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John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock, Communication and Media Studies Department, recently had one of his books translated and published in Mandarin Chinese. A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form has been published by Fudan University Press in Shanghai. The translation was released in the U.S. at the 14th Conference of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies held earlier this month at Stony Brook University. It was translated by Li Mei, professor of journalism at South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China. It was originally published in 2000 by the University of Massachusetts Press and is still in print. In 2001 it was honored with the Best History Award of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for its publication year, and the similar award of the American Journalism Historians Association. It was also published in Romanian in 2015.

In related news, the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies awarded the third “John C. Hartsock Award for Best Article” published in Literary Journalism Studies to Lindsay Morton of Avondale College in Macquarie, Australia for her article "The Role of Imagination in Literary Journalism." This was for 2018 publication and was the third year for the international award, with previous recipients from South Africa and the United Kingdom. The award was founded by the association to honor Hartsock as the founding editor of the journal during its first five years of publication. This year the journal celebrated its tenth year of publication.