(AEJMC) Presidential Task Force on Bridges to the Profession

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Aug 9th at 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM




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Research Panel Session: Task Force Panel Session: Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession

Moderating/Presiding: Battinto Batts, Scripps Howard Foundation

Professional Partnerships, A Nationwide Look
Sonya Forte Duhé, Loyola, New Orleans, ASJMC President-elect
Encouraging and Incentivizing Professional Relevance in Academic Research
Jake Batsell, Southern Methodist
Forging Partnerships between AEJMC and Professional Organizations
Sue Burzynski Bullard, Nebraska-Lincoln
Collaborations with Industry to Provide Academics Access and Insights to Workplace Changes
Nancy L. Green, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association
Ways to Solicit Ideas on Research and Teaching
Vicki Krueger, Poynter
Inviting Professionals to Share Insights to Better Inform Academics of Current Issues and Trends
Paul Parsons, Elon
Reimagining Interactive Digital Works to Publish New Modes of Inquiry and Establish a Major Publishing Presence in Our Field
Deb Aikat, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Seeking Research Relevance and Building Bridges to the Profession
Paul Voakes, AEJMC President, Colorado-Boulder
30 Years of the C-SPAN Video Library
Howard Mortman, C-SPAN
Enhancing Content and Product Innovation with Analytics and Data Storytelling
Eric Duell, The E.W. Scripps Company
Ways to Bridge the Gap between the Media Industry and Academia
Monica Davey, New York Times
Understanding Which Platforms Work to Serve Your Audience: Mobile, Print, Social and Video
Carolyn Fox, NOLA.com & The Times-Picayune

The AEJMC conference theme “Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession" seeks to address industry innovations and a widening divide between media educators and professionals. Professionals no longer need some of the skills taught in our classes, and, too often, research conducted by educators is no longer relevant to a rapidly evolving industry. In October 2016, AEJMC President Paul Voakes created the AEJMC Presidential Task Force on Bridges to the Profession to develop ideas to bridge the gap between the media industry and academia. Read task force report and recommendations on the AEJMC website.

This task force session will engage conference attendees in an interactive open forum to manifest the 2017 conference theme “Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession." Our goal for this session is a fast-paced, informed and participatory discussion. Panelists will offer brief remarks, then address issues suggested by attendees. If you have suggestions for issues or ideas that we might discuss, please email them to Task Force Co-Chair Deb Aikat (da@unc.edu), North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with the email subject line “2017 Bridges." The agenda for this interactive session will come from issues and ideas raised by AEJMC members like you.