Mark PearsonAdded December 2012
Prof Mark Pearson has had a distinguished career in which he’s made noteworthy contributions to journalism education and research. He served the JEA for many years, playing an important role in developing AJR into the strong, peer-reviewed, high-quality journal that it is today. The purpose, quality and content of AJR has developed a lot since its early years – and Mark was one of several key figures who led that process. Mark is one of many excellent journalism educators who have given long service to journalism education in Australia, but his honour is given to him because of his work over many years to the JERAA.