School of Journalism and Electronic Media News

Students Design Billboards to Encourage People to Vote

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.

UT Group: ‘Russia’ and ‘Rigged Election’ Top Social Media Chatter during Debate

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.

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

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.