Monday, September 03, 2007

Video feeds from AEJMC convention

C-Span is offering some video feeds well worth watching from the annual journalism and mass communications professors' confab (conveniently in Washington) this year during the first full week of August. Most of the panels from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication run 90 minutes. There also is Bill Moyers' keynote speech.

  • Wednesday footage: Panels on intellectual property and commercial speech, telecommunications policy and modern newsgathering.
  • Thursday footage: Panels on the future of the news industry and the history of television news, and Bill Moyers' keynote speech.
  • Friday footage: Panels on newspaper ownership changes and on coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings.
One thing you won't find, of course, is video of the panel on coverage of the Supreme Court. (It's listed under Thursday's session, but click on it and all you get is "closed to cameras by sponsor.") C-Span was asked to leave after a New York Times reporter said she couldn't be as candid with TV cameras on. That kicked up quite a fuss. (A bit more on that from the AEJMC forum: original post, follow-up)

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At 9/4/07, 10:00 AM, Blogger mich said...

Thanks for the post, Doug. Joe Widoff of UMTV (University of Maryland) will also have video packages of Bill Moyers and Helen Thomas (who C-SPAN didn't cover) to stream from their site. We'll spread the word once those become available.

In addition, and as a result of the fuss you mentioned, AEJMC unanimously approved and adopted a new resolution to affirm openness to the media at all future convention panels and presentations. The full resolution can be viewed at

Mich Sineath, AEJMC


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