Discussant, History Division, Politics and the Making of Media Policy: A Historical Perspective, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Montreal, August 2014.
Moderator, New York Times v. Sullivan, Civil Rights History and Media Law, 50 Years Later, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Montreal, August 2014. Proposed panel as a joint offering of the History and Law divisions.
Discussant, Journalistic Freedom and Political Activism in the Internet Age, for the Graduate Student Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Montreal, August 2014.
The Press and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement: A Study of the Evolution of Libel Law, Sino-US Bilateral Conference on Journalism and Communication: Communication History Research in the Age of Globalization, sponsored in part by Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, May 2013.
Discussant, Levers of Power: U.S. Institutions and Print Culture in Struggles for Civil Rights, Media and Civil Rights Symposium, Columbia, South Carolina, March 2013.
Discussant, History Division, African-American Voices, Viewpoints, and Historical Perspectives on Race, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Chicago, August 2012.
Outside the Mainstream: Finding Diverse Voices in Alternative Press History. Panelist at the American Journalism Historians Association annual conference in Kansas City, October 2011.
Discussant, History Division, Finding Commonalities, Exploring Differences, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium, Columbia, South Carolina, March 2011.
Panelist, Ohio Sunshine Summit, a gathering of students, faculty and experts from across the state to discuss FOIA issues and student access to university records, February 2011.
Theo Wilson, the Grande Dame of the national Trial Press Corps. Panelist for the Graduate Student Committee Panel: She’s Not a Woman, She’s a Newspaperman: Five Female Journalists and Their Places in History, at the American Journalism Historians Association annual conference in Richmond, October 2007.
Learning to Teach: Developing Programs to Help Graduate Students Learn how to Teach Undergraduate Courses. Panelist at the American Journalism Historians Association annual conference in Richmond, October 2007.
Katrina and media research: Scholarship on America’s worst modern natural disaster 18 months later. Panelist for Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium, New Orleans, March 2007.
Casey Journalism Center, University of Maryland. 2006. Presented results of an infant mortality series that ran in The Commercial Appeal in 2005 at the Casey annual awards banquet for the nonprofit organization that focuses on reporting of children and families nationwide.
University of Mississippi Journalism Week, Oxford, Ms. 2005. Presentation to Ole Miss Journalism students regarding coverage of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita after spending about five weeks in New Orleans and other parts of South Louisiana on assignment for The Commercial Appeal.
Education Writers Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, 2004. Served on panel with two other national winners of the annual reporting contest, discussing how we researched and wrote our stories.
Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, Louisville, Ky. 2004. Served as panelist at seminar for education reporters on covering urban school districts. The session focused on coverage of national superintendent searches.
Reaching Out to Young Readers and Future Journalists through a Citywide High School Newspaper, presented to the Newspaper and Scholastic Divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New Orleans, August 1999.
WORKSHOPS IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED REPORTING
(Conducting hands-on training for working journalists, faculty and students in data journalism):
May 24, 2013. Introduction to data journalism. Zhjiang University, Hangzhou, China.
June 2-23, 2012. Training sponsored by Internews. Conducted 21 days of CAR training for
working journalists in Nairobi, Kenya.
March 18, 2012. St. Francis College, Hyderabad, India. Sponsored by the Indian Press Academy and the American Consulate. Conducted half-day CAR training for faculty and students.
March 13, 2012. International Symposium on Convergence, Multimedia Platforms and Classroom Teaching. Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) Women’s University, Tirupati, India. Conducted half-day CAR training for faculty and students.
June 27-29, 2011. Africa Health and Development Communication Conference, in Nairobi, Kenya. Conference sponsored by Daystar University and the University of Nigeria in Kenya; Makerere University in Uganda, St. Augustine University in Tanzania and others. Conducted half-day CAR training for working journalists from several East African countries.