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SOC Professor W. Joseph Campbell Wins Award

AU School of Communication professor W Joseph Campbell

Communications Studies professor, W. Joseph Campbell, was among the award recipients at the 34th Annual Journalism Historians Association Convention this past week in Oklahoma City. Campbell was presented with the "Wally Eberhard Award for Outstanding Paper on War and Media" for his recent paper, “Picture Power? Confronting the Myths of Napalm Girl.” The paper centers around the Pullitzer Prize winning photograph from 1972 depicting a young Vietnamese girl fleeing her village after an American napalm strike. Campbell analyzes the influence of the photo and its often exaggerated impact on the Vietnam War.