AERA-EWA 2011 Seminar for Journalists
April 9 and 10, 2011, in New Orleans
Directors: Felice J. Levine, American Educational Research Association; and
Caroline Hendrie, Education Writers Association
Date: Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m. to Sunday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Education Writers Association (EWA) are pleased to offer a professional-development seminar for journalists who cover the field of education. The seminar aims to heighten journalists’ awareness of education research and increase their understanding of the process of research and the use of findings and data.
Designed to better equip journalists in their news coverage throughout the year, the seminar will introduce reporters to potential sources, allow them to explore issues, and broaden their professional horizons. The seminar will encourage journalists to incorporate research into news articles on current education topics and policy debates.
Participation in the seminar is free for accepted journalists and includes complimentary hotel accommodations for Saturday night and three meals.
Guided by media-savvy researchers and experienced journalists, the seminar will focus on timely topics through panels and small-group discussions. Topics will include the anatomy of a journal article, the meaning of evidence-based research, and the ins and outs of assessment data.
The seminar also will feature a working breakfast on Sunday morning where journalists will meet informally with senior scholars knowledgeable about “hot topics” in the news.
In partnering on this seminar, AERA and EWA share a commitment to the value of research and data in reporting on education and the important role of journalists in shedding light on educational issues and strengthening the public’s knowledge of education.
The AERA-EWA Seminar for Journalists immediately follows EWA’s National Seminar, “Recovery and Reform: Aiming for Excellence in Uncertain Times,” which takes place April 7-9, and is embedded within AERA’s 92nd Annual Meeting, which runs April 8-12.
Journalists receive complimentary registration to attend the AERA Annual Meeting whether or not they participate in the seminar.
At the AERA meeting, more than 14,000 education researchers from the United States and some 60 countries are expected to come to the Crescent City for five days of robust exchanges over scholarship and diverse sessions featuring timely research. In an era of increased attention to reform policies, unprecedented educational legislation, and money from all sectors, the meeting theme, “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good,” will focus discussions around the wider goals of democratic education. The overarching emphasis for meeting activities will be on education research “oriented not only toward its traditionally valued and enduring purposes but significantly toward public policy and the public good.”
Apply now for the AERA/EWA 2011 Seminar for Journalists.
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