Monthly Archives: August 2013

Adam Sharples Wins Top Student Paper Award

Research chair Genelle Belmas presents Adam Sharples with top student paper honors for the GLBT Interest Group at the 2013 AEJMC national convention.

Research chair Genelle Belmas presents Adam Sharples with top student paper honors for the GLBT Interest Group at the 2013 AEJMC national convention.

Adam Sharples, a doctoral student in communication and information sciences at the University of Alabama, won top student papers at the 96th Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Sharples was awarded the top faculty paper award from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Interest Group at AEJMC’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., held in August 2013.

Sharples’ paper, titled “Remembering Rustin: Brother Outsider and the Politics of Intersectional Queer Memory,” explored the memory of Bayard Rustin as a gay civil rights leader in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Ed Alwood Wins Top Faculty Paper Award

Research chair Genelle Belmas presents Ed Alwood with top faculty paper honors for the GLBT Interest Group at the 2013 AEJMC national convention.

Research chair Genelle Belmas presents Ed Alwood with top faculty paper honors for the GLBT Interest Group at the 2013 AEJMC national convention.

Edward Alwood, professor of journalism in the School of Communication at Quinnipiac University, won top faculty paper honors at the 96th Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Alwood was awarded the first annual top faculty paper award from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Interest Group at AEJMC’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., held in August 2013.

Alwood’s paper, “Sin and Spin: The Importance of Public Relations in the Early Gay Rights Movement, 1950-1974” explored the public relations strategies by homophile activists in the pre-Stonewall era and their successes in gaining media exposure.

Alwood is a fixture among AEJMC’s top scholars. In 2008, Alwood won AEJMC’s Tankard Book Award for his book “Dark Days in the Newsroom: McCarthyism Aimed at the Press.” In 2009, Alwood won the Roy F. Aarons Award, an award that honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the promotion and inclusion of GLBT materials in education and research.

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