Congratulations to M&C alum Michelle Amazeen, Assistant Professor of Advertising at Rider University, on the release of her New America Foundation report, “Making a Difference? A Critical Assessment of Fact-Checking in 2012.” More information and access to the report can be found here. Michelle will also serve as instructor for the NAF and Poynter News University webinar “Making the Case for Fact-Checking in Your Newsroom” on October 18; details are here.
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M&C alumnus Rick Popp has won the 2013 Book of the Year Award from the American Journalism Historians Association, recognizing the best new book in the country about journalism and mass communication history. Rick’s book is The Holiday Makers: Magazines, Advertising and Mass Tourism in Postwar America (Louisiana State University Press, 2012). An earlier version of this work also won AJHA’s Best Doctoral Dissertation prize in 2009. Rick is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and will receive the award and speak about his book at the AJHA conference in New Orleans in September.
Susan Robinson, MMC ’07, won the 2012 Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The annual award is given to the most promising young journalism and mass communication professor in the United States. She teaches in the Journalism Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Hillier Krieghbaum, for whom the award is named, taught in SCT’s Department of Journalism for several years during the 1970s, although he spent most of his career at New York University. … Read more »
A book Towson University Journalism Professor Beth Haller, MMC ’95, Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media, was published in August 2010 by The Advocado Press. “Haller’s 20 years of research into disability and mass media inform this one-of-a-kind collection on advertising, news, entertainment television, film and Internet new media. The book is ideal for disability studies students and researchers as well as disability activists.” More information is available at media-disability.net and at Amazon. … Read more »
Maria de Fatima Oliveira, MMC ’05, of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, won the International ABERJE Award at the 14th International Public Relations Research Conference in Coral Gables, Fla., in March 2011. The award is for research conducted on South American public relations and corporate communications and includes a $1,000 prize. Her paper, based on her dissertation, is titled “Multicultural Environments and Their Challenges to Crisis Communication” and is available here. … Read more »
MMC student Marc Londo and alumna Maria Santana have article published in Web Journal of Mass Communication Research
An article by doctoral student Marc Londo, MMC, and Maria Cristina Santana, RTF ’85, MMC ’94, associate professor of communication and director of women’s studies at the University of Central Florida, has been published in the Web Journal of Mass Communication Research. The article is titled, “Table Manners: A Retrospective on the Online Poker Craze,” and is available here. … Read more »