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2015 AEJMC

AEJMC San Francisco 2015The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will be holding its annual conference in San Francisco this week. The School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee will be well represented at the international conference. Faculty and graduate students from the school will present research, accept awards and talk about their innovative teaching.


Professor Julie Andsager will accept the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award, from the Commission on the Status of Women.

Professor Mark Harmon will accept the Edward J. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education, from the Electronic News Division.

Research Presentations

Professor Julie Andsager, with co-authors Rachel Young, Roma Subramanian, Stephanie Miles and Amanda Hinnant, will present Social representation of cyberbullying and adolescent suicide: A mixed-methods analysis of news stories.

Prof. Andsager will also be on a panel discussing the meaning of metrics in academic publishing. Professors David Perlmutter (Texas Tech) and Linda Steiner (Maryland) will join Andsager on the panel.

Assistant Professor Nick Geidner, with co-authors Ivanka Pjesivac (Ph.D./C&I ’14) and CS Associate Professor Laura Miller, will present Using Infographics in Television News: Effects of TV Graphics on Information Recall about Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Young Americans

Professor Mark Harmon and doctoral student Abhijit Mazumdar will present The Press Complaints Commission is Dead: Long Live the IPSO?

Professor Barb Kaye, with co-author Tom Johnson, will present An APPetite for political information: Characteristics and media habits of mobile news app users.

Doctoral student Mirjana Pantic and Associate Professor Erin Whitside, with co-author Ivana Cvetkovic, will present Employing Transparency in Live-blogs.

Teaching Presentations

Assistant Professor Nick Geidner will present Data Journalism: It’s all in the Name during the conference’s Great Ideas in Teaching session.

Prof. Geidner will also be on a panel discussing the teaching of math to journalism students. Professors Katy Culver (Wisconsin-Madison), Steve Doig (Arizona State) and Dianne Finch (Elon) will join Geidner on the panel.

Professor Rob Heller will discuss his long-running student photojournalism project, Eyes on LaFollette, during the Visual Communication Division’s Creative Works Competition panel.