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  • Aimee Edmondson, Assistant Professor

Biography

Education: Ph.D., Journalism, University of Missouri, 2008; M.A., Journalism, University of Memphis, 1999; B.A., Journalism, Louisiana State University, 1990.

Experience: Newspaper Reporter for 12 years: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tn., 1998-2006; The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, 1993-1996; suburban Atlanta newspapers, 1990-1993.

Awards/Recognition: National reporting awards include Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists; Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism; also received 10 Best of Scripps awards for work at the Commercial Appeal; state reporting awards include Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors, first place, non-deadline reporting and Malcolm Law Investigative reporting award; multiple Georgia Associated Press awards.

Has published in: Communication Law & Policy, Journal of Media Law and Ethics, Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism History and American Journalism.

Teaching areas: Media law; computer-assisted reporting; race, class and gender in the media.

Research areas: The use of libel during the Civil Rights Movement, coverage of desegregation issues, the evolution of state sunshine laws and the Freedom of Information Act.