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April 8, 2011

This and future issues of Inside CCI will be coordinated by Donna Silvey, Communication Specialist.  Articles can be sent to Donna at 

 Friday, April 8, 2011

Inside CCI

The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.  Available online at



 Horner moves to new position

CCI wishes Jennifer Horner, Advancement Assistant III in CCI’s Development Office, good luck in her new position as an Administrative Specialist I in UTK’s Central Development Office. Her last day with the College is April 21. We thank her for her hard work and enthusiasm during her four years of dedicated service to CCI!

 Senior Gift Campaign

On March 23rd the 2011 Senior Gift Campaign kicked off.  The legacy of each graduating class since 1991 has been to leave a lasting gift to the University.  Surveys are being conducted to gather input from this graduating class which will assist future campaign design teams. The deadline for students to respond to the survey is April 29th.  For more information about the Senior Gift, the web page is Senior Gift Campaign 2011.



 Kupritz publishes articles in two journals   

Associate Professor Virginia Kupritz and her former Ph.D. student, Terron Hillsman published, “The Impact of the Physical Environment on Supervisory Communication Skills Transfer” in the Journal of Business Communication.

Kupritz also had an article accepted for publication, “Individual and Group Privacy Needs across Job Types: Phase 1 Study” in the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.



 Three to present research at BEA Convention

Professor. Sam Swan and two CCI Ph.D. students will present their research on a panel, “High Democracy: Global News Ethics in Former Communist and Socialist Countries,” at the Broadcast Education Association Convention in Las Vegas next week.  Ivanka Radovic will present her research about the development of TV news in Serbia, and Iveta Imre will present her research about the evolution of Croatian State Television. Swan will discuss news ethics and practices in Bulgaria and Albania.

 New Blog to parallel JEM 499

Professor Ben Bates is running a blog in conjunction with capstone course, JEM 499 – Media Business and the Future of Journalism.  The blog follows professional news and research related to the changes in media and journalism, and can be found at:

 Three JEM papers to be presented at CECF

Three JEM graduate students will present papers at the IV Central European Communication Forum (CECF) – Cracow, Poland, May 5-7, 2011.

Natalie Manayeva, doctoral student,  will present two papers: “Framing Anti-Americanism: a study of Belarusian newspapers” and “Independent mass media in Belarus: origins and problems of public’s trust.”

Justin West, master’s student, “Chilling Effect and Freedom of the Press in Mexico: Then and Now.”

Dzmitry Yuran, master’s student, “Anti-Americanism in modern Russia: the role of intellectuals and mass media.”

Liberty Tree Initiative/First Amendment Program continues

JEM Professor Dwight Teeter moderated a panel on “WikiLeaks, the First Amendment, and the Espionage Act” this past Monday in the CCI Auditorium. Panelists included: Professor Ben Bates,  and Lecturer Maria Fontenot from JEM as well as Otis Stephens, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and renowned First Amendment scholar, and Professor Glenn Reynolds from the UT College of Law. The panel offered its expertise and answered questions from the audience.

This was the third event in this spring’s McCormick Foundation funded Liberty Tree Initiative/First Amendment Program co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, the UT Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the College of Law. There are still three events left in the program: Viewing of the film, “Good Night & Good Luck,” on Monday, April 11 at 7 pm in the CCI Auditorium; a “Going Online” workshop for high school journalism teachers on April 25; and inauguration of The First Amendment Kiosk on April 29 in the Scripps Convergence Lab.



April 19, 3 – 4:30 PM

Honors Convocations – UC Ballroom

3 – 3:30 PM  CCI,

3:30 – 4 PM ADV/PR

4 – 4:30 PM JEM

May 1, 3 PM

Annual PhD students-Faculty Tea –held at the home of Carol Tenopir and Jerry Lundeen 

May 3, 6 – 7:30 PM

Honors Convocation, Senior Reception – CS at the UT Visitor’s Center

May 11, 10 AM – Noon

SIS Hooding Ceremony & Honors Convocation, CCI Auditorium

May 12, 8:30 AM

CCI Commencement Ceremony, Thompson-Boling Arena

May 12, 4:30 PM

UT Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Thompson-Boling Arena


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