Author Archives: Jeff South

Burt’s op-ed: ‘Time for news with a view’

The Virginian-Pilot today published the following op-ed by longtime CCJIG leader Burt St. John of Old Dominion. Jon Stewart, in an offhand moment during a recent interview with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, remarked sarcastically, “I follow the polls, nothing else; … Continue reading

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Our Summer 2012 newsletter is now online

Our Summer 2012 newsletter, edited by Liz Viall, is available for download. Featured articles include: ‘Survey results: Name change discussion continues,’ by Kirsten Johnson, page 1 ‘CCJIG sessions in Chicago,’ by Burton St. John, p. 1 ‘Japanese journalist adapts civic principles … Continue reading

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Our Spring 2012 newsletter is now online

Our Spring 2012 newsletter, edited by Liz Viall, is available for download. Featured articles include: ‘Survey follow-up: Members will vote on two names,’ by Kirsten Johnson, page 1 ‘2012 call for papers,’ page 1 ‘Civic/citizen/public journalism: Evolution differs in Russia, Norway,’ … Continue reading

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New book is guide to ‘Overcoming Bias’

Sue Ellen Christian, teaching chair for CCJIG, has a new book, “Overcoming Bias: A Journalist’s Guide to Culture and Context.” The book is for journalists, journalism educators, media ethicists and those interested in diversity reporting. It aims to help journalists … Continue reading

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Media Law in the Digital Age Conference, Oct. 22, 2011

The rules are changing, have you? The Media Law in the Digital Age conference is a must attend for anyone who publishes online content or works in digital media. Whether you are blogger, social media strategist, media attorney or a … Continue reading

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Our Fall 2011 newsletter is now online

Our Fall 2011 newsletter, edited by Liz Viall, is available for downloading. Featured articles include: ‘What’s in a name? CCJIG members eye name change after convention,’ by Kirsten Johnson, page 1 ‘CCJIG scholars address ‘transformation’issues in AEJMC research and sessions,’ … Continue reading

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Call for panel proposals for 2012 AEJMC convention

The Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group (CCJIG) invites panel proposals for the 2012 AEJMC convention to be held in Chicago from Aug. 9-12. Please email your panel proposal to Co-Vice Chair Jeremy Littau (jjl409@lehigh.edu) as a Word attachment by … Continue reading

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CCJIG officers elected for 2011-12

At our annual business meeting on Aug. 11, during the AEJMC convention in St. Louis, CCJIG members elected officers for 2011-12. The officers are: Chair: Kirsten Johnson, Elizabethtown (PA) College, johnsonka@etown.edu Co-Vice Chair (Programming): Jeremy Littau, Lehigh, jeremy.littau@lehigh.edu Co-Vice Chair: … Continue reading

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Why hyperlocals are missing out on engagement

Tom Grubisich discusses hyperlocal news operations and citizen engagement in The New News column on the website Street Fight. He writes: “Engagement,” just about everyone agrees, is a must, especially for news websites, most especially hyperlocals.  But engagement metrics for … Continue reading

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Panels represent balance of teaching, research, PF&R

By Kirsten Johnson CCJIG Vice Chair This year’s conference in St. Louis features an exciting slate of programming in teaching, research, and professional freedom and responsibility.  The following sessions are  co-sponsored by CCJIG with other interest groups and divisions.

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