Cindy Royal named Charles E. Scripps Teacher of the Year

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The Scripps Howard Foundation has announced that Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Associate Professor Cindy Royal was named Journalism and Mass Communication Teacher of the Year. Dr Royal will receive $10,000 and the Charles E. Scripps Teacher of the Year Award.  Dr. Royal specializes in teaching the practical and theoretical concepts of New Media. She completed Ph.D. studies in Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Texas at Austin in May 2005.  Dr. Royal teaches Web design and online journalism, as well as other courses dealing with communication and technology.

The Scripps Howard Foundation announced the winners and finalists of its annual Scripps Howard Awards during a webcast on March 17, honoring the best work in the communications industry and journalism education in 2013.

The Scripps Howard Foundation’s Awards

Established in 1953, the Scripps Howard Foundation’s national journalism awards competition is open to news organizations based in the U.S. and recognizes outstanding print, broadcast and online journalism in 15 categories. Two additional categories honor college journalism and mass communication educators for excellence in administration and teaching.

“I am deeply grateful for this honor, to be selected amongst a field of educators I respect and admire.” said Dr Royal. “I share this recognition with our students and alumni who have worked so hard to distinguish themselves in digital media careers. It is a great reflection on the quality of work we do in our program at Texas State.”

Dr. Royal will be honored Aug. 6 in cooperation with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication during the keynote session of its annual conference, held this year in Montreal. The complete list of winners can be found here

The Scripps Howard Foundation

Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation is the  philanthropic arm of The E.W. Scripps Company, and is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes. With a special commitment to the regions where Scripps does business, the foundation helps build healthy communities and improve the quality of life through support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture and inclusive civic affairs.

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2 Responses to Cindy Royal named Charles E. Scripps Teacher of the Year

  1. Beth Clark says:

    Terrific news! Congratulations, Cindy.

  2. Michael McBride says:

    This is an awesome honor for Cindy, for the SJMC, & for Texas State!

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