Electronic Media & Communications: News
- Congratulations to The Raider 88.1 KTXT-FM for a successful eight-year license renewal from the FCC. We look forward to listening for years to come!
- Chambers, B. & Peaslee, R.M. Reading Twilight: Fandom, romance, and gender in the age of Bella. In Bucciferro, C., ed. The Twilight Saga: Exploring the Global Phenomenon. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. In press.
- Don't miss the Texas Tech Association of Student Electronic Media Showcase tonight at 6 p.m. in CoMC Room 365. Students will showcase photography, video and other projects.
- Don't forget to check out 'The Llano Estacado: Photography of West Texas' today from 4 to 6 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Student Lounge! Photos are by students in Kippra Hopper's PHOTO 4300 class.
- Congratulations to Dr. Glenn Cummins for being awarded an Outstanding Researcher award!
- Please join us in Dr. Peaslee's brown bag talk titled, "Media Conduction: Exploring Power at the Intersection of Media, Tourism, and Festival Studies," April 15 from Noon to 1 p.m. in COMC 156.
- Mr. Justin Keene will join the college faculty on September 1, 2013, as an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Electronic Media. Mr. Keene is completing his Ph.D. at Indiana University. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at Texas Tech University.
- Electronic Media & Communication and Advertising double major Taylor Shofner created videos that have been nominated and won a Lone Star Emmy award in the Student Production-Commercial category. Shofner is also a member of the 2012-13 Texas Tech Ad Team. Watch the commercials here
- Ph.D. student Robin Haislett has been selected as a TEACH Fellow for 2012–2013.
- Robin Haislett's paper, "Third Wave Feminism in Squaresoft's Video Game Final Fantasy VII" has been accepted for presentation at the 2012 AEJMC Midwinter conference at the University of Oklahoma from March 2-3.
- Ph.D. Student Sungwon Chung has been selected to receive an American Academy of Advertising Dissertation Proposal Award.
Chung's submission titled "Motivated Cognition In Video Games: The Influence Of Emotional Video Game Content On Cognitive Processing Of Billboard Advertisements Embedded In First-Person Shooter Games" was selected to receive $2000, the highest level of funding. He will receive the first of two checks at the 2012 AAA conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
- Dr. Rob Peaslee has been selected as a 2012 National Television Program Executive Faculty Fellow. As part of the program, he will attend the January 2012 NATPE Marketplace and Conference in Miami Beach.
- Ph.D. student Jerod Foster's new book, Storytellers: A Photographer's Guide to Developing Themes and Creating Stories with Pictures, is due out in December.
- Dr. Rob Peaslee was selected to be a part of the Texas Tech University Institute for Inclusive Excellence for 2011-2012.
- Ph.D. student Patrick Merle presented a paper he co-authored with Ph.D. student Jerod Foster at the WAPOR conference in Amsterdam last week.
- Dr. Todd Chambers was honored with the College of Media & Communication Billy I. Ross Faculty Achievement Award.
- View a listing of student papers presented in July at AEJMC.
- The Frenship newspaper features an article about the Double T Multimedia University camp that COMC hosted this summer.
Check out what some of our students are involved with:
- Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Shofner
- Interview with Double T Insider
- TASEM Student Organization
- Tim Honeycutt
- Ben Jarvis
- Clayton Stringer
- Clif Bar Internship Recap
The Department of Electronic Media & Communications is dedicated to helping students pursue their professional goals by providing unique learning opportunities and monitoring the media environment to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies.
Our award winning faculty includes:
- Todd Chambers, Ph.D.
- Glenn Cummins, Ph.D.
- Robert Peaslee, Ph.D.
- Jimmie Reeves, Ph.D.
- Jessica Smith, Ph.D.
- Kent Wilkinson, Ph.D.