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Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award

Postmark deadline for nominations: March 21

This Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award, made annually, honors a collegiate journalism educator and recognizes outstanding teaching ability, contributions to journalism, journalism education and contributions toward maintaining the highest standards of the profession.

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2013 Honoree
Mike Foley,
University of Florida

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Past Recipients
2012   Mitch Eden, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Mo.
2011   Asra Q. Nomani and Barbara Feinman Todd, Georgetown University
2010   Richard Hendrickson, John Carroll University
2009   Max Branscomb, Southwestern College
2008   Lydia Chavez, University of California, Berkeley
2007   Ralph Izard, Louisiana State University/Ohio University
2006   Gaylon E. (Gene) Murray, Grambling State University
2005   Lisa Birkley, Highlands High School
2004   Steven Pasternack, New Mexico State University
2003   Sue Kopen Katcef, University of Maryland
2002   Marcel Dufresne, University of Connecticut
2001   Roger S. Simpson, University of Washington
2000   Gary Rice, Southwest Texas State University
1999   Bailey Thompson, University of Alabama
1998   Dr. John Marlin Shipman, Arkansas State University
1997   Sam Freedman, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
1996   Merrill Bankester, Troy State University
1995   Clifford Rowe, Pacific Lutheran University
1994   David McHam, Southern Methodist University
1993   George Kelly, East Tennessee State University
1992   Professor James Gordon, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University
1991   Professor Dwight Teeter, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
1990   Rev. James W. Whalen, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
1989   Dr. Robin Glassman, Southern Connecticut State University
1988   B. Kelly Leiter, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
1987   Warren Agee, University of Georgia
1986   John J. Clarke, Ohio State University
1985   John Bremner, University of Kansas
1984   Benjamin Baldwin, Northwestern University
1983   George S. Hage, University of Minnesota
1982   Russell N. Baird, Ohio University
1981   Paul A. Atkins, West Virginia University
1980   Edwin Emery, University of Minnesota
1979   Floyd G. Arpan, Indiana University
1978   Edmund C. Arnold, Virginia Commonwealth University
1977   Edward Bliss, Jr., American University
1976   R. Neale Copple, University of Nebraska
1975   J. Edward Gerald, University of Minnesota
1974   John Hohenberg, Columbia University
1973   DeWitt C. Reddick, University of Texas
1972   Alvin E. Austin, University of North Dakota
1971   Ralph O. Nofziger, University of Wisconsin
1970   John L. Hulteng, University of Oregon
1969   Chilton R. Bush, Stanford University
1968   Mitchell V. Charnley, University of Minnesota
1967   Curtis D. MacDougall, Northwestern University
1966   A. L. Higginbotham, University of Nevada

Eligibility

Anyone teaching in the field of journalism on the college level is eligible. Nominations can be submitted by students, former students, colleagues and department heads, as well as professionals in the field. SPJ membership is not a requirement for eligibility.

Nominations

Nomination form should be accompanied by a letter(s) of recommendation that addresses the nominee’s contributions and service to journalism education and the profession and why the nominee is deserving of this national recognition.

Submit all nomination materials unbound on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Additional supporting materials are welcomed and should be limited to 10 pages.

Winner Announcement and Presentation

Winners will be announced in July and honored at the Excellence in Journalism Convention.

Deadlines

Nominations must be postmarked on or before March 21. Nominations should be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to:

Distinguished Teaching Award
Society of Professional Journalists
3909 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Fax: 317/920-4789
awards@spj.org

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