The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism will be well-represented at this week's Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Washington D.C. The conference, which runs from August 7 to 11, features a series of panels, award ceremonies and research presentations that highlight success, networking and innovation in the industry. Below are the scheduled appearances for all USC Annenberg faculty and representatives. Wednesday, August 7
- 6:30-8:30 pm: USC Annenberg Coast to Coast: Washington DC Reception: Join Dean Ernest J. Wilson III and School of Journalism Director Michael Parks for an evening at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. Connect with fellow USC Annenberg Trojans and network with local alumni, parents and friends. Additionally, hear about the exciting new developments in the School of Journalism, and catch up with Annenberg faculty in attendance.
Thursday, August 8
- 10-11:30 pm: Jian (Jay) Wang, director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, will participate in the research panel session: Public Diplomacy Research in Journalism & Mass Communication: What We Can Contribute.
- 11:45 am-1:15 pm: Professor Kjerstin Thorson will moderate and preside over the panel: Data Science and Targeted Mobilization in the 2012 Election.
- 1:30-3 pm: Professor Kjerstin Thorson and students Leila Bighash, Emily Gee and Mark Hannah will present "Posting About Politics: Media as Resources for Political Expression on Facebook."
- 1:30-3 pm: Professor Kjerstin Thorson and student Neta Kligler Vilenchik will be featured in the Virtual World, Global Citizenship scholar-to-scholar refereed paper research session for "Navigating Good Citizenship in a Networked World: The Case of Kony2012." Victoria Shao, Xizi Wang and Angeline Sangalang will also be featured for “She’s the Wittiest Person You’ll Ever Meet: Predictors of Audience Thoughts about Media Figures."
- 5-6:30 pm: Professors Robert Hernandez and Felix Gutierrez will receive two awards for The Ruben Salazar Project: Best Design (Individual/Class Category) – Third Place, and Technological Innovation (Individual/Class Category) - Second Place.
Friday, August 9
- 8:15-9:45 am: Professor Kjerstin Thorson and students Neta Kligler Vilenchik and Emily Gee will be featured in the high density refereed paper research session: Effects of Social Media on Society for their work "Conflict Avoidance, Context Collapse: Young Citizens And Politics On Facebook."
- 11:45 am-1:15 pm: Professor Joe Saltzman will moderate and preside over the PF&R panel session: The Image of the Washington Political Journalist in Popular Culture. Saltzman will present a 13-minute preview of the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture's (IJPC) latest project, an eight-and-a-half hour video compilation titled "The Image of the Washington Journalist in Movies and Television, 1932 to 2013." “In analyzing more than 126 films and TV programs, we discovered that the Washington journalist is one of the more heroic images of the journalist in popular culture," Saltzman said. "The majority of Washington journalists in most of the 20th century have been depicted as wanting to serve the public interest and inform the people.” A preview of the video can be found here.
- 3:15-4:45 pm: Professor Robert Hernandez will participate in the teaching panel session: Why All Your Students Must Be Programmers.
- 8:30-10 pm: Dean Ernest J. Wilson III will host an informal social gathering for AEJMC participants.
Saturday, August 10
- 8:15-9:45 am: Professor Kjerstin Thorson will be a discussant for an untitled scholar-to-scholar refereed paper research session.
- 10 am: Former School of Journalism Director Geneva Overholser will receive the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education award.
- 5:15-6:45 pm: Professor Joe Saltzman will moderate and preside over the refereed paper research session: Prosocial Messages.
Sunday, August 11
- 11 am-12:30 pm: Professor Kjerstin Thorson will moderate and preside over the PF&R panel session: Strategic Research for Advocacy: Public Opinion and Science, Health, and Environmental Issues. Professor Matthew LeVeque will participate in the panel.
For more details on the conference, including session locations, view the complete AEJMC DC 2013 conference schedule here.