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February 9, 2007
Jennifer Greer, associate professor in the Reynolds School of Journalism, is organizing the Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Feb. 23-24, in Reno.
The event brings 150 journalism educators and graduate students from across the United States and several other countries to the Biggest Little City in World for the annual forum for presentation of mass media research.
"This event is a natural to lead into the Journalism Week to raise the profile of the work that we're doing in the Reynolds School of Journalism," Greer said.
"The conference program will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, practicing journalists and communication professionals. We hope that the community turns out too; anyone who's interested in news, media effects, social psychology, and political science will hear about research that influences the way we teach and practice journalism and consume news."
John Pauly, dean of Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, is the keynote speaker, 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Pauly will dedicate his speech in memory of Cole Campbell, dean of the journalism school, who died Jan. 5, from injuries sustained in a single vehicle traffic accident.
Pauly's presentation will address the history and sociology of mass media, the theory and practice of literary journalism, and cultural approaches to communication research. Pauly and Campbell were colleagues at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before Campbell accepted the position as dean at the Reynolds School of Journalism.