Memmel is the 2021 Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award Recipient as well as the recipitent of an "Honorable Mention" Teaching and Mentoring Award for the 2021 University of Minnesota Postdoc Awards
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is proud of Postdoctoral Associate Scott Memmel for receiving the 2021 Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award for his dissertation titled, “Pressing the Police and Policing the Press: The History and Law of the Relationship Between the News Media and Law Enforcement in the United States,” which was written during his time at the Hubbard School under the direction of his advisor Jane Kirtley. Memmel's dissertation also won the Hubbard School's Ralph D. Casey Dissertation Research Award in 2020. He will receive the award during the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual virtual conference on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 at 11 a.m.
The Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award is the highest honor bestowed by AEJMC on student scholarship, recognizing the best dissertation in the field of mass communication research. The award is named for Ralph O. Nafziger and David Manning White, authors of “Introduction to Mass Communication Research” and Michael Salwen, a co-author (with Don Stacks) of “An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research.”
And on September 20, 2021, Memmel also received an "Honorable Mention" Teaching and Mentoring Award for the 2021 University of Minnesota Postdoc Awards as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The award was made during the Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives Postdoc Welcome Event. Very few of these awards are given, and Scott was the only postdoc outside of the hard sciences to receive one. Dr. Elisia Cohen nominated him for this award.