Kimberly Voss, an assistant professor of Journalism in the Nicholson School of Communication, received two awards at the American Journalism Historians Association Convention in Tucson, Ariz.

 “Food Journalism or Culinary Anthropology? Re-evaluating Soft News and the Influence of Jeanne Voltz’s  Food Section in the Los Angeles Times” received the David Sloan Award for the Outstanding Faculty Paper and the Maurine Beasley Award for the Outstanding Paper on Women’s History. 

The research paper is an analysis of Voltz’s articles at the Los Angeles Times in the 1960s and early 1970s. This was a significant period to be covering the food industry because of increases in governmental regulations and studies, as well as a change in the role of women in society. The analysis shows Voltz was laying the foundation for food journalism and explored many topics and trends while writing about food.