Associate professor Erika Pribanic-Smith, JOUR, received two awards at the American Journalism Historians Association national convention Oct. 6-8 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Pribanic-Smith received the David Sloan Award for Best Faculty Paper for her work, â€œReligious Newspapers and Presidential Politics, 1840-1848," which scored the highest among all faculty papers in a double-blind review process.
The association also honored her with the President's Award for Exemplary Service because of the multiple service positions she held the past year. Pribanic-Smith served as the associationâ€™s quarterly newsletter interim editor, website administrator, long-range planning committee chairwoman, publications committee member, the board of directorsâ€™ ex-officio member and the new convention registrar advisor.
The purpose of the American Journalism Historians Association is to advance the field of journalism and mass communication, as well as to foster support for the profession and to recognize outstanding teaching and research achievements in journalism history.
brief written by Rene Yan, JOUR 3345