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Lauren Kolodrubetz '12 presents research at national conference

Lauren Kolodrubetz, a 2012 graduate of the School of Communications and Elon's Honors program, presented a research paper at the American Journalism Historians Association conference Oct. 13 in Raleigh, N.C.

Kolodrubetz's paper, "'A Daily Threat Hanging Over You and Your Family': Pleas for Better Roads Through a Cold War Prism in Popular Magazine Advertisements, 1953-1954," examined how advocates for a national highway system appealed to the public through ads in Time magazine. Kolodrubetz concluded that the ads played upon a broader culture of security and safety that had emerged in response to fears of nuclear devastation.

The conference paper was an extension of Kolodrubetz's honors thesis, which was mentored by Harlen Makemson, associate professor in the School of Communications. Makemson was second author on the paper.

Founded in 1981, the American Journalism Historians Association fosters research and teaching of media history.

Harlen Makemson,
10/16/2012 9:40 PM