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Joseph Fortunato

April 02, 2014

Joe Fortunato, senior lecturer in the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre, has been honored for his most recent research project, “"Truth, Torture and the Political 'Chilling' of Zero Dark Thirty,”" which placed first in the Debut Category of the Production Aesthetics and Criticism Division's Paper Competition at the upcoming Broadcast Educators of America (BEA) convention, to be held this year in Las Vegas, Nev. More information on BEA and the national convention can be found at

This prestigious honor follows his award-winning research paper “The Gaze and The Spielberg Face: Steven Spielberg’s Application of Lacan’s Mirror Stage and Audience Response,” which was also honored as a “Top Paper” in the Visual Communications Division of The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) in Washington D.C. this past August.