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  • 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


    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
  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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

    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 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.