Carolina J-school at the 2015 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium

Two faculty members and eight graduate students will represent the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Southeast Colloquium hosted by the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information March 26-28 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Carolina contingent will present 10 authored or co-authored papers and serve as moderators and panelists during the 40th annual colloquium.

Kevin Delaney, a third-year M.A./J.D. dual degree student, received top student paper honors in the law and policy division for his paper “Balancing in Light of the Purposes of Copyright: Whether Video Music Lessons Should Constitute Copyright Infringement.”

Below is the full list of authored and co-authored papers from UNC MJ-school graduate students and faculty members:

  • Joe Cabosky, third-year doctoral student, and Rhonda Gibson, associate professor
    "News Media’s Use of Sources in GLBT Movement Coverage: A Longitudinal Content Analysis of Pro- and Anti-GLBT Advocacy Organizations and Intra-Movement Sourcing Patterns"
  • Kevin Delaney, third-year M.A./J.D. dual degree student
    "Balancing in Light of the Purposes of Copyright: Whether Video Music Lessons Should Constitute Copyright Infringement" (Top Student Paper)
  • Tori Ekstrand, assistant professor
    "A First Amendment Right to Know for the Disabled: Internet Accessibility under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the First Amendment"
  • Victoria Fosdal, second-year master's student
    "Hope Deferred: Ten Years of the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act"
  • P. Brooks Fuller, second-year doctoral student
    "The Angry Pamphleteer: The Political Speech-True Threats Distinction under Watts v. United States and its Impact on Twitter"
  • Kyla P. Garrett, second-year master's student
    "Penetrating the Public Health Debates in the Adult Film Industry: An In-Depth Case Analysis of the Health-Based Arguments in Vivid Entertainment, LLC v. Fielding"
  • Nick Gross, first-year doctoral student
    "Native Advertising: Blurring Commercial and Non-Commercial Speech Online"
  • Tae Ho Lee, first-year doctoral student
    "Public Records: Fees Hidden in the Law"
    "Organizational Transparency and Max Weber's Formal and Substantive Rationality: The Case of the UNC-CH Academic Scandal"
  • Jeannette H. Porter, first-year doctoral student, and Timothy E. Bajkiewicz '02, Virginia Commonwealth University associate professor
    "We Just Can't Talk About Mental Health: A Qualitative Analysis of African American Urban Community Leader Interviews"

Jane E. Kirtley, the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the keynote address "Are There Stories Worth Dying For? Assessing the Real Threats to Press Freedom" on Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m.

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