Diana Martinelli, SOJ associate dean and Widmeyer Professor in Public Relations, was selected to be one of 17 participants in the sixth Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy, sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and the Scripps Howard Foundation. The Academy brings together academics and professionals within the mass communications and journalism fields to provide the opportunity to learn about the challenges and rewards of leading an academic program.
“This immersive, supportive environment will help me better understand common administrative and pedagogical issues in the rapidly evolving communications field,” Martinelli said.
The participants represent a diverse combination of institutions of higher education and the professional mass communication sector. During her time in the Academy, Martinelli will meet with seasoned administrators to learn about management, discuss the future of media education and consider issues critical to those in leadership roles.