Faculty Kudos - Week of Aug. 4, 2014

Jeannine Relly, Maggy Zanger and Shahira Fahmy’s manuscript titled “Democratic norms and forces of gatekeeping: A study of influences on Iraqi journalists’ attitudes toward government information access” was accepted for publication in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Relly and Celeste González de Bustamante wrote a blog post for fronteralist.org that discusses their research about violence and journalism in northern Mexico. See: http://fronteralist.org/2014/07/25/lack-of-press-freedom-inspires-innovation-and-creativity-even-in-toughest-areas-of-northern-mexico/

Nancy Sharkey received an Innovative Learning Project Catalyst Grant to allow smart videoconferencing for use with students. She will pilot it in her hybrid feature class this fall.

Several faculty members presented papers at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference Aug. 6-9 in Montreal:

  • David Cuillier is second author with Carolyn Carlson on the paper, “Gatekeepers Under Siege: Assessing Factors of Government Public Information Officers’ Controls on Journalists,” presented in the Newspaper and Online News division.
  • Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine Relly presented "Professionalism under the threat of violence: journalism, self-reflexivity, and the potential for collective professional autonomy" to the Cultural and Critical Studies division.
  • Linda Lumsden presented a poster to the History Division titled "SOCIALIST MUCKRAKER JOHN KENNETH TURNER: The 21st-Century Relevance of a Journalist/Activist's Career a Century Ago."
  • In addition, Relly was elected to serve as vice-head of the International Communication Division. According to the bylaws of the ICD, the vice-head automatically becomes head of the division after serving one year.

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