School of Journalism and Electronic Media News

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.

UT Professor to Display, Discuss Auschwitz Photos Nov. 15

Photographs of the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp taken by Rob Heller, a UT Knoxville photojournalism professor, will be on display at UT’s Ewing Gallery from Nov. 15 to Dec. 13. Heller will present a lecture on the photo exhibition at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, in the McCarty Auditorium of the Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.

Romanian Journalism Professor Begins 10-day Visit to UT Campus

Mihai Coman, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Bucharest, Romania, will visit UT Knoxville for the next 10 days to talk about the state of journalism in present day Romania. He will speak in a variety of classes and at the I-House, and he will deliver a public lecture tonight.

‘UT Today’ Launches 17th Season on WBIR-TV

Students in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at UT Knoxville are again producing a unique television news magazine program broadcast on Knoxville’s WBIR-TV each spring. This is the 17th year that UT Knoxville and WBIR have worked together to provide viewers with an inside view of UT. “UT Today” airs at 1 p.m. on selected Saturdays until June 5.