The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina announces the second annual Farrar Media and Civil Rights History Award. Honoring USC Professor Emeritus Ronald T. Farrar and his late wife, Gayla D. Farrar, this award recognizes the best journal article or chapter in an edited collection on the historical relationship between the media and civil rights.
Submitted articles or chapters should be works of historical scholarship and must have been published in 2010 or 2011.
We encourage submissions that address the media and civil rights from a range of historical contexts, periods, and perspectives.
Scholars may nominate and submit their own work or the work of others by sending four copies of the article/ chapter and a cover letter describing the merits of the work. A national panel of experts will judge the contest.
The winner will receive a plaque and $1,000 and must agree to present his or her work in a public lecture at the University of South Carolina in the spring semester of 2012. The winner’s travel expenses will be covered.
Mail nominations postmarked by Jan. 5, 2012 to: Kathy Roberts Forde, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208