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Congratulations to the 2017 Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award Recipient Ginger Blackstone, Harding University

Ginger Blackstone, Harding University, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Dr. Ginger Blackstone is an Assistant Professor at Harding University, where she teaches a host of Broadcast Journalism and Communication Research courses.  She also serves as News Director for the university’s live weekday locally-focused half hour newscast, Live at Five, produced and presented exclusively by undergraduate students and televised on HU16, the university’s 24/7 cable television channel (also streamed at

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Congratulations to Joe Misiewicz - BEA's 2017 Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) Recipient

Joe served a one-year term as President of BEA, in addition, he was editor of BEA’s national journal Feedback for ten years. He was also AERho president for two years. Joe was a Poynter Institute and Gannett Fellow, a Disney and IRTS Fellow, the executive director for Indiana’s 16 Public Radio-TV stations, Ball State’s Teacher of the Year and voted Faculty of the Year in the Telecommunication’s department five times. He served ten years on the Indiana Broadcasters board and three years on the University of Michigan’s Alumni Board, his alma mater, and two three-year terms on the Eastern Michigan alumni board. He was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year at Eastern Michigan in 2002. He was elected vice president and then President for the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers. A scholarship has been endowed in his name, “Dr. Joe” Scholarship, at Ball State University for TCOM students who demonstrate excellence in leadership; to date ten scholarships have been awarded. Make plans to celebrate with Joe at the BEA2017 Awards Ceremony & Reception on Sunday, April 23rd. More info click here…

The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Presents the 2017 Broadcast Historian Award to “Media Matters: Historical Influences Across Popular Culture,” by Terry Likes

The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) is pleased to announce the winner of its 2017 Broadcast Historian Award to Terry Likes, Tennessee State University for a series of audio documentaries he produced for the Tennessee Radio Network’s “Tennessee Matters” with Likes’ segments focusing on “Media Matters.”

Journal of Media Education - Call for Creative Submissions

The Journal of Media Education announces a call for creative submissions for the October 2017 issue. As part of our commitment to making JoME the premier online publication for media educators, all creative submissions will now be peer-reviewed. The process for consideration is as follows:

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