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JOURN Professor Matthew Ehrlich finalist in competition

4/3/2012  9:45 am


Matthew Ehrlich's book Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest has been named one of three national finalists in the Tankard Book Award competition. The award is administered through the Standing Committee on Research of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and it is given to books that "must be well-written and break new ground," according to the award call. Authors of the three book finalists will discuss their books at a special session at the AEJMC conference in Chicago in August, with the winner announced at the end of the session. The three finalists are as follows:


After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-SovietCentral Asia (Michigan State University Press)

Eric Freedman, Michigan State University

Richard Shafer, University of North Dakota


Audience Evolution: New Technologies and the Transformation of MediaAudiences (Columbia University Press)

Philip M. Napoli, Fordham University


Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest (Universityof Illinois Press)

Matthew C. Ehrlich, University of Illinois