On to the Next Assignment: Longtime Beacon Editor Graduates
Kylie Hubbard is ready for her next story.
Hubbard concluded her third semester as editor-in-chief of UT’s independent student newspaper, the Daily Beacon. She graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and electronic media.
Though she’s all in now, Hubbard stumbled into journalism.
From White House, Tennessee, she came to UT as a graphic design major but switched to journalism during the spring of her freshman year.
She got involved with the Daily Beacon through a journalism course her freshman year.
“We had the opportunity to participate in a student media project to help boost our grade,” she … Read more “On to the Next Assignment: Longtime Beacon Editor Graduates”
Inside CCI: Jan. 17, 2020
Advertising & Public Relations
Assistant Professor Derrick Holland and PhD student Anna Kochigina’s paper, “Transparency in a Crisis: Examining the Impact of Message Strategies on Organizational Perceptions,” was accepted for presentation at the International Public Relations Research Conference in Orlando, March 5-7.
Assistant Professor Matthew Pittman recently published two articles:
- “eWom Anatomy of Online Product Reviews: Interaction Effects of Review Number, Valence, and Star Ratings on Perceived Credibility” with co-author Seoyeon Hong (Rowan University), International Journal of Advertising.
- “An Appeal to Intimacy: Consumer Response to Platform-Appeal Fit on Social Media” with co-author Brandon Reich (Portland State), Journal of
Alumni Garners Regional Emmy Nomination for UT Swimming Documentary
Isaac Fowler (JEM ‘18), Tim Morris (JEM ‘18), and Patricia Forrester (Sport Management ‘17) have been nominated for a Midsouth Regional Emmy in the historical documentary category for Triple A, Bar None, a VFL Films production about legendary University of Tennessee swimming and diving coach Ray Bussard.
Bussard coached the Vols from 1968-88 and led the men’s program to its only NCAA team championship in 1978. Triple A, Bar None was created in part to celebrate the 40th anniversary reunion of the national championship team.
During the 1970s, the Vols developed a tradition … Read more “Alumni Garners Regional Emmy Nomination for UT Swimming Documentary”
Inside CCI: Nov. 27, 2019
Advertising & Public Relations
Professor and Interim Director Sally McMillan, the first graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communications’ media studies doctoral program, was a keynote speaker at a symposium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the program.
Center for Information & Communication Studies
Research Associate Natalie Manaeva Rice spoke to the October meeting of the UT University Women’s Club on “Russian Disinformation Campaigns Targeting the US: the Past, the Present and the Future Implications for American Democracy.”
Global Programs Blog: Liza Cunningham
Liza Cunningham is a senior advertising major who has participated in two CCI Global Programs during her college career: the CCI Global Scholars Program in Sydney, Australia, and an advertising program in Rome, Italy, led by Professor Sally McMillan. In 2020, CCI Global Programs has opportunities for students in Dublin, Ireland; Prague, Czech Republic; Quebec, Canada; Siena, Italy; Rome; and Sydney.
Early in my freshman year, I was eagerly sitting in my Advertising 250 class when an unexpected guest came to speak about the CCI Global Scholars Program in Sydney, Australia. Little did I know that Dr. Sam Swan’s informative … Read more “Global Programs Blog: Liza Cunningham”
Come Hail or High Water: UT Journalism Students Delve into Extreme Weather
Melanie Faizer, senior lecturer in UT’s College of Communication and Information’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, encourages her digital news reporting students to sleuth out hard-hitting stories on significant news topics.
This fall their mission is to report on extreme weather issues, and the students are writing about everything from mosquito-borne illnesses to future fire risks in the Smokies to the way tobacco farmers are converting their fields to hemp.
Their stories, with accompanying info-graphics, will be presented online. Associate Professor Nick Geidner’s “Social Journalism” class is also creating a Facebook page to promote the work.
Last year, Faizer’s … Read more “Come Hail or High Water: UT Journalism Students Delve into Extreme Weather”
Inside CCI: Nov. 9, 2019
Assistant Professor Brian Dobreski’s article, “Common Usage as Warrant in Bibliographic Description,” was published in the Journal of Documentation.
Associate Professor Devendra Potnis’ co-authored article, “Analysing Slow Growth of Mobile Money Market in India Using a Market Separation Perspective,” was published in Information Technology for Development. Co-authors included Aakanksha Gaur (Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy) and Jang Bahadur Singh (Indian Institute of Management, Trichy, India).
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 … Read more “Inside CCI: Nov. 9, 2019”
Inside CCI: Nov. 1, 2019
Assistant Professor Jenny Crowley is part of two grants and gave a presentation:
- Co-Investigator on “Project HOPE – Healing OUD Through Prevention and Expertise,” a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service: Health Resources Administration.
- “A Collaborative Investigation into the Factors that Predict Support Provider Burnout,” a grant of nearly $1,000 from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program from the University of Tennessee for travel to the University of Alabama.
- “From Otherness to Belonging: Understanding the Paradoxical Tensions in Supportive Communication for Stigma,” invited presentation at the University of Alabama
Former NOVA Executive Producer Spends Week Mentoring Students at UT
Sixteen students in a documentary production class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have spent much of the fall semester at Oak Ridge National Laboratory doing interviews and filming to make a 30-minute documentary about the Spallation Neutron Source.
Now the students—14 undergraduates and two graduate students—received an extraordinary opportunity: working alongside longtime NOVA executive producer and award-winning science journalist Paula Apsell, who arrived at UT October 28 for a weeklong distinguished lecturer residency.
As part of her visit, Apsell delivered a free public lecture, “The Art of Science Communication,” on October 29 in the Patrick Auditorium, 321 Communications Building. … Read more “Former NOVA Executive Producer Spends Week Mentoring Students at UT”
Board of Visitors Updates for 2019-20
The College of Communication and Information welcomed seven new and five continuing members to the CCI Board of Visitors Class of 2022.
New members include: Janna Abraham (’01), Jeff Boyd (’92), Snigdha Dhar (’11), Brad Lampley (’96, ’00), Leslie Osborne (’97), Anthony Smith (’98, 00), and Alaka Williams. Continuing members are: Bonnie Carroll, Jeff Copeskey (’82, ’86), Alisa Harrison (’83), Marcellus Turner (’88), and John T. Williams (’71).
The Board of Visitors also has new leadership. In July, Hilda Schmissrauter Murray (’76) took over as chair of the BOV and Rex Repass (’77) became vice chair. John T. Williams (’71) … Read more “Board of Visitors Updates for 2019-20”