GLBT Sessions at 2013 AEJMC Annual Conference

AEJMC Annual Conference
August 8-12, 2013, Washington, D.C.

 Here is a list of the eight sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by the GLBT Interest Group at the 2013 annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Session 1: Friday, August 9, 8:15-9:45 a.m.

Social Media Landscape: LGBT Marketing Efforts and Branding Implications
Presiding/Moderating: Laurie Phillips, Oregon

1. Christopher Chavez, Oregon
2. Erica Ciszek, Oregon
3. Leigh Moscowitz, College of Charleston
4. Katie Place, Saint Louis
5. Laurie Phillips, Oregon

Session 2: Friday, August 9, 1:30 pm to 3 pm

Writing an Honest Life
Moderating/Presiding: Lori Blachford, Drake

Speaker:  Craig Wilson, retired journalist, USA Today

Craig Wilson, recently retired after a 30-year career at USA Today, will talk about his life as a journalist during a time of incredible change in public attitudes and civil rights for the GLBT community. During his career, he has always written very openly about his family, including his life partner, Jack. Craig will talk about the reactions of readers and editors and about how writing honestly is truly the only option. 

Session 3: Saturday, August 10, 8:15 to 9:45 a.m.

GLBT and Cultural and Critical Studies (CCS) Teaching Session
Presiding/Moderating: Rhonda Gibson, UNC-Chapel Hill

1. Joel Geske, Iowa State
2. Stephanie Willen-Brown, UNC-Chapel Hill
3. Lori Blachford, Drake

Session 4: Saturday, August 10, 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Scholar-to-Scholar Papers: GLBT Issues in Politics and Sports
Presiding/Moderating/Discussant: Chris Burnett, Cal State Long Beach

1. “News Attention and Demographic factors Affecting attitudes towards Legalization of Same-sex Marriage in Singapore,” Chitra Panchapakesan Kumari, Li Li, and Shirley Ho, Nanyang Technological

2. “Creating A Narrative Of (Im)Possibility:’s Declaration of a Gay-friendly Sports World,” Robert Byrd, Southern Mississippi

3. “’The fact is, I’m gay’: Coming Out as a Public Figure,” Molly Kalan, Azeta Hatef, and Christopher Fers, Syracuse

Session 5: Saturday, August 10, 1:45-3:15 p.m.

GLBT IG and Minorities and Communication (MAC) Professional Freedom and Responsibility Session
Moderating/presiding: Yuki Fujioka, Georgia State

Rohit Verma, Centers for Disease and Control
Carolyn Stroman, Howard
Ron Simmons, Us Helping Us
James Kiwanuka-Tondo, North Carolina State NIH Granting Officer

Session 6: Saturday, August 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Invited Research: Where Have We Gone From There? Progress in GLBT Research Since 2005
Presiding/Moderating: Dominic Lasorsa, Texas-Austin

1. Edward Alwood, Quinnipiac
2. Rhonda Gibson, North Carolina-Chapel Hill
3. Dean Mundy, Appalachian State U
4. Natalie Tindall, Georgia State U
5. Richard Waters, U of San Francisco

Session 7: Saturday, August 10, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Refereed Papers: The Importance of Language in GLBT History
Presiding/Moderating: Genelle Belmas,  California State Fullerton
Discussant: Jason Shepard, California State Fullerton

1. “Remembering Rustin: Brother Outsider and the Politics of Intersectional Queer Memory,” Adam Sharples, Alabama (top student paper)

2. “Sin and Spin: The Importance of Public Relations in the Early Gay Rights Movement, 1950-1974,” Edward Alwood, Quinnipiac (top faculty paper)

3. “Double-Edged Discourse: An Analysis of the LGBT Community’s Appropriation of “Queer” as an Empty Signifier,” John Sewell, West Georgia

4. “Campaigning from the Closet: Contexts of Messaging During the Campaign to Defeat North Carolina’s Amendment One,” Laura Meadows and Daniel Kreiss, North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Session 8: Saturday, August 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Members Meeting


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