September 15, 2007
The Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group (CCJIG) invites panel proposals for the 2008 AEJMC conference in Chicago. We need your input to create another meaningful and engaging lineup.
Panel proposals should be sent to Co-Vice Chair Mary Beth Callie via email word attachment, at email@example.com by October 15.
In the past, CCJIG panels have focused on: citizen media, blogging, civic mapping, community conversations, newsroom projects, legal and ethical issues in civic or citizen journalism, using polls, focus groups and other methods in civic reporting; civic and citizen journalism in a multicultural environment, civic and citizen journalism and new technologies, history/philosophy of civic journalism, and teaching civic and citizen journalism.
Some general directions that emerged from the 2007 conference include:
(1) Defining "civic journalism" and "citizen journalism"--meanings and missions
(2) Evaluating the state and parameters of the field
(3) Teaching civic and citizen journalism
(4) How the changing economics of the newspaper industry are playing a role in development of the citizen journalism movement
I hope that the above ideas will stimulate your thinking. Panel proposals should consist of the following:
Type (i.e., PF&R, Teaching, Research)
Possible Panelists (limit to three so we can work on linking with other interest groups and divisions)
Possible Panel Co-sponsors (divisions or interest groups)
Please follow this format as closely as possible. Consistency is important as proposals will be compiled into a document with those from other divisions and interest groups for programming consideration. Be aware that most panel proposals are revised or expanded to include presenters from another division or interest group. Look for timely topics, and try to keep your pitch relatively general and adaptable.
An example of a previous proposal is available at http://www.has.vcu.edu/civic-journalism/Sample_Panel_Proposal.doc
(Note that this will take you to a download of a Word document.)
Proposals should be e-mailed as Word attachments to:
Thanks for your time and consideration. I look forward to receiving your proposals.
Mary Beth Callie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Regis University, Denver