COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 17) – Dean Lucy Dalglish announces the new Ray Hiebert History of Journalism Endowed Award, starting in the spring of 2017.
Hiebert is a professor emeritus and was founding dean of the College of Journalism (1968) at the University of Maryland. He is author and editor of books and articles on history, biography, journalism, public relations, public affairs, and mass media.
The award reflects the interest of Dr. Hiebert in the historic role of journalism in American life, politics, government and culture. His intent in establishing this award is to promote the teaching of journalism history in journalism education and to encourage research that sheds light on that history.
Dr. Hiebert believes that the University of Maryland is ideally located for research in journalism history, especially because of the university’s proximity to the U.S. government’s most important history archives as well as access to the world’s news media and their historic records.
The Ray Hiebert History of Journalism Endowed Award will be awarded each spring, starting in April 2017, for the best work of journalism history in the previous calendar year by any graduate student or faculty member in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
- In the inaugural year of the award, the winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium.
- The award may be granted for a master’s thesis, PhD dissertation, published article in a peer-reviewed research journal, or book published by a reputable publisher.
- The award committee will be chaired by Merrill College Associate Professor Ira Chinoy and will include Merrill Professors Linda Steiner and Carl Sessions Stepp and University of Maryland Department of History Associate Professor David Sicilia.
- For theses and dissertations, the work must have been completed, defended, and filed with the university in 2016. Peer reviewed journal articles and books must have been published in 2016.
The application deadline is March 1, 2017.
To be considered, applications must include the following:
(1). For a dissertation, thesis or article, submit as a PDF file. For a book, two hard copies of the published work must be submitted, plus a PDF file of the title page, table of contents and a single chapter of the author’s choosing.
(2). An abstract of up to 350 words, also as a PDF file.
(3). A one-paragraph narrative bio as a PDF file.
(4). A CV as a PDF file.
(5). Applicants may include one letter of support from the following, as appropriate, as a PDF file:
(a). The chair of the dissertation committee.
(b). The chair of the thesis committee.
(c). The editor of the peer-reviewed journal or a faculty mentor familiar with article.
(d). The publisher of the book; a published review of the book may be included in lieu of or in addition to a letter from the editor.
Applications and all materials should be sent electronically (except for the hard copies of books) to Ira Chinoy at firstname.lastname@example.org and should contain “RAY HIEBERT AWARD APPLICATION” in the subject line. Book copies should be delivered to Ira Chinoy, Room 2100K, Knight Hall, in an envelope that includes the notation “ATTN: RAY HIEBERT AWARD APPLICATION.”