Month: May 2016

Chair of JCM Department Named: Cory Armstrong

Cory Armstrong, professor and director of the Mayborn School of Journalism, at the University of North Texas, has accepted the position of chair of UA’s newly merged Department of Journalism and Creative Media.

She will begin her appointment July 15, 2016.

According to her UNT faculty information page:

“Armstrong is the editor of the book Media Disparity: A Gender Battleground, and her research has focused on race, gender, class and media. Armstrong participated in the Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy and is active in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, where she serves on the Standing Committee on Research.

She is associate editor for Mass Communication & Society, is on the Newspaper Research Journal editorial board and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

She earned her Ph.D. in mass communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.”

TCF Department and Journalism Department to Merge

“The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences will begin the process of merging its department of journalism and its department of telecommunication and film in fall 2016.

The new department will be named the Department of Journalism and Creative Media.

The merger comes as a result of the College’s strategic planning efforts that began in the summer of 2014. The overall goals of the merger are to better serve the educational mission of the departments and respond to disciplinary and professional trends in the field of communication and information sciences.

No faculty, staff or academic degrees will be eliminated as a result of this merger.”

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