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2001 CCJA workshops for Washington, D.C.
A Capital Oddyssey

Washington, D.C., to host AEJMC/CCJA Aug. 5-8

The Community College Journalism Association will be featured prominently at the 2001 convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications on Aug. 5-8 in Washington, D.C., by scheduling a mega teaching poster session and participating in several panels and mini-plenary programs.

Last year’s "Great Ideas For Teaching" (GIFT) panel, co-sponsored by the Small Programs Interest Group (SPIG), debuted successfully at the Phoenix convention and will be back by popular demand in the form of a teaching poster session.

GIFT has become CCJA’s signature panel at the annual convention and the poster session is designed as a host for a marketplace of teaching ideas from the world’s best journalism educators. A "call for innovative teaching tips" has been issued and includes details and criteria for participating in the GIFT poster session. Entry forms and more information may be requested through [email protected].

CCJA will also participate in two mini-plenaries and co-sponsor several other panels, as scheduled:

Sunday, Aug. 5

  • "Welcoming the Non-Traditional Journalism Student: The Benefits and Challenges of Including Adult Learners in a Journalism Program"; primary sponsor, SPIG; co-sponsor, CCJA; 1-2:30 p.m.

  • "Ethnic and Gender Prisms: Experiences of Journalism and Mass Communications Department Heads" sole sponsor, CCJA (in cooperation with International Communication Division); 4:15-5:45 p.m.

  • "Distance Education for Mass Communication Courses: Fight or Flight?"; primary sponsor, SPIG; co-sponsor, CCJA; 6-7:30 p.m.

    Monday, Aug. 6

  • "Risky Business: Advising a Campus Publication Is Developing More Legal Pitfalls"; primary sponsor, Scholastic Journalism Division; co-sponsor, CCJA; 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Mini-Plenary: "Media Convergence" primary sponsor, Council of Affiliates; co-sponsors, CCJA, Newspaper Division and Scholastic Journalism Division; 4:30-6 p.m.

  • "Windows to the World: Globalizing Journalism and Mass Communication Courses"; primary sponsor, International Communication Division; co-sponsor, CCJA; 6:15-7:45 p.m.

    Tuesday, Aug. 7

  • "Teaching Ethics and Maintaining Credibility In a Converging Media Environment"; primary sponsor, Council of Affiliates; co-sponsors, CCJA and Media Ethics Division; 8:30-10 a.m.

  • Poster Session: "Great Ideas For Teaching (GIFT)"; primary sponsor, CCJA; co-sponsor SPIG; 1-2:30 p.m.

  • "A Lighthearted Look at Serious Career-entry Gaffes"; primary sponsor, Internship and Careers Interest Group; co-sponsor, CCJA; 2:45-4:15 p.m.

  • "High School Broadcast Experiences: A Pipeline or Simply Bad Habits?"; primary sponsor, Scholastic Journalism Division; co-sponsor, CCJA; 4:30-6 p.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 8

  • "Incorporating Electronic Journalism Into Public Relations Classes"; primary sponsor, Public Relations Division; co-sponsor, CCJA; 8:45-10:15 a.m.

  • Mini-Plenary: "I Buried My Lead! And Other Terrifying-But-True Tales From the Annals of Newswriting Classes" and "I Taught Newswriting and Didn’t Have a Clue"; primary sponsors, Newspaper Division and SPIG; co-sponsors, CCJA and Minorities and Communication; 10:30 a.m.-noon

  • "Your First Teaching Experience: Why a Small or Community College Is a Good Place To Begin"; primary sponsor, CCJA; co-sponsor, SPIG; 1-2:30 p.m.

    Business Meetings

  • Council of Divisions, Sunday, Aug. 5, 7-8 a.m.
  • CCJA, Monday, Aug. 6, noon-1 p.m.
  • AEJMC, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:15-11:45 a.m.

    AEJMC-Wide Events

  • Keynote, Sunday, Aug. 5, 7:45-9:15 p.m.
  • Opening Reception, Sunday, Aug. 5, 9:30-11 p.m.
  • New Member Breakfast, Monday, Aug. 6, 7-8 a.m.
  • Tour of the Freedom Forum, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 8-11 p.m.


  • CCJA as sole sponsor: 1 panel
  • CCJA as primary sponsor: 2 panels
  • CCJA as co-sponsor: 10 panels

    Convention plenary theme: "Bringing in the Outs: Diversity and Democracy"

    Convention Information

    The AEJMC 2001 will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel. Single room rates are $132, double $162, triple $192 and quad $222, with a 14.5 percent sales and occupancy tax.

    "Early Bird" (by July 9) registration is $100 per AEJMC member and $200 non-member (includes membership dues). Regular (after July 9) registration rates are $40 more.

    CCJA members are encouraged to attend the AEJMC convention, submit their GIFTs, and network with journalism and mass communications colleagues. For more information about CCJA’s involvement with AEJMC, go to, or contact CCJA President Carroll Nardone () or the CCJA Program Chair Edna Bautista ().
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