School of Journalism and Electronic Media News

Word Spreads: UT Student-Designed Election Billboards Now on Display in Arizona

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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.

Students Design Billboards to Encourage People to Vote

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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.

Baker Center to Screen Best of Enemies October 25

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.

Harmon Shares Delegate Experience in News Sentinel

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.

Brotman Discusses UK’s Digital Future After Brexit

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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.