Research Fellowship to Support U of A Professor's Research on Teaching Media Law

Kara Jolliff Gould
Photo by Russell Cothren, University Relations

Kara Jolliff Gould

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kara Jolliff Gould, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas, has been named Faculty Research Fellow by the International Radio and Television Society Foundation in New York City.

Gould was formally recognized at the IRTS Faculty Seminar earlier this month in Las Vegas, where she received a $5,000 grant to support research on how professors across the U.S. are teaching media law to college and university students. The project’s purpose is to determine the most effective, engaging methods of teaching undergraduate journalism and media students about First Amendment issues that are crucial to democracy.

This research will identify effective pedagogical techniques and results will be disseminated widely in order to enhance the quality of media law courses at U.S. colleges and universities and provide additional resources for those teaching media law courses. 

The grant is provided by the IRTS Foundation and made possible by the Nielsen Foundation. 

Gould, who has bachelor's and master's degrees from Wheaton College and a doctorate from the University of Utah, started teaching at the University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media, part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, in 2016.

About the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

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Charlie Alison, executive editor
University Relations
479-575-6731, calison@uark.edu

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