Emma A Jane wins Anne Dunn Scholar Award for 2016
The 2016 Anne Dunn Scholar award for excellence in research about communication or journalism has been awarded to Emma A Jane, senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales. Warm congratulations, Emma, from the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
The Anne Dunn Scholar Award was set up in 2014 to commemorate the life and work of a much valued and sorely missed colleague – Professor Anne Dunn. Members of Anne Dunn’s family and the two associations decided to offer an annual award worth $3,000. It recognises excellence in research about the fields of communications or journalism, including but not limited to broadcast media for the public benefit.
The award is in memory of a remarkable broadcaster, journalism educator and media scholar. Anne was known for her efforts to build bridges, whether between industry and the academy or across academic disciplines, for her mentoring of younger women making the adjustment from working in news media to academia and for her life-long commitment to public sector broadcasting.
ANZCA president Donald Matheson said Emma Jane had produced an impressive body of research investigating online misogyny and cyberhate since 2012. "She shows not only great scholarly energy, but also a commitment to harnessing that research for the public good."
JERAA president Matthew Ricketson said: "The judges for the Anne Dunn scholar award this year welcomed the increase in the number of entries and were impressed by the quality of the strongest entries, which demonstrated sound scholarship and a refreshing originality of research topics."
The judges again encourage all members of ANZCA and JERAA who have developed a strong body of research about communication and journalism to enter the award. Please enter so your work can be celebrated and we can showcase it to the wider academic community. Don't be shy!