I know, I know.
Everyone is busy with their semesters and the last thing many of you are thinking about is more work.
However, I’m here to ask you to do just that. We’re nearing the deadline to submit proposals for AEJMC 2020. Specifically, I would like to ask that those of you consider submitting something about teaching.
Teaching is something at the core of all our missions, and last year’s sessions relating to teaching were some of the best-attended within our division. Additionally, we’re entering a time with great change within community journalism.
Community outlets, primarily weeklies continue to shut down, online publications continue to attempt to fill some of the role left from traditional outlets. Topics like hyperlocal news coverage, the role of journalism programs in helping cover communities, and even why more universities don’t teach community journalism are topics that would seem ready for discussion.
But remember the goal is to hear from you. I’m hoping to see your ideas, find out what others are interested in as it relates to teaching. Also don’t be shy about proposing a role for yourself, if it’s your idea. We need people who are passionate to help us with organizing these panels.
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