AEJMC’s Newspaper and Online News Division has extended the deadline for its teaching ideas competition, Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, to 11:59 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 27.
The competition awards prizes of $100 to the best idea for teaching writing, reporting or editing in each of three entrant categories: full-time professor, adjunct professor, and graduate student instructor.
For details on entering, see http://rci.rutgers.edu/~
For inspiration from past winners, see the TNT-21 tab above, or click here.
The annual convention’s website is up and running at http://dc13.aejmc.org/
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An issue of Leadtime will be posted here this summer with division-specific convention news.
Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century call for entries
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday, June 13, 2013
Do you have an innovative idea for improving the teaching of newswriting, reporting or editing in the digital era? If so, enter it in Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, the teaching-ideas competition sponsored by the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
TNT21 was founded in 2009 to publicly acknowledge good ideas for teaching three types of foundational journalism courses – newswriting, reporting and editing – by three types of instructors:
- Full-time faculty members
- Adjunct professors
- Graduate-student instructors
Journalism Interactive 2013 conference organizers from the University of Maryland and the University of Florida are looking for proposals for panel sessions and research posters by Dec. 15. The event will be Feb. 8-9 in Gainesville, Fla.
For other information about the conference, including the call for proposals, see:
In a note to the Newspaper & Online News Division, conference planners said they are looking for “really interesting studies of digital media and digital journalism education,” including topics like:
- Journalism technology education and training
- Research on news organizations’ use of mobile technology
- Citizen or participatory journalism, user-generated content or crowdsourcing
- Journalism and big data/data visualization
- The impact of new technologies on newsroom routines
- Responsive design and/or agile development in journalism
- Journalists’ use of social media
The Southeast Colloquium will be Feb. 28-March 2 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, with the Newspaper & Online News Division among a half-dozen participating groups.
Faculty and student research papers should be sent to Guy Reel (firstname.lastname@example.org) for our division or to the the paper chairs listed below for other divisions; the deadline is 5 p.m. EST Dec. 10. Panel proposals should go to Justin S. Brown at email@example.com by Dec. 10, 2012, and should include proposed panelists and a brief description (no more than three double-spaced pages).
The Colloquium will meet at the Embassy Suites USF/Busch Gardens, located on the USF campus. The event will be hosted by the USF School of Mass Communications.
- Call for Papers: http://masscom.usf.edu/colloquium13/papers/
- Registration: http://masscom.usf.edu/colloquium13/register/
The deadline for paper submissions is 5 p.m. EST December 10, 2012.
- Newspaper and Online News Division, Guy Reel, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Law and Policy Division, Courtney Barclay, email@example.com
- History Division, Harlen Makemson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Magazine Division, Erin Coyle, email@example.com
- Electronic News Division, David Free, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open Division, Dana Rosengard, email@example.com
Colloquium registration is $95 if the registration form is received by Feb. 20. Hotel reservations at the special colloquium price must be made no later than Feb. 7.
Students and faculty should indicate their status for consideration for faculty and student top paper awards. See the Call for Papers for details.
The AEJMC Newspaper and Online News Division is accepting panel proposals for the 2013 convention in Washington, D.C., Aug. 8 to 11.
The deadline for panel proposals is Oct. 21. Panel proposals must include:
1. A working title and panel description.
2. A statement of whether the panel would be a Teaching, Research or Professional Freedom and Responsibility panel. PF&R panels focus on free expression, ethics, media criticism and accountability, racial/gender/cultural inclusiveness or public service.
3. Suggestions for divisions or interest groups that might be interested in co-sponsoring the panel. Panels that include co-sponsoring divisions/interest groups have a better chance of being accepted, because they are likely to be of wider interest at the convention and allow the division a chance to take part in more sessions. In fact, many of the Newspaper and Online News Division’s 2012 convention panels involved co-sponsors.
You should submit your proposal to only one division, and we invite you to submit it to the Newspaper and Online News Division.
For ideas on co-sponsoring opportunities, here’s a list of divisions and interest groups.
4. A statement of why the topic is important.
5. A brief description of issues the panelists could discuss.
If your panel is chosen for presentation with a co-sponsoring division or interest group, you will work with a representative from the co-sponsor to make sure that the interests of both divisions/interest groups are represented on the panel.
6. Names or descriptions of possible panelists. If you have specific people in mind, please identify them. Firm commitments are not needed, but it helps to know if those people would be willing to serve. If you don’t have names, say what type of panelist you are aiming for – a scholar with a particular expertise or someone from a particular media company. AEJMC tracks diversity among panelists, moderators and discussants, so please keep that in mind when planning Limited funds for travel reimbursement are available for panel participants who are not AEJMC members. The deadline for those requests is late January. Whenever possible, please try to find local panelists or AEJMC members whom you expect will be attending the convention anyhow.
7. Your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Applicants must be AEJMC members.
Please send proposals as attachments to: Claire Serant- Vice Programming Chair (AEJMC – Newspaper and Online News Division)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 718-262-5198
Mailing address: York College/CUNY
English Department & Journalism Program Room 2A16
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, New York 11451
Start thinking about panel ideas you can submit. To help you think along creative lines, ideas include:
• The future of investigative journalism
• Economic challenges facing newspapers
• Changes in journalism education/pedagogy
• Changing political coverage after the 2012 election
• Ethical issues
• Evolving income models for Web content
• Public perceptions of journalists within a highly fractured news culture
• Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and news
• The threat from Google or other similar services
• Implications of staffing cuts, furloughs
• Diversity and fairness issues
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press interim executive director Gregg Leslie sent along this note of thanks.
And thanks to Newspaper and Online News Division members for their membership dues, which we use to support such worthwhile causes as RCFP and the Student Press Law Center, which also received a $500 donation from the Division.
Head, Newspaper and Online News Division
The hosts of the AEJMC’s Southeastern Colloquium 2013, set for Feb. 28-March 2 in Tampa, Fla., seek a volunteer to coordinate the Newspaper and Online News Division’s academic paper competition. Attendance at the event would be required.
The job entails recruiting reviewers to judge the papers that will arrive by the Dec. 10 deadline, using the judge’s comments to decide which papers to accept and reject, notifying people who submitted papers of the final status, creating the panel(s), and recruiting moderator(s) and discussant(s).
It is an excellent opportunity to follow the latest research, learn how the research process works in preparation for volunteering to join the Division’s leadership, and provide service to the academic community.
To volunteer, contact Newspaper and Online News Division head
Head, Newspaper and Online News Division
The University of South Florida in Tampa is hosting the AEJMC Southeastern Colloquium 2013 on February 28-March 2. (What better time to be in Florida?)
The Newspaper and Online News Division is a co-sponsor, and we’ll of course have an academic paper competition. Details and deadlines will come soon.
The Embassy Suites USF/Busch Gardens is the site, at $139 for double/king suites (before taxes.) Yes, the hotel’s famed breakfast and the evening manager’s cocktail reception are part of the deal
Edward Jay Friedlander is director of the host committee, and program director Justin Brown will be working with research chairs.