|MU PR Professor Maria Len-Rios|
Photo Credit: Journalism.Missouri.edu
Congratulations to Maria Len-Rios, a Public Relations professor from the University of Missouri that will join Grady College faculty in August 2014. She earned second place in ComSHER’s 2014 Article of the Year Award. Her paper, written with colleagues Amanda Hinnant and Rachel Young, “Journalistic Use of Exemplars to Humanize Health News” was published in Journalism Studies earlier this year.
Her paper was one of 6 shortlisted and judged by a panel of 7 judges consisting of past ComSHER heads, journal editors, associate editors, and full professors. After review, the judges came to the decision based on the article’s fine contribution to the field, quality of writing, and innovation. The article will be formally acknowledged at the ComSHER Division Business Meeting during the AEJMC Montreal conference on Thursday, August 7.
ComSHER: Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk is a Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at the University of Texas at Austin's Moody College of Journalism.