February 2019: Faculty/Staff News
Haley Named AAA President Elect
ADPR Professor Eric Haley was chosen President-Elect of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA), the leading international organization for the advancement of advertising scholarship, education and practice. He is currently serving as Vice President and will assume his new role during AAA’s annual conference, March 28-31 in Dallas, Texas. Haley will serve as AAA president in 2020.
Brotman Named Leonardo da Vinci Research Fellow
Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media Stuart N. Brotman was selected as a 2019 grantee and a Leonardo da Vinci … Read more “February 2019: Faculty/Staff News”
UT Group: Social Media Comments Skyrocketed During Second Presidential Debate
Social media exploded Sunday night as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed over personal and policy issues.
The Political Social Media Group, composed of students in a political communication graduate seminar, have been using sophisticated social media monitoring technology to scrutinize the debates leading up to the election. Among their observations about Sunday night’s town hall event:
- There were 2 million more posts related to Sunday’s debate than were logged during the first presidential debate.
- The debate began with a discussion about Trump’s recent video scandal, and social media responded with more than 180,000 posts containing the term
CCI's Brotman Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from Broadcast Association
Stuart N. Brotman, the Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information, is the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award from the Broadcast Education Association. He is the first professor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to receive this honor.
He received the award at the BEA 2016 annual convention award ceremony in Las Vegas over the weekend. He also delivered a retrospective view of his research in a special convention session, “Creating Policy-Relevant Communications Scholarship.”
BEA is the international professional association for professors, industry professionals, and graduate students … Read more “CCI's Brotman Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from Broadcast Association”