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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 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
  • 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.

  • Entries for Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism competition due April 1

    Posted on March 13th, 2013 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 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. Each presenter will receive an award plaque. A maximum of three innovations will be recognized.

    The deadline for submitting an entry is April 1, 2013, 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 that promote interest and training in scholastic journalism at the secondary and pre-secondary level (K-12) that provide models of innovative programs that higher education media programs could replicate. The ability to replicate the outreach program is a major factor in the selection of the top programs. These can include one-day workshops, online training or summer training.

    The competition has been expanded to also include innovative resources that have been developed to help scholastic journalism students and teachers. Those resources can include apps, podcasts, websites and curriculum materials.

    To be eligible:

    The outreach program or resource must focus on students and/or teachers in high school, middle school and/or elementary school media programs.

    Program — The program must have been conducted at least once. The outreach program may be a face-to-face meeting or conducted through an alternative delivery method, such as Web delivery.

    Resource – The resource may be based on collaboration, but the faculty member submitting the entry must have played a major role in the resource’s development.

    The entry must be submitted electronically as a PDF file.

    * Cover page: Name of the outreach program, name of the sponsoring institution and other partners (commercial newspapers, grant sponsors, etc.), individual submitting the paper and contact information
    * Origin of the program or resource, including any models that were used in designing your program/resource
    * Goal(s) for the program/resource
    * Target audience and documentation of participation/use
    * Description of college faculty involvement
    * Description of any involvement by commercial media or funders
    * Documentation of the assessment process
    * Budget – Include financial support or support in kind from commercial media outlets, grants, etc.
    * Supporting materials, such as the itinerary of a workshop program or a copy of the curriculum materials. For an online resource, the URL or Web access information must be provided.
    * Letter of support from the administrator of the author’s department/division, addressing the value of the program/resource.

    Email your submission packet to me: Julie Dodd, Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism chair, jdodd (at) jou (dot) ufl (dot) edu

    The Division has presented this award since 2003. You can read about the previous winners of the Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism. Please contact me if you have any questions about the competition.