Tonight at midnight is the paper-submission deadline for the March regional AEJMC colloquium at UTK Knoxville…
But if you don’t have a paper in the queue, maybe that means it’s time to mark your calendar and plan to just go and have a good time… Maybe even live-blog the event for this site!
If you are willing to review papers for the Newspaper and Online News Division, please contact Robert Byrd at the University of Southern Mississippi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate your areas of expertise and/or interest.
Graduate students are not eligible to serve as reviewers and, in general, reviewers should not have submitted their own research into the competition, Byrd said, in an email to Division members.
Journalism historians take selfies, record sessions, post to YouTube!
2014 AJHA Convention Highlights:
James Foley Memorial Scholarship In International Photojournalism
In honor of the courageous men and women who risk their lives in order to report from the world’s most dangerous places ieiMedia has established the James Foley Memorial Scholarship in memory of the photojournalist who was tragically executed while covering the war in Syria.
This $5000 photojournalism scholarship covers tuition, program fees and meals for participation in our Urbino program, jointly sponsored by James Madison University and Iowa State University. The winner will work with two award-winning photojournalists in an experiential program that runs through the month of June 2015. The recipient is responsible for his/her own airfare.
To enter the competition you must submit a link to an online photographic portfolio as well as a short letter explaining why an international reporting experience is important for your education. The portfolio should be well organized and show evidence of curiosity about other groups or cultures. The letter should not exceed 300 words.
The judging will be done by a jury of professional photojournalists including former White House Photographer and Washington Post staff photographer Susan Biddle as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin.
Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2015
Apply on line at www.ieiMedia.com
Greetings, division friends:
The AEJMC Newspaper and Online News Division is accepting panel proposals for the 2015 convention in San Francisco, August 5-9, 2015.
The process is earlier than before, so our deadline for the panel submissions is 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Eastern Time. Joint proposals with members of other divisions and interests groups are welcome, as are proposals for off-site events and pre-convention sessions.
Looking forward to seeing your great ideas.
Mitch McKenney, Kent State
Vice head, NOND
Below is an email from NOND Head Raluca Cozma, Ph.D.
Dear friends of the Newspaper and Online News Division,
Thank you for making AEJMC 2014 a success. I am happy to announce the new roster of officers voted at our members’ meeting in Montreal. I thank them for graciously stepping up to ensure the continued success of the largest division of AEJMC. Special thanks go to our outgoing head, Leslie-Jean Thornton, for her two consecutive years of nurturing service, and to our online gurus Bob Stepno and Randy Reddick for maintaining our web presence over the past several years.
The incoming board:
Head: Raluca Cozma, Iowa State
Program/Vice-chair: Mitch McKenney, Kent State
Secretary: Howard Schlossberg, Columbia College Chicago
Research co-chairs: Jasmine McNealy, Kentucky; Frederick Schiff, University of Houston
PF&R: Chris Birks, Benedictine
Membership: Michael Cavanaugh, Illinois Springfield
Web editor: Chris Birks, Benedictine
Teaching: Susan Keith, Rutgers; Lisa Romero, Illinois at Urbana; Leslie-Jean Thornton, Arizona State
Newsletter: Patrick Walters, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Southeast Colloquium Research: Robert Byrd, Southern Mississippi
Oral History Diversity Project/AEJMC: George Daniels, Alabama; June Nicholson, Virginia Commonwealth
Immediate past head: Leslie-Jean Thornton, Arizona State
Very soon, Mitch McKenney will send out a call for panels for next year’s convention in San Francisco. The deadline – September 1 – is fast approaching!
Best wishes for a productive new academic year,
Raluca Cozma, Ph.D.
Head, Newspaper and Online News Division, AEJMC
Carol B. Schwalbe of Arizona led the winners of the 2014 edition of Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, who were honored at the NOND business meeting Aug. 7 at the AEJMC convention in Montreal. Carol will receive $100 from the division for her teaching idea, “Keeping Current: Talking up the News,” which explained how to replace news quizzes with more interactive discussions of the news by students assigned to beats.
Other award winners were:
- Second place: Patrick Walters, Kutztown State, “Breaking News Story Assignment”
- Third place: Nicole Kraft, Ohio State, “Pin the Tail on the Campus”
- Honorable mentions: Kim Fox, The American University of Cairo, “The Details are in the Data”; Michelle Hassler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “Getting Real About Verification”; Rachele Kanigel, San Francisco State, “The Networking Game.”
The Newspaper and Online News Division started TNT21 in 2009 in an effort to:
- Encourage instructors teaching the foundational journalism courses of newswriting, reporting and editing to think about how to best do that in a transforming media world
- Honor the work of adjunct professors and graduate students, who often teach basic journalism courses but don’t always get a lot of recognition within AEJMC for their teaching work.
The competition, organized by Susan Keith of Rutgers, typically awards $100 prizes for the best idea in three categories: full-time faculty member, adjunct professor and graduate-student instructor. This year, for the first time, however, no entries were received from graduate students or adjuncts. Please consider pointing out the competition to adjunct instructors and graduate students next year. The June deadline will be announced on the division’s website, the AEJMC website and the division’s Facebook page.
The winning ideas will be published in a PDF booklet that will be posted to this site soon.
Best wishes, Newspaper & Online News Division members planning to attend the AEJMC annual conference next month in Montreal.
As usual, the division’s Web editor will not be there in person, a lamentable state of affairs given the opportunity this blog-style WordPress site provides for on-the-spot “digital-first” reporting.
For example, last year we used a tag-team approach to create photo pages for the conference and an “Events” menu at the top of the page. It worked — but it would have been much less time consuming for someone on-site with WordPress experience.
(Adding photo captions and identification in real time would be one major improvement of doing photo pages “live” from an event. HTML/CSS experience can make for more varied page layouts, but is not essential.)
If you have interest or experience in such things and want to help the division live up to the “and online” we added to its name a few years ago, please contact division head Leslie-Jean Thornton, add a comment to this post, or send me a note at stepno.com
Among other things, we have postponed choosing a new more mobile-device friendly site design in hopes of getting more folks involved in that decision and the operation of the site. Our aejmc.us site administrator, Randy Reddick, can explain how easy that redesign process is, choosing from a variety of more modern page “themes” or layouts.
WordPress tools have evolved rapidly. For example, this item was composed and posted with the Android WordPress app on a two year old smartphone.
When the time comes, I will be happy to explain, help, coach, advise, or bow out completely, but I do hope someone more active in AEJMC events steps forward to add to the division’s online presence.
Did we have a blog back then? Yes, as an “aej” category in my personal blog — on a private company server that “went away” a few years ago: Peek into my 2004 archive
For anyone who missed the mail or newsletter announcements, the 2014 Newspaper & Online News student project awards competition has a new deadline: Oct. 15.
A computer storing contest entries and notes crashed, and materials could not be fully recovered, according to Bernie Ankney, chair of the team overseeing the awards.
As a result, everyone who submitted entries to this year’s award competition will have to resubmit.
The team will arrange for re-judging. It plans to announce the results early in 2015, according to the email from decision head Leslie Jean Thornton, who said this won’t affect next year’s submissions or judging.
“We’re very sorry for the imposition, but feel that this is the fairest way to go about awarding recognition for this year’s entries,” she said.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Ankney, at email@example.com.
From L J. Thornton’s email:
Congratulations to Carrie Brown-Smith, associate professor at the University of Memphis, for becoming the 2014 division Educator of the Year! The award will be presented at the general membership meeting beginning at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, in Montreal. Please plan to join us in celebration there if at all possible.
There are many qualities that contributed to Dr. Brown-Smith garnering this award, but chief among them are her evident and contagious enthusiasm for journalism education and research, innovative approaches, generous contributions through social media, talent and skill.
Coincidentally, I was following her & colleagues at a CUNY entrepreneurial journalism conference via streaming video and as twitter.com/brizzyc when L.J.’s email arrived. Congratulations!
Want to know more about her? See her CarrieBrown.info portfolio, with course websites and blog.