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Friday, August 23, 2013

Two OSU-Tulsa faculty honored at national AEJMC conference

Fullerton and McKinnon
Fullerton and McKinnon

OSU-Tulsa faculty Dr. Jami Fullerton, Peggy Layman Welch chair of strategic communications, and Dr. Lori McKinnon, associate professor of strategic communications, were recently honored at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Fullerton and McKinnon, who teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the OSU School of Media and Strategic Communications, earned “Top Paper” honors from the public relations division for their research study, “Public Relations Students’ Ethics: An Examination of Attitude and Intended Behaviors.” The paper was among the nearly 900 academic research studies presented at the conference by journalism and mass communication university faculty and students across the country.

Fullerton and her research partner, Dr. Alice Kendrick, professor of advertising at the Temerlin Advertising Institute at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, also received the AEJMC’s 2013 Advertising Division Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes a career-long commitment to the organization.

Fullerton has served on the executive committee for the AEJMC Advertising Division as a research chair and division head. She and Kendrick also serve as co-editors of the Journal of Advertising Education, which is published by the organization.

“Dr. Fullerton and Dr. Kendrick have taken an already good journal and increased its visibility, impact and rigor, while also expanding its distribution and solidifying its financial base,” said Jay Newell, head of the AEJMC Advertising Division, in presenting the award. “They have maintained a presence as traditional advertising expands into new areas and connect with students and media professionals.”

AEJMC is a non-profit association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. The association promotes mass communication education, cultivates a variety of communication research and defends efforts to maintain communication freedom to achieve a more informed public.

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