Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication honors CPC Emerita Fellow Brown with Distinguished Educator award

Aug 7, 2013

Jane D. Brown was selected to receive the Distinguished Educator award from the Mass Communication and Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.  This award is the division's highest teaching honor.

Brown is an Emerita Faculty Fellow of the Carolina Population Center and Professor Emerita of UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism & Mass Communication.

This prestigious award is given annually to a member of the Mass Communication and Society Division whose "personal teaching excellence and influence on pedagogy in the field is profound."* She was nominated by students and colleagues for whom she served as mentor and role model.

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is the professional society for journalism and mass communication educators, students, and media professionals.

Its website says "The Association's mission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to cultivate the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of communication in an effort to achieve better professional practice and a better informed public."

Brown will receive the award at the 2013 AEJMC Conference held in Washington, D.C. this week. She will also participate in the division's Promising Professor and Distinguished Educator Panel at the conference on August 9th.

Brown has done groundbreaking work on the effects of the media on sexual health and the use of the media to promote sexual health.  Her work has included examination of the media on adolescents' tobacco and alcohol use, aggression, and sexual behavior.  This population research has informed her teaching and contributed to her mentoring of many students.


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