School wins awards at AEJMC Conference in Chicago

CHICAGO — The University of Arizona School of Journalism had a strong contingent at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, with recent master's grads Mikayla MaceJenny Hijazi and Steve Choice presenting their research papers.

Faculty members attending Aug. 9-12 included School Director David Cuillier, Linda LumsdenCarol SchwalbeCeleste González de Bustamante and Jeannine Relly. Lumsden won the Best Faculty Paper in the History Division.

Mace took first place in the Graduate Student Interest Group for her manuscript, “Newspaper Coverage of Mars in the United States and the United Kingdom 2011-2016.” She presented her paper Aug. 10.

Bustamante presented the school's "" project, which won first place in the Best of Digital Competition in the Individual/Single Class website category. Ten students from her fall 2016 U.S.-Mexico border reporting class — Julia Leon, Brenna Bailey, Maritza Dominguez, Mark Flores, Jenny Hijazi, Erik Kolsrud, Genesis Lara, Chastity Laskey, Amanda Oien and Stephen Oliver — investigated the relationship between two key points along the country’s southern and northern borders. Bustamante and Prof. Michael McKisson oversaw the project.
Lumsden presented the Best Faculty Paper in the History Division. It's titled: "Abolitionist Aggregator: Collective Action Frames in the British Anti-Slavery Monthly Reporter, the World’s First Social Movement Periodical, 1825-1833."
In the Electronic Division, Hijazi is presented her manuscript, co-authored by Cuillier, “Effects of virtual reality news video on transportation, attitudes, fact-recall and intentions to act.”
In the International Communication Division:
• Schwalbe showcased a paper from recent master's grad Bakina Wellars, "Influence of Foreign News Programs on the International News Agenda of Rwandan Television and Newspapers.” Wellars could not attend after being named an acting journalism dean at the Catholic Institute of Kabgayi, Rwanda.
• And Relly presented her paper, a collaboration with political scientist Rajdeep Pakanati, “Toward a global model of agenda building and gatekeeping: Collective action and Right to Information legislation in the India case.”
Lumsden also participated in the editorial board meeting for the American Journalism journal's special issue on Suffrage and the Media, choosing selections for the Spring 2019 issue in commemoration of the centennial of the Aug. 26, 1920, signing of the 19th Amendment granting women the vote.
Schwalbe moderated two panels: "Going Mobile in the Classroom: How to Turn a Teaching Distraction into a Teaching Tool," and "Beyond the Ethics Lesson: Creative Ways to Incorporate Ethics in the Classroom."
In addition, Schwalbe presented a teaching tip at the Teaching Marathon, which is sponsored by the Magazine Media and Visual Communication Divisions, and was selected as a finalist in the GIFT (Great Ideas for Teachers) competition.

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08/10/2017 - 11:23am