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Inside CCI: February 14, 2020

UT Social Media Week

The ninth annual UT Social Media Week will be held February 18-20 in the Communications Building. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Full speaker details are available on the UT Social Media Week website, and each session will be streamed to the CCI YouTube channel.

DAY 1 – Tuesday, February 18

Session 1: “But I Saw It on Facebook!”: Social Media as Channels of Misinformation and Disinformation

  • Time: 9:40-10:55 a.m.
  • Location: Com 321 (Patrick Auditorium)
  • Speakers: Jessica Maddox (Assistant Professor, University of Alabama); Mark Harmon (Professor, University of Tennessee); Damian Ruck (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tennessee); Brandon Hollingsworth (News Director, WUOT)

Session 2: “According to a Tweet…”: Using Social Media as News Content

  • Time: 2:10-3:25 p.m.
  • Location: Com 402 (Scripps Lab Theater)
  • Moderator: Darina Sarelska, Doctoral Student, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Speakers: Tonja Burk (Digital Director, News, WBIR; JEM ‘96); Scott Barker (Editor, Compass); Joel Christopher (Executive Editor, the Knoxville News-Sentinel)

DAY 2 – Wednesday, February 19

Session 1: #OnBrand

  • Time: 3:35-4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Com 402 (Scripps Lab Theater)
  • Speaker: Andy Bowers (Social Media Manager, Philadelphia 76ers; CS ‘17)

DAY 3 – Thursday, February 20

Session 1: Esports & Marketing to the New Generation

  • Time: 11:10 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
  • Location: Com 402 (Scripps Lab Theater)
  • Speaker: Sookie Park (Director, Partnership Activation, Complexity Gaming; AD ’13)

Session 2: #9PMRoutine & Creating Community Engagement

  • Time: 12:40-1:55 p.m.
  • Location: Com 402 (Scripps Lab Theater)
  • Speaker: Chase Daniels (Assistant Executive Director, Pasco Sheriff’s Office in Florida)

Session 3: Building a Luxury Travel Brand on a Budget: How to Cultivate Community on Social Media in 2020

  • Time: Food served at 5:15 p.m.; Session begins at 5:25 p.m.
  • Location: Com 321 (Patrick Auditorium)
  • Speaker: Caitlin Riddell (Social Media Lead, The Points Guy)

Journalism & Electronic Media

Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media Stuart N. Brotman is serving a nine-month residency in Washington, D.C., as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His recent articles include: “How Public Libraries Can Help Close America’s Digital Privacy Divide” for Inside Sources and “Why Hacking Must Be Addressed in Digital Privacy Policymaking” for CSO Online. He was also featured in the Wilson Center NOW video episode, “Digital Privacy at a Crossroads.”

Professor Emeritus Peter Gross has written two recent articles for Transitions Online: A Failure for Fake News and A Look Back at Romania’s Hopeful Presidential Election.

Assistant Professor Joy Jenkins and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen’s (University of Oxford) article,  “Preservation and Evolution: Local Newspapers as Ambidextrous Organizations,” was published in Journalism. Jenkins was also recently featured on the “Beyond the Ivory Tower: Conversations on Journalism” podcast, a production of the Journalism Studies Center.


Mark Your Calendar

Feb. 18-20: UT Social Media Week

Feb. 21: CCI Experience Diversity Banquet (Bearden Banquet Hall, 7 p.m.)

Feb. 28: CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting (Patrick Auditorium, 9-11 a.m.)

March 2: CCI Research Symposium

March 31: Hill Lecture, Featuring Robin Lloyd of Scientific American (College of Nursing Auditorium, 8 p.m.)

April 13: CCI/ADPR/JEM Honors Convocation

April 15: Freedom Forum Speaker: CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta (Baker Center, 5 p.m.)

April 17: CCI Board of Visitors Spring Meeting

April 24: Last Day of Classes

April 24: CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting (Patrick Auditorium, 9-11 a.m.)

April 27: Communication Studies Honors Convocation and Student Awards

April 27: Study Day

April 28: Final Exams Begin

May 7: UT Graduate Hooding Ceremony (Thompson-Boling Arena, 7 p.m.)

May 8: CCI Commencement Ceremony (Thompson-Boling Arena, 8:30 a.m.); Reception to follow at Communications Building Patio/Lobby

May 8: SIS Hooding Ceremony (Haslam Music Center, 2 p.m.); Reception to follow at Communications Building Patio/Lobby