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  • Midwinter Meeting Details

    Posted on December 31st, 2016 Teresa White, SJD secretary No comments
    The 2017 Midwinter Meeting of the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC will take place at Hotel Indigo, 234 Third Ave. North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, 727-822-4814. Participants will meet downstairs in the conference room to the left of the front entrance.
    Sessions will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 and continue through Friday, Jan. 6. Scheduled highlights include a presentation on New Voices Florida by Frank LoMonte and Steve Listopad.
    Registered attendees (those who paid a fee) will receive a receipt at the meeting. See the conference schedule for full details.
  • Division’s Newsletter Available

    Posted on November 4th, 2016 Teresa White, SJD secretary No comments

    SJD’s Fall 2017 newly designed newsletter, edited by Leslie Dennis (South Carolina)

    Read the latest Scholastic Journalism Division news in this fall’s newsletter, designed and compiled by editor Leslie Dennis (South Carolina).

  • Registration Open for 2017 Midwinter Meeting

    Posted on October 22nd, 2016 Teresa White, SJD secretary No comments

    SJD members will return to St. Petersburg, Fla., again this January for the annual Midwinter Meeting. The meeting will begin Thursday, Jan. 4 and wrap up late afternoon Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.

    Dan Evans, Instructor and News Director, Florida International University

    Dan Evans, News Director and content chief of the South Florida News Service housed at Florida International University, will be a featured speaker. The SFNS is an experienced based learning program. 

    To reserve a room in the SJD block at Hotel Indigo (Booking Code: AEJ), members should contact the hotel by Dec. 4, 2016.

    Registration deadline: Dec. 17. Mail completed form and payment to SJD Vice Head Karla Kennedy.

  • Call for Papers, Midwinter Meeting

    Posted on September 25th, 2016 Teresa White, SJD secretary No comments

    November 1 is the deadline for submissions for this year’s Midwinter Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. The meeting will take place Jan. 5-6, 2017.

    Members are encouraged to share this Call with others who may be interested in submitting their research.


  • Register now for Scholastic Journalism Division’s Mid-Winter Meeting at Poynter Institute, Jan. 5-6, 2015

    Posted on November 6th, 2014 jdodd No comments

    by Jeff Browne
    Division Vice-Head

    The Scholastic Journalism Division’s Mid-Winter Meeting is set for Jan. 5-6, 2015, at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    This year’s themes center around our featured speakers’ topics for the day (see below).

    Click on this link for the registration form. Registration is $75. A special discounted rate of $40 is offered for first-time attendees, graduate students, and current high school journalism teachers

    The Hilton Bayfront Hotel in St. Pete, just a short walking distance from Poynter, is holding rooms for us at a special conference rate of $129 per night, along with discounted parking. For reservations, go to the hotel’s webpage set up for our conference or call 727-894-5000.

    Featured Speakers

    Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman

    Our featured presenters for Jan. 5-6 in St. Pete will be Craig Silverman and Dr. Meg Moritz.

    Poynter faculty member Craig Silverman is the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification. He is also Director for Content for Spundge, a content curation and creation platform used by newsrooms and other organizations. Silverman has been a columnist for the Toronto Star, Columbia Journalism Review, The Globe And Mail and BusinessJournalism.org. He’s the former managing editor of PBS MediaShift.

    Meg Moritz

    Meg Moritz

    Dr. Meg Moritz is a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. where she examines the impact of crisis reporting on journalists and their subjects. Her hour-long documentary “Covering Columbine” looks at the emotional and ethical issues raised in the coverage of the most visible school shooting in U.S. history. Her most recent project is a documentary tentatively titled “Rough Draft,” in which she looks at scholastic journalism, including how high school and college journalists respond to tragedy on their campuses, frequently in front of their own eyes. Her recent publications in crisis reporting include the piece ”Students as Creators and Consumers of e-News: The Case of Virginia Tech,” in e-Journalism: New Directions in Electronic News Media.

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  • Scholastic Source (March 2014) provides highlights from mid-winter meeting and schedule for AEJMC Conference

    Posted on May 15th, 2014 jdodd No comments

    Scholastic Source March 2014

    Here’s the March 2014 edition of Scholastic Source — Scholastic Source March 2014

    You can read stories and see photos from the Scholastic Journalism Division’s mid-winter meeting at the First Amendment Center in Nashville.

    Also included is the tentative schedule for the Division’s schedule for the AEJMC Conference in Montreal, Canada, Aug. 6-9.

  • Scholastic Source (Nov. 2013) edition provides information about mid-winter meeting and highlights from DC convention

    Posted on November 4th, 2013 jdodd No comments

    scholastic_source_nov_2013Here’s the latest edition of Scholastic Source — SJD_Source_November2013

    You’ll find the information you need to register for the mid-winter meeting, which will be held at the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Jan. 3-4.

    Division co-chair Jeff Browne is handling registration. The registration form and information about the convention hotel are included in the newsletter.

    The newsletter also includes highlights from the Scholastic Journalism Division’s activities at the AEJMC convention in Washington, DC, in August.

    Past division chair David Bulla shares about the division’s special activities with Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier, both of whom were key figures in Supreme Court cases regarding student press rights.

    You can read Karen Flowers’ Honors Lecture and hear her stories of what makes working in scholastic journalism so rewarding for advisers and often life-changing for the student journalists.

    Thanks to Geoffrey Graybeal and Joe Dennis, who are editors of Scholastic Source.