Archive | February, 2012

It’s GIFT entry time!

17 Feb

The Community College Journalism Association, Small Programs Interest Group, and the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) are proud to announce the 2012 GREAT IDEAS FOR TEACHERS (GIFT) competition.

Those teaching journalism/mass communication classes at the college level are invited to submit their best classroom teaching examples in this competition.

The TOP 25 GIFT ideas, as selected from a panel of judges from these three groupings within AEJMC, will be selected to present at a poster session at AEJMC’s Centennial Conference in Chicago on August 9, 2012.

The very best GIFT, designated the grand prize winner, will also receive a cash award at the August 9 poster session.

Here is the GIFT Timeline:

February 20 – Call for GIFTs; begin accepting GIFT submissions

April 3 – Uniform deadline for GIFT submissions (email to

April 4-May 1 – Judging of GIFT submissions; top papers chosen

By May 5 – Notification sent to GIFT finalists only

May 7 – List of GIFTs due to AEJMC for program copy

May 7 to May 25  –  Ranking of top GIFTs; grand prize winner chosen

June/July – Production of GIFTs for publication; collection of door prizes

Aug. 9 – GIFT poster session at the AEJMC conference in Chicago; grand prize winner announced

September – Highlights/photos of poster session and winning GIFT featured on the Web site

December – Scheduling of GIFT for 2013

Here is the GIFT Entry Form; please download, complete, and return to John Kerezy anytime between now and April 3, 2012:

2012 entry form

Email your completed form to:

For details about AEJMC, link to here: Continue reading