August 03, 2017

Check out COMJIG programming at AEJMC

The annual AEJMC conference is just days away, and the Community Journalism Interest Group has some outstanding programming this year. Go ahead and mark these sessions down on your calendar!

Wednesday, August 9

10-11:30 a.m.: Teaching the Business of Community Journalism in the 21st Century
Panelists: Jonathan Groves, Drury; Geoffrey Graybeal, Texas Tech; Joe Marren, SUNY Buffalo State; Eric Meyer, Illinois; Magda Konieczna, Temple; Gary Sosniecki,
Moderator: Christina Smith, Georgia College

3:15-4:45 p.m.: Helping Students Build Community Outside and Inside Campus Newsrooms
Panelists: Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio; Laura Castaneda, Southern California; Marcus Funk, Sam Houston State; Allison Hunter, Ohio; Bernardo Motta, South Florida-St. Petersburg
Moderator: Rich Johnson, Creighton

5-6:30 p.m.: Who Am I and Who Am I Talking To? Community, Identity and Culture in a Changing Media Environment
Panelists: Dianne Garyantes, Rowan; Eileen Gilligan, SUNY Oswego; Suman Mishra, Southern Illinois, Edwardsville; Hans Meyer, Ohio
Moderator: Michael Clay Carey, Samford

Thursday, August 10

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Challenges and Opportunities for Student Media at Religious-Affiliated Universities
Panelists: Michael Clay Carey, Samford; Rich Johnson, Creighton; Andrew Westmoreland, Samford; Joel Campbell, Brigham Young
Moderator: Bernie Ankney, Samford

Friday, August 11

8:15-9:45 a.m.: Defining Community and Participatory Journalism in the Social Media Era
Panelists: Leslie-Jean Thornton, Arizona State; Avery Holton, Utah; Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois; Bill Reader, Ohio
Moderator: Marcus Funk, Sam Houston State

5:15-6:45 p.m.: Top Paper Session: Digital Technology in Community Newsrooms
Moderating/Presiding: Rich Johnson, Creighton 

“(Re)Crafting Neighborhood News: The Rise of Journalism Hackathons”
Jan Lauren Boyles, Iowa State
“An Optimistic Vision for the Future of Community Newspapers: Where do Digital Technologies Fit in?”
Francis Dallsay, Guam; Anup Kumar and Leo Jeffres, Cleveland State 
“Technology and the Public: The Influence of Website Features on the Submission of UGC”
Burton Speakman, Ohio
“The Impact of Web Metrics on Community News Decisions: A Resource Dependence Perspective”
Tom Arenberg and Wilson Lowrey, Alabama

Discussant: Eileen Gilligan, SUNY Oswego

7-8:30: COMJIG Business Meeting (social to follow)

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