Acosta-Alzuru named a Scripps Howard Teacher of the Year Finalist

For the second year in a row, Carolina Acosta-Alzuru, associate professor of public relations in the Advertising and Public Relations Department at The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, was one of three national finalists for the Scripps Howard Foundation Journalism Teacher of the Year.

Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation is the philanthropic arm of The E.W. Scripps Company, and is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes. With a special commitment to the regions where Scripps does business, the Foundation helps build strong communities and improve the quality of life through support of sound educational programs, vital social services, enriching arts and culture and inclusive civic affairs. 

The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of media brands. In July, Scripps announced a deal with Journal Communications to merge its 21 local television stations with Journal’s 12 television stations and 34 radio stations, which will make Scripps the nation’s fifth-largest broadcasting group. The two companies also agreed to spin off their combined newspaper interests to form a new publicly traded company, to be called Journal Media Group. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including mobile video news service Newsy and weather app developer WeatherSphere. Scripps also produces television shows including The List and Let’s Ask America, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 

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