School of Journalism & Electronic Media

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION -- Enduring Standards, Evolving Media

Professor Named Faculty Fellow for NATPE Conference

Dr. Barbara Kaye received a fellowship to attend the National Association of Television Program Executives Conference in sunny Florida this week. According to its website, NATPE's annual "Market & Conference is the only American program market serving the worldwide television community.” It is designed for those who, “buy, sell, develop, finance, advertise, market or license content; implement technology; exploit rights; or leverage media assets. For Dr.

Journalism Ph.D. Student Published in Indian Magazine

Abhijit Mazumdar recently published an article, "From the Cradle," a feature on interracial adoptions in the US, in the Indian magazine, Outlook. “Experts say adoptive parents of children from a different race have to walk the proverbial extra mile to ensure the kids know who they are and are also proud of their identity,” writes Mazumdar. He has been contributing to the magazine since 2014. 

The full article can be found here.

Successful Diplomacy Lab lead by Dr. Luther

Students in Dr. Catherine Luther’s international journalism course successfully presented their class team projects to officials from the U.S. State Department.

The Diplomacy Lab helps the State Department broaden its research base and more effectively respond to a variety of global challenges.Dr. Luther and an ethnically diverse group of graduate students examined how law enforcement representatives in selected democracies engage with their communities and suggested how improvements might be made via new media.

“Excellent” and “I’m blown away” were among the words uttered by the State Department officials.

BuzzFeed Science Editor Set to Speak at 24th Hill Lecture

The gift Tom Hill and his sister Frances Hill Holton made to JEM allows for many of the world's most distinguished science writers to speak on UTK’s campus about what they see as the challenges facing science and science writing. This year's "Hill Lecture"  features Virginia Hughes, science editor at BuzzFeed.


A JEM Special Topics Course is Making UT News

Entrepreneurial Journalism received university recognition for its timely and innovative course material. Tennessee Today wrote:

“Melanie Faizer, journalism lecturer, is teaching the course. She recently completed a fellowship at the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication…‘I want the students to take away a sense of excitement about the possibilities in the industry,’ said Faizer. ‘I want them to get an idea about the language around a start-up and gain a familiarity and comfort in the business.’”