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Faculty News: Crook, Whiteside

Professor Jim CrookJEM Professor Emeritus Jim Crook will be inducted into the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication Hall of Fame on April 11.  Crook came to UT in 1974 to teach journalism and direct the Tennessee High School Press Association. He served as director of UT’s School of Journalism from 1978 until he retired in 2001. He also helped found Front Page Follies in 1978.


Erin WhitesideJEM Assistant Professor Erin Whiteside was one of three panelists invited to discuss her research at an International Communications Association (ICA) event, “Tilting the Playing Field: Women in Sports Media.” ICA began hosting these annual public events to make the scholarship of its members accessible to the public.  Following the talks, there was a moderated conversation about the issues, and the panel took questions from the audience.  Whiteside presented her research about media coverage of Title IX.

The event was held March 7 in Washington DC at the Jack Morton Auditorium, which is the former studio for CNN’s CrossFire.   ICA received over 150 RSVPs which included many graduate students from other universities.