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Freeland recognized at National Newspaper Association convention

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Assistant Professor Gloria Freeland was recognized at the annual meeting of the National Newspaper Association for her work with the "Newspapers and Community-Building Symposium."

The symposium celebrated its 20th year in San Antonio, Texas, at the Oct. 1-5 meeting of the NNA. The purpose of the symposium is to bring journalism educators and newspaper owners and publishers together in a forum that encourages discussion about current research that is relevant to community newspapers with less than 50,000 circulation or that are considered niche publications. The symposium is sponsored by Kansas State University’s Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the NNA and the NNA Foundation.

Freeland has coordinated and moderated the symposium for most of the past 20 years. She received an NNA paperweight from 2014 NNA president Robert M. Williams, chairman and publisher of Pierce County Publishing in Blackshear, Georgia, and Elizabeth Parker, NNA Foundation chairwoman and co-publisher and executive editor of the New Jersey Hills Media Group in Bernardsville, New Jersey.