2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
DR. JOE FOOTE (1949- ) was Dean of the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma from 2004 to 2015 and is now Dean Emeritus. He was Director of the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State, a journalism dean at Southern Illinois University, and taught at Cornell. He worked as a journalist for the Voice of America, KTOK Radio, the Oklahoma News Network, the Indian Nations News Network, and KSEO Radio in Durant, his hometown. He served as Speaker Carl Albert’s press secretary and Congressman Dave McCurdy’s chief of staff. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas. He is the author of Television Access and Political Power: The Networks, the President, and the Loyal Opposition andLive from the Trenches: The Changing Role of the Television News Correspondent. The founder and chair of the World Journalism Education Council that holds triennial congresses around the world, he co-manages international training programs in Bangladesh, Burma, India, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Pakistan for the U.S. Department of State.