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.  

A second phase of the program provides funds for a professional from the Morning News to visit our campus for three to five days in the fall or spring. The professional will be available for a variety of activities while on campus, depending on our needs.

This program is sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and is funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation. A panel of judges evaluated 52 applications on the value/need of the program for the applicant; the impact of the visit on the applicant’s home campus; the strength of ideas for the professional’s visit; and the overall quality of the application. Since the program started four years ago, 21 visiting professors have worked at 16 different media outlets.