In the tradition of the unheralded Doctor of Journalism, I have been so occupied with adventures in academia that I haven’t had the time to blog. Mea maxima culpa. Without further ado then, here’s what I’ve been up to this past week.
- Publishing: completed a book review for the Journal of Writing Research and started working on another for Discourse Studies. Co-authored a section on ‘relevance’ for NT&T’s position paper on the linguistics of news production research. Edited a chapter in my PhD and worked on the introduction. Proofread the latest issue of Tekstblad. Wrote a bioblurb for a co-authored paper to be published in a John Benjamins book on discourse analysis.
- Conferencing: our panel at IPrA Melbourne on collaborative news writing is set. Submitted a paper proposal for ICA Melbourne on journalism and globalization. Started working on an abstract for the 2009 Cardiff Future of Journalism Conference. Decided to skip the ABC convention in Lake Tahoe and the VIOT conference in Amsterdam to work on my PhD thesis. Secured the keynote services of Celia Roberts and Francesca Bargiela for the 2009 DiO conference on ‘Displaying competence’ and prospected a stunning conference location. Expect a call for papers shortly.
- Teaching: Participated in the Flemish Science Week by organizing (ahem) a critical media literacy course. Taught some 40 high school students how to write community news. Was pleased with their work.