American University School of Communication has a strong presence at the 2011 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 view the conference program.
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Professor Joseph Campbell, the national president of Kappa Tau Alpha, moderates the awards luncheon that KTA sponsors every year with AEJMC. KTA is the national honor society that encourages and recognizes academic achievement in journalism and mass communication. Campbell has been faculty adviser of SOC's chapter of KTA since 1999.
1:30-3:00 p.m.: Assistant professor Sol Hart will present "Motivated Reasoning, Identity Cues, and Support for Climate Mitigation Policies a Moderated-Mediation Model" for the Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division.
3:15-4:45 p.m.: Assistant professor Angie Chuang and assistant librarian Robin Chin Roemer present "Expanding the Parameters of Research on the News Media & the Other: The Faisal Shahzad Case Study and 'Homegrown' Terrorism"
5:00-6:30 p.m.: Professor Rodger Streitmatter will present "Documenting a De Facto Same-Sex Marriage: Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo", which will be a chapter in his new book Outlaw Marriages - The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples.
Friday, August 12:
8:15-9:45 a.m.: Associate professor John Watson moderates Law and Policy Division Refereed Paper Research Session
8:15-9:45 a.m.: Assistant professor Lauren Feldman is the discussant for the Refereed Paper Research Session: Emerging Topics in Political Communication
12:15-1:30 p.m.: Assistant professor Wendy Melillo presents her paper “A Keg of Dynamite and You're Sitting On It: An Analysis of the Ad Council’s Atomic Energy Campaign" to AEJMC's History Division. The paper will be part of a panel discussion about "Strategic Communication in the 20th Century".
12:15-1:30 p.m.:Executive director of J-Lab Jan Schaffer moderates the AEJMC Council of Affiliates, Civic and Citizen Journalism and Community Journalism Interest Groups Off-site Luncheon Session: Community News Sites: What Works The luncheon is sponsored by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Assistant professor Declan Fahy presents his paper "Richard Dawkins: A Critical Case Study of the Celebrity Scientist"
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Assistant professor Lauren Feldman presents her paper "Learning about Politics from The Daily Show: The Role of Processing Motivations"
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Associate professor Rhonda Zaharna presents her paper "Cultural Assumptions about Domestic and Diaspora Publics in Global Public Diplomacy"
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Fulbright fellow Nadia Dala discusses "News Media Framing of Islam vis-a-via Documentary Film" at a panel session sponsored by AEJMC's Religion and Media Interest Group and the Mass Communication and Society Division.
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Assistant professor Angie Chuang participates on the panel Minorities and Communication: State of the Discipline and the Research Agenda for the 21st Century, marking the 40th anniversary of the Minorities and Communication Division, leading scholars in the field will trace the evolution of research in minorities and communication and identify key problems for the research agenda of the 21st century. Her and assistant librarian Robin Chin Roemer's paper "Expanding the Parameters of Research on the News Media & the Other: The Faisal Shahzad Case Study and 'Homegrown' Terrorism" will be recognized with the Third Place Faculty Paper Award for the Minorities and Communication Division.