June 11, 2021
Earnest Perry, an associate professor and associate dean for graduate studies and research at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has been chosen to receive the 2021 Lionel C. Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The award will be presented to Perry during AEJMC’s annual conference Aug. 4-7.
The Barrow Award recognizes outstanding individual accomplishment and leadership in diversity efforts for underrepresented groups by race and ethnicity.
Perry’s research interests center on African American press history, specifically the Black Press during the first half of the 20th century. Perry has also done research on the media’s role in serving underrepresented groups and the lack of ethnic minority journalists in the mainstream media.