CCJIG seeks panel proposals for 2013 AEJMC convention (Deadline Extended – 10/26)

The Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group (CCJIG) invites panel proposals for the 2012 AEJMC convention to be held in Washington, DC from Aug. 8–11, 2013.

Please email your panel proposal to Co-Vice Chair Melissa Tully as a Word doc by Oct. 26, 2012.

Past panels have focused on blogging discourse, credibility of citizen journalism practices, citizen contributions and politics, user collaborative activities, mobile and multimedia citizen/participatory journalism, community conversations and participatory media, newsroom projects, practicing civic and citizen journalism in a multicultural environment, and teaching civic and citizen journalism.

Panel proposals for 2013 may address, but are not limited to, the following broad themes:

  1. Defining who citizen journalists are, and the roles they serve in their communities. Defining what is and is not citizen journalism.
  2. The use of mobile technology as a newsgathering and reporting tool in civic and/or citizen journalism.
  3. Global trends in participatory journalism for the purpose of social change, civic engagement, or broad-based activism.
  4. Emerging models and best practices in teaching of civic/citizen/participatory journalism.
  5. Research techniques used by participatory journalism scholars.

In general, address topics that are relevant to current discussions in journalism, politics, technology, democracy, or philosophy. Panels addressing issues of cultural and racial diversity are encouraged.

Your panel proposal should mention the following components in order: Type (i.e., PF&R, Teaching, Research), a tentative title, a possible moderator, the possible panelists (limit to three so we can work on linking with other interest groups and divisions), a brief description of the panel, possible co-sponsors (divisions or interest groups), and contact information. Also provide speaker demographic and funding estimates (see sample proposal).

Selected proposals are compiled into a single document, with proposals from other divisions and interest groups, in order to be considered for co-sponsorship and scheduling. Many will later be revised or expanded as part of the joint planning process.

An example of a proposal can be found here. We look forward to your proposals!

Melissa Tully
Co-Vice Chair, Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group

 

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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 after tsunami,’ by Glenn Scott, p. 2

‘CCJIG 2012 research paper abstracts,’ p. 4

‘CCJIG panels at AEJMC ’12,’ by Jeremy Littau, p. 6

Miss an issue of the CCJIG newsletter? You’ll find them all in our newsletter archive.

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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,’ by Jack Rosenberry, page 2

‘Teaching moments: Compliments of crowdsourcing,’ page 3

‘Teaching methods can adapt to the culture,’ by Glenn Scott, page 5

‘Book examines objectivity, features civic/citizen journalism researchers,’ page 6

Miss an issue of the CCJIG newsletter? You’ll find them all in our newsletter archive.

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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 be more aware of the biases in their natural thinking processes: what the mind pays attention to (and what it misses), how it categorizes information, how culture affects our thinking, how it makes decisions and interprets events.

The book offers specific tools to make the journalism we do more accurate, and showcases field reporting situations from working journalists from the New York Times, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, public radio, digital freelancing and other outlets.

Book details are at: http://www.hh-pub.com/product details.cfm?PC=185.

The book’s website and accompanying blog is: http://www.hhpcommunities.com/overcomingbias/.

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Reminder — Deadline date for AEJMC Midwinter submission is noon, 12/2/2011

Please remember that, if you plan to submit for our interest group concerning the AEJMC Midwinter Conference, please follow the directions below and get your abstract to me by 12/2/2011 at bsaintjo@odu.edu.
Thanks!
Burt St. John

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Journalism Interactive conference emphasized teaching of technology, business skills

Disclosure: This is a cross post from the author’s personal blog at http://drrosenberryspage.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-i-learned-at-journalism.html

Ways in which technology offers myriad opportunities to reinvent journalism dominated the conversation at the recently concluded Journalism Interactive conference, held at the University of Maryland on Friday and Saturday Oct. 28 and 29.

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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 journalist, the rules in digital media law are constantly changing.  The best way to protect your organization  … and yourself is to know what the rules are today.

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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,’ by Deborah Chung, page 2

‘Call for CCJIG panels,’ page 3

‘The J-future is small – think entrepreneurial start-up,’ by Jack Rosenberry, page 4

Miss an issue of the CCJIG newsletter? You’ll find them all in our newsletter archive.

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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 Oct. 15.

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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: Melissa Tully, The University of Iowa, melissa-tully@uiowa.edu

Teaching Chair: Sue Ellen Christian, Western Michigan, sueellen.christian@wmich.edu

PF&R Chair: Glenn Scott, Elon University, gscott3@elon.edu

Research Chair: Burt St. John, Old Dominion, bsaintjo@odu.edu

Newsletter Editor: Liz Viall, Eastern Illinois University, ekviall@eiu.edu

Webmaster: Jeff South, Virginia Commonwealth University, jcsouth@vcu.edu

Here are the minutes of the Aug. 11 meeting.

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