J- educators need to rewrite their conference programs

One U.S. journalism educator was less than impressed with his first visit to the annual conference of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. Steve Fox, a multimedia Journalism Coordinator at the University of Massachusetts, says he was disappointed to watch so many educators at this summer’s conference in Boston be so “print-centric.” He says too many discussions focused on the “future of newspapers” instead of the “future of journalism.” In his blog post he writes: “We as educators have a tremendous opportunity at gatherings like this to set the agenda on the future of the industry.  Lamenting about the role of Twitter in news delivery isn’t the way to go.”

Did you attend this year’s AEJMC? Do you agree the AEJMC needs a wake up call?