One of my hopes was to be able to go back to Indiana after getting the Ph.D. And that’s becoming a reality. I was recently hired as the new assistant professor of journalism at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany.
The journalism program is fairly small, with just two full-time faculty (including me), but there are hopes to grow in future years. In addition to teaching, I’ll also be advising the student newspaper, The Horizon.
The job is tenure-track, with a 3/3 load. That means that each semester, I’ll teach three classes (one of which is advising the newspaper) and will have one course release for research. This is exactly the kind of job I wanted. I get to work with students on creating a publication. I get to continue some of my research. And I get to work with a growing program interested in preparing students for a changing media environment.
We’re probably going to be living in Louisville, which is just across the Ohio River from New Albany.
Now, to find a job for Renée. We’re pretty optimistic. If anyone knows of anything, send us a shout.
I’ve just spent the last few days at the National High School Journalism Convention in Minneapolis. As usual, it was great seeing all my scholastic journalism friends and seeing so many students and teachers coming together to learn new things and to celebrate accomplishments.
In light of that call to action to share, I’m posting my JEA presentation, “Living in the Journalism Ecosystem.” I’ll need to change the name of this session for the future (as a friend told me, he said the current title of the session sounds too science-y or earthy). The presentation is about how thinking of media as a diverse ecosystem helps us tell better stories. So here it is. And by the way, in the spirit of mooching, a couple of the examples here are from Aaron.
I am slitting this summer up a bit spending this first part of it in Odenton, Md., with Renee. Of course, she works during the day, which gives me a bunch of time to work on all the other things I have going on. Here’s a list of the major items on my summer to-do list: