We look forward to your attendance at the AEJMC 2016 Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Highlighted below are the workshops that will be offered at the AEJMC Conference. You may sign up for these on the online Conference Registration Form — Visit the 2016 Conference Registration Page. Early registration ends July 8.
If you have already signed up for the 2016 Conference, but you want to add a workshop or luncheon you can use this form to add those activities:
— ONLINE WORKSHOP/LUNCHEON FORM —
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(w1) Move over, millennials, here comes Generation Z Workshop
$50 Fee Per Person
A headline from The New York Times announces “Move over, millennials, here comes Generation Z.” Gen Z, that’s the first generation to be raised playing games on their mom’s smart phone – and they’re filling the seats in our classrooms. This workshop addresses the challenges that we’re already starting to see with this next generation.
• Centennials (aka Gen Z): Who they are – and how we can adapt
• The Adobe Marketing Cloud: Teaching your students marketable skills
• The new age of research: Mapping and analytics for making better decisions
• The creative culture: Inspiring creativity and innovation
• Brand experience: The latest in strategy and design
• Community building: The new audience for a new generation
• Data visualization: Making images that engage and communicate insights
For information, contact Sheri Broyles at Sheri.Broyles@unt.edu or 940-565-4736. (ADVD)
8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(w2) Religion and Media Interest Group Pre-Conference Offsite Tour
$25 Fee (Participation limited to 60)
We want to make this a teaching session/tour to help instructors better teach religion and media courses. Tentative sites: Hindu Temple of Minnesota, Mosque Temple of Eck (Eckankar world HQ) Christian Mega-church Eagle Brook. For additional information contact Joel Campbell, Brigham Young University, (801) 422-2125 and at email@example.com (RMIG)
8 a.m. to Noon
(w3) Critical Reporting: Diversity and Storytelling Workshop
This workshop is a response to the current climate of media coverage of race, to #blacklivesmatter, to the “post-racial” debate, and to journalists’ dilemma about how and when to include race and ethnicity in news. Media analysts at Poynter have said repeatedly that, “Greater diversity equals greater accuracy and fairness.” Panelists will provide instruction for journalism educators in secondary and post-secondary education and professionals in the AEJMC conference host’s region. The workshop is interactive and meant to offer points for reflection, tips to overcome challenges, and specific tools for critical reporting. For additional information contact Adina Schneeweis, University of Oakland, (612) 298-3286 or at firstname.lastname@example.org (CCSD, ICIG)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(w4) Network Analysis of Social Media Data Using NodeXL Workshop with Professor Itai Himelboim
$55 Faculty/$30 Graduate Student Fee
Social media activity forms patterns of connections, including relationships, attention giving and receiving, and information exchange. Using social network analysis, we study of patterns of connections among social entities. This workshop will focus on mapping, analyzing, and visualizing social networks created by social media activity (primarily, Twitter), identifying communities and users in key positions. NodeXL will be used to collect and analyze Twitter data, based on participants’ research interests. Interested in locating other studies that used NodeXL? Visit the NodeXL Pinterest page: www.pinterest.com/nodexl/nodexl-twitter/ A two-week license for NodeXL will be provided to registered participants prior to the workshop. For additional information contact Kjerstin Thorson, University of Southern California, (213) 740-9610 and at email@example.com (CTAM, PCIG)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(w5) Picture This: Teaching Visual and Mobile Storytelling
This workshop will focus on several aspects of visual instruction: teaching best techniques using video and audio gear, ideas for taking subjectivity out of grading student work, and simple tools using mobile and other technologies. For additional information contact Bill Silcock, Arizona State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org (EEND)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(w6) Teaching Algorithmic Transparency
Teaching college students about the power of algorithms should be a central component to mass communication. This panel session will provide educators with an overview of algorithmic transparency and advice on how to teach these concepts. For additional information contact Jennifer Kowalewski, Georgia Southern University, (912) 478-0126 or at email@example.com (MCSD)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Teaching Online Media & Diversity Classes: Pitfalls & Unique Opportunities
Minorities & Communication Division and Commission on the Status of Women Workshop
Many college journalism instructors have experienced the challenge of teaching and discussing often sensitive and provocative issues such as media depiction of race, gender, class and sexual orientation. Some instructors also have noted that teaching media and diversity classes totally online, has its own set of challenges and unique rewards, often distinct from the face-to-face class setting. Primarily women and people of color teach courses focusing on multiculturalism and media. You will be hard pressed, for example, to find a heterosexual White male journalism administrator who has taught a media and diversity course. A concern is that since at most schools these courses are taught by faculty of color, women and perhaps a handful of White men, administrators often may not have sufficient familiarity to relate to the challenges of teaching them. Another possible trepidation, is that some instructors teach large online media and diversity classes of several hundreds students that can intensify already sensitive course material interpretation, particularly with the intense pressure at many universities and colleges to offer a variety of online courses and degrees.
This panel will discuss critical challenges and unique opportunities in teaching online media and diversity courses, including a look at sensitive instructor experiences; rewarding and unique instructor experiences; ways to use social media in the course curriculum; U.S. social history awareness challenges for students located across the globe, the traditional 15-week versus 6-7 week course module; class size impact (from modest enrollments to MOOCs); “killing the messenger” influence on teacher evaluations; elective compared to required course factors, administrative support, and more.
To attend the workshop go to: https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/macd-cswnteaching-online-media-diversity/ For additional information regarding this workshop contact: Sharon Bramlett-Solomon, Arizona State University at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 480 980-2948. (MACD, CSWN)
1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(w7) Leadership Across the Spectrum: Teaching, Research & Service Presented by the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication
$30 Fee (Participation limited to 75)
Three mini-sessions will cover research, teaching and service applications of leadership. Session 1 includes pros offering advice for preparing students to become leaders. Session 2 includes research on leadership. Session 3 features faculty leaders who will share insights about leadership opportunities in various associations. For additional information, contact Dustin Supa, Boston University, at email@example.com or 786-280-9650. (PRDV, Arthur W. Page Center)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(w8) VISC Workshop: Visual Communication Skills for the Journalism and Mass Communication Classroom
The Visual Communication Division offers a workshop teaching some general visual communication skills applicable to all disciplines of journalism and mass communication. Topics include photography, infographics, web design, smartphone video, and more. These are skills everyone can do, and teach, that don’t require high end tools and high end knowledge. For additional information, contact Matt Haught, Memphis, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (VISC)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(w9) “Putting the ‘Hyper’ Back in Hyperlocal: Teaching Students to Get Excited about and Involved in Community Journalism”
The days of the regional newspaper are numbered, and when local newspapers lay off reporters, there is a hole that needs filled in community reporting. For journalism educators, the question remains how to prepare students to fill this role. This joint session with CCJA examines different approaches to preparing students for careers in community and hyperlocal journalism. These approaches include both classroom exercises from veteran educators and researchers, in addition to advice on how to launch a hyper-local reporting effort from advisers who have overseen these projects. For additional information contact Hans Meyer, Ohio University, (740) 597-3084 and at email@example.com (COMJ, CCJA)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(w10) The Superhero Syndrome: Pedagogical Techniques for Preventing Burn Out
When working in small programs, faculty often take on a Superman/Superwoman mentality in order to survive. But in academe, being all things to all people at an excellent level is unsustainable. How do you cope when research expectations are raised but release time is unavailable? What do you do when class sizes grow and your teaching skills are challenged by an increasing number of students? What do you do when you are asked to chair your small program while still carrying a heavy teaching load with increasing research expectations? This panel will focus on various pedagogical techniques for how to stave off burn out or health problems associated with being Superman or Superwoman in higher education, particularly in small programs. For additional information contact Pam Parry, Eastern Kentucky University, 615-566-9918 and Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org (SPIG)
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(w11) Welcome to the Academy: The Nuts and Bolts of being an Adjunct or Instructor
This workshop will provide ideas and advice for your work in the classroom. Topics will include turning real-life experiences into exercises, running a classroom and writing a syllabus, dos and don’ts of classroom operations, time management and work-life balance, and grading and rubrics. The workshop would also be helpful for faculty who work with adjuncts on their campuses. Contact is Chris Roush, North Carolina at email@example.com. (AEJMC Elected Standing Committee on Teaching)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Off-site Session to be held at University of Minnesota, Murphy Hall, Twin Cities Campus)
“Symposium on Youth Media and Digital Citizenship: What Can Journalism Education Learn from the Field of Education?”
How do young people today adapt communication technologies to engage in their communities? How do they learn about and inform others about issues that matter to them? What do they gain from these experiences? Our colleagues outside journalism are addressing questions that have interested journalism educators for decades. Join us as a panel of experts on youth engagement and digital literacy present their research results and their insights from youth-and-media outreach projects. Spend the afternoon learning about and discussing novel ways to conceptualize and measure journalism education and its implications. (Sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the National Scholastic Press Association/Associated Collegiate Press)
5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
(w12) ICIG Bootcamp: The Nuts and Bolts of Creating a Successful Internship Program
This workshop is geared toward those who are new to supervising student internship programs and also those who are looking to revamp their programs based on the changing climate of US based internships. ICIG leadership will provide a variety of needed resources and best practices to help your program facilitate valuable training for your students. We will also be looking at recent data from employers regarding the necessity of successful internships. For more information, please contact Erica Clarke, ICIG Vice Head, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (ICIG)