Published on February 23, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
Clay Carey
Clay Carey

Samford University communication and media professor Clay Carey will speak about best practices for journalism in rural communities at the virtual Appalachian Studies Association conference March 11-14. The Appalachian Studies Association includes activists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines who share a common interest in the Appalachian region. Carey's presentation–Local Media Institutions and Community Resiliency in Rural Appalachia–focuses on the ways journalists in the region can empower underrepresented groups and help communities find creative solutions to local problems. It is based on work he did with the Center for Journalism and Democracy in summer, 2020.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.