University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumnus Larry Patrick was recently recognized for his generous support to the College of Communication and Information. During the fall Board of Visitors meeting on Nov. 8, the college named its auditorium the Patrick Auditorium.
The School of Journalism & Electronic Media hosted a special panel on a journalist and civil rights activist at the twenty-first annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression.
The panel “Ida B. and Beyond: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett” was held Nov. 9 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The session featured moderator and JEM Assistant Professor Amber Roessner, who studies the media’s construction of race and gender.
Director Peter Gross gave a keynote address at the 2013 Media Convergence conference at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. Gross’ lecture was titled "Breaking out of the box: The need for a reorientation in mass communication theories." Lecturer Melanie Faizer also attended the conference and presented a paper, "Online intercollegiate news network enables learning through teaching."
A group of Croatian students are visiting the School of Journalism and Electronic Media this week to learn how to use iPhones and iPads as a reporting tool.
The two-way exchange program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, is a partnership between the University of Zagreb and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Two innovative projects championed by the School of Journalism and Electronic Media were recognized during a reception in the Scripps Lab on Sept. 26, 2013.
In his introduction, School of Journalism Director Peter Gross told guests that the Tennessee Journalism Series and the Medal of Honor Project have the potential to greatly affect campus as a whole.
“Stay tuned because we’re doing even more great stuff,” said Gross.
Travel writer and alumna Kristin Luna (JEM ’05) has a lot on her plate. Most recently, it was Nashville's Music City Eats festival which she recapped on the Southern Living blog. Now, she is gearing up for the inaugural KEEN Digital Summit, a networking event she founded for digital media entrepreneurs.
KEEN, which stands for Keeping Entrepreneurs Engaged and Networking, will bring together journalists, publicists, editors, bloggers and Fortune 500 brands in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 24-27, 2013.