School of Journalism and Electronic Media News

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.

UT Journalism Student Wins National Reporting Competition, Trip to Japan

Suzanna McCloskey

Suzanna McCloskey, a senior journalism and electronic media major, is one of the winners of the annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation. Nine winners from around the country were chosen for the high quality of their work, an essay about their interest in international affairs, and letters of recommendation. Each winner receives a nine-day, all-expense paid journalism study trip to Japan.

Howard, Knight to Enter TN Newspaper Hall of Fame

J. Zollie Howard, an award-winning editor, and Richard F. Knight, a long-time newspaper publisher, have been selected for posthumous induction into the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame November 4. Howard and Knight will join fifty-three other journalists and newspaper executives in the hall of fame, co-sponsored by the Tennessee Press Association and the University of Tennessee.

WUTK 90.3 FM is Most Improved College Radio Station in North America

WUTK 90.3 FM “The Rock,” UT Knoxville’s student-run modern rock radio station, was named as the station showing “Biggest Improvement” in the 2011 College Radio Awards, sponsored by the College Music Journal and held last weekend in New York City. This is the first CMJ award for WUTK, which won national recognition as the runner-up for “College Station of the Year” in the 2010 MTVU Woodie Awards.

UT Knoxville Schools of Advertising and Public Relations and Journalism and Electronic Media Earn Reaccreditation

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted unanimously to fully reaccredit the undergraduate programs of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville schools of Advertising and Public Relations and Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information. UT Knoxville was one of eight universities, out of nineteen undergoing ACEJMC undergraduate reaccreditation, found to be in compliance with all nine of the council’s accrediting standards.

‘Nature’ Magazine Editor M. Mitchell Waldrop to Speak at UT April 12

M. Mitchell Waldrop, acclaimed science writer and editor for the journal “Nature,” will give UT Knoxville’s annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Shiloh Room of the University Center. Waldrop will speak on “Lessons My Stories Taught Me.” The program is free and open to the public.

UT Professor to Receive Romanian Journalism Education Award

Peter Gross, professor and director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at UT Knoxville will be presented with the “Order of Merit in Education” award at a ceremony on Wednesday, March 23 at the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

UT Researcher: Swear Words Less Offensive on Cable Than Broadcast TV

Four letter words may offend you more depending on which television channel you watch, according to a recent study out of Florida State University and UT Knoxville. This study, published in the January issue of Mass Communication and Society, found that some TV viewers believe swearing on premium channels and cable is less offensive than vulgarity on broadcast channels.