Mascaro article wins history award

Dr. Thomas Mascaro, School of Communication Studies, is a co-winner of the 22nd annual Covert Award in Mass Communication History. Sharing the award was Dr. Reed W. Smith of Georgia Southern University.

Dr. Thomas Mascaro
Dr. Thomas Mascaro

Mascaro won the award for his article on "Flaws in the Benjamin Report: The Internal Investigation into ‘CBS Reports'’ Documentary 'The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception,'" published in Journalism History in summer 2005.

The award, presented by the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), goes to the best mass communication history article or chapter in an edited collection published the previous year.

The articles by Mascaro and Smith were selected from what the judges agreed was an exceptionally strong field of nominations. This is the second year in a row that judges' rankings resulted in a tie.

The award was endowed by the late Catherine L. Covert, who was a professor of public communications at Syracuse University and head of the AEJMC History Division.

July 3, 2006