A new kind of newsletter

Bart Wojdynski, Division Head

Hello, CTECers, and welcome to Bitstream! This will now be your online home for all things CTEC news.

As many of you who have been loyal members for years know, our division has traditionally published a thrice-yearly newsletter in PDF form that served as our way of passing on to you paper calls, important division information, discussion of timely topics in teaching or professional freedom and responsibility, and other issues related to the ways in which technology and communication interact dynamically to shape our lives.

However, we also know from talking to you over the years that taking the time to open and read the whole PDF newsletter was… well, something that you did somewhat seldom. So, after discussing our plan with AEJMC Council of Divisions in San Francisco last year, we have decided to re-vamp our newsletter into a blog-style page on our website, available at https://aejmcctec.com/news/

We are excited about replacing our PDF newsletter with Bitstream for several reasons:

1) We’ll be able to bring you content and updates from our officers in a more timely fashion, without you having to wait until the next newsletter is sent out.

2) We’ll be able to link directly to specific articles through our social media accounts, which not only serve as entry points to our content for many of our members, but also will help our best content be easily re-shared to a broader audience.

3) In addition to articles written by our officers, we’ll also have another way of passing along other interesting paper calls, journal calls, job listings, and news articles

4) We’re also excited about bringing you some new forms and types of content — look for it throughout the spring and summer!

Oh, and if you do prefer your CTEC news bundled and archived by season? Don’t fret – all of our articles will still be compiled into seasonal archive pages for the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Lastly, for all of our members, don’t be shy about contacting us if you’d like to contribute to Bitstream, too! This is certainly not designed to just be a top-down, officers-only outlet. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me at bartw@uga.edu, or to our Website and News Chair, Mike Horning at mhorning@vt.edu, and we’ll find a way for you to contribute as well!

 

Bartosz W. Wojdynski is an Assistant Professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where he heads the Digital Media Attention and Cognition Lab.

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