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Fordham Center Picks Book on Muckraking for Annual Award

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The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University named Investigated Reporting: Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle over Television Documentary (University of Illinois Press, 2005), by Chad Raphael, Ph.D., associate professor of communication, Santa Clara University, winner of the 2005 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research.

The annual award honors top-quality research in communications policy and ethics. Previous winners include: Watching Jim Crow (Duke University Press, 2004) by Steven D. Classen, Ph.D., California State University, Los Angeles; and Campaigning Online (Oxford University Press, 2003) by Bruce Bimber, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, and Richard Davis, Ph.D., Brigham Young University.

The center is named in memory of Donald H. McGannon (FCRH ’40), former CEO of Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation. Its mission is to conduct, support, reward, and disseminate research in the fields of communications policy and ethics, with a particular emphasis on research that addresses the public interest dimensions of media policy.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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