AEJMC Colleagues,

Apologies for the double-postings for those of you on both the MAC and CSM listserv.  Wanted to pitch some type of programming during our San Francisco Conference about the events in Charleston and even more important, our media's coverage of race and the ethical issues involved.

Today our NABJ President Bob Butler issued a statement acknowledging the "long-needed national dialogue" about race, but took issue with Don Lemon's handling of the issues regarding the use of the so-called n-word and the Confederate flag. 

Here's a link to Bob Butler's statement...

In the past, AEJMC Programmers have allowed for "late-breaking" or HOT TOPICS panels to be added to the program when major issues arise that have an impact on what we're teaching in the classroom and the contributions that we as mass media scholars can make.   As final revisions are made to the San Francisco Program,  perhaps there' s a window for a session on this topic?   

I wanted to gauge interest among those in MAC and CSM and perhaps explore the possibility of offering some programming for our upcoming conference on this issue.  This certainly touches our PF&R interests as well as what we do as teachers and researchers. 


Perhaps our MAC and CSM Leadership could weigh in and suggest how we might proceed.

George L. Daniels, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
College of Communication and Information Sciences
The University of Alabama
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172