JMC Student Takes Top Undergraduate Research Prize
by Sean Flynt
Samford Journalism and Mass Communication student Maribeth
Browning earned the top undergraduate honor for her presentation at the
American Journalism Historians Association's Southeast Symposium in Panama City
Beach, Fla. Feb. 4-6.
Browning took first prize in the undergraduate category for
her paper on civil rights era photojournalist Charles Moore, whose iconic
images of protests in Birmingham helped define the era.
JMC student Matt Roberts presented his paper on the early
20th century reporter Walter Lippmann.
JMC professor Julie Williams accompanied Browning and
Roberts to the symposium and called the event "a huge success for
Samford". She said Samford student research always compares well even to
the graduate level work presented at the event, but this year brought the
unique honor of the inaugural award for undergraduate research.
Williams noted that JMC alumna and current University of
Alabama graduate student Jenna Hippensteel also presented at the symposium.
photo: Maribeth Browning with David Sloan, founder of AJHA
and of AJHA-SE. Courtesy of Vanessa Murphree, University of South Alabama.
Samford's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication