Stuart Brotman News

Brotman Ponders Election, Job Creation in Brookings Blog

In an essay posted October 27 on the TechTank blog on the Brookings Institute’s website, UT Professor Stuart Brotman notes that job creation – and specifically how to best increase the number of higher-paying jobs – has been a major issue in 2016 presidential election. A nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institute, Brotman is

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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.

SEC Awards UT Faculty Travel Funds

Nine UT professors have received funding for travel to other Southeastern Conference universities for this academic year. Now in its fifth year, the grant program provides support for selected faculty to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC institutions. More than 100 faculty members from all 14 SEC universities will receive funds this academic year.  The

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UT Class: Social Media Comments Skyrocketed During Second Presidential Debate

Social media exploded Sunday night as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed over personal and policy issues. The Political Social Media Group, composed of students in a political communication graduate seminar, have been using sophisticated social media monitoring technology to scrutinize the debates leading up to the election.