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Inside CCI: February 28, 2020

CCI Research Symposium

Remember, the annual CCI Research Symposium will be held Monday, March 2, in Patrick Auditorium (COM 321) and the Scripps Convergence Lab Theater (COM 402). Please make plans to attend the symposium sessions, which begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. immediately followed by a Poster Session at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby.  


Advertising & Public Relations

Assistant Professor Matthew Pittman and Kim Sheehan’s (University of Oregon) article, “Brand Authenticity and Strategic Response to Crises: Symbolic Effects of Donation Type on Purchase Intent and Digital Engagement,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising. 


Communication Studies

Assistant Professor Jenny Crowley and Associate Professor Laura Miller’s article, “’Who’s Gonna Love a Junkie? But He Does’: Exploring Couples’ Identity Negotiations and Dyadic Coping in the Context of Opioid Use Disorder,” was published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Senior Lecturer Sarah Huff was interviewed for the UT Student Life website article, “What Makes Public Speaking Skills Crucial for College.”


Information Sciences

Associate Professor Wade Bishop was a panelist at the 2020 Data FAIR at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, February 18-20. 


Journalism & Electronic Media

Professor Barb Kaye and Chang Sup Park’s (SUNY Albany) article, “Expanding Visibility on Twitter: Author and Messages Characteristics and Retweeting” was published in Social Media+Society. Kaye and Park’s article, “Smartphone and Self-Extension: Functionally, Anthropomorphically and Ontologically Extending Self Via the Smartphone” was published in Mobile Media & Communication.

Professor Mark Harmon was the featured writer for “Word Stream: the Weekly Writer’s Voice,” at the Knoxville Visitors Center (301 Gay Street) on Friday, February 28 from noon to 1 p.m. He and surprise guests will read and present from his newspaper columns plus some of his Front Page Follies songs. 

Journalism faculty members Erin Whiteside, Joy Jenkins, Melanie Faizer, Amber Roessner, and Nick Geidner penned the column, “We Are UT Journalism Professors. The Washington Post and CNN are Not Fake News,” for the Knoxville News Sentinel. The column was written in response to a resolution in the Tennessee State House of Representatives to recognize the national news organizations as “fake news.”

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. He was a guest speaker on “FCC Regulation of Broadcast Indecency” at Georgetown University’s Free Speech Project and also presented on “U.S. Digital Data Privacy Protection at the Crossroads: Developing a Workable National Policy and Legal Framework” at the Wilson Center.

A student team from the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media placed second among 26 schools in the onsite, deadline-driven team competition at the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), which was held Feb. 13-15 at the University of Southern Mississippi.


Mark Your Calendar

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.) (Chancellor Plowman & Provost Manderscheid will hold a Q&A session from 9:00-9:30 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