MEL researchers participate at national conference

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Cover Stories | 0 comments

BATON ROUGE, La. — The 100th annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) will take place Aug. 9-12 in Chicago. Manship School faculty members, graduate students and alumni will participate in the event’s presentations and workshops, as well as receive several awards.

This year’s conference theme, “Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession,” emphasizes the latest research, teaching methods and public service in various areas of journalism and mass communication. Manship faculty and graduate students will contribute to and lead sessions on teaching, digital archives, media law, journalism and politics, and advertising. Six presentations and papers by MEL faculty fellows and graduate students will be featured at the conference.

Meghan S. Sanders, MEL lab director, will serve as a panelist and roundtable leader for the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center preconference workshop “Women Faculty Moving Forward:  A Pathway to Success in the Academy.”  Sponsored by the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women, the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University and the AEJMC Council of Affiliates, this fifth annual workshop is designed to help junior women faculty members move forward in their careers through mentoring, networking and preparing for tenure and promotion and administration or other leadership positions.

In addition to the scheduled activities, MEL graduate student Minjie Li will receive two honors from various divisions. Li’s paper, Mediated Vicarious Contact with Transgender People: How Do Narrative Perspective and Interaction Depiction Influence Intergroup Attitudes, Stereotyping, and Elevation?” is a recipient of the Chaffee-McLeod Top Student Paper awarded by the Communication Theory and Methodology Division. He will also receive a Promising Professor award from the Mass Communication and Society Division.

AEJMC is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. The association’s mission is to advance education, foster scholarly research, cultivate better professional practice and promote the free flow of communication.

A full list of lab research to be presented at the 100th meeting can be found below.

  • Skin Deep News Values: Examining the Role of Visuals and Racial Cues in Journalists’ News Selection Process
    Kathleen Searles and Mingxiao Sui, Louisiana State; Newly Paul, Appalachian State
  • Mediated Vicarious Contact with Transgender People: How Do Narrative Perspective and Interaction Depiction Influence Intergroup Attitudes, Stereotyping, and Elevation?
    Minjie Li, Louisiana State
  • Examining Consumers’ Identification of Native and Display Advertising on News Websites
    Kasey Windels and Lance Porter, Louisiana State
  • How Narrative Focus of Mediated Homosexual-Heterosexual Intergroup Conflict Affects Prejudice Reduction: A Priming Approach
    Minjie Li, Louisiana State
  • Catching Eyes: Dissecting Ad Disclosures of Native Advertising
    Jun Heo, Soojin Kim and A-Reum Jung, Louisiana State
  • Examining Consumers’ Identification of Native and Display Advertising on News Websites
    Kasey Windels and Lance Porter, Louisiana State