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  • Experts: Trump Not First President to Have Strained Relationship with Press

    MartinezRoessnerDonald Trump is not the first president to have a strained relationship with the media.

    Associate Professor Amber Roessner and Assistant Professor Michael Martinez, both from UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, say many presidents—and their press secretaries—have at times been at odds with the press.

    “While many presidents may have had conflicts with the media, they also recognized that they needed access to each other,” Martinez said. “With the advent of Twitter and the current president, that is changing.”

  • JEM Professor's Book Reveals How Sportswriters Helped Create Baseball 'Heroes'

    Roessner book coverBaseball, the great American pastime, has given us plenty of memorable figures. 

    In "Inventing Baseball Heroes," University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Assistant Professor Amber Roessner of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media—a former sportswriter—examines how some sports journalists compromised their journalistic ethics to help make American heroes out of two of baseball's most enduring personalities, Detroit Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb and New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson.

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  • Rightler-McDaniels, Roessner Receive National Award

    Fight of the CenturyA graduate student and professor have won a national journalism award for their research examining how print media covered various anniversaries of the 1910 “Fight of the Century.” Doctoral candidate Jodi Rightler-McDaniels and Assistant Professor Amber Roessner, both of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, won the J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic from the American Journalism Historians Association.

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