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Professor Matt Ragas Receives Dissertation Award

Assistant Professor Matt Ragas​ received the 2011 Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), an award that recognizes the best dissertation written in the prior year across the fields of mass communication, journalism, public relations, and advertising. A paper resulting from his dissertation, "Agenda-Building and Agenda-Setting in Corporate Proxy Contests: Exploring Influence Among Public Relations Efforts, Financial Media Coverage and Investor Opinion", was named a top paper in the association’s PR division.