College of Arts & Sciences Contemporary Media and Journalism

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Janet Davison

Janet Davison
Lecturer
Contemporary Media & Journalism, College of Arts & Sciences
UNM Al Neuharth Media Center 211
Phone: 605-677-6471
Bio:
Native of Topeka, KS; moved to SD 25 years ago; taught at Univ. of Sioux Falls for 10 years; adjunct at USD for two years; full-time faculty in CMJ for one year; Ph.D. in English and Creative Nonfiction, May 2013; lecturer in CMJ beginning fall semester, 2013.
Teaching Interests:
Newswriting, print and broadcast Writing across formats/platforms Audio production Broadcast performance Literarary journalism Journalism history
Research Interests:
Literary journalism Intersections of journalism and literature Manifestations of literature, art, history in pop culture Journalists as creative writers Women in media Journalism history
Education:
  • Ph D, English/Creative Non-Fiction , University of South Dakota , 2013
  • MA, English/Creative Writing , University of South Dakota , 1991
  • BS, Journalism and Mass Communications--Print/Editorial, Kansas State University , 1979
Grants:
  • USD Course Redesign Fellowship , USD Center for Teaching and Learning , (2014 - 2014)
Awards and Honors:
  • Honorable Mention Awards for News Broadcast, Writing, General Reporting, Feature Writing, Audio Production, Series/Documentary and Spot News , South Dakota Associated Press, Radio and Television , 2008
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society , Department of English, 2006
  • First Place Award for Audio Production , South Dakota Associated Press, Radio and Television , 2005
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing and Reporting, Radio and Television Digital News Association , 2005
  • First Place Award for Spot News , South Dakota Associated Press, Radio and Television , 1999
  • First Place Award for Series/Documentary, South Dakota Associated Press, Radio and Television , 1998
  • Eta Sigma Phi, National Classics Honor Society , USD Dept. of History and Classics, 1995
Presentations:
  • Davison, J. "Home After Dark," an excerpt from my dissertation of the same title. . Presented at the USD Idea Fest/Graduate Research Showcase, USD, Vermillion .
  • Davison, J. (2012, October). Revising creative nonfiction writing . Presented at the Sorcerer's Apprentice Writing Camp , Vermillion, SD .
  • Davison, J., Tyler, J., McKay-Semmler, K., Sternadori, M. (2012, October). Fifty Shades of Grey Panel -- Psychology of Relationships and Writing in the Trilogy. Presented at the Women's Research Conference , University of South Dakota.
  • Davison, J. (2011, October). Revising creative nonfiction . Presented at the Sorcerer's Apprentice Writing Camp, Vermillion .