The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication has announced the establishment of the Jinx Coleman Broussard Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Media History. The award will be presented to the winner of the Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History ideas competition that is held during the association’s annual conference.
The award is named for Jinx Coleman Broussard, the Bart R. Swanson Endowed Memorial Professor in the Manship School of Mass Communications at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Professor Broussard is an expert on the history of the Black press. Her most recent book, which she co-authored, is Public Relations and Journalism in Times of Crisis: A Symbiotic Relationship (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2019). She is also the author of the award-winning book African American Foreign Correspondents: A History (Louisiana State University Press, 2013).
Dr. Broussard, who will be honored at the association’s annual conference next summer, stated that “I am incredibly honored to have my name associated with this award. I hope to continue inspiring students, teachers, and scholars of media history to uncover the past and make sense of the role media have played and the impact they continue to make in our world.”
Dr. Broussard joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in 2006 after teaching at Dillard University in New Orleans. She was the first African American student to earn a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Louisiana State University. Dr. Broussard holds a master’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Southern Mississippi.