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:
- Defining who citizen journalists are, and the roles they serve in their communities. Defining what is and is not citizen journalism.
- The use of mobile technology as a newsgathering and reporting tool in civic and/or citizen journalism.
- Global trends in participatory journalism for the purpose of social change, civic engagement, or broad-based activism.
- Emerging models and best practices in teaching of civic/citizen/participatory journalism.
- 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!
Co-Vice Chair, Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group