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 organizationâ€™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, â€œFor the Fame Which May Be Forgotten: Two Magazines and the Fight to Save Mount Vernon, 1855-1860,â€ 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.