PJIG AEJMC conference schedule now available


The Participatory Journalism Interest Group’s schedule for August’s annual AEJMC conference is set, and it’s an exciting one!

We’re disappointed to miss the opportunity to meet together in person, but we’re looking forward to the great lineup of sessions we have in virtual form this year. I know it’s a difficult time for everyone, and many people’s institutions have slowed or frozen their funding for conferences, but if you’re able, I would highly encourage you to attend this year’s conference.

The format will certainly be different, but it’s going to be full of timely and pertinent scholarship and discussions. Here’s the link to register: http://aejmc.org/events/sanfrancisco20/register/ You can get early-bird rates through July 9.

Here’s PJIG’s schedule for this year’s conference. All times are in Pacific Time, and note two sessions in particular: Our preconference on engaged journalism on Wednesday, which promises to be an outstanding discussion, and our members’ meeting on Saturday night.

We’ll be electing new officers at the meeting, so if you’re interested in serving as an officer or know someone who is, please reach out to Mark Coddington, the head of the Participatory Journalism Interest Group! His email is: markcoddington@gmail.com

Wednesday, Aug. 5

9-11 a.m. PT

Preconference workshop session: Engaged Journalism: News Quality and Sustainability

Andrea Wenzel, Temple University
Jacob Nelson, Arizona State University

Madeleine Bair, Free Press
Letrell Crittenden, Thomas Jefferson University
Antoine Haywood, University of Pennsylvania
Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania
Mike Wassenaar, Alliance for Community Media

This two-hour Zoom workshop will bring together journalism researchers, practitioners, funders, and other stakeholders from across the globe to discuss how, in a pandemic and post-pandemic world, journalists should best serve their communities, as well as what should be done to ensure their efforts are financially sustainable. More information here: https://medium.com/engaged-journalism-bridging-research-and-practice/engaged-journalism-exchange-focused-on-news-quality-and-sustainability-66ae3b932980 RSVP here: https://bit.ly/AEJMC-engage If you have any questions, reach out to us at andrea.wenzel@temple.edu or jacob.nelson.1@asu.edu.

Thursday, Aug. 6

1:30-3 p.m. PT: Refereed Paper SessionParticipating in a Public Dialogue: The Communication Strategies of Citizens and Journalists in a Connected World
Moderating/Presiding: Jennifer Cox, Salisbury 
Ventriloquism as a Communicative Strategy of Journalists on TwitterErin Perry, Ashley Teffer, Crystal Coleman, and Subhashini Pandey, Wayne State Audience as Boundary Worker: Deconstructing the CNN Live Broadcast from the San Bernardino Shooters’ ApartmentVolha Kananovich and Gregory Perreault, Appalachian State Comments that Hurt. Incivility and Offensive Speech in Online Discussion of Minority-related News Magdalena Saldana and Valentina Proust, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Discussant: Paromita Pain, Nevada-Reno

3:15-4:45 p.m. PT: Teaching Panel Session Creating a Culture of Critique, Self-reflection and Professional Development in the Collaborative Journalism Classroom

Moderating/Presiding: Kalli Anderson, City University of New York
Panelists:Tina Korani, San Jose StateYoon Chung Han, San Jose StateAllison Lichter Joseph, The New SchoolKalli Anderson, City University of New York

Friday, Aug. 7

8:15 to 9:45 a.m. PT: Teaching Panel Session (with Media Ethics Division)Listening Before (and After) the Story Pitch: Teaching Students About Public-Powered Journalism
Moderating/Presiding: Elia Powers, Towson
Panelists:Katie Place, Quinnipiac Carrie Brown, CUNYLetrell Crittenden, Thomas Jefferson UniversitySummer Fields, HearkenLindsay Green-Barber, The Impact Architects
Social listening and ethical listening let journalists and others engage stakeholders through inclusive dialogue. This panel will discuss ways to incorporate this audience engagement practice into the journalism curriculum.

Saturday, Aug. 8

3 to 4:30 p.m. PT: Research Panel Session (with Communication Theory and Methodology Division)Pathways to Reimagining and Rewarding Publicly Engaged Scholarship in Academia
Moderating/Presiding: Serena Miller, Michigan State
Panelists:Deborah Chung, KentuckyDaniela Gerson, California State, NorthridgeSerena Miller, Michigan StateSilvio R. Waisbord, George WashingtonAndrea Wenzel, Temple
This panel is intended to encourage inclusivity by encouraging a broader interpretation of scholarship. Faculty members will share how they are collaborating with communities, organizations, professionals, and publics in order to address problems and identify solutions throughout the research process. They will also detail how to communicate the academic value, benefits, and challenges of publicly engaged scholarship.
4:45 to 6:15 p.m. PT: Refereed Paper Session
Voice from Citizens: Content Creation, Moderation, and Representation and Their Impact on Journalism
Moderating/Presiding: Mark Coddington, Washington & Lee
Citizen News Content Creation: Perceptions on Professional Journalists and the Additive Double Moderating Role of Social Media and Traditional News Use*
Manuel Goyanes, Carlos III University, and Homero Gil de Zúñiga, Vienna
A Multi-level Analysis of Commenting’s Effects on Journalism Practice**
Patrick Ferrucci, Colorado-Boulder and David Wolfgang, Colorado State
Seeing 360-Degree: Toward a Framework of Authentic Representation of Indigenous Communities Through Citizen-driven Reporting
Jiun-Yi Tsai, Northern Arizona; Rian Bosse, Nisha Sridharan and Monica Chadha, Arizona State
Discussant: Rosie Jahng, Wayne State
* First Place Paper
** Second Place Paper
6:30 to 8 p.m. PT: Virtual Members’ Meeting
Moderating/Presiding: Mark Coddington, Washington & Lee

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