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  • Advisers focus of mid-winter meeting’s day two

    Posted on January 3rd, 2011 Adam Maksl No comments

    Article also posted on David Bulla’s First Amendment Blog.

    By David W. Bulla (Iowa State University)

    The conditions that high school journalism advisers face will be the major area of focus on the second day of the AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Mid-Winter Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 8.

    The meeting will take place at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Saturday’s lineup kicks off with a panel on how state and national associations can help advisers navigate the often narrow straits of 21st-century scholastic journalism. Candace Perkins Bowen of Kent State will moderate the panel. Other members are John Bowen of Kent State, Cheryl Pell of Michigan State and Kathy Schrier of the Washington JEA.

    That panel will be followed by an examination of legal protections for advisers, including the protective law in California. Panelists include Mark Goodman of Kent State, Jeff Browne of Kansas and Sarah Nichols of the California JEA.

    Roxanne Watson, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida, will give a lecture on teaching press law to today’s students.

    Wayne Garcia, executive director of the Florida Scholastic Press Association, will give a presentation on social media and the student press.

    There will be two research panels. The first will be the mid-winter research competition. Meredith Cummings of the University of Alabama will serve as moderator and discussant. Research papers will be presented by Peter Bobkowski of UNC-Chapel Hill, Karla Kennedy of Florida, Candace Walton of South Dakota and Bruce Konkle of South Carolina. The other panel, moderated by Konkle, will deal with historical research of the scholastic press. Panelists include Konkle, Karen Flowers of South Carolina, Diana Hadley of Franklin College and David Bulla of Iowa State.

    Lunch will be held from 12:10 p.m. until 1:05 p.m. in the Poynter dining room.

    Vanessa Shelton, head of the Scholastic Division, will make a special presentation during lunch concerning the division’s fund-raising campaign.

    Schedule 2011


    Friday’s activities

  • Poynter’s Clark to speak at mid-winter meeting

    Posted on January 3rd, 2011 Adam Maksl No comments

    Article also posted on David Bulla’s First Amendment Blog.

    By David W. Bulla (Iowa State University)

    Roy Peter Clark will be the featured speaker at the AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division’s Mid-Winter Meeting at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 7 (2011).

    Clark, a senior scholar at Poynter and has a Ph.D. in English, will be discussing writing, grammar and usage. Little, Brown and Company has just published his book The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English.

    The book is divided into five parts: words, points (period usage), standards, meaning and purpose.

    Clark, the veteran writing coach, clearly wants his readers to have fun with the language. For example, he encourages them to adopt their own personal letter of the alphabet. His happens to be the letter Z(z). He writes that a z at the beginning of a word “can be playful,” but in the middle he sees “trouble” (18).

    Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of The Glamour of Grammar to the mid-winter meeting.

    Other Friday speakers include Wendy Wallace and Howard Finberg, who also are members of the Poynter faculty.

    Wallace, the high school journalism director at Poynter, will be discussing trends in social media usage. She will be joined by Logan Aimone, who is the executive director of National Scholastic Press Association.

    Finberg, Poynter’s director of interactive learning, will work with Scholastic Division members on how to incorporate NewsU.org lessons and activities into the classroom.

    Wallace kicks off the Friday sessions at 1:10 p.m.; Clark begins at 2:30, and Finberg starts at 4:20.

    The division members’ meeting will be held at 5:30.

    A full slate of events will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8 (2011).

    All sessions are at Poynter.

    Schedule 2011


    Day Two Article

    Poynter Institute