Billboards designed by UT students urging people to vote are now on display around Phoenix, Arizona. The designs, created by students in Rob Heller’s media graphics class, were first used on billboards around Knoxville, thanks to Lamar Advertising. Lamar representatives in Phoenix saw media reports about the UT students’ work and asked if they could use the artwork for billboards in their area.
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Some students from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media are urging people to get out and vote in a big way. Their messages are on billboards around the Knoxville area. Rob Heller, a JEM professor in the College of Communication and Information, asked his media graphics students to design posters encouraging people to vote in the upcoming election. “I’m very proud of their creative work,” Heller said.
Russia, abortion, disrespect for women, and allegations of a rigged election generated the most chatter Wednesday night during the final debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Those are among the findings of The Political Social Media Research Group, composed of students in a School of Journalism and Electronic Media political communication seminar.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and its School of Journalism and Electronic Media have partnered with East Tennessee PBS to present a screening of the documentary Best of Enemies at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium.
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.
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.
In an article for Tech Tank, a science and technology blog of the Brookings Institute, Stuart Brotman writes about how the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union may affect the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy.
Provost Susan Martin recently named Gloria Z. Greenfield an honorary artist in residence in Journalism and Electronic Media and Cinema Studies.