All Press Releases for May 09, 2022

Marquis Who's Who Recognizes William J. Ferris for Excellence in Journalism and Higher Education

Mr. Ferris serves as the assistant director of student media at Auburn University

Mr. Ferris' years of success were predicated on his ability to find worthy human-interest stories and the talent for retelling those stories in a compelling and informative manner.

    AUBURN, AL, May 09, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- William J. Ferris has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Ferris, an alumnus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, joined his alma mater in 2016 as an advisor of student media. Named as the assistant director of student media in 2022, he is responsible for providing guidance to students in the field of journalism. In addition to overseeing the university's student newspaper, television station, and literary & arts magazine, Mr. Ferris specializes in preparing students for the shift to digital publication.

An expert in broadcast journalism, multimedia, and digital journalism, Mr. Ferris' years of success were predicated on his ability to find worthy human-interest stories and the talent for retelling those stories in a compelling and informative manner. Proud to have served as a voice for members of the public who lacked the means to speak on their own behalf, he has eagerly seized the opportunity to train the next generation of journalists to remove bias and present a reliable and trusted source in their local communities.

A dedicated civic advocate, Mr. Ferris serves on the broadcast journalism advisory board for a local high school. He has also conducted numerous presentations and educational sessions as a guest facilitator for the Boy Scouts of America, helping members earn Public Speaking Merit Badges. Fortunate to be introduced to broadcast journalism while still in high school, Mr. Ferris went on to earn a bachelor's degree, followed by a master's degree at Auburn University. Grateful to the many teachers, mentors, and internship coordinators for their guidance, he developed an indelible passion and work ethic that he was able to demonstrate in the field for many years.

Highlighting his achievements, Mr. Ferris was the recipient of four International Media Festival Awards in recognition of video production-based work in a live news show, a documentary and comedy programs. He also received an Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award from Auburn University. Additionally, the Associated Press of Alabama named Mr. Ferris as their Student Sports Anchor of the Year in 2006.

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