Four JMC professors – Sandy Henry, Lori Blachford, Jeff Inman and Jill Van Wyke – attended the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in St. Louis last week.
Henry, an assistant professor of advertising, presented on “Teaching Writers and Graphic Designers How to Write and Produce Moving Visuals: Collaboration Between Advertising Copywriting and Intro to Video Production Courses.” Her teaching approach, in collaboration with professor Todd Evans, won honorable mention in the AEJMC Teaching Competition for best practices in teaching visual communication.
Blachford, the Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter chair of magazine journalism, presented on a panel about involving students in the broader community through service learning. She detailed the involvement of her Media Responsibility class with IRIS, the Iowa Radio Reading Information Service.
Van Wyke, assistant professor of news-Internet, presented on a panel titled “The Collaborative Classroom.” She shared how the senior capstone course that produces Think magazine collaborates with other students, faculty, professionals and alumni throughout the semester. Blachford moderated the panel.
Also at the conference, Blachford accepted the numerous awards won by JMC students in the AEJMC Magazine Division student contest. Think, Drake Magazine and students Emily Cook, Kate Krug and Joe Stych were honored in that contest.