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Scott Libin Named Hubbard Fellow

In fall 2014, Scott Libin joins SJMC as a Hubbard Senior Fellow teaching courses in electronic news and multimedia production and storytelling. Libin has three decades of experience as a journalist, including on-camera and behind-the-scenes roles.

Faculty Research Spotlight: Marco Yzer

Marco Yzer is an associate professor at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication whose research focuses on health communication, persuasion and motivational basis of health behavior. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Faculty Research Spotlight: Kathleen Hansen

Kathleen Hansen is a professor and director of undergraduate studies at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. She received her M.L.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her research centers around the preservation of digital and print news archives, information access and serious games in the news. Here, we learn more about her research and her role at SJMC.

Associate professor Shayla Thiel-Stern's new book hit shelves in June 2014. "From the Dance Halls to Facebook: Teen Girls, Mass Media, and Moral Panic in the United States, 1905-2010," explores how, historically, teen girls have been marginalized by the media.

Longtime CNN Executive Joins SJMC's Faculty

In fall 2014, SJMC welcomes Sid Bedingfield to its faculty. Bedingfield, who worked as a journalist for 25 years, including nearly 20 at CNN, received his Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of South Carolina. His research centers on the role of media in political and civic change. "I have always been fascinated with how political ideas spread and how the public responds to political arguments," Bedingfield said.

Jisu Huh Named President Elect of AAA

Associate professor Jisu Huh has been named president elect of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) and will begin her term as president of AAA in January 2015.

At the 2014 American Academy of Advertising Conference, held March 27-30, 2014 in Atlanta, graduate students and faculty from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication presented papers and took home top awards.

Kathleen Hansen Receives Tate Award

On March 13, 2014, Kathleen Hansen, professor and director of undergraduate studies at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), was awarded the 2013-2014 John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

Faculty Research Spotlight: Jisu Huh

We sat down with associate professor Jisu Huh (Ph.D., University of Georgia) to learn more about her research and hot topics in advertising.

Associate professor Dona Schwartz's latest project "On the Nest" has been promoted in media outlets around the world and now, in the past week, has garnered attention from the Huffington Post, Slate and The Daily Mail.

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