Teaching awards

Finalist, 2017 Great Ideas for Teaching, refereed panel presentation, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. My entry, “Embedding for Empathy: Helping Students Become Better Reporters,” was among 25 finalists selected. Presented at poster session, Aug. 9, 2017, at AEJMC national conference, Chicago.

Winner, 2015 Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, refereed competition sponsored by the Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. In addition to earning the $100 prize, took home an honorable mention. First-place idea: “Weather Wise: A Data and Design Exercise.” Honorable mention idea:  “A Global View: International and Interactive Storytelling.” (Press release 1); (Press release 2); (published example).

Honorable mention, 2014 Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, sponsored by the Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The presentation:  Getting Real About Verification. (Press release.)

Third place, 2013 Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, refereed competition sponsored by the Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Published in TNT booklet. The presentation: “The Amazing Twitter List Race.” (Press releaseentry).

One of 10 faculty members chosen by judges to make a presentation at the Journalism Interactive Teach-A-Thon, Gainesville, Fla., Feb. 8, 2013. The presentation: “Enterprise Reporting through Social Media and RSS.” (JI press release and UNL press release; JI schedule; and presentation links.) 

Third place, 2012 Best Practices in Teaching Writing Across Media, sponsored by the Teaching Committee of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The presentation: “Writing for the Web: Using Twitter as as Starting Place for News.”

Third place, 2011 Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Center, refereed competition sponsored by the Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The presentation: “How to Pitch Stories in a Multimedia WorldClick here for story.

Directed special coverage of 2012 presidential election for NewsNetNebraska, the college’s online news website. The site won first place in the Society of Professional Journalists regional competition for its Mark of Excellence awards and first in the Northwest Broadcasters Association competition. Archived stories and election plan.

 

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