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.
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CCI Experts Weigh in on Recent Fake News
CCI doctoral student Brandon Boatwight and JEM Senior Lecturer Melanie Faizer were recently interviewed by WVLT-TV about the fake news circulating after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The story captures the interrelation and connection between the communication and information disciplines within CCI and highlights CCI’s Adam Brown Social Media Command Center.
To top it off, the multimedia journalist reporting the story, Sarah Jane Anderson, is a 2015 JEM graduate.
See the full story here.