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Dr. Carrie Brown Recognized with the 2013 University of Memphis Alumni Association
Distinguished Teaching Award
Four noted professors were recognized with the 2013 University of Memphis Alumni Association
Distinguished Teaching Award. Each accepted the award during a May luncheon. Among
the four, Dr. Carrie Brown is the only journalism professor.
Brown is an outstanding teacher and is engaged in research on changing newsrooms,
social media, entrepreneurial journalism, and all things digital. She has created
a graduate certificate in entrepreneurial journalism in partnership with LaunchYourCity,
a local resource for entrepreneurs. She has also developed two new courses in social
media in which students connect with their colleagues across the country and internationally,
including a global Twitter scavenger hunt with participants from as far away as Egypt.
Brown was recently awarded a fellowship at the City University of New York to study
the skills needed for the journalism jobs of today and for the future. She has served
as the director of The Teen Appeal, the citywide high school newspaper, and continues
to serve as an adviser to the program staff. Brown's research has been published by Electronic
News, the International Symposium of Online Journalism, and Harvard's NiemanLab and
she has served as a featured speaker and panelist at a variety of conferences. Her
professional journalism background includes stints as a reporter, editor and national
New Graduate Assistantship in the Department of Journalism
The department is pleased to announce a two-year graduate assistantship for an Internal
Communication Specialist starting in the fall 2013. (Please click here for more information)
The department hired David Royer as the writing coach to help students with writing
problems. Faculty are encouraged to send students to David Royer for help. David Royer
meets students by appointment only. To make an appointment, please send him a message
at email@example.com or call him at 901-297-6527.
Please click here for the Summer 2011 issue of Journalism Department's newsletter: Meeman Matters.