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AEJMC 2013

SOC faculty and doctoral students once again will have a strong presence at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). They will be showcasing their work at panels and paper sessions throughout the conference.


Wednesday, August 7 (pre-conference day)

12:30–5 p.m.: Professor W. Joseph Campbell welcomes participants to a tour of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress and to a research-related workshop afterward. Campbell organized the program with Library of Congress staff.

2:25–3:40 p.m.: Assistant Professor Carolyn Brown participates on a panel titled “Big Ideas and Best Practices for Student-Produced News: Electronic News.” The panel is sponsored by the Electronic News and Newspaper and Online News divisions.


Thursday, August 8

10–11:30 a.m.: Assistant Professor Angie Chuang presents a refereed paper at a research session of the Minorities and Communication Division. Her paper, “Beyond the Positive-Negative Paradigm of Latino News Media Representations: DREAM Act Exemplars, Stereotypical Selection, and American Othernes,” was co-authored by Robin Chin Roemer, formerly AU’s communication librarian who is now at the University of Washington Libraries.

1:30-5:30 p.m.: Assistant Professor Sol Hart participates in an off-site tour, “Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Rick Division” at the NASA Goddard Center.

5–6:30 p.m.: Assistant Professor Wendy Melillo presents a refereed paper, “The Rosie Legend and Why the Ad Council Claimed Her,” at a History Division poster session. The paper is drawn from Melillo’s forthcoming book, "How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns."

5–6:30 p.m.: Associate Professor John Watson participates on a panel, “It’s a Journey, Not a Destination: Sourcing in Diverse Communities and Politics,” sponsored by AEJMC’s Commission on the Status of Minorities.

7–10 p.m.: The School of Communication, and AEJMC’s Public Relations Division sponsor a reception at the Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Ave., NW.


Friday, August 9

8:15-9:45 a.m.: Assistant Professor Sol Hart serves as a discussant at a refereed paper session of the Communication Science, Health, Environment and Risk and Communication Technology Divisions.

1:30–3 p.m.: Assistant Professor Angie Chuang participates on the panel, “From the Newsroom to the Academy: Transferring Your Journalist Skills into a Research Agenda,” sponsored by AEJMC’s Task Force on Academic Diversity.


Saturday, August 10

8:15–9:45 a.m.: Doctoral student Sarah Merritt presents her co-authored paper, “Cross Regional Differences in HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Tanzania: How Socioeconomic and Cultural Contexts Affect Perceived Individual and Group Efficacy,” at a poster session of AEJMC’s Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division.

8:15–9:45 a.m.: Assistant Professor Deen Freelon serves as discussant at a refereed paper session of the Communication Theory and Methodology Division.

8:15–9:45 a.m.: Assistant Professor Angie Chuang is moderator for a panel, “From Newsroom to Classroom: Diversity, Pedagogy, and the Transition from Working Journalist to Journalism Teacher,” sponsored by AEJMC’s Minorities and Communication and Electronic News divisions.

12:15–1:30 p.m.: Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab and SOC entrepreneur in residence, presides at a luncheon session titled “American Journalism Collaborations: What Works.”

1:45–3:15 p.m.: Doctoral student Faizullah Jan presents a refereed paper, “The Discourse of ‘Umma’ as Defined by Daily Islam,” at a research session of the Religion and Media Interest Group.


Sunday, August 11

9:15–10:45 a.m.: Assistant Professors Joseph Erba and Carolyn Brown present their respective refereed papers at a research session of the Minorities and Communication Division. Erba’s paper, “Media Representations and Latino Students’ College Experiences,” won the second-place award in the division’s paper competition. Brown’s paper, “Television News Reporting in Salinas, California: Defining and Informing a Latino Community with Excessive Crime News Coverage,” was co-authored by former AU communication librarian Robin Chin Roemer.

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Assistant Professor Carolyn Brown participates in a panel sponsored by AEJMC’s Electronic News Division and Internship and Careers Interest Group. The panel is titled “Where the Jobs Are: Developing Student Internships in the Off-Camera News Jobs of Producing, Videography, and Production.”

Faculty at AEJMC

Carolyn Brown

Professor Carolyn Brown

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W. Joseph Campbell

W. Joseph Campbell, professor of communication

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Angie Chuang

Angie Chuang

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Joseph Erba

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Deen Freelon

Deen Freelon

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Sol Hart

SOC Sol Hart

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Wendy Melillo

American University School of Communication professor of public communication WEndy Melillo Farrill

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Jan Schaffer

Jan Schaffer is the Director of J-Lab, the Institute for Interactive Journalism at the American University School of Communication

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John Watson

American University School of Communication journalism professor John Watson

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