New Microgrants to Promote More Diverse Research 

American Journalism and Journalism History are partnering to offer up to four $1,250 grants to encourage research at the intersection of diversity and media history. Proposed topics should incorporate any of the following or an intersection of the following with media history: race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, class, religion, disability, mental health, and/or rural populations. 

Applications are due Feb. 1. Read more about it here. 

Megan Menard McCune, 2022 winner of the Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize

Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize Call

Submission Deadline: Feb. 15

The American Journalism Historians Association seeks entries for its annual Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize, which honors the best dissertations focused on mass communication history topics each year. The deadline for entries is Feb. 15, 2023.

Dissertations must have been written in English and submitted, defended, revised and formally filed with a doctoral degree-granting university within the calendar year that ends Dec. 31, 2022.

The winner of the Blanchard prize will receive a $500 honorarium. Honorable mentions receive $200. Honorees will present their work during a session at the AJHA Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio (or virtual, if necessary), Sept. 28-30, 2023.

Complete details about the Blanchard Prize competition and its submission requirements can be found at: For more information, contact Pete Smith, the chair of the Blanchard Committee, at

History in the Curriculum Report

AJHA assessed the teaching of mass communication history at American universities. Download the report.

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