Published on May 16, 2018 by Sean Flynt  
Carey Book
The News Untold was named a finalist for the Tankard Book Award

Samford University journalism professor Clay Carey’s 2017 book, The News Untold, has been named one of three finalists  for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Tankard Book Award. AEJMC is the oldest and largest alliance of college journalism and mass communication educators and administrators. The annual Tankard Award recognizes the best research-based book about journalism published each year.  

The News Untold focuses on how small-town reporters and editors in some of Appalachia’s poorest communities decide what aspects of poverty are news, how their audiences interpret those decisions, and how those two related processes help shape broader understandings of economic need and local social responsibility.

Carey and the two other finalist authors will discuss their books and take part in a panel on authorship at AEJMC’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., in August. The Tankard Award winner will be announced at the panel session.

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.