Last month, the Jhistory started what we hope will be regular informal Zoom sessions about various topics. The next session will be today, Friday, June 4 at 2 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. BST London. Last month we talked about discussing strategies of explaining the importance of journalism history to colleagues and the outside world, and that could be an organizing topic. There was also a lot of discussion around diversity, challenges for junior faculty members, and the pandemic.
In July we’ll meet Friday, July 2, at the same time, and the topic will emerge out of today's session.
In August, we’ll hold our annual Jhistory panel at the AEJMC, which we’ve hosted every year for a quarter century. The topic is "As James W. Carey's iconic article nears a half century, how do we view 'The Problem of Journalism History'"? Three presentations, followed by an open-ended discussion will use Carey's article as a departure point to view the "problems" of journalism history today. Panelists will be Carolyn Kitch, Jinx Broussard, and John Nerone. That will be part of the AEJMC conference on Wednesday, August 4 at 5 p.m. New Orleans Time, I think.
Anyway, I hope to see some you in a few hours today, Friday, June 4, here: https://temple.zoom.us/j/93282147138. Please feel free to invite a colleague (or two).