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Headed to AEJMC as New Journalism Conference Zeroes in on Education

If it’s August, it must be conference season. I fly out (early) tomorrow to St. Louis for the AEJMC conference — also known as the annual geek gathering of journalism educators and researchers. It’s also the first of three conferences … Continue reading

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AEJMC Day 3: What a difference a year makes

I’ve heard from more than one person that the mood and tenor at this year’s conference is markedly different from last year’s.  The dour atmosphere that seemed to surround many of the panels last year have been replaced by panels … Continue reading

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AEJMC Day 2: Notes from my Partnerships Panel

I subbed in for Wisconsin’s Sue Robinson Wednesday afternoon on a panel with a rather lofty title: “Helping Save Journalism via the Classroom: Student Collaborations with Citizen Journalists and Industry Professionals.” David D. Kurpius of Louisiana State made the point … Continue reading

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Talking about partnerships at AEJMC

There was a real refreshing discussion Tuesday night here in Denver at the Preconvention Workshop:  Journalism Schools as News Providers: Challenges and Opportunities. There was a mix of hope and reality as educators and administrators spoke about the many possibilities journalism … Continue reading

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The Value of Academic-Industry Partnerships

As a kick-off to my AEJMC panel Wednesday (and, I hope, several days of conversations on the topic) I asked one of my former students, Eric Athas to weigh in on the value of partnering with professional news organizations.  Eric, … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name, Part II

About this time last year, I was attending my first AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Conference.  As I wrote last year, I was disappointed but not necessarily surprised at much of the thinking and mood surrounding … Continue reading

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