CCI Presents at 2020 AEJMC Conference
Faculty and graduate students from the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information (CCI) presented 10 peer-reviewed research papers at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) annual conference, which was held virtually Aug. 6-9.
In addition, six CCI faculty served as panelists, moderators, and discussants during the conference.
Faculty serving in AEJMC leadership roles include: Amber Roessner, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, who was elected to the Standing Committee on Research, and Joy Jenkins, JEM assistant professor, who is the incoming head of the Magazine Media Division. Moonhee … Read more “CCI Presents at 2020 AEJMC Conference”
Amber Roessner Receives National Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Amber Roessner was awarded the 2017 National Award for Excellence in Teaching by the American Journalism Historians Association. She was recognized her use of experiential learning methods in teaching journalism and mass communication history, and her commitment to interdisciplinary work.
“I am truly humbled and honored to receive the American Journalism Historians Association’s National Award for Excellence in Teaching,” Roessner said. “We all know that journalists and all mass communications professionals play instrumental roles in our culture—as watchdogs, as storytellers, as keepers of memory, as liaisons between various publics, and as media historians and educators, we perform a crucial … Read more “Amber Roessner Receives National Award for Excellence in Teaching”
JEM students and faculty shine at Chicago conference
Between August 9-12, educators and students from across the journalism and media studies community gathered in Chicago for the 2017 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Among them were several esteemed students and faculty from the UT CCI School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
Recent master’s graduate Amanda Martin, and professors Mark Harmon and Barbara Kaye received the top paper award in the James Murphy faculty paper competition for their work, “Silly Meets Serious: Discursive Integration and the Stewart/Colbert Era.”
Mirjana Pantic, a 2017 CCI PhD grad, received a top paper award in … Read more “JEM students and faculty shine at Chicago conference”
Faculty discuss media and politics
Local news stations have asked JEM faculty members to provide context to the Trump presidency and current media culture.
Professor Amber Roessner appeared on WBIR to discuss social media use during Trump’s Inauguration.
“He was really focusing on those anti-establishment and populist tones that kind of echo to some degree back to Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.”
Professor Nick Geidner was interviewed by WATE about fake news and the current media climate.
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“Us local news organizations need to be out front of reporting what is actually affecting people, because I think a lot of
Roessner chairs Ida B. Wells panel at UTC
The School of Journalism & Electronic Media hosted a special panel on a journalist and civil rights activist at the twenty-first annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression.
The panel “Ida B. and Beyond: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett” was held Nov. 9 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The session featured moderator and JEM Assistant Professor Amber Roessner, who studies the media’s construction of race and gender.
Roessner recently authored a chapter, “The ‘ladies’ & the ‘tramps’: The negotiation of a ‘woman’s place’ in the … Read more “Roessner chairs Ida B. Wells panel at UTC”
AEJMC DC 2013 Recap
Faculty and students received several honors at the 2013 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Washington, D.C., Aug. 8-11.
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- Professor Rob Heller’s class project “Eyes on LaFollette” was awarded an honorable mention for the AEJMC Newspaper Division – Newspaper Project Award.
- Assistant Professor Michael T. Martinez was named Law and Policy Chair for the 39thAnnual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium at the University of Florida, March 20-22, 2014.
- Assistant Professors Erin Whiteside and Amber Roessner presented “Commemorating forty years: Title IX, anniversary journalism and the politics of
Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week
Courtesy of quest.utk.edu:
Amber Roessner is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media. Her research interests include the history of sports media and its intersection with American culture and collective memory; race, class, gender and the mass media; and critical and cultural studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
Since joining the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media in 2010, Roessner has published three refereed articles and one book chapter, presented four refereed papers and participated on four panels at national/international conferences.
Her work was recognized by an “Award for Excellence” at … Read more “Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week”
JEM boasts visible presence at AEJMC in St. Louis
Doctoral students Iveta Imre (left) and Ivanka Radovic (right) stand with Dr. Catherine Luther in front of their poster presentation entitled “Constructing an Image of the U.S.: An Analysis of British and French WikiLeaks News Coverage.”
Current Journalism & Electronic Media faculty members and graduate students presented eight papers, including one that won top faculty paper honors, at the recent 2011 meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in St. Louis. Several professors also contributed as panelists, discussants and officers, giving JEM a visible presence at one of the field’s flagship conferences.