Gang Han, assistant professor at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has been named an Emerging Scholar by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, based on proposed research that would map health information via microblogging.
The formal title of his proposal is “Mapping Health Information Flow and Knowledge Diffusion on Microblogging: A Social Network Analysis of Social Influence on Twitter.” Each year the AEJMC Emerging Scholars Program awards $2,500 research and teaching grants to up to four candidates to encourage innovative and timely projects in journalism and mass communication. The program’s mission is to identify, encourage and recognize some of the nation’s most promising emerging scholars in journalism and mass communication by providing funding for research or teaching projects. Jennifer McGill, AEJMC executive director, said, “This was an incredibly competitive pool.” The association received 42 proposals. “The candidates and proposals are of such high quality,” she said. “This is so exciting for our industry.”