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College of Communication and Information to Honor Martha Rogers with Hileman Award

Martha RogersMartha Rogers, one of the world’s leading authorities on customer-focused business strategies, will receive the 2017 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Communication and Information at the college’s awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, October 13.

CCI Experts Weigh in on Recent Fake News

Fake NewsCCI doctoral student Brandon Boatwight and JEM Senior Lecturer Melanie Faizer were recently interviewed by WVLT-TV about the fake news circulating after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The story captures the interrelation and connection between the communication and information disciplines within CCI and highlights CCI’s Adam Brown Social Media Command Center. To top it off, the multimedia journalist reporting the story, Sarah Jane Anderson, is a 2015 JEM graduate.

CCI’s Diversity and Inclusion Week 2017 Recap

2017 D&I Week KeynotersThe College of Communication and Information’s eighth annual Diversity and Inclusion Week - September 25–28 - featured keynotes by UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, nine panel sessions and a diversity festival.

Respect Is Focus of CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week

D&I WeekThe College of Communication and Information’s eighth annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 25–28, will feature keynote addresses by Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero along with eight panel sessions and a diversity festival.

The four-day event offers participants an opportunity to learn about diversity and inclusion issues and best practices through dialogue with leaders and experts from inside and outside the college, university, and community.

What’s the World Saying? Check Out the Social Media Command Center

Hurricane Harvey Feed in ABSMCCWonder what the world is saying about Hurricane Harvey and the havoc it’s wreaking on the Houston area and elsewhere?

There were more than 470,000 social media mentions of #HoustonStrong between August 28 and 31. You can check out the chatter for whatever is trending on the displays in the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center, in Room 460 of the Communications Building.

Journalism Students Produce Documentaries about Local Vietnam Vets

Three short documentaries about local Vietnam veterans made by UT journalism students were featured at Knoxville’s First Friday on September 1. They will air on East Tennessee PBS stations in conjunction with the broadcast of Ken Burns’s new epic documentary, The Vietnam War.

Tim Morris

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