35th Annual AJHA Convention
St. Petersburg  |   Oct. 6-8, 2016

Convention contacts

Convention Coordinator
Caryl Cooper

Registration Coordinator
Ken Ward

Program Coordinator
Dianne Bragg

Convention hosts

Fred Blevens
Berrin Beasley
Bernell Tripp
Kimberly Voss

Convention sponsors

Reception sponsors

General convention sponsors

Saturday, October 8

Go to: Schedule at a Glance  |  Thursday a.m.Thursday p.m.Friday

8:10-10 a.m. Research in Progress Sessions
Williams/Demens Room & St. Petersburg Ballroom III
For a full list of presenters, see the Research in Progress page.

10:10-11:40 a.m. General Business Meeting
St. Petersburg Ballrooms I and II

All are welcome. A full agenda will be provided in early October.

  • Approval of 2015 Minutes
  • Election of Officers
  • Officer and Committee Chair Reports
  • Presentation of Research and Service Awards
  • Gavel turned over to David J. Vergobbi, University of Utah

11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Working Lunch (Officers/Board)
HTC Room No. 3

New and continuing officers and board members enjoy a complimentary lunch in appreciation of services provided to AJHA.

1-2 p.m. AJHA Book of the Year Award
St. Petersburg Ballroom III
Visit Awards page for more information.

2:10-3:25 p.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: Press Portrayals: The Fight for Equality and Civil Rights
(Click paper titles for abstracts)
Williams/Demens Room

Moderator: Amy Lauters, Minnesota State University-Mankato

Melissa Greene-Blye, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Great Men, Savages, and the End of the Indian Problem

Katlin Hiller, Ohio University
The Chicano Fight for Educational Equality

Kimberley Mangun, University of Utah
"The Issue of Our Time is Civil Rights": Coverage of the Civil Rights Movement in The Nation, 1955-1960

Candi Carter Olson, Utah State University
Because of the Places She Had to Go: Changing Women’s Roles Through the Women’s Press Club of Pittsburgh 

PANEL: True-Life Journalism Goes to the Movies: Drama, Reality, and Myth

St. Petersburg Ballroom III

Moderator: Tom Mascaro, Bowling Green State University

Matthew Ehrlich, University of Illinois
Kathleen Endres, University of Akron
Roy Harris Jr., Emerson College (retired)
Jon Marshall, Northwestern University

3:35-4:35 p.m. Choice of two sessions

PAPER SESSION: The Cultural Impact and Influence of the Press
(Click paper titles for abstracts)
Williams/Demens Room

Moderator: Vanessa Murphree, University of Southern Mississippi

Nathaniel Frederick II, Winthrop University
Swinging in the Pews: The Black Press’ Campaign Against Swinging Spirituals

Cristina Mislan, University of Missouri, Jinx Broussard, Louisiana State University, and Rachel Grant, University of Missouri
"Larger than Life": Celebrity Journalism, Gender and Black Politics in Fay M. Jackson’s Hollywood Adventures, 1933-1935

Raymond McCaffrey, University of Arkansas
The Sportswriter as Hero

PANEL: Teaching Journalism Online: Tips and Techniques
St. Petersburg Ballroom III

Moderator: Julie Hedgepeth Williams, Samford University

Berrin Beasley, University of North Florida
Dianne Bragg, University of Alabama

Kimberly Voss, University of Central Florida
Naeemah Clark, Elon University

6:30-9:30 p.m. Gala Dinner
Poynter Institute; meet in hotel lobby
Visit Events page for more information.

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