Gross Helped Compile Annual ‘Freedom of the Press’ Report
Peter Gross, the director of UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, recently was in New York to serve as a ratings reviewer on Freedom House’s worldwide annual Freedom of the Press report.
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. It analyzes challenges to freedom, advocates for greater political rights and civil liberties, and supports frontline activists in defending human rights and promoting democratic change. Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally.
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Gross and Faizer speak at international conference
Director Peter Gross gave a keynote address at the 2013 Media Convergence conference at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. Gross’ lecture was titled “Breaking out of the box: The need for a reorientation in mass communication theories.” Lecturer Melanie Faizer also attended the conference and presented a paper, “Online intercollegiate news network enables learning through teaching.”
Dr. Peter Gross publishes book, “Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World”
Professor and Director Peter Gross and Karl Jakubowicz, senior adviser to the chairman of the National Broadcasting Council of Poland, co-edited the book Media transformations in the post-Communist world: Eastern Europe’s tortured path to change, which was released this week by Lexington Press (Rowman-Littlefield).
Dr. Peter Gross keynote speaker at Polish Communication Association conference
Dr. Peter Gross was the keynote speaker at the Polish Communication Association conference in Gdansk, Poland. His presentation, “The Limits of Transformation: CEE Media and the Path to Democracy and European Integration,” took place at the conference center at the now-famous Gdansk Shipyards where Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement was born and whose contribution to the end of communism in Poland and the rest of Eastern Europe is enshrined in history.
Gross Awarded Romanian Order of Merit in Education
Peter Gross (right), director of JEM, with Romanian Ambassador to the U.S., his Excellency Adrian Vierita, on March 23, 2011 at the Romanian Embassy in Washington D.C.
Dr. Gross received one of Romania’s highest national awards, the “Order of Merit in Education,” Commander Grade.
The President of Romania confers the award, by decree, for “unusual merit in the development of education of different types, levels and forms of organization, and in research, or (for) contributing to establishing relationships between foreign educational institution and Romanian ones.”