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April 2019

Roessner Receives National Journalism Award

Associate Professor Amber Roessner won a national award recognizing excellence in journalism history education.

Read about her work with the Ida Initiative

ADPR Students Take Home ADDY Awards

Twelve students from the School of Advertising and Public Relations earned 43 honors at the Knoxville AAF Awards, including a Gold ADDY for Hannah Lagoski.

Read more about the awards

Wallen to Deiver Commencement Address

Chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners and UT graduate Martha S. “Missy” Wallen will deliver the address at the CCI commencement ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena on May 9 at 4 p.m.

Learn more about Missy Wallen

Holt Speaks at 27th Hill Lecture

Emmy Award-winning documentarian Sarah Holt delivered a presentation on “Turning Complex Science Stories into Compelling Television” at the 27th annual Hill Lecture.

Learn more about Sarah Holt

Kaufman Given Tenopir-King Research Award

Jordan Kaufman (SIS ’18) was awarded the Tenopir-King Research Excellence Award for 2019 and will work with Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir on research of scholarly communication.

Learn more about Kaufman

DSLS Networks in NYC

CCI’s Diversity Student Leaders Society traveled to New York City for its 10th annual spring networking trip to communication organizations during Spring Break.

Read more about the trip

JEM Tours Media Groups in Atlanta

Students from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media took a three-day tour of traditional outlets and new esports companies in Atlanta. 

Learn more about JEM in Atlanta

Alumni Q&A: Jim Sexton

Journalism graduate Jim Sexton (’81) was in town for Knoxville’s first hosting of the Bassmaster Classic. He is in his eighth year as vice president of digital for the organization.

Read the Q&A