The Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) is praising Associate Professor Joel Beeson’s online project War Poems. The interactive website received an honorable mention in the Individual/Team/Single Class website category at this year’s AEJMC Best of the Web/Best of Digital competition.
Beeson’s website is based on a book by the same name published in 1919 by Ada and Ethel Peters, two sisters who were students at the West Virginia Collegiate Institute, now West Virginia State University. Unlike conventional history texts, War Poems provides the perspective of two young African-American females in southern West Virginia and their views on the nation’s race issues, the war and the world at large.
The “Best of the Web/Best of Digital” competition is an annual Web and app design contest for members of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. There are four categories to accommodate submissions from individuals and small groups to department- and institution-wide projects. Judging is done by Web and app design professionals and academics with a background in Web and app design and technology. A complete list of winners can be found online.