Monthly Archives: July 2015

Off-site Tour and Dinner

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We would like to extend an invitation to each of you to consider two International Communication Division off-site activities during the AEJMC conference in San Francisco.

On August 7, there will be a tour of AJ+. We will meet in the conference hotel lobby and leave at 11 a.m. for the walk to the AJ+ office, 118 King Street. The one-hour tour begins at 11:30 a.m. There are only 15 slots because of space limitations in the building. If you would like to attend, please sign up with Vice Head Jeannine Relly at <>.

AJ+ describes the organization this way: “AJ+ is the digital-only video news network and community from the Al Jazeera innovation department. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, AJ+’s endeavor is to reimagine the news for a mobile-centric generation by meeting its audience in every digital space, and creating custom content for online social communities including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and the AJ+ mobile app. AJ+ highlights human struggles and achievements, empowers impassioned voices, and challenges the status quo in a brazen way that delivers a refreshing perspective on global current events.”

On August 8, we will hold our off-site dinner at Fang Restaurant, a Chinese establishment at 660 Howard Street. We’ll meet in the conference hotel lobby at 6:40 p.m. and walk to the restaurant. The reservation is for 7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. and as always is self-pay. We have secured space for 20 people and could expand that if needed. Please send an RSVP to Jeannine Relly if you plan to join us.

We hope to see you in San Francisco!

With all best wishes,

Jeannine Relly, ICD Vice Head

Emily Metzgar, ICD Head

International Multimedia News Contest Winners

The International Communication Division of AEJMC is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s International Multimedia News Contest. Winners will be acknowledged at ICD’s business meeting in San Francisco on Friday, August 7 at 8:30 p.m. Congratulations to all!


First Place

Christine Rushton (Syracuse University): “Refugees watching the Iraqi divide from afar” (

Second Place

Collin Krizmanich (Michigan State University): “The Islamic State and the Yazidis: Attack on Sinjar.” (

Third Place

Kelsey Husnick (Kent State University): “Fostering Estonia Enterprise.” (