CALL FOR ENTRIES:
2012 AEJMC NEWSPAPER AND ONLINE NEWS DIVISION NEWSPAPER PROJECT AWARD
May 1 deadline
The AEJMC Newspaper and Online News Division’s Newspaper Project Award recognizes publications produced by students and professors in journalism classes or as special curricular projects connected to courses. To qualify, the publication must have been edited and produced as part of the curriculum, text reported and written by students, and professors must have been responsible for editing and/or advising. Magazines, newsletters or Yellow Page-like compilations will not be accepted. Eligible publications must have been published in either the 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 academic years. Online newspaper publications are eligible and may be submitted on a DVD or CD. The following form should be filled out and accompany the entry: Read more
Newspaper and Online News: ACES Award for Research on Editing
The Newspaper Division of AEJMC invites faculty and students to submit research papers in the inaugural competition for the ACES Award For Research On Editing. Deadline: April 1, 2012.
Sponsored by the American Copy Editors Society, the award will honor the best research about story editing, headline writing and other topics related to editing. The winner will present the research at the AEJMC conference in Chicago, August 9-12, 2012. The winner will also receive a $100 prize and complementary registration to the ACES conference for the following year.
Qualitative and quantitative papers in history, law, effects, processes, use, ethics and emerging technologies are welcome. Read more
East Carolina University today fired Paul Isom, its student media adviser, a few months after the student newspaper published the nude picture of a streaker at a football game.
The Student Press Law Center‘s story is here.
From the SPLC story:
“There’s no camouflaging what this is, which is retaliation for an editorial judgment made by the students that was completely within the students’ authority to make,” [Student Press Law Center executive director Frank] LoMonte said. “They’re clearly punishing the adviser for something he not only didn’t control, but legally couldn’t control.”
Isom said he has no problem fighting his termination, and isn’t ruling out legal action against the university.
“If I was not willing to stand up for a First Amendment issue, then I wouldn’t have been advising them the way that I was advising them,” he said. “I would have told them, ‘Yeah, don’t run any controversial pictures, don’t make anybody mad.’”