Aarum (Farrah) Youn-Heil (current PhD student) received first place in the Top Student Paper competition for AEJMC’s Minorities and Communication Division for her paper, “America was terrified… of an Orange”: How Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Reverts Yellow Peril Propaganda through Intertextuality.” This paper also received AEJMC’s “Champions of Editing’s Deborah Gump’s Excellence in Research Award.”
Top Student Paper Award
Solyee Kim (recent PhD grad) received the first place in the Top Student Paper Award from the Public Relations Division at 2022 AEJMC Conference for her paper “Social Identity Signaling in Public Relations: Recruitment of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Practitioners.”
Carolyn Stroman Awards
Aarum (Farrah) Youn-Heil (current PhD student) received one of Carolyn Stroman Awards from AEJMC’s Minorities and Communication (MAC) Division. This award is designed to engage new graduate student members with the goal of developing life-long MAC members which is vital for the future of MAC and AEJMC. A goal of this award program is to offer free membership to 15 new graduate students every year.
2022 AEJMC Collaborative Scholars Grant
2022 AEJMC Collaborative Scholars Grant Recipients – Haley R. Hatfield (PhD student) and Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn received a $2,000 grant for “Do Black Lives Matter in the Empathy Machine? Creating a Shared Reality to Disrupt Whiteness with Immersive 360-Degree Videos.” The AEJMC Collaborative Scholar Research Program awards grants to collaborative research projects involving a graduate student and faculty partnership, with the graduate student serving as the lead researcher, to foster innovative and timely research in journalism and mass communication conducted by graduate students.
Communication rituals, alternative media regimes and enactments of participatory journalism in rural ‘news deserts’ in Georgia
Karin Assmann and Ev Andrews.(Grady MA student). “Communication rituals, alternative media regimes and enactments of participatory journalism in rural ‘news deserts’ in Georgia.” Accepted for presentation at AEJMC’s 2021 Midwinter Conference (Community Journalism Interest Group) to be held online on March 5 – 6: won the top abstract award from the Community Journalism Interest Group. (Abstract listed in the Conference section below.)