CoJMC faculty present at AEJMC Conference

CoJMC faculty present at AEJMC Conference

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:15pm
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication logo
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication logo

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications was well represented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference last week in Minneapolis.

CoJMC faculty presented papers, spoke on panels and moderated panels and sessions.

Associate Professor Sue Bullard presented a poster in the Great Ideas for Teaching (G.I.F.T.) session on curating newsletters. She also had the opportunity to present on ethics and curation because of her second place finish in the Teaching Committee competition.

Professor Amy Struthers presented on the “Integrating Specialized Business/Marketing topics into Advertising and a Public Relations Curriculum.” Her presentation was on working with students, investors and clients to create a self-sustaining startup student-run advertising agency. She is the founder and advisor of Jacht Ad Lab, the CoJMC’s student-run advertising agency.

Assistant Professors Valerie Jones and Bryan Wang presented the paper “Weapons and Puppies: Effectiveness of TSA’s Use of Instagram” in the Social Media and Politics session. They also moderated a panel of key authors from the book the co-edited with retired CoJMC professor Ruth Brown, “New Advertising: Branding, Content and Consumer Relationships in a Data-Driven Social Media Era.”

Additionally, Jones spoke on the panel “Teaching Digital and Social Media: Methods, Tools and Resources.”

Professor Laurie Thomas Lee was on the special panel session “Information Access and Control in the Age of Big Data.” She also moderated a high-density refereed paper research session.

Professor Gary Kebbel served on the research panel “The Future of Journalists,” sponsored by the AEJMC Council of Affiliates.

Professor of Practice Matt Waite contributed remotely to panels on drones and sensors.

Professor John Bender attended the conference and met with the co-authors of his book “Writing and Reporting for the Media” and the Oxford University Press about the 12th edition.

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is a nonprofit organization of more than 3,700 educators, students and practitioners from around the globe. Founded in 1912, by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer, the first president (1912-13) of the American Association of Teachers of Journalism, as it was then known, AEJMC is the oldest and largest alliance of journalism and mass communication educators and administrators at the college level.

AEJMC’s mission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to encourage the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of communication in an effort to achieve better professional practice, a better informed public, and wider human understanding.