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University of Iowa honors former JEM director

Pictured left to right, Dr. Julie Andsager, interim director, School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Iowa, Dr. James Crook and Mrs. Crook.

Dr. James Crook, professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa in April 2014. Dr. Crook was the director of the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media for 28 years before retiring in 2002. During his career, he established the national scholarly journal Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. In 2003, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication awarded him the Eleanor Blum Distinguished Service to Research Award, which recognizes individuals who have devoted their careers to promoting research in mass communication.