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AJHA AWARD NOMINATIONS
The Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History
The organization’s highest honor recognizes individuals with an exemplary record of sustained achievement in journalism history through teaching, research, professional activities, or other contributions to the field of journalism history. Award winners need not be members of the AJHA. Nominations for the award are solicited annually, but the award need not be given every year. Those making nominations for the award should present, at the minimum, a cover letter that explains the nominee’s contributions to the field as well as a vita or brief biography of the nominee. Supporting letters for the nomination are also encouraged. Please send all material via email to: Mike Conway, Indiana University Media School. The deadline is Saturday, May 13, 2017.
AJHA AWARD NOMINATIONS
Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award
The Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award recognizes contributions by an individual outside our discipline who has made an extraordinary effort to further significantly our understanding of, or our ability to explore, media history. Nominations are solicited annually, but the award is given only in exceptional situations. Thus, it is not given every year. Those making nominations for the award should present, at the minimum, a cover letter that explains the nominee’s contributions to the field as well as a vita or brief biography of the nominee. Supporting letters for the nomination are also encouraged. Please send all material via email to: Mike Conway, Indiana University Media School. The deadline is Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Couch Center Invites Nominations for 2017 James W. Carey Award
The Carl Couch Center invites nominations or self-nominations for works to be considered for its annual James W. Carey Media Research Award. Welcome are works on topics that were central to Carey’s scholarship. Submissions might focus on technology, time & space and communication, the nature of public life, the relation between journalism and popular culture – among others – taking these themes in new or different directions. Applications will be evaluated based on engagement with Carey’s approaches and concepts, originality and advancement of knowledge. Evaluation will be administered by a Review Committee of Kathy Roberts Forde, Massachusetts; Mark D. Johns, Luther; John Pauly, Marquette; and Linda Steiner, Maryland. The application deadline is April 1. See complete call.
Book of the Year Award
The American Journalism Historians Association Book of the Year Award recognizes the best book in journalism history or mass media history published during the previous calendar year. For the 2017 award, the book must have been granted a first-time copyright in 2016. AJHA recognizes the winner at its annual convention, this year in Little Rock, AR. Entrants should submit four copies of their books to: Aimee Edmondson, Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, 208 Schoonover Center, Athens, Ohio 45701. Deadline for entries: March 31, 2017.
Other Information of Interest
Apply for VOICES 2017
This innovative program trains students and professionals before and during AAJA’s annual convention. Join us this summer at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA from July 24-29. This is an all-expenses-paid opportunity (hotel, flight, and registration covered) and is open to students of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Get more info and apply before March 31.