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2021 Broadcast Education Association’s Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA).

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Brown on successfully defending his dissertation, “The Issues Management Process in Nonprofit Organizations.” Special thanks to his dissertation chair Professor Candace White and committee members: Professor Sally McMillan, Associate Professor Moonhee Cho, and Christopher Stripling (Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications).

Congratulations to Dr. E. Scott Sikes on successfully defending his dissertation, “In Out Very Blood: The Use of Social Media in the 2018 West Virginia Teachers’ Strike.” Special thanks to his dissertation chair … Read more “Inside CCI: May 7, 2021”

announced plans for spring commencement. CCI’s ceremony will be held at Neyland Stadium on May 8 at 10 a.m. with the College of Architecture and Design, College of Social Work, and Tickle College of Engineering. 

Advisor Lexi Hartley and Sonia D. Hayes’ (Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee) book chapter, “Because they are worth it: Utilizing servant leadership to increase first generation college persistence,” was accepted for publication in Case Studies in Leadership and Adult Development: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Real World Challenges.

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Read more about the AEJMC conference. 

From May 20-27, professors and students from the School of Advertising and Public Relations, the School of Communication Studies, and the School of Journalism and Electronic Media participated in the 70th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Read more about the ICA conference. 


Congratulations to Umana Anjalin on defending her dissertation. Special thanks to her dissertation chair Professor Sally McMillan and … Read more “Inside CCI: August 28, 2020”

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.  

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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 Read more “Inside CCI: February 28, 2020”

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
Read more “Inside CCI: February 14, 2020”

“Touchdowns and Fumbles,” about social media reactions to Super Bowl advertisements, which Carter tracked in real time at the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center.

Associate Professor Michael Palenchar had two papers accepted for presentation at the International Public Relations Research Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 5-7:

  • “Anecdotes Over Evidence, Ostracize over Community: A Narrative Analysis of the Anti-Vaccination Movement” with doctoral student Anna Kochingina.
  • “Believe in Something – Even If It Means Sacrificing Everything: The Challenges and Opportunities of Competing on Social Purposes” with
Read more “Inside CCI: February 7, 2020”