37th Annual AJHA Convention
Salt Lake City   |   Oct. 4-6, 2018

Convention contacts

Convention Coordinator
Caryl Cooper
University of Alabama

Registration Coordinator
Ken Ward
Lamar University

Program Coordinator
Donna Lampkin Stephens
University of Central Arkansas

Convention hosts

University of Utah
Kimberley Mangun
David Vergobbi
Glen Feighery


Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize: Kathryn McGarr

Since 1997, AJHA has presented the Blanchard Prize for the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history completed during the prior calendar year.

Kathryn J. McGarr completed her dissertation, “Gentlemen of the Press: Post-World War II Foreign Policy Reporting from the Washington Community,” at Princeton University under the direction of Julian Zelizer.

The following scholars earned honorable mention for their dissertations:

  • Jeremiah Favara (University of Oregon; director, Carol Stabile)
  • Thomas Schmidt (University of Oregon; director, Gretchen Soderlund)
  • Willie Tubbs (University of Southern Mississippi; director, David Davies)

All four award recipients will discuss their work in a special conference session. Read the press release.

The following awards will be announced in the summer and fall:
Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement
National Award for Excellence in Teaching
AJHA Book of the Year Award
American Journalism Rising Scholar Award
Best American Journalism Article Award
McKerns Research Grants
Research Paper Awards

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