School of Journalism and Electronic Media News

Graduate Student, Professor Receive Snorgrass Memorial Journalism Award

A graduate student and professor have won a national journalism award for their research examining how print media covered various anniversaries of the 1910 “Fight of the Century.” Doctoral candidate Jodi Rightler-McDaniels and Professor Amber Roessner, both of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, won the J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic from the American Journalism Historians Association.

Journalism Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant to Teach in Ethiopia

Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media and director of internationalization and outreach in the College of Communication and Information, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to teach this summer at two universities in Ethiopia. This is the second Fulbright grant Swan has received in the last year. He taught at the University of Zagreb in Croatia last December.

News Sentinel: UT professor fights on against rare cancer

Journalism professor Bonnie Hufford recently spoke with the Knoxville News Sentinel about her ongoing battle with cancer and her never-surrender mentality. The newspaper also spoke with several of Hufford’s former students for whom she has served as a beacon of hope.

In Memoriam: Jerry Morrow

Jerry Morrow

Jerry Morrow, former associate professor who taught classes in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media and the School of Advertising and Public Relations from 1984 until his retirement in 2005, died Monday, February 18.

Emmy Winner Assists TVC

Bozo the Clown fan. Emmy winner. Video production specialist. That is a very abbreviated resume for Mike Wiseman, UT’s newest staff member in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. Wiseman helps operate The Volunteer Channel, the campus’ student television station, which is now controlled by the school, and his position at the channel is a perfect fit.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Emma MacMillan

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Emma MacMillan, an alumna with a degree in journalism and electronic media, has the big idea of using compelling writing to get the public interested in science.

AP Presidential Photo Exhibit at Baker Center; Walking Tour Wednesday

As the fifty-seventh presidential inauguration draws near, a traveling photo exhibit entitled The American President is on display in the Rotunda of the Baker Center. More than eighty photos from the Associated Press’s vast photo archive are in the display showing American presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama at war, in victory and defeat, in crises, campaigning, and leading the country on the world stage.

Big Idea: Students Design Posters to Help Get Out the Vote

Robert Heller

Robert Heller, professor of journalism and electronic media, had a big idea: getting his students to think about the importance of voting in the upcoming presidential election. He had his students create posters to encourage the UT community to vote.

Journalism Professor to Watch, Not Work, This Year’s Olympics

Beijing opening

University of Tennessee journalism professor Mike Martinez will watch the Olympics this year like most of us—during his leisure time—rather than working the event. Martinez has been connected to chronicling the Olympics for more than eighteen years.