UBC award for media outreach

I’m very pleased to share the news that I have received the President’s Award for Public Education Through the Media.

The University of British Columbia award recognizes “a faculty member who has made extraordinary efforts to communicate their scholarship to the public in a meaningful way using the news media” and comes with a $3,000 research stipend.

I would like to thank the Faculty Research Awards Committee for the honour.

This is the second year in a row that a professor from the Graduate School of Journalism has received the award. My colleague, acting school director Peter Klein won the award in 2010.

As one of the Faculty Research Award recipients, I will be giving a talk as part of Celebrate Research Week on how social media is changing the news on Wednesday March 7 at 12.30 p.m. at the Victoria Theatre, Room 182, at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on campus.

All the 2011 recipients of UBC’s Faculty Research Awards will be honoured during this year’s Celebrate Research Week Awards Reception to be held on March 8, 2012 at the Museum of Anthropology.

Photo courtesy of Cardiff University’s Future of Journalism conference.

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