The annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, which will take place this year in Boston, brings together about 2,000 journalism professors and media professionals. Editing has a prominent place on this year’s agenda, notably in these three events:
The Future of Editing. An afternoon of sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 4, will look at the state of editing and where it’s going. Chris Wienandt, president of the American Copy Editors Society, will be among the panelists.
Great Ideas for Teachers. This annual contest is a great place to pick up some new teaching ideas. Some of this year’s 25 winners have an editing angle; they will be on display on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Breakfast of Editing Champions. Faculty members and newsroom editors will get together at this session on Thursday, Aug. 6. We’ll swap teaching ideas and discuss what is happening in the field and what’s to come.
I’m playing a role in each of these events, and I hope to see you there.