Eric Meyer, associate professor in journalism, has been named one of six Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media for summer 2015. Meyer will spend two weeks at the Dallas Morning News learning how the paper uses social media across multiple platforms. He and other professors in the program will then bring what they've learned back to their classrooms and their students.
“Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Change America,” co-written by Associate Professor Chris Benson and the late Mamie Till-Mobley, tells the story of the life and death of Mrs. Mobley’s son, Emmett Till. The Mississippi lynching of Till in 1955 has been considered the event that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.
Among other honors, the book, released in 2003, won a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Special Recognition in 2004.