Nicholls administrator elected to collegiate journalism leadership position

Dr. James Stewart
(Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)

THIBODAUX, La. — Dr. James Stewart, department head of mass communication at Nicholls State University, has been elected to serve among the leadership of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Stewart will serve as vice president this year, president-elect in 2018-2019 and president in 2019-2020.

“I’m honored to have been selected to this post and I think it speaks to the quality of the Nicholls mass communication tradition,” Stewart said. “Sonny Albarado, another Nicholls graduate, served as national president of the Society for Professional Journalists in 2012-2013. For a such a small school, Nicholls has had an amazing running of success among its mass communications students.”

Founded in 1917, the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication represents 190 member programs at universities and colleges across the country.

Stewart is no stranger to journalism leadership roles. He currently serves as the editor of the association’s national publication, Insights, a position he has held since 2008 and was a member of their executive committee from 2004 to 2007.

He served as president of the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication in 2006 and was chair of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Small Programs special interest group in 1997.


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