Professors busy with fall conferences

Posted 11-1-2013 by Barrie Hill

Ms. Marti Harvey traveled to Austin Sept. 27-29 to attend the Texas Tribune Event and to serve on a panel discussing the future of journalism.

Ms. Kim Pewitt Jones represented UT Arlington and the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) at the organization’s national convention in Anaheim, CA Sept. 24-27.  Ms. Pewitt Jones served as an advisor for UTA SPJ and an officer for the SPJ Fort Worth Chapter.

Dr. Erika Pribanic-Smith presented a paper entitled, “For the Fame Which May Be Forgotten: Two Magazines and the Fight to Save Mount Vernon, 1855-1860,” at the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) Convention in New Orleans Sept. 24-29.  The paper was awarded the Maurine Beasley Award for outstanding paper in women's history and was runner-up for the Best Faculty Paper award. Pribanic-Smith also received the Joseph McKerns Research Grant, a $1,250 award to assist with archival research travel and the President's Award for sustained and meritorious service to AJHA.


Pribanic-Smith also presenting research insights on the partisan press on a panel about antebellum journalism and completed various tasks and attended meetings as Second Vice-President of the organization. The professor was sworn into office as First Vice-President at the convention.