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NCA Member News

January 4, 2018


Mark Ward Sr., University of Houston-Victoria, has won the 2017 Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award with his work, The Electronic Church in the Digital Age: Cultural Impacts of Evangelical Mass Media.


In the Media

Nick Bowman, West Virginia University, contributed an article to about how AOL Instant messenger revolutionized digital communication.

Travis Dixon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was quoted in a Washington Post article about how major media outlets routinely present a distorted picture of black families.

Debbie Dougherty, University of Missouri, was quoted in a Politico article about how media outlets are reassessing their newsroom culture in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Rachel E. Dubrofsky, University of South Florida, was interviewed by The Guardian for an article about Lena Dunham and “hipster racism.”

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a KTVA article about how journalists should respond when they make mistakes in reporting.

Christian Lundberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was quoted in a Quartz article about the alt-right and the phrase “It’s ok to be white.”

Stephanie Martin, Southern Methodist University, was featured in an NBC News article about Roy Moore and the Alabama election.



Joseph P. Mazer has been appointed Chair of the Department of Communication at Clemson University.