2015 Danielson Award Lecture “Soundwork: Re-sounding American Media Studies” takes place Nov. 9

AUSTIN, Texas -- Nov. 5, 2015 –– The Moody College of Communication will host the 2015 Danielson Award Lecture and Presentation honoring Professor Emerita Michele Hilmes on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in the Belo Center for New Media from 3 – 4 p.m.

Hilmes will present her lecture “Soundwork: Re-sounding American Media Studies,” which explores the idea that although the field of media studies has grown enormously over the last 30 years, attention to its visual aspects still outpaces attention to sound aesthetics, genre and style. She will discuss the lost critical history of American radio at a time when more sound-based media is produced and consumed than ever before.

Hilmes taught media and cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 22 years. Her research includes media history, television, radio and sound studies. Hilmes is co-editor of The Radio Journal and a standing editorial board member of Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies. She is currently co-editing a book on British/American television co-production, as well as researching a history of the American radio feature.

WHEN: 3 – 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

WHERE: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208

About the Wayne A. Danielson Award

Recognizing scholars who have made a significant contribution to the understanding of communication, the Wayne A. Danielson Award was created in 1991. It honors Professor Emeritus Wayne Danielson for his contributions to the Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin and the field of communication.

Danielson joined The University of Texas at Austin faculty in 1969 and served as dean of the Moody College of Communication (formerly School of Communication) from 1969-79. Previously, he taught at Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a Ph.D. in mass communications from Stanford University.

His research has led to the development of more than 30 operating programs for tools such as readability indexes, automatic news indexes and stylistic advice to authors.

He also served as founding editor of Journalism Abstracts (now Journalism & Mass Communications Abstracts), a publication of the Association for Education and Journalism and Mass Communication.

About The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication

One of the nation's foremost institutions for the study of advertising and public relations, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, journalism and radio-TV-film, The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication is preparing students to thrive in an era of media convergence. Serving more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students, the Moody College is nationally recognized for its faculty members, research and student media. For more information about the Moody College, visit http://moody.utexas.edu.

CONTACTS: Lauren Phillips, 512-471-2182; Rachel Walker, 512-475-9151

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