Roessner Wins National Journalism History Award for Ida Initiative
Amber Roessner, associate professor of journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee, has won a new national award recognizing excellence in journalism history education.
She is one of five winners in the inaugural Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History teaching idea competition sponsored by the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Roessner won for her work around the Ida Initiative, a permanent website dedicated to Ida B. Wells-Barnett. It is a product of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
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Experts: Trump Not First President to Have Strained Relationship with Press
Donald Trump is not the first president to have a strained relationship with the media.
Associate Professor Amber Roessner and Assistant Professor Michael Martinez, both from UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, say many presidents—and their press secretaries—have at times been at odds with the press.
“While many presidents may have had conflicts with the media, they also recognized that they needed access to each other,” Martinez said. “With the advent of Twitter and the current president, that is changing.”
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UT Faculty Member Interviews Jimmy Carter for Upcoming Book
The American Journalism Historians Association presented JEM Assistant Professor Amber Roessner its Rising Scholar Award at AJHA’s recent Annual Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.
She also interviewed former President Jimmy Carter recently at the Carter Center in Atlanta. See the Tennessee Today story about her work.
JEM Professor's Book Reveals How Sportswriters Helped Create Baseball 'Heroes'
Baseball, the great American pastime, has given us plenty of memorable figures.
In “Inventing Baseball Heroes,” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Assistant Professor Amber Roessner of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media—a former sportswriter—examines how some sports journalists compromised their journalistic ethics to help make American heroes out of two of baseball’s most enduring personalities, Detroit Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb and New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson.
“As a sports journalist by trade, I was particularly interested in the role of the sports scribe in the practice of hero production, what I call ‘herocrafting’ in the book,” she said. “‘Inventing … Read more “JEM Professor's Book Reveals How Sportswriters Helped Create Baseball 'Heroes'”
Rightler-McDaniels, Roessner Receive National Award
A graduate student and professor have won a national journalism award for their research examining how print media covered various anniversaries of the 1910 “Fight of the Century.” Doctoral candidate Jodi Rightler-McDaniels and Assistant Professor Amber Roessner, both of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, won the J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic from the American Journalism Historians Association.
Read the full story in Tennessee Today.