July 19, 2016

Teach the value of community journalism at AEJMC preconference session

We still have spots available for our pre-conference session "‘Hyping’ hyperlocal: Teaching the value of community journalism in the classroom and the startup." I've listed this session as one of our interest group's biggest accomplishments because I think it offers the perfect opportunity and the necessary time to really explore the issue that makes our group tick: the impact of community on journalism and vice versa and how to apply it in the ever-changing new media world.

Speakers include members and past presidents of the interest group, such as Bill Reader, Ohio University; Al Cross, University of Kentucky; Barbara Selvin, Stony Brook; and  John Hatcher, University of Minnesota Duluth. Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College, will also share how she has used Medium.com to empower her college's student newspaper, and Timothy Waltner, retired newspaper publisher, and ISWNE member, will share how the industry is incorporating community in all they do.

Please share this post with anyone you think is interested. The session will take place Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. It costs $10, but that's just to cover AV needs and a short drink break for everyone at 3 p.m.

Thanks to Toni Albertson and Rich Johnson, COMJ's teaching standards chair for setting this up. If you have any questions, drop them a line at TAlbertson@mtsac.edu or RichJohnson@creighton.edu. Let's make sure we have a full house for this important session.

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