American University School of Communication has a strong presence at the 2010 convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Faculty will be showing their work on a series of panels and presentations. See below for details, or view the conference program and read paper abstracts.
Wednesday, August 8:
1-5 p.m.: Associate professor John Watson delivers a presentation on "The Not So Subtle Racism of Presidential Politics."
2:30-2:45 p.m.: Assistant professor Angie Chuang speaks on a panel, "What Does it Take to Make the Transition Work? Models and Needs."
Thursday, August 9:
10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.: PhD student Jamie Schleser presents her high density referred research paper, "Something Old, Something New: Convergence Culture, Lifestage Marketing, and The Knot, Inc."
11:45-1:15 p.m.: Assistant professor Sol Hart presents his research paper, "Metaphors in Science Communication: The Influence of Metaphors on the Public Perception of Introduced Species."
11:45-1:15 p.m.: Assistant professor Deen Freelon presents his research paper, "Caustic Comments: Measuring Incivility in Online Comments and Testing."
1:30-3:00 p.m.: Assistant professor Sol Hart presents his research paper, "Attitude Change in Competitive Framing Environments? The Moderating Role of Open/Close-Mindedness on Framing Effects About Global Climate Change."
3:15-4:45 p.m.: Associate professor Rick Rockwell speaks on a panel, "A Century of Journalism and News Media in Latin America and the Carribean" on "A Perspective of the Trajectory of Central America."
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.: Assistant professor Wendy Melillo presents his research paper, "A New York Tribune Reporter's Correspondence, Captivity, and Escape During the American Civil War."
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.: Assistant professor Angie Chuang and assistant librarian Robin Chin Roemer present their research paper, "The DC Snipers and Shifting Signifiers of Otherness: Newspaper Coverage of John Allan Muhammad and John Lee Malvo."
New Dean Welcome Reception
6:45 - 9:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception for New American University School of Communication Dean, Jeff Rutenbeck.
Saturday, August 11
8:15-9:45 a.m.: Assistant professor Deen Freelon is the discussant for the Political Communication Interest Group.
12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab, moderates a luncheon session, "New News Labs: The Rise of University Entrepreneurial News Startups." Funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: Professor Rodger Streitmatter speaks on a panel, "Theories and Methods in GLBT and Entertainment Studies."
1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: Assistant Professor Angie Chuang moderates a panel session "Journalists and Fair Use."
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: PhD student Sarah Merritt presents her referred research paper, "How the Visual Fits into the Framing Process."
5:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Professor Rodger Streitmatter presents his research paper, "An Eminent Illustrator and the Man Behind the Man: J.C. Leyendecker and Charles Beach."
Sunday, August 12
8:15-9:45 a.m.: Assistant professor Carolyn Brown speaks on a panel, "Reporting Migration from a Latino and Practice Perspective."
8:15-9:45 a.m.: Assistant professor Lauren Feldman moderates a panel session "Campaigns and Elections."
10:00-11:30 a.m.: Assistant professor Wendy Melillo moderates and Professor W. Joseph Campbell and Associate professor John Watson speak on a PF&R panel, "Prejudging Justice: The News Media and Prominent Criminal Trials, 1897 to 2011."