Rob Heller Selected for CCI Board of Visitors Professorship
School of Journalism and Electronic Media Professor Rob Heller has been selected as the fourth recipient of the CCI Board of Visitors Professorship.
The BOV Professorship, currently held by Suzie Allard, Chancellor’s Professor in Information Sciences and CCI Associate Dean for Research, was made possible by generous gifts from donors including current and emeritus members of the college’s Board of Visitors. The three-year rotating professorship was established to recognize and reward outstanding CCI faculty members whose research, creative activity, teaching, and academic and professional service have uniquely contributed to the mission of their school, the college and the university.
Heller’s Media Graphics Class Creates Billboards for 2020 Election
In what has become a tradition every four years, journalism and electronic media students in Professor Rob Heller’s Media Graphics class (JEM 380) created billboard designs to encourage voter participation in the presidential election.
Heller’s class partnered with Lamar Advertising, which ran student billboard advertisements prior to the 2016 presidential election. This year, Lamar Advertising cycled through four student designs on an electronic billboard in Memphis.
The idea for this project began in 2012 when the class worked with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy to post 12 designs around campus.
“I’ve given this assignment during the … Read more “Heller’s Media Graphics Class Creates Billboards for 2020 Election”
New Website Catalogs Eyes on LaFollette Photojournalism Project
Each spring, professor Rob Heller from UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information takes his advanced photojournalism students to LaFollette, Tennessee, to find and photograph stories in the Campbell County community of 7,000, about 45 miles north of Knoxville.
It’s a ritual that has been reaping rewards for Heller, his students, and the public for more than a quarter of a century. Spring 2020 will mark the 27th anniversary of Eyes on Lafollette.
A new website chronicles the history of the project and the amazing body of work it’s yielded over the years. … Read more “New Website Catalogs Eyes on LaFollette Photojournalism Project”
JEM students go “Inside the Food Fight” at the World Food Championships
Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) students recently returned from Orange Beach, Alabama, where they spent four days covering the World Food Championships as part of an experiential learning trip organized by Professor Robert Heller and Associate Professor Nick Geidner.
The World Food Championships is an international cooking competition established in 2012 by University of Tennessee JEM Alum Mike McCloud, and one of the largest cooking competitions in the world.
This is the second year that Heller and Geidner have taken a team of students to chronicle the event. This year’s group included Bradley Blackwelder, Payton Boyd, Broch Zych, Kendall Basham, … Read more “JEM students go “Inside the Food Fight” at the World Food Championships”
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will be holding its annual conference in San Francisco this week. The School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee will be well represented at the international conference. Faculty and graduate students from the school will present research, accept awards and talk about their innovative teaching.
Professor Julie Andsager will accept the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award, from the Commission on the Status of Women.
Professor Mark Harmon will accept the Edward J. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education, from the Electronic … Read more “2015 AEJMC”
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
Photojournalism professor presents work
Photojournalism professor Robert Heller has had work selected for five international juried photography exhibitions, including a photograph that received the distinction of Director’s Choice.
The chosen photographs range in style from portraiture to architecture, and include subjects from a Holocaust liberator— “an extraordinary face, one of my favorites photographically,” said Heller— to the wafting gray hair of American bluegrass musician Del McCoury— “I’m always looking for something different.”
Heller says the opportunity to participate in juried exhibits exemplifies his work not as only a photojournalist but as a fine arts photographer.
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Professor Heller wins Directors Choice at International Juried Portrait Photography Exhibition
Congratulations to Professor Rob Heller whose photograph was selected for the International Juried Portrait Photography Exhibition at the 12 12 Gallery in Richmond, Va., and received the Director’s Choice Award.
Heller Featured in Alumnus Magazine Story
Rob Heller, JEM professor, is featured in the just released edition of Alumnus magazine in association with a story about Bonnaroo. Bonnaroo is a Tennessee music festival held in late May on a 700 acre farm in near Manchester, Tennessee. See the story about his work at Bonnaroo in the print publication.
Photography of Auschwitz by Professor Rob Heller
A portfolio of Professor Rob Heller’s photographs has been published in the current issue of Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. Heller’s photographs of Auschwitz are part of special issue on the Aesthetics of Atrocity.
The portfolio can be viewed online at http://www.vsw.org/ai/portfolio/photographing-auschwitz-robert-heller/.