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The Future of Media: The Associated Press – Robert R. Eunson Award Ceremony

Thursday, October 23
7 p.m.
Liberal Arts 120

Where is journalism headed in the digital era? Find out from two keen-eyed participants.

Matt DeLong is the digital projects editor for The Washington Post, where he has worked on many of the paper's most ambitious reporting project. He is a 2008 graduate of Northern Arizona University. His team at the Post won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its coverage of surveillance by the National Security Agency. In 2008, he was the only reporter traveling on the McCain campaign plane who wrote for a Web-only publication.

New media guru Dan Gillmor is one of the nation’s preeminent thinkers on where journalism is going in the digital age. He was for more than 10 years a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for—one of the first by a journalist for a traditional media company.  Gillmor blogs for The Guardian, has been an advisor for numerous media start-ups, and teaches digital media literacy and entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

"The Future of Media" is the School of Communication's annual lecture and award ceremony dedicated to the memory of Robert R. Eunson, a 1936 graduate of Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff, as Northern Arizona University was then known. He went on to a distinguished career as a war correspondent, editor and news executive with The Associated Press. When he died in 1975, Eunson was assistant general manager and vice president for broadcast at The Associated Press.

This event is sponsored by the School of Communication and The Associated Press.

See the 2013–2014 Samuel L. Finley humorous writing contest winners:

Grand Prize, $300, to Amanda Skonvold, BS in Strategic Communication, for “Satan's Replacement.

First Place, $200, to Danielle Frederic, BSED in Elementary Ed, for “The Taming of a College Student.

Second Place, $150, to Daniel Swaim, MA in Professional Writing, for “The Baby Brother Support Group.

Third Place, $100, to Melissa Becker, MEd in Ed Leadership, for “The Duck and the Seagull.

Honorable Mention, $75, to Karen McCoy, MFA in Creative Writing, for “To the Humans Who Keep Me Locked in the House.


Holiday greeting card contest winners:

COM photography and photojournalism students competed in a contest to provide an image for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2012 holiday greeting card.

The winner of the $150 grand prize is photo student Erika Tenney, for her image “Falling Winter Sun.” The nine runners up include (in alphabetical order):

  • Chance Boultinghouse
  • Janelle Cordova
  • Jenneke van Genechten
  • Rachel Gibbons
  • Audrey Hirschl
  • Dakota Peterson
  • Amanda Quinlan
  • Jasmine Riley
  • Xiaoxhen Wang

All ten images will be on display in the School of Communication's second floor gallery from late November till early January.

Laura Camden, Russ Gilbert, John Hessinger, Amy Horn and Sam Minkler judged the contest, which was sponsored by SBS Dean Stephen Wright.


Read more

Norman Medoff, Ed Fink and Tom Tanquary. 2007. Portable Video: Electronic News Gathering and Electronic Field Production (5th ed). Boston, MA: Focal Press.

Peter Friederici 2006. Nature’s Restoration: People and Places on the Front Lines of Conservation. Shearwater Books/Island Press

Norman Medoff  and Barbara Kaye. 2005. Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Lea Parker. 2005. 4th edition. Environmental Communication: Messages, Media & Methods Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Judith Everett and Kris Swanson.2004. Guide to producing a fashion show. (2nd ed.). New York: Fairchild Books

Peter Friederici., and R. Houk, eds. 2004. A New Plateau: Sustaining the Lands and Peoples of the Colorado Plateau.  Renewing the Countryside Press and Center for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona University.

Peter Friederici 2003. Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Janna Jones. 2003.  The Southern Movie Palace: Rise, Fall, and Resurrection, (University Press of Florida, 2003)

Tony Parker. 2003 Free Speech on Trial: Communication Perspectives on Landmark Supreme Court Decisions.  Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Lea Parker 2002. EcoCulture: Environmental Messages in Music, Art and Literature Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.

Dayle Hardy-Short and C. Brant Short. 2001. Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona U, 2001.

Norman Medoff and Barbara  Kaye. 2001. Just a Click Away: Advertising on the Internet. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Norman Medoff  and Barbara Kaye. 2001. The World Wide Web: A Mass Communication Perspective. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishers.

Judith Everett and Kris Swanson 2000. Promotion in the merchandising environment. New York:  Fairchild Books

Peter Friederici  and J. Doggett, eds. 2000. The View from Here: Contemporary Essays by Flagstaff Authors. Flagstaff: Red Lake Books.

Peter Friederici Alden, P., B. Cassie, J. D. W. Kahl, P. Leary, A. Leventer, and W. B. Zomlefer. 1999. National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States. New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Peter Friederici 1999. The Suburban Wild. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Mark Neumann. 1999. On the Rim: Looking for the Grand Canyon, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Peter Friederici 1996. Strangers in Our Midst: The Startling World of Sonoran Desert Arthropods. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Norman Medoff, Tom Tanquary and Paul Helford. 1995. Creating TV Projects Boston: Focal Press.

Richard Rogers and Stephen W. Littlejohn. 1992. Theories of Human Communication Faculty Desk ReferenceBelmont, CA:  Wadsworth Publishing Co.

Recent journal articles

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Richard Rogers. 2007. "From Hunting Magic to Shamanism: Interpretations of Native American Rock Art and the Contemporary Crisis in Masculinity," Women's Studies in Communication.

Dayle Hardy-Short and C. Brant Short. 2006. “Redemption by Grace: A Rhetorical Analysis of Hoosiers.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

Janna Jones. 2006. “The Library of Congress Film Project: Film Collecting and a United State(s) of Mind,” The Moving Image  6:2, 30-51.

Richard Rogers. 2006. "From Cultural Exchange to Transculturation: A Review and Reconceptualization of Cultural Appropriation," Communication Theory 16.4.

Kris Swanson and Horridge, P. E. 2006. “Travel motivations as souvenir purchase indicators.” Tourism Management, 27(4), 671-683.

Mark Neumann. 2005. “Moving Images and Biography,”  The Moving Image, 5: 1, 171-175.