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September 24, 2010

Inside CCI 

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


John McNair and Cindy Lancaster will hold a hands-on training session for Scholar@CCI ( on Thursday, September 30, at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Scripps Convergence Lab conference room. We invite faculty members or graduate students who are interested in creating a Scholar@CCI personal webpage to come for a demonstration of how easy it is to set up a full-featured site. To request a site for yourself, simply email with your name and UT Netid.

WUTK named one of “40 Best Little Radio Stations in the U.S.”
Paste Magazine: Signs of Life in Music, Film & Culture
recently posted its list of top small-watt radio stations. WUTK is proud to be one of them (listed at the bottom of page 2).


Research Forum scheduled
CICS has scheduled the following research forum/brown bag lunch for October 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Scripps Convergence Lab.

The Making of “Onward and Upward:  An Oral History of Austin A. Harrison, a Communications Builder.” “Onward and Upward” is a full-length amateur documentary film created by brothers Matthew and Seth Jordan, students of the School of Information Sciences.  For more information: visit


Tepedino presents at Tennessee Communication Association
Chris Tepedino, undergraduate student, presented his paper entitled, “Sports Blogs and Media Frames: Portrayals of Gender in Online Media,” at the annual conference of the Tennessee Communication Association on September 10th.

Campbell wins “Outstanding Graduate Student Paper”
Ph.D. student Guy Campbell won the “Outstanding Graduate Student Paper” at the Tennessee Communication Association annual meeting held September 10th and 11th at Middle Tennessee State University. His paper was entitled, “Management Theory and the Evolution of Formal Organizational Communication.” The award included a plaque and $100.


Kaye continues research while at Johns Hopkins
Barb Kaye, professor, while on a leave of absence at Johns Hopkins University in D.C., has published the following book/articles and presented the following papers:

  • Electronic Media: Then, Now, Later, 2nd edition, with N. J. Medoff. Elsevier-Focal Press.
  • “Between Barack and a Net Place: Users and Uses of Social Network Sites and Blogs for Political Information.” In Z. Papacharissi (ed.) The Networked Self: Identity, Community and Culture on Social Network Sites.
  • “Choosing is Believing? How Web Gratifications and Reliance Affect Internet Credibility Among Politically Interested Users.” Atlantic Journal of Communication, with T. J. Johnson.
  • “Putting out Fire with Gasoline: Gamson Hypothesis, Political Information and Political Activity,” with T. J. Johnson. Presented to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, August 4-7, 2010, Denver, CO.


CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week – Monday, September 27 – Friday, October 1, various events and locations. 

CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week Keynote – Don Lemon, Anchor of CNN Newsroom during weekend prime-time and CNN Correspondent, Monday, September 27, UT University Center Auditorium, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Fall Break – No Classes – Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8.

Knoxville Alumni Reception – Thursday, October 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Scripps Networks.

SIS Research Forum with Dr. Jose Marie Griffith – Wednesday, October 13, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

CCI Research Forum/Brown Bag Lunch – The Making of “Onward and Upward: An Oral History of Austin A. Harrison, a Communications Builder,” Monday, October 18, 12:30-1:30, Scripps Convergence Lab.