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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

  • 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)

  • Schedule for SJD Teach-­In Wednesday, Aug. 3

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

    University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication  • Murphy Hall Room: 228

    Download a PDF of the schedule.

    8 a.m.
    Check-­‐in and Chat Get to know your fellow advisers, your hosts and some of the presenters.
    (Continental Breakfast provided by the University of Minnesota)

    8:30 a.m.
    Jeff Browne, Head, AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder
    Karla Kennedy, Vice Head, AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division
    Lori Keekley, JEA Curriculum Leader, Law and Ethics, Student Media Adviser Louis Park High School

    8:45 a.m.
    Documentary Film and Discussion: “Taking the Lede”
    Facilitator: Jeffrey Browne, University of Colorado
    This 45-­‐minute documentary tells the story of courageous high school journalists who, over the past 20 years have published stories that created waves when they were published. Profiled are a young editor who in the mid-­‐1990s took on Focus on the Family — and won; an investigative journalist who forced the Pentagon to shut down its recruiting; a trio of student-­‐journalists who had to report on tragic event happening in real time at their school; and two students who felt the sting of censorship in a state where their First Amendment rights are supposed to be protected. Stay for a discussion with the producer, writer, director and editor.

    Jeff Browne (Producer) is a journalism instructor in the University of Colorado’s College of Media, Communication and Information. He is the director of CU News Corps, an explanatory/investigative news project staffed by advanced undergraduates and graduate students, who produce multimedia content for professional media partners. In his 25 years as a journalism educator, Browne has also served as the executive director of both the Colorado High School Press Association and the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, and was the director of Student Media at Colorado State University.

    9:45 a.m.
    “More than Marshmallow Fluff”
    Facilitators: Candace Perkins Bowen and John Bowen, Kent State University
    It’s not necessarily a bad thing to print or broadcast lighthearted, fluffy stories, BUT if that’s all your students suggest when signing up for the next publication’s topics, they may need some suggestions on why and how to cover stories that make a difference. Learn about how to help your students so they can and will report on issues that can change your school and your community for the better.

    Candace Perkins Bowen is an associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and director of both the Center for Scholastic Journalism and the Ohio Scholastic Media Association. Bowen advised high school newspapers and yearbooks in Illinois and suburban Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years. A former Dow Jones News Fund Journalism Teacher of the Year, she has served as the president of the Journalism Education

    John Bowen is currently JEA Scholastic Press Rights Director and at adjunct professor at Kent State University where he teaches undergraduate Newswriting Across Platforms, Storytelling Across Platforms and ethics, and Social Role and Responsibility and Ethics in the online educators graduate program. He advised scholastic media for 30+ years. He is a former Dow Jones Newspaper Adviser of the Year and Carl Towley Award winner.

    10:45 a.m.
    “Another Few Reasons for Taking Journalism”
    Facilitator: Peter Bobkowski, University of Kansas
    This session presents national data say about how high school journalists compare to their peers who aren’t in journalism. Hint: high school journalists are better citizens than their non-­‐journalism friends. Peter Bobkowski teaches in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. From 1999 to 2006 he advised high school publications at St. Thomas High School in Houston.

    11:45 a.m.
    “Lunch with Mitch: It’s All About the Culture”
    Keynote Address: Mitch Eden, Kirkwood High School (Mo.)
    Dow Jones News Fund 2015 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year

    One key to building a successful media program is creating a classroom culture of empowerment and empathy. Journalism classrooms should be like no other on campus, engaging students in high energy, innovative and fun activities.

    Mitch Eden, MJE is a journalism teacher at Kirkwood High School in Missouri and the Dow Jones News Fund 2015 Journalism Teacher of the Year. He advises The Kirkwood Call newspaper, Pioneer yearbook and thekirkwoodcall.com website at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Mo. He has been teaching scholastic journalism for 20 years and loves working with passionate young people to help them become better people and better journalists while creating the best publications possible. Eden and his young journalists produced a Suicide Awareness Press Kit.

    (Lunch provided by AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division)

    1 p.m.
    PANEL: “Youth, Media, and Citizenship: The View From the Classroom”
    Facilitator: Peter Bobkowski, University of Kansas
    Panel: Lori Keekley, Mitch Eden, and TBA.

    Expert high school journalism advisers will share their observations about how young people today use media to effect change in their communities.

    This panel is part of a Symposium on Youth Media and Citizenship (hosted by National Scholastic Press Association and the School of Journalism at University of Minnesota), which will start with lunch and go until 4:30. Teach-­‐In attendees are welcome to sit in on these afternoon sessions. We will feature three education researchers who study how young people use media for civic purposes.

    2:30 p.m.
    “Managing Press-­‐Freedom Controversies”
    Facilitator: Frank LoMonte, Esq., Executive Director, Student Press Law Center
    Students want, and need, to talk about sensitive social issues that can be lighting rods for administrative censorship. We’ll review some recent case studies of teachers who’ve successfully navigated school and community blowback over controversial topics, and deal with some of the most common myths and misconceptions about student press rights.

    Frank LoMonte joined SPLC in January 2008 after practicing law with Atlanta-based Sutherland LLP and clerking for federal judges on the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Before law school, LoMonte was an award-winning investigative journalist and political columnist for daily newspapers in Florida and Georgia. LoMonte graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a senior editor of the Georgia Law Review. His articles about the First Amendment and other media law topics have been widely published in Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The American University Law Review, the University of North Carolina First Amendment Law Review, and in many other outlets.

    4 p.m.
    Closing Remarks and Thank Yous
    This concludes the 2016 AEJMC/SJD Teach-­‐In. Thanks to all participants and organizers who helped in any way to make this program a success. Please keep in touch and if you need any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to call on the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC

  • Scholastic Journalism Division Schedule • AEJMC Minneapolis 2016

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

     Listed below are all the sessions and the (most likely) final lineups for each of the panels and research presentations. Please look closely at the list. You’ll notice there might be a slot open in the research presentations for a discussant or a moderator. If you are interested in moderating or serving as a discussant for any of the research panels, please contact SJD Research Chair Genelle Belmas of the University of Kansas at gbelmas@ku.edu.


    Wednesday, Aug. 3

    SJD Teach-in at the University of Minnesota

    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Moderating/Presiding: Karla Kennedy, Florida International


    • Jeff Browne, Colorado
    • Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center
    • Peter Bobkowski, Kansas
    • John Bowen, Kent State
    • Candace Perkins Bowen, Kent State
    • Mitch Eden, Kirkwood, Missouri, Dow Jones News Fund High School Teacher of the Year

    Teach-in preview and registration information.

    Thursday, Aug. 4

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

    Scholastic Journalism Division and Community College Journalism Association

    PF&R Panel Session: Student Journalists and the [Self-Censorship] Influence Environment

    Moderating/Presiding: John Bowen, Kent State


    • Mark Goodman, Kent State
    • Adam Maksl, Indiana-Southeast
    • Audrey Wagstaff, Wilmington College
    • Candace Perkins-Bowen, Kent State


    1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Scholastic Journalism and Law and Policy Divisions

    PF&R Panel Session: Winning the Fight for Free Expression at Private Schools and Universities

    Moderating/Presiding: Erik Ugland, Marquette


    • Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center
    • Jennifer Henderson, Trinity
    • Bastiaan Vanacker, Loyola-Chicago
    • Jason Martin, DePaul


    3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

    Minorities and Communication and Scholastic Journalism Divisions

    Teaching Panel Session: Fault Lines: Building Diverse and Inclusive Academies

    Moderating/Presiding: Marquita Smith, John Brown


    • Evelyn Hsu, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
    • Martin G. Reynolds, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education;
    • Jean Marie Brown, Texas Christian
    • Marquita Smith, John Brown
    • Frances Ward-Johnson, Elon


    Friday, Aug. 5

    8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

    Scholastic Journalism and Minorities and Communication Divisions

    Teaching Panel Session:       J-School Programs Are Speaking a New Language — Spanish

    Moderating/Presiding: Laura Castaneda, Southern California


    • Jessica Retis, California State-Northridge
    • Raul Reis, Florida International
    • Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College


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

    Commission on the Status of Women and Scholastic Journalism Division

    PF&R Panel Session: Girls and Censorship: The Dilemma of High School Journalism

    Moderating/Presiding: Tracy Everbach, North Texas


    • Frank LoMonte, executive director, Student Press Law Center
    • Piotr Bobkowski, Kansas
    • Jeff Browne, Colorado Boulder
    • Abby Melton, editor, Rails Xpress, Spooner High School in Spooner, WI


    1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Scholar-to-Scholar Refereed Paper Research Session

    Scholastic Journalism Division

    Topic I — Students Gathering and Evaluating News

    An Elaboration Likelihood Model Perspective on Student Engagement

    • Miao Miao, Pei-Shan Hsieh and Qin-Xia Chen

    Searching in a State of Automaticity: How Students Access, Filter,

    and Evaluate Digital News

    • Elia Powers, Towson

    Discussant: name, affiliation


    3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

    Scholastic Journalism Division

    Refereed Paper Research Session: Student Journalism: Publication Challenges

    Moderating/Presiding: name, affiliation


    The Best Medium for the Story: A Case Study of Integrated Student Media

    • Patrick Howe, California Polytechnic State, San Luis Obispo

    Teaching with Tech: Supplemental Journalism Instruction for the Millennial Generation

    • Alex Luchsinger and Kevin Hull, South Carolina

    Shielding Students: Do State Shield Laws Extend to Student Reporters?

    • Jonathan Peters and Peter Bobkowski, Kansas

    Power and Print: Content Influences

    • Lindsie Trego and Chris Etheridge, North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Discussant: name, affiliation


    6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

    Scholastic Journalism Division

    Refereed Paper Session: Transitioning Student Journalists to Professionals

    Moderating/Presiding: Genelle Belmas, Kansas

    Journalists’ and Journalism Students’ Conceptions of Journalistic

    Roles: Potential for Change?*

    • Tim Vos, Marina Hendricks and David Wolfgang, Missouri

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

    • Marina Hendricks, Missouri

    Learning by Doing: Three-phase Study Finds Disconnect Between Journalism Education and Professional Work

    • Goran Ghafour, Ren-Whei Harn and Scott Reinardy, Kansas

    Media Entrepreneurship Programs: Emerging Best Practices (and Challenges)

    • Amy Sindik, Central Michigan and Geoffrey Graybeal, Texas Tech

    Discussant: name, affiliation

    *          Top Faculty Paper

    **         Top Student Paper


    8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Scholastic Journalism Division

    Honors Lecture: Mary Arnold, South Dakota State

    Business Session: Members’ Meeting

    Moderating/Presiding: Jeff Browne, Colorado


    Saturday, Aug. 6 

    8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

    Newspaper and Online News and Scholastic Journalism Divisions

    Teaching Panel Session: Breakfast of Editing Champions

    Moderating/Presiding: Kirstie Hettinga, California Lutheran


    12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Scholastic Journalism Division and Minorities and Communication Divisions
    Annual Luncheon: Annual Diversity and Journalism Education Luncheon
    Moderating/Presiding: Jeff Browne, University of Colorado and name, affiliation
    Presentation of Scholastic Journalism Division’s Robert P. Knight Multicultural Award
    Recipient: Kimetris Baltrip, Kansas State

    Recognition of the 2016 Lionel C. Barrow, Jr. Award

    Recipient:  Joel Beeson, West Virginia

    Luncheon Speaker:  Ramona Marozas, KDLH-TV, Duluth, Minnesota

    Pre-registration is required.


    3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Scholastic Journalism Division and Internships and Careers Interest Group

    Teaching Panel Session

    Social Media, Web-based Technologies, and Mobile Devices in Higher Education

    Moderating/Presiding: Susan Zake, Kent State


    • Nathan Carpenter, Illinois State
    • Nicole Kraft, Ohio State
    • Jason Mollica, American
    • Sharon Schulman, Stockton
    • Ai Zhang, Stockton


    5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

    Community College Journalism Association and Scholastic Journalism Division

    Teaching Panel Session: Teaching Empathy in Reporting

    Moderating/Presiding: Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College


    • Jeffrey Bowen, Colorado State
    • Mary Spillman, Ball State
    • Jean Burleson McKay, Virginia Tech
    • Laura Castenada, Southern California


    Sunday, Aug. 7

    9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

    Scholastic Journalism Division and Participatory Journalism Interest Group

    Teaching Panel Session: Media Literacy and Context: Breaking Through the Noise

    Moderating/Presiding: Ann Auman, Hawaii


    • Bey-Ling Sha, San Diego State
    • Seth Ashley, Boise State
    • Jennifer Fleming, Long Beach
    • Adam Maksl, Indiana-Southeast


    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Media Ethics and Scholastic Journalism Divisions

    Panel Session: What Are Student Media For?

    Moderating/Presiding: Erik Ugland, Marquette


    • Mark Goodman, Kent State
    • Steve Buttry, Louisiana State
    • Kris Bunton, Texas Christian
    • Genelle Belmas, Kansas
  • Scholastic Journalism Division – 2015 AEJMC Conference Program

    Posted on June 9th, 2015 jdodd No comments

    August 6-9, 2015
    San Francisco, Calif. • Marriott San Francisco Marquis
    Scholastic Journalism Division

    Please check the program for any changes in times or locations.

    Wednesday, Aug. 5 (pre-Conference) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Bay Area Teach-In at San Francisco State University

    Thursday, Aug. 6

    10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
    Session #147: Great Ideas for Teaching” (G.I.F.T.)
    Lead sponsor: Community College Journalism Association (CCJA) Co-Sponsor: SCHJ

    11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    Session #32: “Teaching Ethics Through Campus Media,” Teaching panel Lead sponsor: Media Ethics (ETHC)
    Co-Sponsor: SCHJ

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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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  • Scholastic Journalism Division’s schedule of events for AEJMC convention, Aug. 7-11, 2013

    Posted on July 2nd, 2013 jdodd No comments

    by David Bulla
    Scholastic Journalism Division Head

    The August AEJMC convention is just around the corner, and our division has an outstanding program for you this year. The major theme will be reflecting on 25 years of Hazelwood, and we are happy to have both Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey of that decision and Mary Beth Tinker of Tinker v. Des Moines involved in this year’s conference.

    The conference is Aug. 7-11 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. (
    999 Ninth Street N.W.).

    The conference will start with the Capital Teach-In on Wednesday, Aug. 7, and conclude with our research conference presentations on Saturday, Aug. 10. The Honors Lecture will be given Friday evening by 2013 honoree Karen Flowers of the University of South Carolina. Awards for research will be given to Bruce Konkle of South Carolina and Meredith Clark of UNC-Chapel Hill. The Dave Adams teaching award will be given to Monica Hill, the director of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association at UNC-CH.

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