Six JMS faculty members made research presentations at the 95th annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The conference was Aug. 9-12 in Chicago.
David Dozier, Rebecca Nee, Bey-Ling Sha, Amy Schmitz Weiss, Hongmei Shen and Tim Wulfemeyer participated in the conference, which marked the 100th anniversary of the organization.
Here is a list of the JMS faculty presentations:
Dr. Dozier served as a discussant for a refereed paper research session sponsored by the Public Relations Division. The session was titled, “Crisis communications and public relations.” Hyojung Park, a visiting JMS lecturer, also presented a paper during this session. The paper, co-authored with Hyun Jee Oh of Nanyang Technical University, was titled, “We’re not the only one with a crisis: Exploring situational variables in an extension of situational crisis communication theory.”
At a refereed paper research session sponsored by the Media Management and Economic Division, titled, “Economics, culture and evolving audience behaviors in the digital era,” Dr. Nee presented a paper titled, “Creative destruction: An exploratory study of how digitally native news nonprofits are innovating journalism practices online.”
At a scholar-to-scholar (poster) refereed paper research session, Dr. Nee presented a paper co-authored with Judith Fusco from SRI International Center for Technology in Learning titled, “Tweeting in the dark: A comparative analysis of journalists’ usages of Twitter during a crisis.”
At a refereed paper research session sponsored by the Newspaper and Online News Division, titled, “The business of journalism,” Dr. Nee presented a paper titled, “Social responsibility theory and the digital nonprofits: Should the government aid online news startups?”
Dr. Schmitz Weiss and Dr. Wulfemeyer presented their co-authored papers at a scholar-to-scholar (poster) refereed research session. Dr. Wulfemeyer was first author on their paper titled, “The use of online innovations by large-market television and news radio stations: A content analysis of station homepages.” Dr. Schmitz Weiss was first author on their paper titled, “The online innovations of legacy news media: A content analysis of large-market newspaper and broadcast station websites.”
At another scholar-to-scholar (poster) refereed research session, Dr. Schmitz Weiss presented a paper titled, “Smartphone news consumption: The absence of location-based services within today’s mobile news apps.” She also served as a panelist at a Professional Freedom and Responsibility session co-sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women and the AEJMC Council of Affiliates. The session was titled, “Leading innovation: Women at the forefront of development in media organizations.”
As a 2012 recipient of a Knight Foundation Bridge Grant, Dr. Schmitz Weiss also reported to a panel session about her project, titled, “@SDSU – where’s the news?”
Dr. Sha helped moderate a pre-conference workshop session sponsored by the AEJMC Elected Standing Committee on Teaching titled, “Getting started in teaching journalism: Tips from the vets.” She also served as a panelist for a teaching session co-sponsored by the Public Relations and History divisions titled, “Guns, gangsters, prostitution and porn: 100 years of vice and corporate social responsibility.” She also served as the moderator for a refereed “top-papers” research session sponsored by the Public Relations Division titled, “Keeping it real: Exploring the roles of conversational human voices and source credibility in crisis communication via social media.”
At a refereed paper research session sponsored by the Public Relations Division titled, “Contemporary issues in the practice of public relations,” Dr. Shen presented a paper co-authored with Hua Jiang of Towson University, titled, “What contributes to public relations professionals’ own conflict: Life affecting work.”