CCJA heads to Washington D.C.

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CCJA Heads to Washington, DC in August!

The Community College Journalism Association in partnership with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication AEJMC will present sessions at the AEJMC 2013 National Convention in Washington, DC, scheduled August 8-11 at the Renaissance Hotel.

CCJA has partnered with the AEJMC Scholastic Division, Small Program Interest Groups SPIG, Internships and Careers Interest Group ICIG, Advertising Division, and Communications/Technology,  to present seven exciting sessions. Here is what attendees can look forward to:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

8:15 A.M.

STUDENT JOURNALISTS GONE WILD

Students are being told to post stories online,  update, implement social media, and above all, to be ethical and responsible journalists. But what happens when student journalists set up their own websites or leave inflammatory comments on other news/opinion sites? This session will showcase student journalists who have not only ruined their own reputations, but brought the student publication down with them.

SPONSORS

CCJA/ MEDIA ETHICS

MODERATOR  

Robert Mercer, Cypress College

PANELISTS

Jean Burleson MacKay, Virginia Tech University

Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College

Matt Duffy, Arab-U.S. Assn. of Communication Educators

Jonathan Groves, Drury University

Mary Spillman, Ball State University

10:00 A.M.

GIFT: GREAT IDEAS FOR TEACHERS

GIFT is a REFEREED PANEL that many college professors seeking tenure and/or additions to the curriculum vita use as a way of demonstrating professional excellence.  MaryJean Land (George College) is again heading up our judging panel in 2013.

SPONSORS

CCJA/SPIG

MODERATOR

John Kerezy, Cuyahoga College

11:45 A.M

THE VULNERABLE STATUS OF JOURNALISM PROGRAMS AND STUDENT NEWSPAPERS

For many of us, print newspapers are still a viable news source on our campuses, but newspapers and journalism programs are being cancelled across the nation. This session will feature advisers who will share their struggles with keeping their programs alive and how they are coping with these challenges, including pressures from administrators that just don’t get it.

SPONSORS

CCJA/Comm Tech

MODERATOR

Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College

PANELISTS

Sally Renaud, Eastern Illinois

June Nicholson, Virginia Commonwealth

Mitzi Lewis, Midwestern State

Tommy Xie, Fairfield University

Robert Mercer, Cypress College

1:30 P.M.

CAN JOURNALISM BE CROWDFUNDED?

This session will look at the crowd funding platforms like Kickstarter and how it is being used to fund journalism and student journalism projects. Successfully funded projects will be presented.

SPONSORS

CCJA/SPIG

MODERATOR

Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College

PANELISTS

David Weinstock, University of Texas

Ralph Hanson, University of Nebraska

Michael Longinow, Biola University

Doreen Marchionni, Pacific Lutheran Univeristy

5:00 P.M. 

TEACHING ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNALISM

Freedom of the press belongs to those who own a website. Sustainable business models for traditional programs losing their print editions offer a chance for students to learn the skills they really need to get a job. This session will discuss how faculty can rise to challenge and put out successful journalism entrepreneurs.

SPONSORS

CCJA/ICIG

MODERATORS

John Kerezy, Cuyahoga College

PANELISTS

Dan Reimold, College Media Matters

Carrie Brown Smith, University of Memphis

Robert Mercer, Cypress College

Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

1:30 P.M.

PRESENTING THE BEST OF THE BEST STUDENT JOURNALISM ENTREPRENEURS

This session will showcase student journalism entrepreneurs who have found ways to become a success outside of the classroom.

SPONSORS

CCJA/COMM TECH

MODERATOR

Michelle Ferrier, Elon University

PANELISTS

Dan Reimold, College Media Matters

Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College

Carrie Brown Smith, University of Memphis

Yanick Rice Lamb, Howard University

Robert Mercer, Cypress College

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

9:15 A.M.

RELEVANCY, TRUST AND PROFITABILITY

It’s hard for print and broadcast media to stay relevant when they simply can’t beat social media at news distribution; it’s too fast. But what it’s failing to provide is context. With distrust in the media at an all-time high, students are finding themselves dazed and confused. And none of this matters if innovation in business models fails to make journalism profitable and sustainable. This panel will discuss the challenges facing the journalists of tomorrow and what we should be doing to prepare and reassure these journalists.

SPONSORS

CCJA/Advertising Division

MODERATOR

Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College

PANELISTS

Pamela Parry, Belmont University

John Capouya, Tampa University

Jan Schaffer, J-Lab

Tom Davidson, PBS Digital

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