Alabama's Sloan
guest at Elon


David Sloan, a professor of journalism at the University of Alabama, will be a special guest at the School of Communications Oct. 11. He'll be honored at a luncheon and will serve as a visiting professor in Elon courses.

Sloan worked as an editor for four Texas newspapers before going into teaching. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and taught 10 years at the University of Arkansas before spending nearly two decades at Alabama.

His specialties are media history, in which he is recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities, and journalistic writing. He has written or edited 19 books and has received a number of awards for his books and other research.

His book "The Media in America: A History" is the most widely used textbook in its field. He founded the American Journalism Historians Association and the Southeast Journalism Conference, a student-oriented organization of 50 college journalism departments.

He has served as president of both the American Journalism Historians Association (1999-2000) and Kappa Tau Alpha (1998-2000), the national mass communication honor society. In 1990, he was chosen as KTA's outstanding chapter adviser.



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