Newhouse Welcomes Back Alumnus David Oh, Returning as 12th New Full-Time Faculty Member in 2023-24 

David Oh, an alumnus of the Ph.D. and master’s programs at Newhouse, will return to his alma mater in the spring as an associate professor of communications. He will teach classes in media and diversity and cultural theory.  

Headshot of David Oh
David Oh

Oh arrives from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he taught courses on media, audiences and identity, as well as research methods. Oh’s research focuses on topics including Asian American representations in popular and digital culture and Asian American identities and media.  

He is the author of “Whitewashing the Movies: Asian Erasure and White Subjectivity in U.S. Film Culture” (2022) and “Second- Generation Korean Americans and Transnational Media: Diasporic Identifications,” along with over 30 journal articles and other works.  

Oh was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea in 2017-18. He earned a Ph.D. in mass communications from Newhouse in 2007 and a master’s in broadcast journalism (now the broadcast and digital journalism program) in 2000. Oh also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University and a certificate of completion in Korean Language from Yonsei University.  

Newhouse welcomed 11 new full-time faculty members in the Fall 2023 semester. 

Newhouse Faculty, Students to Participate in 2023 NCA Convention

Several Newhouse School faculty members and doctoral students will participate in the annual convention of the National Communication Association on Nov. 16-19 in National Harbor, Maryland. Their involvement includes paper presentations, roundtable discussion appearances and roles as presenters in workshops and meetings.

Note: This is a working list; for the most updated information, visit the NCA site.

Pre-Conference, Wednesday, Nov. 15

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and the Promise of “Justice?”: Examining Policy, Practice, and Pathways of Action for Communication Scholars and Administrators

Rockell Brown Burton (presenter)

Enaged Scholarship as a Path to Freedom: Co-Drafting Communication’s Commitments

Srividya Ramasubramanian (presenter)

Thursday, Nov. 16

Table 12

Nick Bowman (chair)

How to Get Published and Navigating the NCA Journals – Part 2

Nick Bowman (presenter)

Love It and/or Hate It, Journalism is Entertainment

Discerning Selfiers: Differences Between Taking and Sharing Selfies

Charisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay (author)

A Tale of Two Cities: Media Representations of Homelessness in a Super Bowl Host City

Michelle Marie Johnson (author)

Explaining Health-Related Internet Use for Three Patient-Engagement Activities: Implications for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural U.S. Pacficic Northwest

Jocelyn McKinnon-Crowley (co-author)

Trends Engaged and Applied Communication Research: Implications for the Journal of Applied Communication Research

Srividya Ramasubramanian (presenter)

Touch Not My CROWN: Natural Hair Movement Agenda-Setting Role in the Passage of Non-Discrimination Act

Benjamin P. Tetteh (author)

Love It and/or Hate It, Journalism is Entertainment

Robert Thompson (co-author)

Friday, Nov. 17

The Effect of Progressive Embodiment on Player-Avatar-Relationship: A Mediating Role of Self-Presence

Qualitative Inquiries into the Experience of Queer and Non-Queer Gamers’ Playing Gone Home

Nick Bowman (co-author)

NCA Publications Council Meeting

A Roundtable Discussion of Strengths and Weaknesses of Open Science in Communication Research

Nick Bowman (presenter)

Well Done Dr. Richard Wright: A Roundtable Celebrating 50 Years of Service, Scholarship, and Developing Black Educators

Rockell Brown Burton (presenter)

Freedom from the Ivory Tower: Black Women Surviving and Thriving in Academe

Charisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay (presenter)

#IAmVanessaGuillen: How Social Media Drives Organizational Change

Michelle Marie Johnson (author)

The Effect of Progressive Embodiment on Player-Avatar-Relationship: A Mediating Role of Self-Presence

Yoon Esther Lee (author)

NCA Journal Editors’ Workshop

Enlivening, Embodying, and Energizing Data: Embracing Arts-Based Approaches to Health Communication Research on Disability and Chronic Illness

NCA Scholars’ Office Hours

A Roundtable Discussion of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Open Science in Communication Research

Srividya Ramasubramanian (presenter)

“Othered” Immigrants Seeking Freedom: Implications for Well-Being, Advocacy, and Counter-Narratives

Srividya Ramasubramanian (co-chair)

Saturday, Nov. 18

Recognizing and Encouraging Excellence: Administrator Role and Strategies for Awards for Faculty, Students, and Staff

Rockell Brown Burton (presenter)

DEI & Media Literacy: Challenges and Motivations of Media Literacy Educators Committed to Social Justice

Shannon Burth (author)

DEI & Media Literacy: Challenges and Motivations of Media Literacy Educators Committed to Social Justice

Critical Environmental Communication Framework

Srividya Ramasubramanian (co-author)

Creating Spaces of Freedom Through Mentorship and Community-Building in the International and Intercultural Communication Division

Srividya Ramasubramanian (co-presenter)

50 Years of Advancing of Advancing Public Relations Through Education: What’s Next?

Maria Russell (chair)

Navigating Toxicity in Academia: Reflections from International Student and Faculty

Benjamin P. Tetteh (presenter)

Message from Dean Mark Lodato

Editor’s note: The first two floors of Newhouse 1 reopened Monday, Nov. 6.

The following message was sent to the Newhouse community on Friday, Nov. 3, at 4:52 p.m.

Dear Newhouse Students, Faculty and Staff, 

I wanted to share a brief update before the end of the day about the status of Newhouse 1. 

The first and second floors of Newhouse 1 will remain closed through the weekend as cleaning and remediation work continue following the small fire that started in a first-floor classroom currently undergoing renovation.  

The fire caused some smoke damage, but I am thankful that is the extent of the impact following a thorough inspection by Public Safety and Campus Facilities. I want to also express my gratitude to the City of Syracuse Fire Department for their tireless efforts on Thursday night.  

We expect the first and second floors of Newhouse 1 to reopen Monday. However, the rest of the Newhouse complex is open as usual, and Family Weekend events on Saturday are scheduled to take place as planned.  

I know this may have been an unsettling situation for some members of our community, especially those who were here Thursday night. Please know that your well-being is top of mind, and the goal is to make sure we have a safe and conducive learning environment for all on Monday. 

If plans change for the reopening on Monday of the first and second floors of Newhouse 1, we will notify affected students, faculty and staff as soon as possible over the weekend about alternative arrangements.  

In the meantime, thank you again for your patience and understanding. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  


Dean Lodato 

The following message was sent to Newhouse School students on Friday, Nov. 3 , at 12:48 p.m.

Dear Newhouse Students, 

I wanted to share the latest update on the status of Newhouse 1 after the small fire on Thursday night that caused some smoke damage.  

While the exact cause is still under investigation, I can confirm that it started in a first-floor classroom in Newhouse 1 that is currently undergoing renovation. School leadership and staff are working closely with Campus Facilities to assess the affected areas.  

As a precaution, and with your safety and well-being in mind, we have temporarily closed the first and second floors of Newhouse 1 while deep cleaning and remediation activities take place. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation at this time. 

We are aware of 11 classes affected on Friday by the closures. Faculty teaching those classes were notified early this morning. Many of the affected classes are labs in which you or your classmates may already be shooting projects outside the building.  

Any classes that were scheduled to meet in person were moved to other locations, or your instructors were given the option of rescheduling or meeting remotely. I apologize for any inconvenience the closures may have caused.   

Our goal is to have all of Newhouse 1 open again by Monday. In the meantime, the rest of the Newhouse complex is open as usual.  

Family Weekend events on Saturday are also scheduled to take place as planned, and I hope to see you and your families back at Newhouse this weekend. 

I want to thank each of you for your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I am committed to keeping you informed and addressing any issues that may arise.  


Dean Lodato 

The following message was sent to Newhouse School students on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10:48 p.m.

Dear Newhouse Students,

Earlier this evening, a small fire started in a Newhouse 1 classroom, resulting in some smoke damage. The building was evacuated, and thankfully no one was hurt. 

First and foremost, I want to reassure you that everyone is safe, and the immediate situation has been resolved. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our Newhouse community, and we are taking all necessary precautions. 

Cleanup efforts are already underway. To that end, out of an abundance of caution, I have decided to move all Newhouse 1 first- and second-floor classrooms and offices tomorrow. This will allow time to assess and address any potential smoke damage and ensure that the affected areas are safe for use once again. 

Those students, faculty or staff impacted by closures will be notified as soon as possible about alternative arrangements for Friday. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. I understand that such incidents can be unsettling, but please rest assured that we are working diligently to minimize any disruption while maintaining a secure and conducive learning environment. 

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

I appreciate your understanding and cooperation. 


Dean Lodato

University Leaders Launch AI Academic Alliance, Convene AI Symposium in Washington

Two Syracuse University institutes are welcoming researchers, academic leaders, policymakers and journalists for discussions in Washington, D.C., about innovations, vulnerabilities and the future of artificial intelligence.

The two-day AI Policy Symposium that begins today in the nation’s capital is organized by the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship (IDJC) and the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI).

The event also serves as the venue to launch the Academic Alliance for AI Policy, an academic advisory body formed to serve as a resource for lawmakers, policymakers and others seeking to regulate and better understand AI.

“AI is affecting more and more aspects of daily life in America and beyond,” says Hamid Ekbia, director of ASPI and a University Professor. He will lead the alliance.

“Unlike the early decades of its development, when it was the intellectual curiosity of a small number of academics, AI is nobody’s monopoly anymore,” Ekbia says. “If there is a benefit from AI, it should apply to everyone, and if there is harm, someone should be held accountable. This needs oversight and regulation.”

The new alliance and AI policy will be the focus of discussions Thursday at the symposium. How AI will affect the future of work, and its impact on the 2024 presidential election are topics to be discussed Friday.

“Connecting top AI researchers with policymakers and journalists thinking about AI regulation and impacts on society is key to informing regulation, news coverage and the public’s understanding of these emerging issues,” says Margaret Talev, Kramer Director of the Washington-based IDJC. “The symposium also is an opportunity to bring journalists from a range of news organizations together as they navigate coverage and use of AI.”

Still in formation, the alliance will be comprised of academic leaders representing K-12 schools, community colleges and research universities. It is guided by a steering committee that includes representatives from Cornell University, Duke University, Indiana University, Oregon State University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, the University of California and the University of Illinois.

Joining Ekbia in representing Syracuse is Delali Kumavie, assistant professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Ekbia, who joined the University in January 2023, says the alliance will serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas among academics from various backgrounds and as an advisory body for lawmakers as they grapple with the increasing number of challenges arising from AI.

The alliance will also connect AI experts with journalists reporting on related issues to help distill the implications for greater public understanding.

Ekbia says the regulation of AI in the U.S. is lagging and has enabled rampant gaps in information, knowledge and accountability. This, he says, has allowed the economic agendas of a few to take priority over public interest. “Academics can, and should, help correct this state of affairs,” adds Ekbia. “The Academic Alliance for AI Policy is a step in that direction.”

Based at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, ASPI is a Universitywide initiative focused on the intersection of technology, policy and society that boasts dozens of affiliated faculty researchers across disciplines.

The IDJC engages in nonpartisan research, teaching and public dialogue aimed at strengthening trust in news media, governance and society. It is a joint initiative of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Maxwell School.

In addition to the symposium, the institutes are co-sponsors of the Axios-Generation Lab-Syracuse University AI Experts Survey. The initial results released in September found that a majority of computer science experts at top U.S. research universities wanted to see the creation of a new federal agency or global organization to govern artificial intelligence. The next wave of findings is to be released in November.

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Newhouse School Mourns the Loss of Pioneering Media Executive Edward Bleier ’51

The Newhouse School mourns the loss of Edward Bleier ’51, the pioneering media executive whose generosity to his alma mater helped support the study of television and pop culture for generations of students that followed in his footsteps at Syracuse University.

Edward Bleier
Edward Bleier ’51 (Photo courtesy of Syracuse University)

Bleier died Tuesday, his wife Magda Bleier, told The New York Times. He was 94.

Bleier, the former president of Warner Bros. domestic pay-TV, cable and network features division, worked in almost every aspect of radio and television during his distinguished career.

Fittingly, his name is memorialized at the Newhouse School through the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, which serves as a kind of think tank on the art of television and the exploration of popular culture. 

A sign outside the Newhouse 3 rooms for the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture
The Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, located in the Newhouse 3 building, is named after Edward Bleier ’51, who died this week. (Photo by Genaro C. Armas)

Bleier requested in his memorial notices that gifts be sent to the Bleier Center in lieu of flowers.

“Edward Bleier was a titan of the communications industry, a visionary who helped build the foundation for so many of the platforms for consuming content that we take for granted today,” Newhouse Dean Mark J. Lodato said.

“On behalf of the Newhouse community, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Bleier family,” Lodato added. “We are so thankful for his tremendous generosity to Syracuse University, where his legacy will live on at the Bleier Center.”

Bleier was a key executive in implementing changes in the media landscape, principally at Time Warner/Warner Bros. and ABC-TV. At ABC in the 1960s, he at various times headed daytime and children’s programming; news, sports and prime-time sales; and marketing, public relations and long-range planning.

From 1969-2004, while at Warner Bros., Bleier was a key player in Warner Communications’ development of cable systems, cable networks, home video, sports and its 1990 merger with Time Inc.

In 2005, the Center for the Study of Popular Television was renamed the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture thanks to a generous donation from Bleier. The center is headed by Professor Bob Thompson, one of the most well-known and widely quoted popular culture experts in the world.

“Media, particularly popular media, are the new DNA of our global society. With Internet and satellite, ideas, images, stories and information affect every aspect of the world, often instantly,” Bleier said in 2005 in an announcement about the renaming of the center.

“The content of American media is so pervasive-for good or ill-it must be seriously taught and examined,” Bleier said. “Bob Thompson is at the forefront and I am honored to add my support.”

Thompson plans to speak at a memorial service for Bleier on Sunday in East Hampton, New York. He said Bleier “knew everyone in – and everything about – American television.”

“In over 30 years as my friend, he taught me volumes. I was always taken by how a guy who had been such a VIP for 70 years was also so humble and kind. And hilarious,” Thompson said. “Although he’d been retired for a while, he remained up-to-the-second on the monumental changes happening in the industry.”

Thompson recalled a conversation a few weeks ago, during which Bleier provided insights about streaming, artificial intelligence and the Hollywood writers and actors strikes “with wisdom and aplomb,” he said. “I am proud to see his name on my door every morning.”

Research Aimed At Combatting Fake News Wins Regional STEM Project of Year Award 

A grant involving two Newhouse School researchers looking into technology to detect manipulated media and combat the spread of fake news has been honored with the STEM Project of the Year Award by the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY). 

The effort led by Jason Davis, research professor and co-director of the Real Chemistry Emerging Insights Lab and Regina Luttrell, senior associate dean, is investigating the creation and testing of artificial intelligence algorithms that can identify manipulated media.  

Four people sit a table and smile
Newhouse faculty members Jason Davis and RC Concepcion, senior associate dean Regina Luttrell and student researcher Aatmaj Janardanan pose for a photo with the STEM Project of the Year Award at the Celebration of Technology Awards Banquet at Le Moyne College on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023.  

Davis and Luttrell received the award Monday night during TACNY’s 23rd Celebration of Technology Awards Banquet, held at Le Moyne College. The STEM Project of the Year honor goes to an outstanding technology project, invention or process designed, invented or constructed in Central New York. 

“This research initiative highlights Newhouse’s ongoing dedication to tackling some of today’s most complex issues and making substantial contributions with global impact,” Luttrell said.  

Davis and Luttrell’s research is tied to a subcontract that is part of the Semantic Forensics program, which is funded by an $11.9 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract with PAR Government Systems Corp. The Semantics Forensics program seeks to create a system for automatic detection, attribution and characterization of falsified media assets.  

“The program is actively involved in developing and evaluating solutions that help identify and counter disinformation, ranging from conventional human-generated content to emerging threats driven by advanced generative AI,” Davis said. 

The project was nominated by the Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) at Syracuse University, a state-designated Center for Advanced Technology that has provided funding for the project since fall 2022.  

SU CASE receives funding support from Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) to advance industry-sponsored research at Syracuse University in information systems and related domains.  

“CASE has been delighted to provide ongoing support for graduate students working on this project that is conducting cutting-edge research in an area of great current interest and significant societal impact,” said Pramod Varshney, executive director of SU CASE. 

Fund Named After Larry Barron ’87 Aims to Carry on Late Alumnus’ Legacy of Helping Students Make Connections in Media and Entertainment Business 

A new fund named after the late alumnus Larry Barron ’87 aims to carry on the TV executive’s legacy of connecting students aspiring to work in the media and entertainment business with key industry professionals for mentorship, networking and internship opportunities. 

Larry Barron headshot
Larry Barron

Two students will be chosen each year as part of the Larry Barron Fund for Mentorship (LBFM) program, which will include a four-day trip to Los Angeles for meetings, meet-and-greets, tours and other activities to connect recipients with established media and entertainment executives.  

Applications for the inaugural LBFM recipients are due 6 p.m. ET on Nov. 30. Those selected will be notified by Dec. 15, 2023, and the trip to Los Angeles will take place March 11-14, 2024, during spring break.  

Barron died in 2020. The fund was organized by his longtime friends Carl Weinstein and Scott Bergstein, both 1988 graduates of Newhouse. 

“We are very grateful to Larry’s friends, colleagues and Syracuse University for all their efforts to make LBFM a reality to honor our son,” said Barron’s parents, Roberta and Hal Barron. 

Barron’s prolific career included producing or consulting on hit shows including CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” “Paradise Hotel,” which aired on Fox, and “America’s Next Top Model,” which aired on multiple networks. He was co-creator and executive producer of Fox’s “Couples” and VH1′s “What Chilli Wants.”  

Barron also served as senior vice president at Fremantle Media before launching his own production company, Larry Barron Entertainment, in 2013.

He graduated with a dual degree in television, radio and film from Newhouse, and management and marketing from the Whitman School of Management. While in school, he was a disc jockey, station manager and general manager at student-run Z89 (WJPZ-FM).  

Barron helped to lead the station on its transition to FM radio, a critical period in WJPZ history. In 2012, he was named part of the first class of inductees into the WJPZ Hall of Fame.  

Weinstein and Bergstein fondly recalled Barron’s enthusiastic outlook, infectious personality and a capacity to make “everyone feel truly special.” 

“His ability to inspire, connect and mentor young people was superhuman. The entertainment industry is full of people who were touched by Larry,” Weinstein and Bergstein said in a joint statement.  

Many worked with Barron, some worked for him and others got their first break because of him. 

“Larry instinctively knew that getting a start in the competitive business of media and entertainment would require not just smarts and hard work, but a little help from established professionals in the business,” Weinstein and Bergstein said. “It is fitting that Larry’s legacy of mentoring will live on through this program.” 

Barron started his professional career at CNN before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his passion of becoming a television producer and focusing on content formats including pop culture, reality TV and game shows. 

But Barron took his love for Syracuse University wherever he went, his family and friends said. He stayed deeply involved with the University through his life, especially through Syracuse University Los Angeles (SULA) and the Newhouse LA program.  

“Larry Barron’s steadfast commitment to Syracuse stretched from his days as a student and leading WJPZ to mentoring the next generation of leaders in media and entertainment,” Newhouse School Dean Mark J. Lodato said. 

“We are thankful for the partnership with his friends and family that has resulted in this tremendous opportunity for Newhouse students,” he added. “What an appropriate tribute to Larry’s dedication to the University.”

Message from Dean Mark Lodato

Dear Newhouse Community:

While I know many of you aren’t on campus since it’s still fall break, I wanted to reach out to let you know that I’m sensitive to the fact that the last few days have been extremely distressing for so many people in our Newhouse community.

The news out of the Middle East is frightening and heartbreaking. I abhor the devastating acts of terrorism against Israel and the violence that has erupted in Israel and Gaza. The situation can be especially upsetting for students, faculty or staff with family, friends or other connections to the Middle East.

There are resources available to any member of our community in need of support. 

As the conflict escalates, most of us will be consumed with the upsetting reports that will emerge in the days and weeks ahead. I would like to reiterate the message that Chancellor Syverud conveyed Monday: What we can control is how we treat and engage one another. 

If a fellow student or colleague is upset or grieving, extend compassion and treat them with respect. Acts of kindness, however small, can hold deep significance every day, especially for those in need of support. 

Please know that my door is always open as I welcome every opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations.

Dean Lodato 

White House Correspondents’ Association and Syracuse University Announce New Scholarship Partnership

The White House Correspondents’ Association is partnering with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University on a new scholarship for a journalism student with a focus on pursuing government or political reporting.

The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually. The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) would pair the student for a year with a volunteer mentor from the White House press corps. The receipient will also be invited to a scholarship luncheon in the spring and the annual WHCA dinner in Washington in April.

“The WHCA is grateful for this new partnership with Syracuse University,” said Kelly O’Donnell, Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. The WHCA announced the new scholarship Tuesday.

“We know that Syracuse has a long track record as an institution that produces talented and well-prepared journalists,” O’Donnell said. “We believe this scholarship will help WHCA support a new generation of journalists whose work will hold government to account and shine a light on important issues.” 

An exterior photo of the White House
Adobe Stock Photo

Syracuse becomes the 13th university to partner with the WHCA to help promising young journalists, many of them the White House correspondents of the future.

“Training journalism students and helping to set them up for success for a career in the newsroom is part of what we do best,” said Mark J. Lodato, dean of the Newhouse School.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to an exceptional experience in our nation’s capital, working with some of the country’s top political reporters,” he added.

The new scholarship partnership comes less than a year after the University launched the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship (IDJC) in Washington. IDJC engages in nonpartisan research, teaching and public dialogue aimed at strengthening trust in news media, governance and society.

The institute, which is an initiative of Newhouse and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, is led by Kramer Director Margaret Talev. She is a former WHCA president.  

“The mentoring, relationship building, experiences and support that come with this scholarship are truly awesome for aspiring political reporters at a crucial time in their professional development,” said Talev, who covered the Trump and Obama administrations.

Other institutions who have partnered with the WHCA on scholarships are: American University, Arizona State University, Columbia University, Hampton University, Howard University, Northwestern University, Ohio University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Kansas, the University of Maryland, the University of Missouri and the University of Tennessee.

The WHCA also has college scholarship partnerships with the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the White House Historical Association. 

For more information, please contact Executive Director Steve Thomma at

About the WHCA

Founded in 1914, the White House Correspondents’ Association exists to ensure robust news coverage of the president and the presidency, and to promote excellence in journalism and journalism education. Each day, we work to ensure that the men and women who cover the White House have the ability to seek answers from powerful officials, up to and including the President. We also support awards for some of the best political reporting of the past year, and scholarships for young reporters who carry our hopes for vibrant journalism in the years to come.  Our association comprises hundreds of members from the worlds of print, television, radio and online journalism. Their work, for outlets based in the United States and overseas, reaches a global audience.

Anthony D’Angelo Awarded Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA

Anthony D’Angelo, Newhouse professor of practice of public relations, has been awarded the Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Anthony D'Angelo
Anthony D’Angelo

D’Angelo is one of five PRSA members honored with individual awards for their contributions and service to the communications profession. The Patrick Jackson Award “recognizes a member who has significantly advanced PRSA by working to support Chapters, Districts and the overall organization, inspiring fellow practitioners, both professionally and personally,” a PRSA announcement said.

PRSA highlighted D’Angelo’s distinguished career, which includes public relations leadership roles in the corporate, agency and nonprofit sectors, as well as his achievements at the Newhouse School and writings and commentaries on public relations and strategic communications.

D’Angelo has over 30 years of experience as a PRSA volunteer leader, including serving as chair in 2018. He has also served in key PRSA roles including secretary and treasurer, and has led the advocacy committee for the past several years.

At the Newhouse School, D’Angelo was named interim chair of the public relations department and director of the executive education programs earlier this year. In 2023 he also received the Excellence in Teaching Award, as well as an Excellence in Research, Writing and Creativity Award.

The PRSA awards will be presented later this month at the association’s international conference in Nashville, Tennessee.