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UK College of Communication and Information utilizes clear face masks to create normalcy

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky Thanks to an innovative teaching idea from University of Kentucky faculty in the College of Communication and Information, students were able to experience a sense of normalcy in their public speaking and writing courses — with the help of clear face masks. One of these faculty members is senior faculty lecturer Allyson DeVito, who turned her CIS 112 final presentation...

Newest edition of Kentucky Bourbon Country guide provides a wealth of knowledge for bourbon lovers

By Hayden Gooding University of Kentucky Explore the culture of Kentucky bourbon and safely visit some of the most famous distilleries that are tucked away in the Bluegrass region through the University Press of Kentucky’s new edition of “Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide.” Written by College of Communication and Information alumna Susan Reigler, the third edition of “Kentucky...

UK associate professor receives funding to study risk communication on Twitter during pandemic

By Catherine Hayden University of Kentucky Jeannette Sutton, an associate professor of communication in the University of Kentucky’s College of Communication and Information, has recently been awarded more than $93,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study risk communication on Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic. She’ll explore how public health, emergency management...

University of Kentucky students gain real-life experience during 24-hour crisis simulation

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information students earned real-life experience during a 24-hour crisis simulation. Students from the School of Journalism and Media became the Global News Network (GNN), acting and reacting as media would in a time of crisis. Much like real life, global news is fast paced and sometimes high stress, but the role...

Ten outstanding journalists to be inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame on March 31

A Pulitzer Prize winner, three television journalists, a Kentucky state government reporter, a Washington Post columnist, a longtime community journalist, a Washington, D.C.-based  journalist, a journalism educator, and one of Kentucky’s longest-tenured sports reporters make up the 40th class of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony will be held March 31 at the University...

University of Kentucky students take to the sky to learn from a birds eye view in drone journalism class

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky University of Kentucky journalism students are taking to the sky to learn from a bird’s eye view. In David Stephenson’s drone journalism class, in the School of Journalism and Media within the College of Communication and Information, students are learning to use new technology for newsgathering purposes. As a photographer and filmmaker himself, Stephenson...

University of Kentucky employee Heather Chapman to appear on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Friday

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky Who wants to be a millionaire? Trivia lover Heather Chapman does. Chapman, a Lexington native, will test her chances on ABC’s show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” this Friday. But Chapman isn’t a rookie at game shows. She competed on “Jeopardy!” 11 years ago, though she says she did poorly then as a result of giving birth three...

UK’s LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis to host 11th annual workshop June 4-8

The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics’ LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis will host its 11th annual workshop on the campus in Lexington from June 4-8. The weeklong event regularly draws more than 150 participants representing more than 100 academic institutions, private organizations and governmental agencies. A dozen countries spanning five continents are...

Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame to induct six new members in April 9 ceremony at Griffin Gate Marriott

A transformational media executive, a woman who inherited a newspaper when her husband died, a highly respected Capitol reporter, a copy editor on prize-winning magazine work, a longtime TV reporter and editor, a veteran reporter and editor — this is just part of the story behind this year’s inductees in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. A total of six journalists who have made contributions...