This month, the University of Wisconsin's School of Journalism and Mass Communication named DePaul's Bruce Evensen
as a recipient of the Harold L. Nelson Award for outstanding contributions to mass communication research.
Now director and chair of the College of Communication's Journalism program
, Evensen spent 13 years as a reporter, producer and bureau chief in Washington D.C. and the Middle East before receiving his PhD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1989. His research, primarily on the press, and journalism and mass communication history, focuses on how meaning is created by mass media, policy makers and through cultural spectacle.
Each year, the University of Wisconsin's School of Journalism and Mass Communication honors outstanding professionals for their achievements in journalism and mass communication education. The award is named for Harold L. Nelson, director of the university's School of Journalism from 1966 to 1975.