Iowa State faculty, master’s students present research at 2020 AEJMC conference

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Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication faculty and graduate students will serve on panels and moderate sessions at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The conference will be held virtually Aug. 5-9, and the 2020 theme is “Save the Planet Through Better Media and Communication.”

Additionally, Greenlee master’s program student Yuxi (Lexi) He was selected to participate in the AEJMC Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Career Development program. She is one of 74 fellows who attend a special 90-minute workshop that focuses on the academic job market, hiring, and early career advice. Her major professor is Angela Powers.

AEJMC is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. AEJMC’s mission is to advance education, foster scholarly research, cultivate better professional practice and promote the free flow of communication. Its annual conference features sessions on teaching, research and public service in the various components of journalism and mass communication – from advertising and public relations to electronic and online journalism to media management and newspapers.

Greenlee faculty have several leadership roles in the association. Jan Lauren Boyles, associate professor and Greenlee’s Director of Graduate Education, is Vice Chair of AEJMC’s Council of Divisions. Professor Powers is a member of the 2019-20 Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication Executive Committee and is co-chairing the AEJMC Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Career Develop Fellowship Task Force. Professor Daniela Dimitrova is the incoming editor of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, AEJMC’s flagship academic journal.

See a schedule of Iowa State University appearances below.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

6:50 p.m.
International Communication Division Preconference Workshop Session – From Entrepreneurship to Ethics: Challenges in International Communication in the New Century, “A Toolkit for Researching Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Studying Refugees/Asylum Seekers/Forced Migrants,” Daniela Dimitrova (panelist)

4:30 to 6 p.m.
AEJMC Workshop Session – AEJMC Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Career Development and Fellowship for Graduate Students, Angela Powers (panelist)

Thursday, Aug. 6

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
AEJMC Business Session – Task Force on Careers Development Committee Meeting, Angela Powers, co-chair (moderating/presiding)

1:30 to 3 p.m.
AEJMC Business Session – 2-19-20 Council of Divisions Business Meeting I, Jan Lauren Boyles, vice chair

Friday, Aug. 7

10 to 11:30 a.m.
Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division Refereed Paper Session, “Alternative and Mainstream Local News Competition and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Computational Content Analysis,” Angela Powers and Yuxi He

1:30 to 3 p.m.
Visual Communication and Advertising Divisions Teaching Panel Session, “Teaching Virtual Worlds in Journalism and Mass Communication,” Joel Geske (moderating/presiding)

5 to 6:30 p.m.
Political Communication Division Scholar-to-Scholar (Poster) Refereed Paper Session — Political Mass Opinion and Attitudes, “Factors Influencing Midwest Farmers’ Attitudes Toward China and US-China Trade Dispute,” Lulu Rodriguez, Han Guang and Shuyang Qu