[AEJMC Newspaper Division list] Future of Editing AEJMC preconference

Susan Keith susank at rci.rutgers.edu
Fri Jul 10 10:33:41 CDT 2009

Dear AEJMC Newspaper Division members,

Today -- Friday, July 10 -- is the last day to register for the AEJMC
convention at the Early Bird rate. As you're registering, don't forget the
Newspaper Division's preconference, The Future of Editing, from 1 to 6
p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Boston Sheraton. The workshop -- which will
feature panel
discussions with top newspaper editors, copy editors, online editors and
innovative editing teachers -- should benefit professors who teach editing,
faculty who want to incorporate discussions of editing and new media into
journalism courses and administrators concerned about journalism curricula.

The workshop will begin with a panel titled The Future of Newspapers. It is
scheduled to feature Boston Globe editor Marty Baron and Worcester (Mass.)
Telegram & Gazette editor Leah Lamson, whose newspapers have faced reports
in the past year that their owner, the New York Times Co., was putting them
up for sale. Also on the panel are Felice Belman, editor of the Concord
(N.H.) Monitor, considered by some to be among the country's best small
dailies. The session will be moderated by Newspaper Division head Jack
Rosenberry of St. John Fisher College, a former editor at the Rochester
(N.Y.) Democrat & Chronicle and other newspapers.

The second panel will feature a discussion of the Future of Copy Editing,
with Chris Wienandt, president of the American Copy Editors Society and
business copy desk chief at the Dallas Morning News; Jim Franklin,
assistant night editor/metro slot at the Boston Globe; and Mike Richard, a
New York Times Metro Desk staff editor who edits the Times' City Room
blog. The session will be moderated by Future of Editing organizer Susan
Keith of Rutgers University, a former copy editor at the St. Petersburg
(Fla.) Times and other newspapers.

The third panel, the Future of Online Editing, will feature Damon Kiesow,
the online managing editor of the Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph; Jeanne Leblanc,
former online editor of the Hartford Courant; and University of Oregon
professor John Russial, a former copy desk chief and veteran editing
researcher who has recently published research on editing for newspapers'
online editions. The panel will be moderated by Leslie-Jean Thornton, who
teaches online journalism at Arizona State University and worked for
several daily and weekly newspapers in New York, Connecticut and

The final session, the Future of Editing Instruction, will feature a
discussion of innovative practices for teaching editing by editing
professors Andy Bechtel of the University of North Carolina, Rick Kenney of
the University of Central Florida, and Jill Van Wyke of Drake University.
The session will be moderated by Susan Keith.

To register for the workshop, which costs just $35, check the "Future of
Editing" line on lower left side of the
AEJMC registration form available at

If space is available, the division will accept registrations for the
workshop after today's early bird AEJMC deadline. But anyone who wants to
register after today should contact Susan Keith at
susank at rci.rutgers.edu

See you there!

Susan Keith, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Department of Journalism and Media Studies
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
4 Huntington St.
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901
(732) 932-7500, ext. 8235
susank at scils.rutgers.edu

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