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Copeland Leads San Diego Convention
Fletcher Professor David Copeland, president of the American Journalism Historians Association, presided at the national convention in San Diego Oct. 4-6, 2001. The 20th annual convention featured eight panels, 36 juried papers, a silent auction of American journalism memorabilia and a special focus on "great ideas" in journalism history. Next year's AJHA convention will be in Nashville, Tenn.

USA Today Publishes Elon Internet Project
USA Today devoted a full page this summer to an Internet research project carried out by 25 students in a School of Communications class at Elon. The project titled "One Neighborhood, One Week on the Internet" was detailed in several USA Today articles July 31, 2001, and distributed by the Gannett News Service and published in dozens of newspapers across the United States. The articles were written by Janna Quitney Anderson of the School of Communications and Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

John Merrill Coming as Visiting Professor
Professor Emeritus John Merrill of the University of Missouri, a world-renowned scholar in media ethics and international journalism, will be a visiting professor in Elon's School of Communications during winter term 2002. Merrill will teach a special three-week course in January titled "Global Press Freedom."

Engineer Jeff James Joins Staff
Elon has hired a full-time engineer, Jeff James from WGHP-TV in Greensboro-High Point, to be in charge of the television studios and related technology within the School of Communications building. James reports to the Office of Elon Television.

Elon Student Television Wins Award
ESTV won an Award of Distinction in the Videographer Awards 2001 competition for the weekly show titled "University." The show focuses on student issues and is aired on more than 25 other campuses. More than 2,400 entries were entered in this year's Videographer Awards, with 16 percent of them being recognized in April 2001 for the Award of Distinction.

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