Tuscaloosa, Ala.— Associate Professor Dr. George Daniels will give the Honors Lecture at this year’s Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference, held in Washington, D.C. Daniels will deliver his lecture on Tuesday, August 8.
“It is an honor to be in the same circle as those who have led scholastic journalism for years,” said Daniels. “As one who came into media because of high school journalism, I am thrilled to be considered one of the current leading educators in the field.”
Each year, the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC selects one of its members to present an Honors Lecture as a means of recognizing their career and research. Since this year marks the 50th Honors Lecture at the AEJMC conference, the lecture holds greater significance for Daniels.
“I plan to…take [this selection] as an endorsement to keep doing what I do with our Alabama Scholastic Press Association and our Multicultural Journalism Workshop here at UA,” said Daniels. “I also plan to remain involved with the national organization, the Journalism Education Association and move forward in our elementary school outreach here in Tuscaloosa and West Alabama.”
Beyond the conference, the lecture will feature in the division’s publications, broadening the reach of Daniels’ work within scholastic journalism.
AEJMC is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. The Scholastic Journalism Division provides support to high school, middle school and elementary teachers in the areas of media and communication.
Daniels was recently featured in the College of Communication & Information Sciences’ alumni magazine Communicator, which delves into his lifelong passion for scholarship and service.