PHILADELPHIA â€“- Joseph Turow, a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Annenberg School for Communication, has been named a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association.
Created in 1991, the Distinguished Scholar award recognizes a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication.
Turow, whose research focuses on media systems, privacy, targeted marketing and media and social segmentation, will receive his award during the NCA annual convention, Nov. 14-17, in San Francisco.
Selected by his peers for this award, Turow is described as â€śa wide-ranging, original, provocative scholar,â€ť according to excerpts from nomination materials. â€śHis work engages questions that are core to the study of institutions of communication, and their timeliness is indicative of his insight into the future of media institutions.â€ť
Turow is the third member of the Annenberg faculty to be honored with this distinction. The others are Kathleen Hall Jamieson in 1992 and Joseph N. Cappella in 2005.
The NCA is the oldest and largest communication association in the United States.