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  • Accepting nominations for Robert P. Knight Multicultural Recruitment Award

    Posted on March 22nd, 2017 Teresa White, SJD secretary No comments

    By Joe Dennis • Piedmont College

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 ROBERT P. KNIGHT MULTICULTURAL RECRUITMENT AWARD. The Knight Multicultural Recruitment Award is presented to any individual or media organization that has made significant contributions to promoting diversity in scholastic media programs. The award is named for Robert P. Knight, a professor in the University of Missouri School of Journalism who served as director of the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association from 1965 to 1992. Knight received the award in 1990.

    Kimetris Baltrip, an assistant professor at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University, received the award in 2016.

    To nominate a person or an organization for the 2017 award, please do the following:

    Mail or e-mail a nomination letter of 1 to 2 pages to Joe Dennis, the award chair. The mail and e-mail addresses are listed below. In addition to information about the nominee, please include the nominator’s name, title, school or organization, e-mail address and phone number. Multiple nomination letters are acceptable and recommended.

    In addition, send a document or a link to a document that lists nominee’s achievements with regard to promoting diversity in scholastic media programs. (i.e. A CV or résumé, a Web site link, or other appropriate information). The deadline is April 21, 2017.

    Please send nomination materials to:

    Joe Dennis

    Piedmont College

    P.O. Box 10

    Demorest, GA 30535

    E-mail: jdennis@piedmont.edu

    The award recipient will be chosen by an independent selection committee of AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Members and will be notified within two months of the award deadline by e-mail. The award will be presented at the 2017 AEJMC Conference, which will be held in Chicago on Aug. 9-12.


    Past recipients

    2015 – George L. Daniels,  University of Alabama

    2014 – Steve O’Donoghue

    2013 – Linda Florence Callahan, North Carolina A&T State

    2012 – Sally Renaud, Eastern Illinois University

    2010 – University of Arizona School of Journalism

    2009 – Philadelphia Daily News, Editor Michael Days, and Philadelphia
    Urban Journalism Workshop

    2008 – June O. Nicholson, School of Mass Communications, Virginia
    Commonwealth University

    2007 – Ed Mullins, former Alabama dean and director of multicultural workshops

    2006 – Ted Stanton, University of Houston

    2005 – Chris Strudwick-Turner, Director of the Student Journalism Program for the Los Angeles Times

    2004 – Diana Mitsu Klos , AEJMC High School Journalism Senior Project Director

    2003 – Vanessa Shelton, University of Iowa

    2002 – Walt Swanston, Senior Project Director for Diversity and Education Programs, Radio and Television News Directors Foundation

    2001 – Doris J. Giago, South Dakota State University

    2000 – Linda Waller, Dow Jones Newpaper Fund

    1999 – Marie Parsons, University of Alabama

    1998 – Lucy Ganje, University of North Dakota

    1997 – San Diego Chapter, California Chicano News Media Association

    1996 – Barbara B. Hines, Howard University

    1995 – Diane Hall, Florida A&M University

    1994 – Mary Arnold, The University of Iowa

    1993 – Alice Bonner, The Freedom Forum

    1992 – Richard Lee, South Dakota State University

    1991 – Thomas E. Engleman, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund

    1990 – Robert P. Knight, University of Missouri- Columbia

    1989 – George Curry, Chicago Tribune

    1988 – Craig Trystad, Youth Communication

    1987 – Pittsburgh (Pa.) Black Media Federation

  • Call for nominations: David Adams Educator of the Year

    Posted on February 10th, 2017 Teresa White, SJD secretary No comments

    For Immediate Release February 1, 2017

    Nicole Kraft


    The David Adams SJD Educator of the Year Award

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 edition of the prestigious David Adams Scholastic Journalism Division Educator of the Year Award.

    This award, given annually during the association’s summer convention, recognizes a deserving division member for his/her outstanding performance in the college/university classroom, and in scholastic journalism workshops and conferences.

    Nominations shall consist of the following: • a letter of recommendation
    • two letters (maximum) of support
    • curriculum vitae

    Nominating letters should identify in a single page the various ways the nominee has made significant contributions to journalism in the secondary schools through his/her work in journalism and mass communication in higher education.

    Nominees must have been members of the Scholastic Division for the previous three years.

    Nominating letters and letters of support should be sent to Nicole Kraft at kraft.42@osu.edu. The deadline is April 15.

    PAST recipients

    • 2016 Nicole Kraft, The Ohio State University
    • 2015 Mary Arnold, South Dakota State University
    • 2014 John Bowen, Kent State University
    • 2013 Monica Hill, The University of North Carolina
    • 2012 Bruce Konkle, University of South Carolina
    • 2011 Judy Robinson, University of Florida
    • 2010 Barbara Hines, Howard University
    • 2009 L yle Olson, South Dakota State University
    • 2008 James Tidwell, Eastern Illinois University
    • 2007 John Hudnall, University of Kansas
    • 2006 Cheryl M. Pell, Michigan State University
    • 2005 Candace Perkins-Bowen. Kent State University
    • 2004 David Adams, Indiana University
    • 2003 Thomas Eveslage, Temple University
    • 2002 Richard Johns, University of Iowa
    • 2001 Jack Dvorak, Indiana University
    • 2000 Marilyn Weaver, Ball State University
    • 1999 Linda Putney, Kansas State University
    • 1998 Julie E. Dodd, University of Florida
  • Hendricks, Vos Receive Division’s Research Awards

    Posted on August 8th, 2016 Teresa White, SJD secretary No comments

    Marina Hendricks (Missouri) accepts the award for SJD’s top student research paper. Photo by Jeff Browne (Colorado)


    Tim Vos (Missouri) accepts the prize for Laurence Campbell Research Award. Photo by Jeff Browne (Colorado)

  • Division to recognize excellence in outreach, diversity, teaching, research at August convention

    Posted on June 13th, 2016 Teresa White, SJD secretary No comments

    The Scholastic Journalism Division is excited to announce its slate of award winners and honorees for 2016. The Division will recognize recipients during the AEJMC Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Aug. 4-7.


    Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism

    Steven Listopad, Valley City State University Photo: VCSU

    Steven Listopad
    Photo: VCSU

    Prof. Steve Listopad of Valley City State University in North Dakota, has been named the winner of the 2016 Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism Award.

    Listopad began a national initiative that has re-started the anti-Hazelwood student-free-speech movement in North Dakota and across the United States. “New Voices USA” was begun four years ago as “New Voices North Dakota” and resulted in the country’s first anti-Hazelwood law passed in 10 years.

    The ripples from “New Voices North Dakota” have been felt across the U.S., wrote Listopad’s nominator, Student Press Law Center Executive Director Frank LoMonte.

    “Inspired by his vision and equipped with his coaching, advocates successfully secured passage of New Voices laws in Maryland and Illinois, with bills pending in Minnesota, Michigan and Rhode Island,” LoMonte wrote. “New Voices organizations are taking shape across the country in accordance with Prof. Listopad’s vision, with chapters in at least 19 states.”

    “It took someone with Prof. Listopad’s indefatigable will to breathe life into a moribund reform movement.”

    Listopad will be honored at the Scholastic Journalism Division’s annual meeting, scheduled for 8:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at the Minneapolis Hilton, home of the annual AEJMC conference.


    Robert L. Knight Multicultural Award

    Kimetris Baltrip, Kansas State University Photo: KSU

    Kimetris Baltrip
    Photo: KSU

    Prof. Kimetris Baltrip of Kansas State University has been named the 2016 winner of the will be honored Saturday, Aug. 6, at the annual Minorities and Communication/Scholastic Journalism Division luncheon at the Minneapolis Hilton.

    For more than 10 years at K-State, Baltrip has worked to promote diversity within the school and its student newspaper, and provide opportunities for minority students. During her first three years as adviser, she increased diversity among the Collegian staff by 700 percent, from two students to 14.

    She has also worked in the Manhattan community to promote diversity, creating the “Diversity Discovery” workshop, exposing middle school students to the journalism field. She also resurrected the school’s Diverse Mass Communicators organization, and guided students in creating the first NABJ chapter at Kansas State.

    Baltrip came to K-State in 2005 after stints as a copy editor at both The New York Times and the Houston Chronicle. She also served as an assistant professor at both Prairie View A&M University and Akron University.


    David Adams Educator of the Year

    Nicole Kraft, Ohio State University Photo: OSU

    Nicole Kraft
    Photo: OSU

    Nicole Kraft of The Ohio State University will be honored as the 2016 David Adams Educator of the Year during the division meeting Friday, Aug. 5.

    Kraft is “a leader at our university — and around the world — at incorporating technology into classroom work,” wrote OSU journalism student Bruce Thomas.

    Kraft has exported her vision of technology in the journalism classroom to several places around the globe, including as far away as Ethiopia. Her presence on AEJMC teaching panels and in scholar-to-scholar poster sessions focuses on her own classroom techniques and the research she does in evaluating those techniques.

    “Nicole’s use of technology, integration of authentic and engaging learning experiences and dedication to high-quality, low-cost learning materials sets her apart,” wrote former OSU student Byron Roush. “Nicole Kraft is one of the most innovative and dedicated instructors I have come across as an undergraduate or graduate student, regardless of discipline.”

    An OSU colleague called Kraft “a pioneer in education and teaching.”

    “Her courses are popular and innovative with the use of methods and technology,” wrote Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier. “She cares about her students and her teaching to her core. She has participated in the dialogue about teaching and learning through talks, panels, grants and her service.”


    2016 Honors Lecture

    Mary Arnold, South Dakota State University Photo: SDSU

    Mary Arnold
    Photo: SDSU

    Prof. Mary Arnold of South Dakota State University will deliver the 2016 Scholastic Journalism Division’s Honors Lecture, which will kick off the member’s meeting, set for 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Minneapolis Hilton.

    Arnold, the 2015 David Adams Educator of the Year, has been at SDSU since 2002, when she moved back to her native South Dakota to serve the school as department head for Journalism and Mass Communication.

    Before that, Arnold was on the journalism faculties at Ball State University and the University of Iowa, she served as the executive director of the American Society of Newspaper Editors High School Journalism Institute, and she managed youth editorial and diversity programs for the Newspaper Association of America.


    Diversity Luncheon Keynote Speaker

    Ramona Marozas Photo: NNCNOW

    Ramona Marozas
    Photo: NNCNOW

    Television reporter Ramona Marozas will deliver the keynote address at the annual MAC/SJD luncheon, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Hilton.

    After graduating from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, Marozas started working as a multimedia journalist at KDLH in Duluth, Minnesota in 2013 and now serves as a multimedia producer and reporter.

    From her bio on the Northland News (Duluth, Minn.) website:

    “Marozas is a member of the largest Chippewa reservation in Wisconsin, which is the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians Reservation.

    “During her college years she interned at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., and at the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, S.D. After college she became the first News Apprentice to work at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. She is also a 2010 and 2011 American Indian Journalism Institute (AIJI) graduate.

    “Marozas has been a proud member of the Native American Journalist Association (NAJA) since 2008. She attended NAJA conferences in 2009 and 2011 as a student, and returned in 2013 as a Project Phoenix mentor. She also was a student at the UNITY: Journalists of Color Convention and the Crazy Horse Journalism Career Conference in 2008.”


    Research Awards

    Laurence R. Campbell Award (Top Faculty Paper):

    “Journalists’ and Journalism Students’ Conceptions of Journalistic Roles: Potential for Change?”

    • Tim Vos; University of Missouri
    • Marina Hendricks; University of Missouri
    • David Wolfgang; University of Missouri


    Top Student Paper

    “Back to the Future: Vocational Anticipatory Socialization and High School Journalism”

    • Marina Hendricks; University of Missouri
  • Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism entry deadline April 15, 2015

    Posted on March 18th, 2015 jdodd No comments

    by Julie Dodd
    Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism chair

    The AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division is calling for entries of an innovative program or resource offered by a college or university that is targeted to high school, middle school or elementary school students or teachers.

    The top innovator will be recognized at the AEJMC convention in San Francisco.

    The deadline for submitting an entry is April 15, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.

    You do not have to be a member of the Scholastic Journalism Division or AEJMC to submit an entry, but you must be directly involved in the program or resource development and implementation.

    The competition is designed to recognize programs conducted or resources developed by those in higher education that promote interest in and/or training in scholastic journalism at the secondary and pre-secondary level (K-12). Entries can include innovative programs that are part of summer workshops, scholastic media conferences or online training. Innovative resources to help scholastic journalism students and teachers can include apps, podcasts, websites and curriculum materials.

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  • Scholastic Journalism Division’s program for AEJMC conference, Aug. 6-9, 2014

    Posted on June 13th, 2014 jdodd No comments

    The 2014 AEJMC Conference will be held Aug. 6-9, at the Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal, Canada.

    Here is the agenda for the Scholastic Journalism Division. Check the Awards link to see the 2014 award recipients.

    Tuesday, Aug. 5
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Montréal Teach-In
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