Distinguished Service to Journalism History

The Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award recognizes contributions by an individual outside our discipline who has made an extraordinary effort to further significantly our understanding of, or our ability to explore, media history.

Nominations are solicited annually, but the award is given only in exceptional situations. Thus, it is not given every year.

Those making nominations for the award should present, at the minimum, a cover letter that explains the nominee's contributions to the field as well as a vita or brief biography of the nominee. Supporting letters for the nomination are also welcome.

Send nominations no later than May 15, 2023.

Electronic submissions are preferred via email to: Dr. Willie Tubbs, Assistant Professor, University of West Florida, wtubbs@uwf.edu.

Alternatively, postal submissions may be sent to the following address:

Dr. Willie Tubbs
AJHA Service Awards Chair
Communication Department
Building 36, Room 183
University of West Florida
11000 University Pkwy
Pensacola, FL 32514

AJHA honored Shelley Spector at its 2021 National Convention for her work in establishing the Museum of Public Relations—the world’s first and only museum dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the history of the public relations profession.

Past recipients include  James P. Danky (2019) for his work in preservation of the newspaper collection at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin; Loren Ghiglione (2010) for his work to promote journalism history during his 26 years as editor/owner of the Southbridge (Mass.) Evening News; Haynes Johnson (2001), winner of the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil rights crisis in Selma, AL; and Pem Farnsworth, honored in 1993 for her role in the invention of television.

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