Business Meeting of the JRE Section met at 4p.m. (16:00) in room # 2203
Below are the names and addresses we collected at yesterday's business meeting:
Lawrie Zion email@example.com
Monica Codina Blasco – Mcodina@unav.es
Oliver Hahn – firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Rodrigues Cardoso – email@example.com
Leon Barlcho – Leon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Schmitz Weiss – email@example.com
Lee Becker – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabio Hendrique Pergira – email@example.com
Claudia Lago – Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thais de Mendoca Jorge – email@example.com
Verica Rufar – firstname.lastname@example.org
Agnieszka Zwiefka-Chwalek – email@example.com
Georgios Terzis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Chen Li – email@example.com
Thomas Bauer – Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org
Herman Wasserman – email@example.com
Dong Leshuo – firstname.lastname@example.org
Klavier Jieying Wang – email@example.com
Gail Phillips – firstname.lastname@example.org
Henrik Örnebring – email@example.com
Jeroen de Keyser – firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Jacobson – email@example.com
Ibrahim Saleh - firstname.lastname@example.org
MINUTES OF JOURNALISM BUSINESS MEETING
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Braga, Portugal
Due to the large number of submissions to the JRE Section, the Section
Meeting was scheduled during the 16:00-16:30 break on Wednesday, July 21, instead of taking a presentation session time slot.
REPORT FROM JRE CHAIR IBRAHIM SALEH
JRE Chair Ibrahim Saleh updated the members about the latest developments in the JRE Division.
JRE site: http://isaleh.uct.ac.za
JRE Blog: http://jre09.blogspot.com
2010 Braga Conferences
• JRE is one of the largest Divisions in IAMCR
•34 countries (Austria, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA).
• More than 180 people participated in the JRE program this year, including
presenters, chairs and discussants.
• 94 papers presented and 6 panels scheduled
• This year we had 19 JRE sessions (17 sessions 1:30 minutes and 2 sessions 60 minutes)
• The rejection rate was almost 40%
Every abstract for the 2010 JRE Division had three reviewers. A fourth reviewer was brought in if there was a conflict between the three reviewers. Interest in JRE and IAMCR was very strong this year and we had a 40% rejection rate. The final program took into consideration a balance in gender and geographical representation. JRE members come from every corner of the world.
The Chair nominated Claudio Lago from Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, Sao Palo, Brazil, for this position. Claudia was elected by acclamation at the meeting.
JRE Journal- http://isaleh.uct.ac.za
JRE will continue the successful publishing of its online journal. Every paper that was presented at JRE may submit their paper for consideration to be published in the journal. Journal submissions undergo a rigorous blind peer-reviewed process. JRE members will receive e-mail in September with the guidelines for submitting their work to the JRE journal.
The JRE journal relies on the participation of its editorial board. If you would like to be part of the editorial review board, please send an e-mail to Section Head Ibrahim Saleh at email@example.com. The JRE journal publishes work in the four languages of IAMCR: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. We particularly need language coordinators for the editorial board. The language coordinators manage the review of the submissions to the journal, but do not serve as reviewers themselves. Special thanks are due to Susan Jacobson from Temple University in the US for her continuous efforts and collaboration.
If you would like to nominate yourself as a language coordinator, please contact Section Head Ibrahim Saleh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year we also try to summarize JRE work produced in languages that are not among the official four languages of IAMCR.
In very exciting news, we are exploring the possibility of converting our journal to a hard-copy publication. There is much interest in this possibility among top publishers. The Section Head will share more information about this development as it becomes available.
The Chair continued to encourage member participation in the running of the organization. Members are welcome to suggest themes and workshops for next year’s conference in Istanbul. For example, Claudia Lago suggested a research project on mapping journalism education.
Please send an e-mail to email@example.com if you would like to suggest a theme or a workshop for next year’s conference.
JRE Istanbul 2011
One of the goals for next year is to try to have more panels, with fewer people per panel. The chair would like to encourage proposals for presentation alternatives to panels, such as discussion roundtables, workshops and forums. Please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Journalism Education Congress and JRE-IAMCR in 2011
The International Council has agreed to have a joined meeting with the World Journalism Education Congress to IAMCR next year. The World Journalism Education Congress will be guests of the JRE Section, and we will co-organize some sessions with them. The World Journalism Education Congress has great representation from countries that are not as well represented at IAMCR, so we should all be very excited to be working with them.
The business meeting was adjourned at 4:30p.m. (16:30)