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.