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July 30, 2010

Inside CCI 

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



Spring 2010 Scoop published
The new issue of CCI’s Scoop magazine has been published online. You can read the magazine here:



Avery quoted in WATE-TV story on political attack ads
Elizabeth Avery, assistant professor, appeared in a WATE-TV story on political attack ads in the Republican Party primary race for Tennessee governor. Read the article and see the video here:

Palenchar publishes chapter, scheduled to present at AEJMC conference
Michael Palenchar, associate professor, has recently published a book chapter entitled, Risk communication, in R. L. Heath (Ed.), SAGE handbook of public relations (2nd ed.).

Palenchar also will also make two presentations at next week’s annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Denver, Colorado:  Environmental risk communication: Best practices and lessons learned from practice and the academy as apanel member in a pre-conference workshop on Environmental Communication, co-sponsored by the Public Relations Division and COMSHER; and   Environmental racism and community right to know as the member of aconference panel on Environmental racism: Lost in the green storm of media coverage and journalism education.

Taylor, Lee publish article in Journal of Applied Communication Research
CCI doctoral student Taejun Lee, professor Ron Taylor, and professor Wonjun Chung (University of Louisiana, Lafayette) have had an article, “Magnitude and Direction of Changes in Advertising Strategies of Financial Services Organizations during an Economic Crisis: An Application of Taylor’s Six-Segment Message Strategy Wheel,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Communication Research.



Mehra, Black, Lee paper published in Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
Associate professor Bharat Mehra and assistant professor Kimberly Black and graduate student Shu-Yueh Lee had their paper entitled, “Perspectives of East Tennessee’s Rural Public Librarians about the Extent of Need for Professional Library Education: A Pilot Study,” published in the latest issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science.




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Fall classes begin, Wednesday, August 18.