COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Faculty and Ph.D. students from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism head for Montreal  next week for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference. The organization is the premier nonprofit representing academics in the journalism and communications fields.

The AEJMC Conference runs from August 6 – 9 at the the Le Centre Sheraton.

Merrill College faculty and students who will be presenting or who be part of panel discussions include:

Wednesday, August 6

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. : Dean Lucy Dalglish, panelist, Federal Shield Law

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. : Ph.D. student Michael Koliska and Professor Kalyani Chadha discuss their paper – “The Transparency Norm in German Newsrooms” (International Division).


11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. :  Professor Kalyani Chadha and Ph.D. student Michael Koliska  discuss their paper – “The Indian News Media’s Response to the ‘Radia Tapes’ Scandal” (International Division).

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. : Dean Lucy Dalglish, panelist, “The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. : Professor Carl Sessions Stepp, panelist, “the History of our Attention Span.”

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. : Professor and Eaton Broadcast Chair Mark Feldstein moderates “Beyond the Mythology of Watergate: Revisiting the Historical Record about Woodward, Bernstein, and Deep Throat.”

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. : Ph.D. student Amy Wu and Professor Linda Steiner discuss their paper, “The Star Ledger vs. Julie Hermann? Examining the power of Media Campaign.” (Sports Communication IG).


Thursday, August 7

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. : Professor Linda Steiner, panelist, “The Future of AEJMC publications.”

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. : Professor Linda Steiner, panelist, “Hearth and Home Revisited: Where are the Women Now?”

5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. : Professor Linda Steiner, panelist, “Publish… and Still Perish?: Faculty Perspectives on Open Access, Online and Predatory Journals in Relation to Scholarship and Promotion & Tenure.”

Evening: Co-Sponsored College of Journalism and Department of Communication Party.

Friday, August 8

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. : Ph.D. Students: Tetyana Lokot, Antonio Prado, and Boya Xu discuss their paper, “Newsmagazines coverage of the David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell Affair: Textual Analysis of Differences in Portrayals and Descriptions.”

See the complete AEJMC Conference schedule.