School of Communications associate professor Lee Bush and assistant professor Barbara Miller recently published a paper on the structure and learning benefits of student-run communications agencies in the United States.
The paper appeared in a special pedagogical issue of “Public Relations Review” in December 2011.
Titled “U.S. student-run agencies: Organization, attributes and adviser perceptions of student learning outcomes,” the paper was presumably the first quantitative study of student-run agencies to be published in the United States. It evaluated 51 agencies at universities accredited by or affiliated with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Earlier in 2011, Bush and Miller presented a similar paper at the 2011 AEJMC conference in St. Louis, for which they won the top paper award in the Public Relations Teaching division.