The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference
Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession
These are important sessions, meetings and events that all attendees are encouraged to attend.
The AEJMC Conference in Chicago will Spotlight five current issues facing AEJMC members.
Each issue will be featured in a 15-minute presentation in the AEJMC Exhibit area, located on the 7th floor of the Marriott in the Grand Ballroom. Members with expertise in the topic will share ideas and tips on the issue, as well as provide links to online resources. The next 15 minutes will be spent on Q&A from the audience. It will also be a time for one-on-one questions. Flyers on each topic will be available at the Spotlight Session and resources will be posted on the main AEJMC website.
I. Wednesday, August 9th – 1:30 p.m. • Standing Out in a Search: Get that Job • Facilitator: David Mindich, St. Michael’s College
II. Thursday, August 10th – 9:30 a.m. • Public Relations: In the World of Twitter • Facilitator: Diana Sisson, Auburn University
III. Thursday, August 10th – 12:00 p.m. • Getting the Money: Grant Writing • Facilitator: Kim Bissell, University of Alabama
IV. Thursday, August 10th – 2:30 p.m. • Get the Full Story: Rounding up Sources • Facilitator: Earnest Perry, University of Missouri
V. Friday, August 11th – 9:30 a.m. • Selling Your Book: Publishers’ Prospective • Facilitators: Terri Accomazzo and Jillian Oelsen, Sage Publishing
News Engagement Day Panel, Thurs., Aug. 10, 5-6:30 p.m.
“Combating Fake News, Restoring the Public’s Trust, and Increasing News Literacy and Engagement”
This year’s News Engagement Day falls on Tues., Oct. 3 but the first event to kick off News Engagement Day is at AEJMC on Thurs., Aug. 10, 5-6:30 p.m. with the panel, “Combating Fake News, Restoring the Public’s Trust, and Increasing News Literacy and Engagement.” Jeffrey Gottfried, Pew Research Center senior researcher, will use Pew data to answer the question: How bad is the fake news problem? The topic, “Real journalists don’t report fake news” will be addressed by Lars Willnat, David Weaver, and G. Cleveland Wilhoit, authors of the forthcoming book, The American Journalist in the Digital Age. Additionally, during the panel, we will have a town hall addressing the topic, “What should a news literate public know?” And the winner of the 2017 News Audience Research Paper Award will be announced.
Attend South Asia Events at the 100th AEJMC 2017 Conference in Chicago
The South Asia Initiative will host three events at the 100th AEJMC 2017 conference in Chicago to bring together people with interest and expertise in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora worldwide. The AEJMC South Asia Initiative, which currently constitutes 520 members worldwide, was instituted at the AEJMC 2015 conference in San Francisco. Click here for event details.
• South Asian food and fellowship at “going Dutch” lunch – 11:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Aug. 10 (Thursday) Located at the India House Restaurant, 59 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654, a short walk (three blocks) from our conference hotel. (Hosted by Jordan Stalker, Wisconsin-Madison)
• Business Meeting to Structure AEJMC’s South Asia Initiative – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 10, 2017 (Thursday)
• AEJMC South Asia Research Microtalks – 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 11, 2017 (Friday)