Dr. Andrew Lingwall, professor of public relations in Clarion University Department of Communication, is one of six Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication members selected for the 2019-20 class of Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media.
Each visiting professor will spend two weeks this summer working in the news industry and learning firsthand how technology is shifting and changing the way news is delivered. Lingwall will work with KNXV in Phoenix.
After completing the two-week externship, Lingwall will take his updated skills and knowledge back to his classroom. The second phase of the program funds the travel of a KNXV representative to Clarion University for a three- to five-day visit. This person will be available to visit communication classes, speak with student media members (such as Eagle Media and The Clarion Call), and participate in campus events.
Lingwall's research agenda focuses on strategic communication and writing skills of millennial students in programs of mass communication. He recently co-authored "The Basics of Media Writing: A Strategic Approach" for SAGE Publications. In 2017, Lingwall conducted research on public relations education at Aalborg University in Denmark and lectured at the University of Warsaw in Poland. Last January, he taught at Universidad de Alcalá in Spain.
AEJMC, a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals, administers the program for the foundation. Applications are evaluated according to the value/need of the program for the applicant, impact of the visit on the applicant's home campus, and strength of ideas for the professional's visit.
The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate philanthropy of The E.W. Scripps Company, a news and information company with 52 television stations in 36 markets. This is the ninth year the foundation has funded grants for the Visiting Professors in Social Media Program.