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American University School of Communication has a strong presence at the 2009 convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Faculty will be showing their work on a series of panels and presentations. See below for details, or visit the conference Web site.

Wednesday, August 5:

1:30-3 p.m.: John C. Watson on Professional Freedom and Responsibility panel, "Threats to the First Amendment and Freedom of Information and Communication, 2009," sponsored by the History Division and Law & Policy Division. Watson presents historical analysis of U.S. Supreme Court rulings and White House policy on government transparency issues.

3:15-4:45 p.m.: Rick Rockwell on mini-plenary panel, "Normative Theories of the Media Worldwide: Issues of Responsibility and Freedom," sponsored by International Communication Division and Community Journalism and Religion and Media interest groups.

3:15-4:45 p.m.: Angie Chuang presents Every Intersection Has a Story at mini-plenary on "Great Tips for Teachers," sponsored by the Community College Journalism Association, Scholastic Journalism Division, and Small Programs and Graduate Education interest groups.

Thursday, August 6:

8:15-9:45 a.m.: W. Joseph Campbell is discussant of two History Division papers at "High Density Refereed Paper Research Session"

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: W. Joesph Campbell receives "chapter adviser of year" award at KTA awards luncheon.

1:30-3 p.m.: Rodger Streitmatter presents paper, "A Legendary Journalist and the Woman Behind the Woman: Janet Flanner and Solita Solano," at History Division "Scholar-to-Scholar" poster session. (Winner, third place faculty paper award, History Division.)

1:30-3 p.m.: W. Joseph Campbell presents paper, "Fright beyond measure? The Myth of The War of the Worlds Radio Dramatization," at History Division "Scholar-to-Scholar" poster session.

3:15-4:45 p.m.: David Johnson receives second place award in "creative" category of "Best of the Web" competition, sponsored by Communication Technology and Visual Communications divisions.

5-6:30 p.m.: W. Joseph Campbell on panel, "Kappa Tau Alpha at 99: Promoting Scholarship From 1910 Into the 21st Century," sponsored by History Division and AEJMC Council of Affiliates.

Friday, August 7:

12:15-1:30 p.m.: Jan Schaffer presides at luncheon/panel session, "Civic News Networks: Collaboration vs. Competition?"

12:15-1:30 p.m.: W. Joseph Campbell presents paper, "The Bay of Pigs-New York Times Suppression Myth," at Newspaper Division "Scholar-to-Scholar" poster session. (Winner, third place faculty paper award, Newspaper Division.)

W. Joseph Campbell

W. Joseph Campbell, professor of communication

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Angie Chuang

Angie Chuang

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Amy Eisman

Amy Eisman, director of writing programs, School of Communication

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Jan Schaffer

Jan Schaffer is the Director of J-Lab, the Institute for Interactive Journalism at the American University School of Communication

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Rodger Streitmatter

School of Communication Professor Rodger Streitmatter

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Wendy Melillo Farrill

American University School of Communication professor of public communication WEndy Melillo Farrill

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