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 <jrelly@email.arizona.edu>.

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 http://www.fangrestaurant.com/location.html, 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 jrelly@email.arizona.edu 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