The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University has named Rick Phillips the recipient of its 2020 James W. Schwartz Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished service to journalism and communication and is the highest honor conferred by the school.
Jay Newell, Greenlee professor and associate director, is the 2020 recipient of the Greenlee School’s Allen Essman Faculty Fellowship recognizing excellence in advertising and/or public relations education. It was made possible by Iowa State alumna Denise Essman (’73 marketing) in memory of her late husband, Allen K. Essman, an alumnus, distinguished advertising professional and former instructor.
Greenlee faculty Joanna Schroeder and Michael Wigton received spring 2020 Teaching Innovations Awards from Iowa State University for going above and beyond when the university quickly transitioned to virtual instruction last spring.
Second-year Greenlee master’s student Lexi He co-authored a paper with Professor Angela Powers on alternative and mainstream local news competition and the COVID-19 pandemic. She presented the research at the virtual AEJMC conference in August 2020.
After returning home during the COVID-19 crisis, PR424 students adapted and thrived as they navigated the possibilities of online learning in spring 2020. Kaitlyn Hood, (’21 public relations), details the experience in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ LINK magazine.
Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication faculty and graduate students will serve on panels and moderate sessions at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Aug. 5-9.