Static Summer 17

The Summer 17 issue of Static is out!

The latest issue previews our upcoming panels and events at AEJMC in Chicago. Also included are profiles of the 2017 Bliss and Burkum award winners and tributes to Professor Gary Hanson.  Read it here.

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Remembering Professor Gary Hanson

Gary Hansen accepts the Bliss Award at the 2016 AEJMC conference in Minneapolis.

The Electronic News Division expresses deepest condolences to the family of Professor Gary Hanson, who died May 18 after a long battle with cancer.

Just last year, END honored Gary with the 2016 Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education.

END is planning a tribute to Gary during the 2017 AEJMC conference in Chicago, according to Division Head Indira Somani.

His colleague, Thor Wasbotten, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State, shared the following with members of the Electronic News Division.

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Joe S. Foote wins 2017 Larry Burkum Service Award

(Orlando, FL – 4/25/2017) – The 2017 Larry Burkum Service Award goes to Joe S. Foote of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma

Dr. Joe Stephen Foote, Dean Emeritus of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma, is the Larry Burkum Service Award winner of the Electronic News Division for 2017. Foote will be honored in August at AEJMC’s annual conference in Chicago, IL in recognition for his outstanding service to electronic journalism education and to the profession. A committee of former END Division Heads and previous Burkum Award winners selected Foote from a pool of nominations.

“This is amazing,” Foote said when he learned of the honor. “I’ve served on these committees before, and I know the caliber of people who are nominated. That the committee would select me is truly an honor, and I’m deeply touched.”

“When I came to my first AEJMC as a grad student, I felt like I had found a home,” said Foote. “This division (END) has been such an important part of my professional life, and I’m truly honored to be recognized in this way.”

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Evening River Cruise – Friday Aug. 11

Graduate Student Deal Offered!

Join us for an evening cruise along the Chicago River Friday night during the 2017 conference. The 75-minute guided tour includes more than 40 landmarks, seen from the river at sunset.

Graduate students receive FREE membership to the Electronic News (END) division with purchase of tour ticket.  Participants must purchase tickets in advance and are $35 each.
Tickets will be presented when participants meet the rest of the group in the lobby of the conference hotel at 7 pm, or at the Michigan Avenue dock at 7:15. The cruise runs from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

To obtain tickets and additional information contact Kate Keib at kkeib@Oglethorpe.edu

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Kenneth Fischer wins 2017 Edward Bliss Award

(PHOENIX, ARIZONA, 4/17/17)  The 2017 Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education is awarded to Kenneth A. Fischer of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.   Continue reading

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