Howell Raines (photo below), the former executive editor of the New York Times, will be the 2013 Davis Lecture speaker. The lecture will be Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m, at The Hotel at Auburn University.
The next day, the Auburn journalism program will have their annual Auburn Journalism Awards luncheon at the hotel on Friday, April 19.
The Journalism Program has an Advisory Council, which consists of professional journalists and managers from all types of media. The council advises the program on its curriculum, scholarships, development, training and direction of the program. Members of the council are available to meet with journalism majors about internships, post-graduation job opportunities and career consultation. The advisory council meets each fall and spring.
Auburn Journalism Awards
Every year, the Journalism Advisory Council honors five distinguished journalists for their dedication and contribution to journalism at Auburn University and beyond. We invite you to nominate candidates for the 2013 Auburn Journalism Awards. These awards recognize deserving professionals in five categories with Alabama backgrounds. Submit nominations by Nov. 1, 2012.
Below are the awards categories and criteria:
• Distinguished Alabama Community Journalist. This honors a distinguished body of work, or career, past or present, achieved while practicing community-based, or local, journalism in Alabama.
• Distinguished Alabama Community Sports Journalist. This honors a distinguished body of work, or career, past or present, achieved while practicing community-based, or local, sports journalism in Alabama.
• Distinguished Special Achievement In Journalism. This honors a distinguished body of work, or career, past or present, enhancing or beneficially reflecting upon the practice of journalism, achieved in the state or by one who has lived, worked or attended college in Alabama.
• Distinguished Mass Media Achievement. This honors a distinguished body of work, or career, past or present, in mass media disciplines, achieved in the state or by one who has lived, worked or attended college in Alabama.
• Distinguished AU Journalism Alumnus. This honors a distinguished body of work, or career, past or present, by an AU Journalism alumnus, and is not restricted to the practice of journalism, recognizing that AU-J alums have succeeded admirably in other fields.
Please provide appropriate background information and make a case for your nominee, specifying her or his category. Each nomination requires a separate letter or e-mail, even if you nominate someone for multiple awards. For each nominee, include current contact data if possible. If you nominated someone not chosen in the past, try again. Recipients have been chosen after multiple nominations. A panel of nine judges decides recipients, which are to be presented in spring 2013.
Email nominations to: Dr. Jennifer Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail nominations to:
Dr. Jennifer Adams, Chair of Awards Judges,
Department of Communication and Journalism,
Tichenor Hall 217,
Auburn University, AL 36849-5211
• For questions, contact Roy Bain, email@example.com, or 205-758-6911
The deadline for receiving nominations is midnight Nov. 1, 2012.
The Advisory Council established these awards in 2005 “to recognize and celebrate the best and most enduring professionals in our field” who work inside or outside of the state, but have Alabama roots. Only the AU Journalism Alumnus award requires that the recipient has an Auburn University journalism connection, and it is not restricted to those in the practice of journalism. The advisory council realizes “numerous AU journalism alumni have succeeded admirably in a variety of fields.”