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2023 Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History

The Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History, given biennially, recognizes the best journal article or chapter in an edited collection on the historical relationship between the media and civil rights published during the previous two years. 

About the 2023 Farrar Award

The Farrar Award is presented in honor of Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar.

Dr. Farrar was a historian who served as a professor and interim dean in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. His journalistic career included working as a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat in Little Rock during the Civil Rights Movement. His wife, Gayla, an English teacher, helped him support international students in the J-School, especially during holidays away from home. 

Recipients of the award receive a plaque and a $1,000 prize. 

The winning scholarship will be presented in a featured address at the 2023  Media & Civil Rights History Symposium on Thursday-Friday March 30-31, 2023, held at the University of  South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

See previous recipients of the award.


Call for Articles and Chapters

Submitted articles or chapters should be works of historical scholarship and must have been published in 2021 or 2022. We encourage submissions that address the media and civil rights from a range of local/national/transnational contexts, periods, and perspectives.

Scholars may nominate and submit their own historical scholarship or that of others. A national panel of experts will judge the contest. 

How to Submit
Email a PDF of submission or send link to work by 11:59 p.m. on January 9, 2023 or mail a copy postmarked by the date to:

Dr. Kenneth Campbell
Media & Civil Rights History Symposium
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Email: kcampbell@sc.edu


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