College of Communication and Information News

Learning to Deal with Change: Journalism Students Study Entrepreneurship

The journalism world is changing, and a new course at UT is helping students think about how they might carve out a niche in this evolving field. Entrepreneurial Journalism debuted this fall as a special topics course focusing on business models of journalism start-ups.

Judy Flanagan Honored for Service

In a ceremony at the College of Communication and Information, Judy Flanagan was honored for her service to the university.

McNeely Pigott and Fox Owner Mark McNeely to Receive Hileman Award


Mark McNeely, owner and senior partner of McNeely Pigott and Fox, will receive the 2015 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the College of Communication and Information at its awards and scholarship donation appreciation banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 6.

Journalism Professors Chronicle Custer Myth in New Book


Although what really happened to Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his command at the Little Bighorn remains a mystery, the man behind the myth is as inscrutable as his final battle, two UT journalism professors claim in a new book.

Students Use Their Skills to Create Marketing Strategy for Autism Community

A photo of a residence in Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville taken by one of the students involved in the project, Lisa Leturno, an advertising major.

UT senior Gabby Miller has spent her summer using the public relations skills she’s learned in the classroom to help local adults affected by autism. She and her seventeen classmates in the capstone Campaigns course have been creating an integrated marketing communications strategy for Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville, a local autism support organization.

Rentsch Appointed CCI Associate Dean for Academic Programs


Joan Rentsch, professor of communication studies and director of the College of Communication and Information’s Integrative Organizational Research Laboratory, has been named the college’s new associate dean for academic programs. She will begin her new role on August 1.

R. J. Hinde Appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

RJ Hinde

R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.