Monthly Archives: August 2014

Tara Kachgal Elected New Head of GLBT Interest Group

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Tara Kachgal was elected as the new head of the GLBT Interest Group for 2014-2015, succeeding Tien-Tsung Lee. Tara served as vice head of interest group in 2013-2014.

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Top Paper Awards Presented at 2014 Conference

The GLBT Interest Group presented top research paper awards on August 8, 2014 at the annual convention of AEJMC in Montreal.

Top Faculty Paper: Edward M. Kian and Danny Shipka

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Research Chair Lori Blachford presents Edward M. Kian, Endowed Welch-Bridgewater Chair of Sports Media, Oklahoma State University, School of Media and Strategic Communications, with the Top Faculty Paper award, co-written by Danny Shipka of Oklahoma State. The paper was titled “Sports Journalists’ Framing of Gay NBA Player Jason Collins.”

Top Student Paper: Jose Andres Araiza

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Research Chair Lori Blachford presents Jose Andres Araiza of The University of Texas at Austin with the Top Student Paper award, titled “Saying Goodbye to Men: Southern Feminists Publishing News While Challenging Patriarchy.”

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