Friday, March 13, 2009

INVITATION: Honoring Dr. Doug Newsom at TCU on April 4th


Anyone who knows PRSA legend, Douglas Ann Newsom, PhD, APR,
Fellow PRSA, who is retiring this year from the Schieffer School of
Journalism at TCU, is invited to attend her retirement celebration this spring.

April 4, 2009
6 p.m.
Brown Lupton Student Center, TCU campus

Cost is $8 per person.

RSVP to Doris Wallace in the TCU journalism office:
(You can pay by credit card by calling the number above or mail a check payable to "TCU" to the attention of: Doris Wallace, Schieffer School of Journalism, TCU Box 298060, Fort Worth, TX 76129.)

Dr. Newsom has been a public relations educator for more
than 40 years, and has a long list of firsts, outstandings, bests and
mosts on her resume.

Among other things, she was a co-founder of the PRSA Educators Section, and its first female Educator of
the Year.

To send a congratulatory message to Dr. Newsom, please write her here:

Dr. Douglas Ann Newsom, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor, Schieffer School of Journalism
TCU Box 298060
Fort Worth, Texas 76129


Douglas Ann Newsom, Professor

Schieffer School of Journalism
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas

Douglas Ann Newsom, PhD, APR, Fellow, PRSA, is professor of journalism at the Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. She is director of the school's advertising and public relations graduate programs.

Professional and academic activities
• Chair, PRSA College of Fellows, 1992
• Co-founder, Educators' Section, PRSA
• Educator of the Year Award, first female recipient, PRSA, 1982
• President, Dallas chapter, PRSA
• President, Greater Fort Worth chapter, PRSA
• President, Texas Public Relations Association
• Golden Spur Award for contributions to the profession, Texas Public Relations Association, 1996
• Charter and life member, Public Relations Foundation of Texas
• Educator of the Year, inaugural award, Public Relations Foundation of Texas, 2008
• Outstanding Public Relations Alumnus of the Year, the University of Texas at Austin, 1982
• President, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (second woman and first public relations educator)
• President, Fort Worth Professional Chapter of Women in Communications, Inc.
• Headliner of the Year, Women Communications, Inc., 1996
• President, Southwest Education Council for Journalism/Mass Communication
• Chair, public relations division, AEJMC
• Co-founder, minorities division, AEJMC
• Vice-president, ASJMC, the organization of mass communication administrators
• Chair, accrediting committee, Accrediting Council on Education for Journalism and Mass Communication, 1981-1983; member, 1979-1983

International public relations
• Fulbright lecturer, India, 1988; Singapore, 1998-1999
• Workshops, South Africa, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Poland and Vanuatu, sponsored by the Cox International Center for Education and Training in Journalism and Mass Communication and the International Center for Economic Growth
• Workshop, Latvia, sponsored by the George Soros Foundation and the United States Information Agency
• Faculty, TCU London Centre
• Chair, Fulbright discipline committee
• Selection committee, International Research and Exchanges Board
• Elected member, Council of the International Public Relations Association
• Board member, International Public Relations Research Conference

• Founder, J. Willard Ridings Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.
• Scholarships established in her honor, 1993, 2001
• Jon Riffel/PRSSA Championship Award, 1968-1992
• National PRSSA coordinator, 1979-80
• Friends of PRSSA

Books, publications
• This Is PR: The Realities of Public Relations (with Judy VanSlyke Turk. PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA and Dean Kruckeberg, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA) in its 9th edition in 2006
• Public Relations Writing (with the late Bob Carrell) now with Jim Haynes, APR, Fellow PRSA (9th edition 2008)
• Media Writing, 2nd ed. (with the late Jim Wollert)
• Numerous articles, book chapters, collections, including The New Decade for Women, a collection of papers presented an international colloquium coordinated by Dr. Newsom, and a book about media and government relations published in Hungarian by the government of Hungary.

The two writing books were the first in the field.

Honorary organizations
• Kappa Tau Alpha
• Phi Kappa Phi
• Phi Beta Delta
• Mortar Board

Academic degrees
• Bachelor of Journalism, cum laude, University of Texas at Austin
• Bachelor of Fine Arts, summa cum laude University of Texas at Austin
• Master of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin
• Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

Other activities
• Board of directors, ONEOK diversified energy company.
• Former member, advisory council, GRI (now GTI)
• Member, Graduate Scholarship Committee, Delta Delta Delta Foundation
• President, Episcopal Women's Caucus, 2002
• President Tarrant Area Community of Churches, 1996
• Board member, Catholic Charities
• Stephen Minister, Trinity Episcopal Church

Mailing address:
Schieffer School of Journalism
TCU Box 298060
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Main Phone:
(817) 257-7425

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