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.
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Social media chatter during this week’s vice-presidential debate was overwhelmingly negative toward both candidates—and those negative feelings carried over to the presidential candidates. Those were among the main takeaways reported by UT’s Political Social Media Research Group.
The Political Social Media Group in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media has issued a report summarizing the major themes that emerged from social media chatter during the September 26 presidential debate.
Scripps Networks Interactive human resources executive Alaka Williams will deliver the keynote address for the College of Communication and Information’s seventh annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 26-29.
What’s old is new again for Franklin, Tennessee, native Baker Donahue, a junior in communication studies at UT. His newly founded company, In With the Old, specializes in finding vintage UT apparel and reselling it on Instagram.
A UT graduate research seminar will be monitoring social media discourse during the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates and on Election Day with the new state-of-the-art Adam Brown Social Media Command Center as its hub.
Two specialized sections of CMST 240 Business and Professional Communication that assist students with managing speech anxiety are open for fall.
With the new academic year, nine schools and departments are welcoming new directors and heads.
In a column for The Hill, Stuart Brotman writes that “from the beginning of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has led the charge against political correctness. Trump has continuously tested the boundaries of civic discourse.”
Mark Harmon, professor of journalism and electronic media and a former Knox County Commissioner, is writing a “Delegate Diary” for the News Sentinel from the 2016 Democratic National Convention.