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American Journalism Review is Back and All Online

Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 12.15.30 AMBack in July, the American Journalism Review, which is published by the University of Maryland’s Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, announced it would become a digital-only publication due to high production costs and readers who went straight to the Web for AJR stories.

Last week, the online magazine launched again with a new look and what they’re calling a fresh take on journalism commentary.

Merrill College Dean and AJR Publisher Lucy Dalglish said in a special note that ”in these pages, you will find our students covering innovation and entrepreneurship from a digital “native’s” perspective” — that’s right, AJR‘s content is now going to be produced primarily by students under the supervision of three faculty members/AJR editors.

Given its nearly four-decade run and built-in audience of professional journalists and educators, the AJR is no dinky amateur publication; even with its decision to cease print publication and that its reporting on the state of journalism will be mostly produced by students and freelancers rather than staff writers, it appears that they’ve carefully thought through the redesign, and what AJR needs to be in the 21st century.

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Journalism Interactive Conference Calls For Proposals

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Are you a journalist or educator with a unique perspective on how journalism schools are meeting the challenge of the digital age? Then you may have already heard of Journalism Interactive 2011, a two-day conference hosted by the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and sponsored by publisher SAGE/CQ Press. The conference takes place from October 28-29, 2011 at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center with a host of speakers, including Mashable’s Adam Ostrow, The Washington Post‘s Mark S. Luckie, and keynote talks from Warren Webster, Amy Webb, and Jeff Jarvis.

New speakers are being added on a regular basis, and the programming planning committee is looking for your ideas for the inaugural conference. The deadline for proposals is Friday, July 29, and selected proposals will receive free admission to the conference and free travel. If you have a topic on the intersection of technology and journalism education, digital strategy, or any cool tools and concepts to share to the Journalism Interactive audience, you are encouraged to submit a proposal. These proposals should include enough information to fill a 5-minute presentation. The proposals will be held in back-to-back “pitches” on the first day of the conference. This is a great opportunity for independent journalists to showcase their workflows using current digital tools, or for educators to display how they use modern technology in their classrooms for journalism education.

If you’re interested, visit the Journalism Interactive website and click on “Call for Proposals”. Follow along with Journalism Interactive 2011 on Facebook or Twitter. For questions, contact conference co-chairs Kalyani Chadha or Leslie Walker.