We sit down with assistant professor Brendan Watson (Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) to learn more about his research and his thoughts on today's hot topics.
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Professor Emeritus and Renowned Media Law and Ethics Scholar Donald M. Gillmor Passes Away.
Projects by assistant professor Giovanna Dell'Orto explore the role of foreign correspondents in international relations and border journalism
SJMC assistant professor Brendan Watson was awarded AEJMC's Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award for the top dissertation in mass communication research. His dissertation is titled, "Is Twitter a Counter Public? Comparing Individual and Community Forces that Shaped Local Twitter and Newspaper Coverage of the BP Oil Spill."
SJMC professor Jisu Huh has been named vice president of the American Academy of Advertising. Her term will run one year beginning in 2014.
Campbell Mithun CEO Steve Wehrenberg will join the University of Minnesota as teaching professor of strategic communication and program director of its Professional M.A. in Strategic Communication, offered in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. An adjunct instructor at the University for the past eight years, Wehrenberg will assume his new position in August 2013.
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.
Rebekah Nagler will join SJMC as an assistant professor to teach courses in health communication.
Hyejoon Rim will join SJMC as an assistant professor to teach public relations.
University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication associate professor Dona Schwartz has been awarded a $10,000 2013 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.