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  • SJD line-up finalized for AEJMC Chicago convention

    Posted on March 20th, 2017 Teresa White, SJD secretary No comments

    By Jeff Browne • University of Colorado Boulder

    The Scholastic Journalism Division will continue its focuses on research diversity, media literacy and press freedom at this year’s annual AEJMC conference in Chicago.

    The division’s Honors Lecture this year will be delivered by Linda Jones, long-time division member and the Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Roosevelt University. The Honors Lecture will follow the SCHJ members’ meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11.

    SCHJ kicks off the week on Tuesday, Aug. 8 with the off-site Teach-In, where Vice Head Karla Kennedy will lead a series of sessions designed for area journalism instructors and advisers. That pre-conference session is an all-morning and all-afternoon affair that usually draws up to two dozen guests. SCHJ members are invited to present sessions.

    Contact Karla Kennedy at Florida International University (kkennedy@fiu.edu) if you would like to help with the Teach-In.

    Wednesday of conference week is research-heavy with three 90-minute sessions dedicated to research by division members. SCHJ Research Chair Peter Bobkowski from the University of Kansas is conducting the initial reviews of research.

    On Thursday, SCHJ teams with the Minorities and Communication division twice — first on a panel about Muslim-American Youth and later in the day for our annual event with MAC. In the past, we’ve co-sponsored with MAC a luncheon, during which we’ve honored our Knight Multicultural Award winner. That will take place Thursday evening during a mixer in Chicago.

    Other Thursday panels will partner with the Community College Journalism Association and the Media Ethics Division. An SCHJ-led research panel about led by Peter Bobkowski will also take place on Thursday.

    Friday opens with our annual partnership with the Newspaper and Online News Division, the Breakfast of Editing Champions. This year’s Breakfast speaker is Lisa McLendon from the Bremner Editing Center at the University of Kansas.

    Saturday’s schedule is highlighted by a panel on the high school journalism censorship gender gap. The Commission on the Status of Women will co-sponsor the panel.


    Wednesday, Aug. 9

    11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

    3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

    5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Refereed Research Paper Panels


    Thursday, Aug. 10

    8:15 to 9:45 a.m.

    “Muslim American Youth: News Innovation and Participatory Storytelling in the Shadow of Terrorism”

    Research Panel with Minorities and Communication Division


    11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

    “10 Cool Tech Tools in 10 Minutes”

    Teaching Panel with the Community College Journalism Association


    3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

    “Solutions Journalism — Ethics, Advocacy and Community”

    Teaching Panel with the Media Ethics Division


    6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

    “Demystifying research with children and adolescents: How to successfully include minors as research participants”

    Research Panel led by Peter Bobkowski


    8:30 to 10 p.m.

    Mixer with Minorities and Communication Division and Commission on the Status of Women

    SCHJ will honor winner of Knight Multicultural Award


    Friday, Aug. 11

    8:15 to 9:45 a.m.

    “Breakfast of Editing Champions”

    Teaching Panel with Newspaper and Online News Division


    7 to 8:30 p.m.

    Members’ meeting at which we honor David Adams Teacher of the Year and Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism winners

    Meeting followed by Honors Lecture delivered by Dr. Linda Jones, Roosevelt University


    Saturday, Aug. 12

    9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

    Refereed Research Paper Panel


    11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    “Active Voice: Supporting Press Freedom for High School Journalists”

    Research Panel with Commission on the Status of Women

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