AUBURN – Howell Raines, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times journalist, is one of five veteran news professionals selected to receive 2010 Auburn Journalism Honors awards April 23. The awards will be presented during a luncheon at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center by the Auburn University Journalism Advisory Council. The luncheon will begin at 11:40 a.m., with a social hour and registration beginning at 11 a.m.
The other four honorees are the late Paul Hemphill, Atlanta Journal columnist and author; John Stevenson, editor and publisher of The Randolph Leader in Roanoke; George Smith, former sports editor and long-time columnist at The Anniston Star; and David White, who has covered the Alabama Legislature for the Birmingham News since 1989.
AUBURN – The Auburn University Department of Communication and Journalism will host a group of up to 20 students from Alabama and Georgia high schools in a summer workshop during which students will gain hands-on experience in journalism and other communications fields.
The workshop will be held Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19. During their week-long visit to Auburn, students will have opportunities to work closely with communications professionals and professors, take field trips and interact with staff members from the university’s campus newspaper and radio station.
AUBURN – The Auburn University Journalism Advisory Council will pay tribute to five journalists at the council’s annual honors luncheon Friday, April 24, at 11:40 a.m. at the Saugahatchee Country Club.
Syndicated columnist and author Rheta Grimsley Johnson will receive top honors as the 2009 Distinguished Auburn University Journalism Alumnus. Other honorees will be Kathryn Tucker-Windham, Distinguished Special Achievement in Journalism; Goodloe Sutton and his late wife, Jean, Distinguished Alabama Community Journalists; Shannon Allen, Distinguished Alabama Community Sports Journalist; and John Logue, Distinguished Mass Media Achievement.
AUBURN – Alabama writer and prize-winning journalist Wayne Greenhaw will give The Neil and Henrietta Davis Distinguished Lecture, Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m., in the auditorium at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The public program is presented by Auburn University’s Department of Communication and Journalism.
The Davis Lecture Series was established in 1996 to honor the late Neil O. and Henrietta W. Davis and to encourage excellence in journalism. The series features distinguished journalists who can inspire students to follow the spirit and the principles embodied in the couple’s life and work.
AUBURN – Auburn University Journalism Professor Ed Williams, serving his final semester as faculty adviser to The Auburn Plainsman student newspaper, has established The Ed Williams Endowed Scholarship in Journalism to benefit students and also to mark his 25 years of service to journalism at AU and his 23 years as faculty adviser to the Plainsman.
“My students tell me that I’ve impacted their lives, but I wanted to leave another kind of legacy, something that will be here long after I am gone,” said Williams. “I felt that funding an endowed scholarship is something that will be a part of Auburn forever and something that demonstrates the commitment that I’ve had to my students and to The Auburn Plainsman for the past 25 years.”
AUBURN – Journalist Clarke Stallworth, this year’s speaker for the Neil O. and Henrietta Davis Lecture Series, will give a talk about what was happening in Alabama during the height of the civil rights movement and how it was portrayed in the state’s newspapers. The event will be on Thursday, March 27, at 5 p.m., in the Dixon Auditorium at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The lecture series is sponsored by Auburn University’s Department of Communications and Journalism and is open to the public.
“The journalists who covered the civil rights movement are a treasure of important historical information,” said John Carvalho, director of the Auburn University journalism program. “Mr. Stallworth and his colleagues were in the middle of a situation that had all the markings of a great story: conflict, impact, constant change. Their professional response to the situation is a model for young journalists.”