Since it was established in early 2018, the Academic Communicators Network (ACN) has helped hundreds of University of Chicago faculty share their field-defining research and expertise more effectively with the public. Developed as a partnership between the Office of the Provost and University Communications, the ACN offers sessions on media training, presentation delivery and digital communications throughout the academic year.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to elevate the visibility of their scholarship, increase engagement with the public and reinforce the eminence of the University during the past year, three UChicago faculty members have been named winners of the inaugural Academic Communicators Network Excellence Awards. They are Prof. Aziz Huq for media relations, Prof. Daniel Johnson for op-ed writing and Prof. Christopher Blattman for digital communications.
Media relations award
In the past year, University Communications fielded more than 1,000 media requests through the ACN. The media relations award recognizes the faculty member or academic who demonstrates leadership while working with online, broadcast and print news media to promote their research and scholarship.
The Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, Huq comments frequently in publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Politico and Time, as well as broadcast outlets, offering his perspective on U.S. Supreme Court proceedings and other current issues, such as the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and ongoing attempts to ban the teaching of critical race theory.
The co-author of How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, Huq appears frequently in the University’s weekly “Monday Outlook” newsletter for journalists.
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