Archive for the ‘College’ Category

Quote of the day, Sept. 17

September 17, 2016

Thomas Jefferson, on constitutional power and education (letter to W.C. Jarvis, 1820)

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”

SPJ advisers urged to use creativity

August 8, 2013

By David W. Bulla

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tara Puckey of the Society of Professional Journalists told chapter advisers attending the AEJMC conference at the Renaissance Hotel on Thursday to be imaginative when planning activities with their student executive boards. (more…)

Scholastic Journalism events at the upcoming AEJMC conference in Washington, D.C.

July 26, 2013

Here is a list of events for the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC at the 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C., in August: (more…)

Clark, Konkle will be honored in D.C. for their research by Scholastic Journalism Division

June 27, 2013

By Adam Maksl

Research to be presented during Scholastic Journalism Division sessions at the AEJMC Conference in Washington, D.C., in August again focuses on the most pressing social, historical and digital media-oriented issues in scholastic and collegiate journalism education.

Two traditional research sessions and a scholar-to-scholar poster session will include papers exploring the role of digital and social media in the student press, the effect of school racial demographics on the presence of student media, and a review of how college students use newspapers, just to name of few. In total, 12 different researchers will present eight papers. (more…)

N.C. A&T’s Callahan wins Knight Award

June 27, 2013

By Cheryl Pell



A faculty member at North Carolina A&T State University is this year’s recipient of the AEJMC Robert P. Knight Multicultural Recruitment Award.

Linda Florence Callahan, Ph.D., was selected to receive the award because she is a strong advocate for diversity in journalism. She has encouraged, advised, and supported under-represented students in journalism for more than three decades at five different universities.

In 1997 she founded a regional workshop for high school students in Greensboro in partnership with the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association. The workshop continues to this day with Callahan taking the lead every year. (more…)

Iowa State hosts 11th First Amendment Day

April 11, 2013

Iowa State University’s journalism school will host its 11th First Amendment Day on Thursday, April 11, in Ames, Iowa.

It is an annual celebration of the civil rights enshrined in the nation’s first constitutional amendment, including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and right to criticize public figures and government officials. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 5

January 5, 2013

I.F. Stone, on academia

“I thought I might teach philosophy, but the atmosphere of a college faculty repelled me; the few islands of greatness seemed to be washed by seas of pettiness and mediocrity.”

Panel discusses how technology impacts curriculum revision

January 4, 2013

By David W. Bulla

St. Petersburg, Fla.—Technology is a major factor facing journalism and mass communication educators as they consider curriculum change in the 21st Century.

The changes in hardware and software have been tremendous in in the past decade and a half, and Vanessa Shelton of the University of Iowa said that high school teachers see the new technology as a major challenge. (more…)

Irby tackles diversity in Mid-Winter Meeting

January 4, 2013

By David W. Bulla

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Kenneth Irby emphasized voice in his lecture at the AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Mid-Winter Meeting on Friday at Poynter Institute. (more…)

Scholastic Mid-Winter Meeting opens at Poynter

January 4, 2013

By David W. Bulla

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—The 2013 AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Mid-Winter Meeting gets under way today at Poynter Institute. Today’s featured speaker is Kenneth Irby of Poynter. Irby will discuss diversity.