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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.
  • 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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  • 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 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 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.

  • Nominations being accepted for David Adams Scholastic Journalism Division Educator of the Year Award, April 1 deadline

    Posted on February 23rd, 2014 jdodd No comments

    by Nicole Kraft

    Nominations are now being accepted for 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.

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

    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.

    Nominations shall consist of the following:
    • a letter of recommendation
    • one or two letters of support
    • a vitae

    Nominating letters and letters of support should be sent to Nicole Kraft at kraft.42@osu.edu

    The deadline is April 1.
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  • Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism 2014 provides recognition to programs that support and foster pre-college media programs

    Posted on November 29th, 2013 jdodd No comments

    by Julie Dodd

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

    The top innovations will be presented at a panel session at the AEJMC convention in Montreal, Canada. Each presenter will receive an award plaque. A maximum of three innovations will be recognized. The convention is Aug. 6-9, 2014.

    The deadline for submitting an entry is April 1, 2014, at 11:59 p.m.

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  • Scholastic Journalism Division’s Capitol Teach-In provides journalism training for D.C. high school advisers

    Posted on September 1st, 2013 jdodd No comments

    The Scholastic Journalism Division hosted the Capitol Teach-In at the AEJMC Convention in Washington, D.C. The division invited high school journalism teachers from the DC area to participate in a one-day workshop to help them improve their journalism skills and media advising strategies. The Teach-In speakers included:
    * Mary Beth Tinker of the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969) Supreme Court case
    * Frank LeMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center
    * Ellen Austin, the 2012 Dow Jones High School Journalism Teacher of the Year

    Read David Bulla’s blog post on Mary Beth Tinker’s telling of her 1965 protest that led to establishing First Amendment rights for high school students. http://dwbulla.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/tinker-remembers-her-1965-protest/#more-4060

    [Photos by David Bulla]