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JEM students and faculty shine at Chicago conference

 Xu “James” Zhang presents his award-winning paper at AEJMC 2017 in Chicago.

Between August 9-12, educators and students from across the journalism and media studies community gathered in Chicago for the 2017 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Among them were several esteemed students and faculty from the UT CCI School of Journalism and Electronic Media.

Mark Harmon awarded the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award

Mark HarmonFor the second time in five years, Dr. Mark Harmon was awarded the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award in recognition of his outstanding work in column writing. Sponsored by The Society of Professional Journalists, the award honors excellence in journalism across a broad range of categories in print, online, television, and radio.  

"Awards are helpful in that they draw attention to the work," said Harmon.  "I hope this award will bring some attention to the topics raised in my weekly Knoxville News Sentinel column."