[AEJMC Newspaper Division list] Last call for Newspaper Division call for panels

Roberts, Chris croberts at ua.edu
Wed Oct 13 16:35:44 CDT 2010

The deadline is Friday, Oct. 15, to propose panels for the 2011 convention in St. Louis, Aug. 10-13.
As a reminder, we're looking for Research panels, Teaching panels, and Professional Freedom and Responsibility panels (related to free expression, ethics, media criticism and accountability, racial/gender/cultural inclusiveness or public service.) Panels that we can sponsor with other divisions are especially appreciated.
By way of reminder, the proposals should 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.
You should submit your proposals to only one division, and we invite you to submit them to the Newspaper Division.
For ideas on co-sponsoring opportunities, you can find a list of divisions and groups at http://www.aejmc.com/?page_id=190.
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.
Please send proposals as attachments to: Chris Roberts <croberts at ua.edu<mailto:croberts at ua.edu>>. Mailing address: Journalism Department, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172. Telephone: 205-348-8619
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 in the runup to 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
The Newspaper Division sponsored or co-sponsored nine panels at the 2010 convention in Denver, including:

*         Changes to journalism curriculum (co-sponsored with the Radio/Television Journalism Division)

*         Coverage of local government (co-sponsored with the Community Journalism Interest Group)

*         Planning, launching, and running a convergent student Web site (co-sponsored with the Radio/Television Journalism Division)

*         Pedagogical approaches to investigative reporting (co-sponsored by the Media Ethics Division)

*         Coverage of hate crimes (with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Interest Group)

*         Health of community newspapers (with the Community Journalism Interest Group)

*         Coverage of religion (with the Religion and Media Interest Group)

*         Ethics of immersion journalism (with the Media Ethics Division)

*         Media ownership and control by people of color (with the Minorities and Communication Division.)

To see ideas from previous years, look at Leadtime editions from Summer 2009<http://aejmc.net/newspaper/leadtime/leadtime_summer2009.pdf> (page 4), Summer 2008<http://aejmc.net/newspaper/leadtime/leadtime_july_2008.pdf> (page 6), and Summer 2007<http://aejmc.net/newspaper/leadtime/leadtime_summer2007.pdf> (page 4).

- From Chris Roberts, University of Alabama; division vice-chair

Chris Roberts, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Department of Journalism
College of Communication and Information Sciences
The University of Alabama

Room 486-C Phifer Hall
P.O. Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172

  (O) 205-348-8619
  croberts at ua.edu<mailto:croberts at ua.edu>

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