February 2013 Archives

Emeritus Faculty Member Donald Gillmor Passes Away

Donald M. Gillmor, professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Minnesota, died on February 14, 2013. He was 86 years old.

Gillmor was known internationally as a leading expert on media law and ethics. His many years of teaching and research "shaped the major contours of the field of mass communication law," said Daniel Wackman, former director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Gillmor's many publications included the seminal Mass Communication Law: Cases and Comment (with Jerome A. Barron), in its 6th edition in 1998, which is used throughout the country by students and scholars in the field. In 1970, the first edition received the Frank Luther Mott Research Award from Kappa Tau Alpha, the field's honor society.

The Above the Fold Award honors graduates of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication who have achieved distinguished careers and showcased exemplary accomplishments under 40 years of age. The Award will be given to the honorees at the School's annual Spring Showcase event, held April 24, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium. Register for the event.

In 2013, the honorees span the fields of journalism, social media, advertising and communications.

Annie Griffiths (B.A., 1976) is a pioneer who has photographed in nearly 150 countries in her career. As one of the first female photographers for National Geographic, Griffiths traveled the globe and, in 2008, published "A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel," a photo memoir about her experience.

SJMC Alumnus Creates Super Bowl Ad

Luke Behrends, a 2004 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication, co-wrote Tide's "Miracle Stain" commercial that aired during the 2013 Super Bowl. The commercial was ranked No. 2 by USA Today's Ad Meter, just barely edged out by a Budweiser commercial featuring a Clydesdale horse longing for his owner.

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