JEM Students Earn Accolades from 2021 South East Journalism Conference
Students from the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media walked away with multiple awards in South East Journalism Conference competition. Winners were announced March 26.
Best of the South awards are given for a body of journalistic work completed in the past academic year in competition with 30 SEJC member colleges and universities.
Alumnus Noah Taylor placed fifth in Best Sports Writer category. Taylor is sports editor for the Lafollette Press in Campbell County, Tennessee.
Alumna Gabriela Szymanowska won three awards: sixth place in Best News Writer, fifth place in Best Press Photographer, and fourth place in Special Events … Read more “JEM Students Earn Accolades from 2021 South East Journalism Conference”
2021 BEA Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) Presented to Dean Wirth
Washington, D.C. – Dr. Michael O. Wirth, Professor and Dean of the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been named the 2021 Broadcast Education Association’s Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) winner.
An internationally known expert in the field of cable telecommunication and broadcast economics, law and management, Dr. Wirth has conducted research under grants from a number of organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the National Association of Broadcasters. He was the first Guest Professor from the United States to the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University in Beijing, China (1997), … Read more “2021 BEA Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) Presented to Dean Wirth”
Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small to be Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards
The College of Communication and Information will host the 13th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet virtually Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. You can RSVP for the event to receive a webinar invitation.
Civil Rights Pioneer Theotis Robinson Jr. will serve as the keynote speaker, and two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion will be presented with the 2021 CCI Diversity Award: Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, and Tyvi Small, UT Knoxville Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement.
The theme of this year’s event is “Rise … Read more “Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small to be Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards”
Q&A With Mikayla Flynn
Asynchronous course formats allow for greater flexibility and are a convenient way for students to further their education without having to put their lives on hold. These courses allow students to work on their own schedule while permitting them to work a job, complete internships, or even be a parent, just to name a few. It can help relieve the stress associated with balancing schoolwork with outside priorities.
The College of Communication and Information recently introduced a fully online, asynchronous master’s degree program in strategic and digital communication. The program consists of courses from each of the four schools within … Read more “Q&A With Mikayla Flynn”
Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media
Social media is one of the many indicators of how different life was 5, 10, even 20 years ago. The first social media platform was launched in 1997, and opened the doors for an entirely new method of communication. People were suddenly able to speak to their friends (and some strangers) without having to leave their home or tie up the landline.
What was once used solely for keeping up with school friends or the latest gossip, has now become one of the most popular forms of communication. Every day, people log on to see news about the world, catch … Read more “Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media”
Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually
Anu Garg, world-famous expert on the origin of words, will speak about “Language Myths & Hoaxes: A Humorous Look at Language Misconceptions” when he delivers the 27th Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
Garg is the founder of Wordsmith.org. He writes a daily column on the origin of words—a word a day—for an online community of some 400,000 word lovers in 170 countries, now in its 27th year. Garg is the author … Read more “Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually”
2021 UT Social Media Week
The College of Communication and Information will host the 10th annual UT Social Media Week virtually Feb. 23-25. This year’s event features eight sessions exploring communication topics in social media from women in sports journalism to the use of the platforms by both social justice and extremism movements.
Adam Brown (AD, ’94), executive strategist at Salesforce, will serve as the keynote speaker Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. with the presentation “NOT WORKING: Why 2010s Marcom Skills Won’t Be Successful in 2021 and How the Shift from ‘Right-Brain’ to ‘Left-Brain’ Marketing Reinforces the Responsibility of Ensuring Marketing Equality.”
See the UT … Read more “2021 UT Social Media Week”
Four CCI Alumni Honored in Knox.Biz 40 Under 40
CCI alumni Ellie Amador (BS/PR ’04, MS/C&I ’10), Kathryn Hemphill (BS/PR ’09), Drew Rutherford (BS/PR ’10), and Ashley Saunders (BA/CS ’10) were named to the annual Knox.Biz 40 Under 40 Awards.
The Knoxville News Sentinel released interviews with all 40 award winners to start 2021. Read more about our alumni at the links below.
Ellie Amador is the Director of Marketing for the University of Tennessee System and has been working in university system communications since 2007. She is a breast cancer survivor, and her experiences have motivated her to be involved in the Susan G. Komen Foundation of East … Read more “Four CCI Alumni Honored in Knox.Biz 40 Under 40”
UT Alumni Launch ‘Men of the Hour’ Podcast
After developing one episode of the celebrity podcast Men of the Hour, Justin Crawford (JEM ’18) realized he needed a team to help him build a sustainable, successful show with an active community.
He turned to his University of Tennessee roots to recruit fellow alumni Marcella Tocco (JEM ’20) and Tess Waibel (Marketing ’18) to do so.
“What does a season look like? Who are the guests? What are the topics we wanted to cover?” Crawford said. “You have to have a team of people to support all the legs of the organization. I thought it was a good … Read more “UT Alumni Launch ‘Men of the Hour’ Podcast”
New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2021
CCI welcomes two faculty and two staff members to the college. In addition, a current faculty member is adding a new role.
There are many new faces in the CCI directory since the beginning of the school year; the college welcomed seven faculty and staff members before the fall semester.
Joy Doan (Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Information Sciences) joined the faculty on Jan. 1 and previously served as head of the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library at the University of Miami; a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Sciences at the University of … Read more “New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2021”