UCA faculty news

David Keith, guest lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, recently won the Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Research Paper Contest at UALR.

Keith’s paper on “Style or Substance: What Viewers Like and Dislike about the Nightly Network News” was selected the outstanding journalism research paper at UALR. The paper was the result of a survey of how people in the Little Rock area perceive the network news.

“Our department is developing some outstanding scholars, and David’s paper is a major contribution to those efforts,” said Dr. Joseph Anderson, chair of the Department of Mass Communication and Theatre.

The contest was open to all UALR undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines.

Keith, who also advises The Echo, the UCA student newspaper, spent 15 years at the Log Cabin Democrat as a reporter, city editor and managing editor. He previously worked for the Malvern Daily Record and The Jonesboro Sun.