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”
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
JEM Professor Recently Presented in Atlanta
The paper, Jimmy Who? The Rise of a Peanut Farmer from Plains and the Fall of a Rabbit-Bitten President, is related to Dr. Roessner’s forthcoming book by the same title. Roessner is submitting the manuscript to LSU Press next year and the book is likely expected in 2018.
Professor Named Faculty Fellow for NATPE Conference
Dr. Barbara Kaye received a fellowship to attend the National Association of Television Program Executives Conference in sunny Florida this week. According to its website, NATPE’s annual “Market & Conference is the only American program market serving the worldwide television community.” It is designed for those who, “buy, sell, develop, finance, advertise, market or license content; implement technology; exploit rights; or leverage media assets. For Dr. Kaye, the conference is an opportunity to learn more about today’s electronic media, knowledge she can share in the classroom.
Congratulations to Dr. Whiteside
Dr. Erin Whiteside was promoted to associate professor and tenured. She says she is very honored and proud of this accomplishment and looks forward to what the future holds. “It’s a gratifying feeling to have your work be affirmed by your peers through the tenure process,” she mentioned. “I’m certainly thrilled to have received this promotion and continue to be a part of the faculty here at UT. “
Journalism Professor on CCI Spotlight
Dr. Ed Caudill, a professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media was recently interviewed by Amy Blakely for a CCI Spotlight titled Faculty Trailblazers. Read the following interview for a peek at Dr. Caudill’s story and his most recent achievement of receiving a Choice Award for 2014.
Journalism Professor Ed Caudill doesn’t believe everything he reads. And he wants the aspiring journalists he teaches to be just as skeptical. Caudill spent seven years in the newspaper business before moving into academia. He’s been at UT for thirty years.
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University of Iowa honors former JEM director
Dr. James Crook, professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa in April 2014. Dr. Crook was the director of the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media for 28 years before retiring in 2002. During his career, he established the national scholarly journal Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. In 2003, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication awarded him the Eleanor Blum Distinguished Service to Research Award, which recognizes individuals who have devoted their careers to promoting … Read more “University of Iowa honors former JEM director”
Harmon wins 2013 Sigma Delta Chi award
A portfolio of five Knoxville News Sentinel columns has earned Dr. Mark D. Harmon a 2013 Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists. The distinguished award was based on Harmon’s general column writing for a publication with a circulation under 100,000.
“I think column writing can be a bridge between the research and evidence required of good academia but also the popular writing of good journalists,” said Harmon.
Judges chose the winners from 1,800 entries in categories covering print, radio, television and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2013.
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Whiteside to participate in grant writing boot camp
Associate Professor Erin Whiteside will participate in the 2014 Grant Writing Institute (GWI) held by the UT Office of Research and Engagement. She is one of 12 faculty members selected to join in the intensive summer boot camp from May 27 – June 20, 2014.
The goal of GWI is to help faculty apply for and obtain external funding. As a result, Whiteside will develop a proposal to submit to a targeted grant program. Sport Management doctoral student Elizabeth Taylor will assist in the research and writing of the proposal.
Geidner to serve on ETSPJ panel
As Knoxville prepares to host the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention, the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host an expert panel to discuss how news media cover veterans. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Bearden Branch Library.
Veteran journalists Ed Hooper and Fred Brown will join Dr. Nick Geidner, a JEM assistant professor and the director of the Medal of Honor project. WBIR anchor John Becker will moderate. The event is free and open to the public.