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College of Communication and Information

June/ July 2011

College News

SCOOP GETS THE SCOOP: SPRING 2011

scoop

The Spring 2011 edition of Scoop is now available. This issue provides feature articles about CCI alumni, students and faculty who are doing interesting and important things.  We hope you enjoy this impressive magazine produced by Journalism and Electronic Media students along with the article that follows on why Scoop exists and how it benefits our students!  + read more

UTK SCHOOLS OF ADV/PR and JEM EARN REACCREDITATION

Accreditation

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted unanimously to fully reaccredit the undergraduate programs of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Schools of Advertising and Public Relations (ADVPR) and Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) in the College of Communication and Information (CCI). + read more

JEM DEDICATES FIRST AMENDMENT KIOSK

1st Amendment Kiosk

On April 29, the School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) dedicated a First Amendment Kiosk as part of JEM’s and the UTK College of Law’s semester-long Liberty Tree/First Amendment Program. The McCormick Foundation in partnership with the Knight Foundation and the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University funded the program and kiosk through a Liberty Tree Initiative Grant. + read more

SIS alumna spotlighted in Delta Sky Magazine

Delta Sky Magazine

SIS alumna Jessica Waugh (M.S./SIS ’09) was recently featured in Delta Sky Magazine. The article, “Your Degree, Your Way,” provides Jessica’s reflections about UTK’s M.S. in Information Sciences program along with the distance learning experiences of three other individuals who graduated from other schools.
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FACULTY AND RESEARCH

BRIDGING THE RURAL DIGITAL DIVIDE

ITRL

By Whitney Holmes
The Internet. Every day it connects people all across the world. But as it connects some, it leaves others behind, deepening the digital divide between the Internet’s haves and have-nots. + read more

Unique Gift from a Unique Professor

Bates

JEM Professor Ben Bates has decided to donate his personal academic library to the College of Communication and Information along with an estate gift to provide the financial support required to archive and maintain the materials. His remarkable collection consists of approximately 3,000 music CDs, 2,000 videos, 9,000 print publications (mostly books), and 3,000 digital books, journals and articles. + read more

Alumni & Friends

BOARD OF VISITORS SPOTLIGHT: TREY FABACHER ’89

Trey Fabacher

Trey Fabacher (B.S. / JEM ’89) is Vice President and General Manager of WWJ-TV/WKBD-TV in Detroit, Michigan and a current member of CCI’s Board of Visitors. Fabacher graduated magna cum laude in Broadcast Sales and Management from UTK and was a 1989 UTK Chancellor’s Citation Award recipient. + read more

Two BOV MEMBERS’ Companies Win Awards

Smokey

The companies of two CCI Board of Visitors’ (BOV) members (McNeely Pigott & Fox and Mary Beth West Consulting) recently received prestigious awards. News of these awards led to an idea to create a new forum for CCI alumni to communicate their industry honors.  The new page will list accomplishments and bragging points from our alumni. + read more


FIVE TRAVEL TIPS FROM CCI EXPERTS

Travel

A number of CCI faculty and staff members have traveled extensively for personal vacations and for professional reasons to teach courses, to conduct research, to present their research at conferences and to meet with alumni and friends of the college. As a result of their travel experiences, this issue of CPN provides five travel tips from some of CCI’s most seasoned faculty and staff travelers along with a bonus tip from Travel and Leisure magazine. + read more