At the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) meeting Aug. 4-7 in Minneapolis, Prof. Susan Keith was honored as one of eight graduates of the first class of the AEJMC Institute for Diverse Leadership, a leadership program that took place during the 2015-2016 academic year. She also published a book chapter this summer: Keith, S. (2016). “Scandal At the Top in TV News.” In Hilda Mandell and Gina Masullo Chen (Eds.), “Scandal in the Digital Age,” pp. 161-172. New York: Palgrave Macmillan and was quoted by The Record in a story titled “Limits Proposed to N.J. Public Records Law.”

Prof. Keith was also re-elected as a teaching co-chair of the Newspaper and Online News Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) meeting Aug. 4-7 in Minneapolis  and was a panelist on three panels:

  • Cohen v. Cowles Media at 25: Its Lasting Legacy,” co-sponsored by the Law and Policy Division and the Newspaper and Online News Division
  • “What Really is Social Photojournalism?” co-sponsored by the Visual Communication Division and Newspaper and Online News Division
  • The annual Breakfast of Editing Champions, co-sponsored by the Newspaper and Online News Division and the Scholastic Journalism Division, along with the American Copy Editors Society, the Dow Jones News Fund and Poynter NewsU

Prof. Marya Doerfel, along with doctoral candidate Jack Harris and former post-doctoral associate Yannick Atouba, published “(Un)Obtrusive Control in Emergent Networks: Examining Funding Agencies’ Control Over Nonprofit Networks” inNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Prof. Doerfel conducted a workshop “Organization and Community Resilience” for Denmark’s Aarhus University Executive MBA program.

Prof. John Pavlik published: “Mobile, Wearable and Social Media: Technological Implications for Media Innovation,” Invited paper in Special Conference Report: 20 Years of the Internet in China: Reform and Innovation, published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, July 2016 pp. 159-170. Prof. Pavlik also:

  • Gave a keynote address, “Big Data and Experiential Media: Considering the Cultural Implications, at 7th Global Communication Forum in Guiyang of Guizhou Province on July 16-17th, which theme is Cultural Identity and Regional Development in the Era of Global Networking and Big Data.
  • Presented the paper “Experiential Media and Disabilities in Education: Enabling Learning Through Immersive, Interactive, Customizable & Multi-Sensorial Digital Platforms” in Themed Session 2: Education and Learning in a World of Difference. Sixteenth International Conference On Diversity In Organizations, Communities & Nations, Granada, Spain, July 29, 2016.

Prof. Matthew Weber and two colleagues, Jimmy Lin (Computer Science, University of Waterloo) and Ian Milligan (History, University of Waterloo) hosted a datathon at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on June 14 and 15, 2016, titled “Archives Unleashed 2.0.”

Prof. Chirag Shah presented the following paper at the JCDL conference the week of June 22, and it won the Best Student Paper Award. Le, L. T., Shah, C., & Choi, E. (2016). “Evaluating the Quality of Educational Answers in Community Question-Answering.” In Proceedings of the 16th ACM/IEEE-CS on Joint Conference on Digital Libraries – JCDL ’16 (pp. 129–138). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2910896.2910900. Prof. Shah also:

  • Gave a talk on “Social Information Seeking: Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd” at IRIT in Toulouse, France on Thursday, June 16.
  • Also presented the following demo at JCDL: Mitsui, M., & Shah, C. (2016). “Coagmento 2.0: A System for Capturing Individual and Group Information Seeking Behavior.” In Proceedings of the 16th ACM/IEEE-CS on Joint Conference on Digital Libraries– JCDL ’16 (pp. 233-234). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. The first author Matthew Mitsui is Shah’s Ph.D. student in Computer Science.
  • Gave the talk “Social and Collaborative Information Seeking: Bringing Synergy in Search.” GESIS in Cologne, Germany, June 28.
  • Gave the following talk June 30 at GESIS (a part of Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences) in Cologne, Germany: “Information Fostering: Proactively Complementing Information Seeking.” GESIS in Cologne, Germany.
  • On July 29 gave the following talk at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada: “Social Information Seeking: Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd.”

And the SIGIR Conference in Pisa, Italy:

  • Prof. Shah presented a tutorial on “Collaborative Information Seeking: The Art and Science of Making 1+1>2.”
  • Rutgers Distinguished Professor Nicholas Belkin, Shah and Mitsui presented the following paper: Mitsui, M., Shah, C., & Belkin, N. (2016). “Extracting Information Seeking Intentions for Web Search Sessions.” In Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2016 Conference. 4 pp. July 17-23, 2016. Pisa, Italy. It was presented by the first author Matthew Mitsui, who is a Ph.D. student in CS working with Belkin and Shah.

Prof. Mary Chayko, and Instructional Design and Technology Specialist Denise Kreiger, were interviewed on July 27 by a journalist for the Campus Technology online publication and subsequent article published “How to Design Standards-Based Online Courses.” In the article, two universities – Rutgers University and Kent State Online – share how the Quality Matters rubric informs their online course design and improves the learning experience for students.

Prof. Chayko also led an audience in a discussion of the impact of communication technology on relationships, connecting recent research on the topic to themes highlighted in the play “Water By the Spoonful” by Quiara Alegría Hudes, following its July 30 performance at Kean University’s Premiere Stages. And she was interviewed about her book “Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life” on the radio program “@ Central Jersey” on Magic 98.3 WMGQ-FM, June 18 from 7:30-8 a.m.

Prof. Katharine Ognyanova was quoted in an NPR story about social media and the presidential race.

Prof. Marie Radford was quoted by Publisher’s Weekly in an article titled “The Changing World of Library Reference.”