Padgett receives AEJMC teaching recognition

A First Amendment course project created by Professor George Padgett, School Communications, has been selected as a second place winner in the national Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications’ Teaching Standards Best Practices competition. Padgett’s winning entry was for a project conducted by his GST course, Five Freedoms: First Amendment Under Attack, offered last fall. Students in the class presented a First Amendment education program, including a skit about the five freedoms, to fifth grade students at Elon Elementary. Padgett will present his teaching ideas as part of a Best Teaching Practices panel at the AEJMC national conference in San Francisco in August.