Eddie Blick wins College Media Advisers’ 2006 Ron Spielberger Award

Journalism educator and student−publications adviser Eddie Blick has won the 2006 Ron…

Georgia (Oct 17, 2006) — Eddie Blick wins College Media Advisers’ 2006 Ron Spielberger Award

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Journalism educator and student−publications adviser Eddie Blick has won the 2006 Ron Spielberger Service to CMA Award. The award is conferred annually by College Media Advisers‚ Inc.‚ a national professional organization‚ to recognize individuals who have provided exemplary service to the organization. Blick’s award will be formally announced at the National College Media Convention at St. Louis‚ MO‚ October 29‚ 2006.

Blick has worked with student publications for most of the past 40 years. After 10 years of advising student publications at a high school in Virginia‚ he moved to the college level‚ teaching journalism and advising the yearbook at Southeast Missouri State University for three years and serving as student publications coordinator at Kennesaw State University for four years.

Since 1990 he has taught journalism and worked in the news bureau at Louisiana Tech University. In 1991 he became advertising adviser for the student newspaper. He has been faculty adviser for the yearbook for the last two years. In the early 1990s Blick began the CMA−L listserv as an online discussion group at a time when the Internet was still new. He felt that student−publications advisers at colleges and universities could benefit from communicating with each other to ask and answer questions and to share advice. Although the listserv operates independently from CMA‚ it provides an indispensable avenue of communication for hundreds of CMA members across America and abroad.

College Media Advisers‚ Inc. has been working since 1954 to help student media professionals improve their media operations. Endorsed by state and regional professional and college media associations and schools and departments of mass communication‚ CMA communicates and works with professional media organizations and education associations on the local‚ state‚ and national levels. The Ronald E. Spielberger Award was established to honor CMA’s long−time executive director‚ Ron Spielberger.

Eddie Blick − blick@latech.edu



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu