The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information has received two grants which total more than $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to train information science experts.
Stuart N. Brotman, the Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information, is the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award from the Broadcast Education Association. He is the first professor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to receive this honor.
Carol Tenopir, a Chancellor's Professor and the CCI Board of Visitors Professor in UT Knoxville's School of Information Sciences, has been selected as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies for the 2016-2017 academic year. The position is considered one of the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
The College of Communication and Information is about to open its new Adam Brown Social Media Command Center, where faculty, staff, and students will be able to employ the same leading technology Fortune 100 companies worldwide use to publish, engage, and analyze their social media marketing activities.
UT’s Social Media Week kicks off Monday and will be the most interactive in the event’s five-year history.
Panel discussion topics will include politics, crisis, entertainment and business, while local and national experts will lead workshops that will give students hands-on experience with online crisis management and content creation.
Peter Gross, the director of UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, recently was in New York to serve as a ratings reviewer on Freedom House’s worldwide annual Freedom of the Press report.