36th Annual AJHA Convention
Little Rock | Oct. 12-14, 2017
AJHA's highest honor, the Kobre Award recognizes individuals with
an exemplary record of sustained achievement in journalism history
through teaching, research, professional activities, or other
contributions to the field of journalism history.
This year's Kobre Award recipient
is Kathleen "Kitty" Endres, Distinguished Professor in the School of Communication at the University of Akron. A member of AJHA since its inception, Endres is noted for her books addressing women's issues, particularly in Northeast Ohio, as well as for her documentaries.
Endres will receive the award and deliver brief remarks at the annual awards lunch on Oct. 13.
Since 1997, AJHA has presented the Blanchard Prize for the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history completed during the prior calendar year.
Matthew Pressman completed his dissertation, “Remaking the News: The Transformation of American Journalism, 1960-1980,” at Boston University under the direction of Bruce Schulman.
The following scholars earned honorable mention for their dissertations:
All four award recipients will discuss their work in a special conference session. Read the press release.
The following awards will be announced during the summer and fall: