Kilgo awarded AEJMC grant

The Media School Report • Jan. 16, 2018

Assistant professor Danielle Kilgo was awarded the Emerging Scholars grant from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for her project, “Disrupting the Protest Paradigm: Toward a Model of the Sociological Effects, Routines and Norms Influencing Journalistic Coverage of U.S. Protests.”

The project seeks to explore how mainstream media covers protests and the role media organizations play as a system of suppression within the current hostile political environment that routinely threatens the media. Kilgo worked on the project with Summer Harlow, an assistant professor at the University of Houston.

Assistant professor Suzannah Evans Comfort was also named a recipient for this year’s grant, and assistant professor Gerry Lanosga was a recipient in 2015.