Department of Journalism
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Thomas A. Price

Assistant Professor

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AJ 240  Phone: 765-285-8205  

Department of Journalism
Art and Journalism Building (AJ), room 300
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Educational Background:
MA Communications/Photography, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1997
BA English, University of South Carolina, 1972

Professional Experience:
Professional experience includes being an adjunct photography instructor at Syracuse University. He was instructor of photography at the Canada Yearbook Company and the Empire State School Press Association. Price was a teaching assistant at Syracuse University and he is currently a freelancer in both video and photography.

Research/Creative/Publication Interests:
All aspect of photojournalism such as picture editing, picture management and overall communications photography, online e-newspapers and the convergence of communications technologies

Research/Creative/Publication Career Highlights:
Price has won multiple awards from the Atlanta Press Photographers Association, Florida Press Club, National Press Photographers Association, Nikon/Nutshell Magazine Award, Rodeo Writers Association, Sigma Delta Chi, South Carolina Press Association and the University of Florida. He won the Associated Press Managing Editors, best spot news photography award (1990), and The Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, first place spot news (1990). In 1989 Price won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, grand prize and first prize, print division for 12-month for an in-depth series on the African-American community in southwest Florida. He won the National Headliners Award for best sports picture of the year (1977). From 1976 to 1994 he was the Best of Gannett five-time award winner and he was a finalist 15 times. He was also recognized as one of 2005’s International Who’s Who of Information Technology.

Thesis/Creative Project Experience and Philosophy:
Price is primarily interested in the visual and the story-telling aspects of journalism with an emphasis on photojournalism. He will serve on committees for any news related thesis and is willing to chair any projects that are related to photojournalism, freelancers' rights and activities, or effects of pictures, graphics and placement on readers' reactions.