Published on August 5, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
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Emmons, Good and Carey will present at AEJMC Toronto

Samford University Journalism and Mass Communication faculty and staff are presenting original research and participating in panel activities at the 2019 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 7-10. 

Professor Clay Carey will present research on “Diffusion of Video Advertising on Community Newspaper Websites” with co-author Burton Speakman at Kennesaw State University. Carey also will serve as a panelist for “Real World, Real Time: How Students Can Publish Professionally Beyond the Classroom,” where he will discuss the online and offline journalism work conducted by students in Samford’s print and digital journalism practicum. Carey will moderate a panel on “Filling Information Voids in News Deserts,” which will focus on ways university journalism departments work to provide news in communities that are underserved by commercial news outlets. 

Media and Professional Development Advisor Ana Good will present research on “Zero-Tolerance: Transnational Motherhood: Images of Mothers and Children at the U.S.-Mexico Border.”

Professor Betsy Emmons will present research on “Legitimizing the journey: National Signing Day and the public relations pseudo-event as cultural moment,” and moderate a session for the AEJMC Sport Communication Interest Group. Emmons also will participate as a 2019 Lily Kopenhaver Fellow during the Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication pre-conference.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.