[AEJMC Newspaper Division list] NWSP Division Name Change?
bob at stepno.com
Wed Jul 28 13:23:26 CDT 2010
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On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Bill Cassidy <bcassidy at niu.edu> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> This is Bill Cassidy, the current Head of the Newspaper Division.
> With the convention close at hand, I wanted to look into reviving discussion
> about a potential change to the division’s name.
> As I’m sure you recall, when this issue first came up a couple of years ago,
> the discussion was lively and it seemed that those who participated had
> strong feelings. But ultimately, no action was taken by division leadership
> because the opinions expressed were very mixed.
> I brought up the subject again in the Winter/Spring 2010 issue of LeadTime,
> the division’s newsletter, in the hope of coming to some kind of definitive
> answer on whether or not the division's name should be changed. I invited
> folks to post comments on the division’s blog.
> The response was tepid, to say the least, and I’m not sure why. So, I
> thought I would give it one more shot before the convention in an attempt to
> get some sense from the division membership of how we should proceed.
> Should the division’s name be changed? If so, why, and to what? If not, why?
> I know we’ve been through this before. But, your responses will give us
> valuable information.
> The 2008 discussion about a potential name change is available for review on
> the Newspaper Division web site (http://aejmc.net/newspaper) and my more
> recent column is available on the division’s blog (http://aejmc.net/news).
> Feel free to comment on either the blog or this list serv. Please note that
> posting comments on the list serv requires approval. So, there may be some
> lag time before comments are posted.
> Thanks very much. I look forward to seeing you in Denver.
> Bill Cassidy, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor
> Department of Communication
> Northern Illinois University
> DeKalb, IL 60115
> (815) 753-7005
> bcassidy at niu.edu
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