School of Journalism & Electronic Media

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

Professor Book Signing

Assistant Professor Amber Roessner of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media discusses her book that was published in June, Inventing Baseball Heroes. She will be holding a book signing this week on September 18, at 6 p.m. at Union Avenue Bookstore, 517 Union Avenue, in Knoxville. Roessner was a former sportswriter and professor of media history and in her book examines how some sports journalists compromised the future of journalism ethics to help make American heroes out of two of baseball's famous players. 

Professors Publish and Present Papers

Professors from the College of Communication and Information have been working diligently on papers that have recently been either published or presented at a conference. 

From Communication Studies, Assistant Professor Jonathan Pettigrew along with co-authors Y. Shin, M. Miller-Day, M.L. Hecht, and J.L. Krieger have their paper, “Typology of delivery quality: Latent profile analysis of teacher engagement and delivery techniques in a school based prevention intervention, keepin’ it REAL Curriculum,” in press with Health Education Research. 

Journalism Summer Workshop

The School of Journalism and Electronic Media welcomed over forty high school students and teachers from Tennessee and Mississippi to campus for a workshop on July 17th and 18th.

These young students attended sessions about interviewing, newswriting techniques, news style and basics of storytelling taught by Dr. Nick Geidner, JEM assistant professor; Rachel McClelland, Director of Student Publications; and Lisa Byerley Gary, JEM senior lecturer. The students were also able to tour the facilities including the WUTK radio station, TVC cable channel, and The Daily Beacon to experience first hand what happens in a media setting. 


Mark of Excellence: Smith wins national SPJ award

A feature story written for the Chattanooga Times Free Press by a student in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media has won a national journalism award.

"A Home and Hope," written by JEM graduate student Millicent Smith, won first place in the Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence Awards for Feature Writing, Large School Division for newspapers. She advanced to the national competition after placing first in Region 12.

"We are so very proud of Millie. With years of journalistic experience behind her and a goal of pursuing international issues, Millie embodies the best of the best qualities that we look for in a graduate student,” says JEM Director Peter Gross.