Site-building and event-planning are underway for the 2011 Southeast Colloquium for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication March 17-19 in Columbia, S.C.
The call for panel proposals and papers has been posted at event’s home page at the University of South Carolina (http://www.jour.sc.edu/sec2011/); the call for papers is also downloadable as a PDF file here.
The Newspaper Division “paper chair” for the event is Doug Fisher. Contact info for Doug and the other participating divisions is at the event site above.
Here are the links to this summer’s discussion of the Newspaper Division’s name, both in comments on Bill Cassidy’s call for discussion and the e-mail listserv conversation on the same topic — discussion from July and continuing discussion post-conference in August.
Its Speak Your Mind box is at the end of the earlier comments, or click a blue “Reply” tag to respond to a specific comment.
updated Aug. 9 and 11
This is a page-in-progress of links related to the AEJMC 2010 convention in Denver…
Here’s the Twitter hashtag link for the convention, where there was a whole lot of Tweeting going on…:
And, more specifically related to newspapers, here’s J-Lab’s video of the “Networked Journalism” luncheon:
“Five news organizations around the country are participating in a yearlong pilot project, funded by J-Lab, to see if they can collaborate with at least five hyperlocal sites in each of their communities. They are the Seattle Times, Charlotte Observer, MiamiHerald, Asheville Citizen-Times and TucsonCitizen.com. “
If the embedded video player doesn’t work for you — it may have to load for 15 seconds or more — one or more of these links will get you to the information…
Conference News Site
Aug. 9 update
The address looks similar to the one for this blog, but http://aejmcnews.net is a news site for proceedings at the conference, staffed by students at four Colorado universities.
Newspaper division readers may be most interested in this item about a Friday panel, written by Amanda Keller, a Colorado State senior…
(The text-formatting problems mentioned in the original version of this post have been fixed.)
Aug. 11 update
Vin Crosbie, whose blog post about AEJMC and research I linked to last week, has an Aug. 8 follow-up ‘Regarding Academic Research and Fatuous Reporting About Trouble Media Industries’.
Meanwhile, the discussion of his original Aug. 2 post now includes additional comments from folks with significant experience in the newspaper and online newspaper industries.
Any more to share with Newspaper Division members? Add a comment here or send me e-mail and I’ll add it to the blog.
For a hint of virtual convention-going, Ying Roselyn Du of Hong Kong Baptist University and Ryan Thornburg of UNC at Chapel Hill already have their Newspaper Division Denver presentation online, using Scribd.com for the paper and Slideshare.net for the presentation on “The gap between online journalism education and practice: The twin surveys.”
Abstract: The gap between journalism education and journalism practice has long been the focus of debates in the field. Amid the emergence of online journalism in the 1990s, the profession’s criticism of journalism education has continued unabated. It is ever important to revisit the old “gap” issue in this new context. This study attempts to examine the discordance between education and practice by comparing online journalism professionals and educators’ perceptions of key skills, concepts, and duties for online journalism. Findings of the twin surveys suggest that differences do exist in the online context.
For the benefit of those of us who are not in Denver, or just for the archives, feel free to add links to other presentations as comments on this post. Also, #aejmc10 is the Twitter “hashtag” participants are using to flag their items from the convention.
Member of a newspaper family, online media consultant and Syracuse faculty member Vin Crosbie isn’t at AEJMC’s Denver conference this week for a variety of reasons…
Those who are filling in time at the convention browsing the Web will find food for thought in his item, The Media Academic Research Treadmill at Digital Deliverance, recalling newspaper industry exec Earl Wilkinson‘s visits to AEJMC six or seven years ago.
Vin’s item has drawn a few interesting comments on the relative merits of “industry research” and “academic research.”
Further food for thought: I remember posting some of Wilkinson’s materials back then on the original AEJMC Newspaper Division site, where they’re still available under the heading “Research Material”:
The INMA list of AEJMC research Wilkinson DID find promising is no longer on the INMA.org site at the address we linked to back then, but I did find a copy by using the Archive.org Wayback Machine:
From the Newspaper Division’s own Web archives, here are the 2003 documents Wilkinson shared with us:
- Newspapers and Academic Research INMA letter to the Newspaper Division head, Clyde Bentley.
- Results of a research-interests survey of newspaper industry executives (17 pages including 139 comments)
Maybe it’s time for a fresh try at that member survey… It might help with the “What should we call the division?” discussion that has been going on for the past month.
Personal disclosure: My own newspaper-related research is mostly historical, which I have to admit doesn’t do “the industry” much good, except by pointing out that innovation coupled with ethical lapses has sometimes looked good for business, but failed in the long run.