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Speaker Biography

Maksl, Adam
Assistant Professor of Journalism

Email: amaksl@ius.edu
Primary Phone: 812-941-2892
Secondary Phone: None

Adam Maksl is an assistant professor of journalism at Indiana University Southeast, where he teaches and advises the weekly student newspaper. Maksl’s research focuses primarily on youth media and news media literacy. A former youth journalist himself and high school journalism teacher, he regularly speaks to student journalists and their advisers. Maksl also has an expertise in and has spoken about the role digital media influence how journalists tell stories and how audiences interact with information.

Education: Maksl holds a B.S. in secondary education from Indiana University-Bloomington, an M.A. in journalism from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.


Topics

Freedom of speech for high school and college students
Category: Other
Sub Category: Other
A/V Requirements: Projector (for your own laptop)

State of the free speech in schools and the chilling effect that occurs when vague restrictions are imposed. How such issues are addressed when safety and cyber-bullying present unique challenges.
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High school and college student journalism
Category: Other
Sub Category: Other
A/V Requirements: Projector (for your own laptop)

Role student media plays in schools and communities, why it is important to support student media programs, and what programs are doing to adjust to changes in the broader media landscape.
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How journalism can build audiences
Category: Other
Sub Category: Other
A/V Requirements: Projector (for your own laptop)

What techniques newsrooms can use to better engage readers with news products, and how focusing on certain techniques can help develop an audience more intrinsically motivated to consume news.
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News media literacy
Category: Other
Sub Category: Other
A/V Requirements: Projector (for your own laptop)

Discussion of the attributes, skills and knowledge needed for individuals to better understand and critically think about news media content.
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