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NU professor earns awards from American Journalism Historians Association

by jmaloni

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Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:20 pm

Carrie Teresa, Ph.D., an assistant professor of communication studies at Niagara University, was presented with two awards during the American Journalism Historians Association conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, held Oct. 9-11.

"The Lynching that Must Not Succeed: A Narrative Analysis of the Central Park Jogger Story in The New York Amsterdam News," a paper co-authored by Teresa and Temple University doctoral student Katie Beardsley, was named Best Graduate Student Paper. It also won the J. William Snodgrass Award for Outstanding Research on a Minorities Topic.

Teresa joined the Niagara University faculty this fall. She possesses a bachelor's degree (English) from Villanova University, a master's degree (liberal arts) from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate (media and communications) from Temple. She also participated in an international studies program at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

For more information on Niagara University's communication studies programs, visit www.niagara.edu/communication.

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