley, DePauw 
Paula Lomazzi, CEO, Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee 
Cindy Vincent, Salem State

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