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CCI Shines at AEJMC Convention


The College of Communication and Information (CCI) was well represented at this year’s AEJMC Convention in Chicago.  A long list of faculty and graduate students presented papers and served as moderators or discussants.  Some especially notable achievements involving conference awards presented to CCI personnel included:

Professor and Associate Dean Catherine Luther and CCI doctoral student Jodi Rightler-McDaniels’ paper,  ”’More trouble than the good Lord ever intended’: Representations of interracial marriage in U.S. news magazines,” received the second place faculty paper award from AEJMC’s Magazine Division. Rightler-McDaniels was also chosen as the Graduate Student Liaison for AEJMC’s Magazine Division for the next academic year. In addition, she received a Research Award and check from Kappa Tau Alpha for Best Student Paper at the AEJMC Conference.

Nate Evans with Award

Doctoral student Nathaniel Evans had two papers accepted for presentation.   His sole-authored work titled “The relationship between uncertainty avoidance and Children’s Online Advertising Regulation Code: Examining the EASA” won the top student paper award in the advertising division.He also received an AEJMC graduate student travel grant to attend the conference, one of 17 grants (out of 62 applications) funded by AEJMC.

“Our Schools of Advertising and Public Relations and Journalism and Electronic Media did an excellent job of showcasing their research at this year’s AEJMC Convention,”  said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “We are proud of the many papers presented and the prizes won by our faculty and doctoral students.”