Faculty, students participate in 100th AEJMC conference

The Media School Report • Aug. 8, 2017

More than a dozen Media School students and faculty members will attend the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s 100th annual conference Aug. 9-12 in Chicago.

This year’s theme is Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession. The annual conference features workshops, presentations and poster sessions. AEJMC also honors individuals and research with a variety of awards.

Awards:

Jim Kelly of The Media School
Associate professor Jim Kelly is a finalist for the 2016 Scripps Howard Journalism & Mass Communication Teacher of the Year Award. (Maggie Richards, senior | The Media School)

Associate professor Jim Kelly is a finalist for the 2016 Scripps Howard Journalism & Mass Communication Teacher of the Year Award. As a finalist, Kelly will present “Short-Term Study Abroad Enhances Student Learning and Global Understanding” to the Teacher of the Year Panel Session, “Innovations in Teaching Journalism, Media and Communication.”

His presentation is based on his experience teaching Reporting HIV/AIDS in Africa, a course that takes students to Kampala, Uganda, for four weeks to report on health care. Kelly was also a 2015 finalist.

Assistant professor Danielle Kilgo’s paper, “Acknowledging Oppression: Traditional, Social and Partisan Media Effects on Attitudes About Blacks from White and Minority Audience,” with co-authors Kelsey Whipple Heloisa Strum of the University of Texas at Austin, was awarded third place student paper in the Minorities and Communication Division.

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Three students won awards for their articles in 812 The Magazine. (Taylor Haggerty | The Media School)

The school’s 812: The Magazine of Southern Indiana won two awards in AEJMC’s student magazine competition. Each class produces an issue of the print magazine and website updates, including reporting, photography, videography and design. Students Allison Underhill, Keristen Lucero and Emily Berryman all earned honors.

Presentations:

Doctoral candidate Ozen Bas

  • “Who is Responsible? The Impact of Emotional Personalization on Explaining the Origins of Social Problems,” Minchul Kim, Brent Hale, Betsi Grabe and Ozen Bas, for the Communication Theory and Methodology Division.

Assistant professor Nicholas Browning

  • Panelist, “Doing Good Work for the Greater Good: Creating Mutually Beneficial Service Learning Experiences.”

Associate professor Galen Clavio

  • “How Athletes’ Health-Related Messages on Social Media Affect Exercise Attitudes and Behaviors,” Jan Boehmer of Pennsylvania State University and Galen Clavio, in the paper research section, “Addressing Safety and Health Issues in Sports Media.”

Associate professor Mike Conway

  • “Frances Buss & the Promotion of Women in Early Television,” for the panel, “Women’s Experiences in Broadcasting: Unequal Workplace Conditions for Women in Television News and Sports.”

Associate professor Julia Fox

  • “Effects of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Media Critiques on Declining Public Trust in News Media,” Edo Steinberg and Julia Fox, in the paper research section, “Political Entertainment and Engagement.”

Associate professor Jim Kelly

  • “Short-Term Study Abroad Enhances Student Learning and Global Understanding” for the panel, “Innovations in Teaching Journalism, Media and Communication.”

Assistant professor Danielle Kilgo

  • “Acknowledging Oppression: Traditional, Social and Partisan Media Effects on Attitudes About Blacks from White and Minority Audience,” Danielle Kilgo and Kelsey Whipple Heloisa Arth Strum of the University of Texas at Austin, in the paper research section, “Miscellaneous Minorities and Communications Research.”
  • “Raising Political APPtitude: Examining the Influence of Mobile Platforms on Offline, Online and Social Media Participation,” Heloisa Arth Strum and Orit Tenenboim of the University of Texas at Austin, Danielle Kilgo and Thomas Johnson of the University of Texas at Austin, in the paper research section, “Social Media and Political and Civic Participation.”
  • “From #Ferguson to #Ayotzinapa: Analyzing the Differences in Dmoestic and Foreign Protest News Shared on Social Media,” Danielle Kilgo, Summer Harlow of Florida State University and Victor Garcia-Perdomo and Ramon Salaverria of University of Texas at Austin, in the paper research section, “Politics, Protest, and Police.”

Senior lecturer Bonnie Layton

  • Moderator, “Creative Research in Visual Communication.”

Associate professor Emily Metzgar

  • Respondent, “Mediated Public Diplomacy: Case Studies from Five Continents,” with the AEJMC International Communication Division and Ohio University’s Institute for International Journalism.

Assistant professor Jennifer Midberry

  • “Picturing the Solution? An Analysis of Visuals in Solutions Journalism,” in the paper research section, “Media Routines II.”

Professor Radhika Parameswaran

  • “Sights, Sounds and Stories of the Indian Diaspora: A New Browning of American Journalism,” Radhika Parameswaran and Roshni Verghese, in the paper research section, “Identities and Storytelling in Our Cultural Moment” and the paper research section, “Microtalks on Media and Communication in South Asia.”
  • Panelist, “It’s Always Something: Success v. Likeability for Women.”

Doctoral candidate Edo Steinberg

  • “Effects of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Media Critiques on Declining Public Trust in News Media,” Edo Steinberg and Julia Fox, in the paper research section, “Political Entertainment and Engagement.”

Assistant professor Jason Peifer

  • “Liking the (Funny) Messenger: The Influence of News Parody Exposure, Perceived Humor, and Predispositions on Media Trust,” in the paper research section, “Political Entertainment and Engagement.”

Doctoral candidate Roshni Verghese

  • “Sights, Sounds and Stories of the Indian Diaspora: A New Browning of American Journalism,” Radhika Parameswaran and Roshni Verghese, in the paper research section, “Identities and Storytelling in Our Cultural Moment” and the paper research section, “Microtalks on Media and Communication in South Asia.”

Professor emeritus David Weaver

  • Panelist, “The American Journalist in a Digital Age: Academic and Professional Perspectives.”
  • “Real Journalists Don’t Report Fake News,” for the panel, “Combating Fake News, Restoring Public Trust, and Increasing News Literacy and Engagement.”

Professor emeritus Cleve Wilhoit

  • Panelist, “The American Journalist in a Digital Age: Academic and Professional Perspectives.”
  • “Real Journalists Don’t Report Fake News,” for the panel, “Combating Fake News, Restoring Public Trust, and Increasing News Literacy and Engagement.”

Associate professor Sung-Un Yang

  • Discussant, Korean American Communication Association Refereed Paper Research Session II.

Other:

Associate dean Betsi Grabe and other faculty members will meet with potential candidates for five open faculty positions through AEJMC’s Job Hub.

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