Electronic Media & Communications: News

4/2/14

  • Dr. Robert Peaslee, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Electronic Media, along with Dr. John Barkdull (Political Science), Dr. Kanika Batra (English), and Dr. Rich Rice (English) have been awarded a grant as part of the Transdisciplinary Research Academy to study the impact of international and intercultural programming among Texas Tech University students.

    They will be investigating outcomes of on-campus programming related to intercultural and global issues as well as issues around study abroad.

3/4/14

  • Cummins, R.G., & Hahn, D. (2013). Re-presenting sport: How instant replay and perceived violence impact enjoyment of mediated sports. Mass Communication and Society, 16, 787-807.
  • Cummins, R.G. (2014). Psychophysiological measurement and meaning. [Book review]. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 58, 154-156.
  • Cummins, R.G. (2014). Eye tracking and visual attention to sports in new media. In A. Billings & M. Hardin (Eds.), Handbook of Sports and New Media (pp. 271-284). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

2/26/14

  • Congratulations to Robert Peaslee, Ph.D., for being selected as one of the winners of the 2014 TTU President's Excellence in Teaching Awards.

2/6/14

  • Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D.,, has been invited to join a panel at the Broadcast Education Association Conference on April 6 in Las Vegas. The panel is, "Top Teaching Tips, How to Incorporate Mobile Journalism Techniques in Basic TV and Radio Reporting Courses."

2/6/14

  • The College of Media & Communication recently recruited 16 student ambassadors to promote the college with on-campus recruiting initiatives. - See more here.
  • The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics from CQ Press/Sage was recently released. Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D., has a chapter included, Age (Social Media and Politics). It also included three chapters from Weiwu Zhang, Ph.D., and Sherice Gearhart, Ph.D.

2/3/14

  • Jerod Foster, Ph.D., the Professor Spotlight this month, began teaching at the college in the fall of 2007, after finishing his master's degree in agricultural communication. Foster worked several years as a professional freelance photographer and writer, and continues to pursue his freelance work through publication in popular press and commercial industries. - See more here.

1/2/14

  • Get to know faculty member Bill Dean, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media, Public Relations and Executive Vice President and CEO of the Texas Tech Alumni Association.. Watch here

12/8/13

  • Curious about what you can do with a journalism degree? Interested in electronic media & communication? Find out in this month's Major Spotlight, featured in The Adviser.

12/6/13

  • Learn about Danielle Huston's internship experience in this month's Intern Spotlight. Read the full story here.

12/4/13

  • "You don't always feel like a number," said Clayton Errington, a senior electronic media & communication major from Missouri City, Texas, about why he decided to join the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication. - See more here.

11/7/13

  • Did you know the College of Media & Communication offers a state-of-the-art facility called the Outpost Social Media Lab? - See more here.

11/5/13

  • Hailing from Switzerland, new faculty member Lea Hellmueller, Ph.D., brings an international perspective to the classroom and the research lab. - See more here.
  • Justin Keene, assistant professor in the Journalism and Electronic Media and Communication Department, is this month's Professor Spotlight. Read the full story in this month's Adviser.

10/3/13

  • Instructor Jerod Foster, Ph.D., takes undergraduate students to Junction, Texas, for a photography course focusing on landscape photography and hands-on experience. - See more here.

9/5/13

  • Electronic media & communication alumni Tim Davila tells us how to be proactive by doing research to solve problems and add value as a job candidate. Read more here.

9/3/13

  • Instructor Jerod Foster, Ph.D., takes undergraduate students to Junction, Texas, for a photography course focusing on landscape photography and hands-on experience. - See more here.

8/5/13

  • Curious about what you can do with a degree in electronic media & communication? Interested in telling a story using today's technology? Find out in this month's Major Spotlight, featured in The Adviser.

7/31/13

  • 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!

7/15/13

  • 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.

7/6/13

  • Robert Peaslee, assistant professor in the Journalism and Electronic Media and Communication Department, is this month's Professor Spotlight. Read the full story in this month's Adviser.
  • Recent advertising and electronic media & communications graduate, Taylor Shofner, talks about his new job at RD Thomas Advertising agency in Lubbock and gives some advice to students. - See more here.

7/3/13

  • Electronic Media & Journalism Department Chairperson and Associate Professor Todd Chambers, Ph.D., takes a Minute to Mentor about building a personal brand and taking advantage of all of the opportunities at Texas Tech. - See more here.

6/7/13

  • Kelly Kaufhold, assistant professor in the Journalism and Electronic Media and Communication Department, is this month's Professor Spotlight. Read the full story in this month's Adviser.

6/1/13

  • The Llano Estacado Photography of West Texas exhibit opened May 3 on the third floor of the Media & Communications building. Seven students in Photography 4300 course showcased their photographs of West Texas. - See more here.

5/7/13

  • 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.

5/6/13

  • Get to know your advisor, Don Ellis, in this month's Adviser. Don Ellis is the advisor for Electronic Media & Communications. He is also a Texas Tech Alum. Read more here.

5/3/13

  • One way students can get hands-on experience working in a television studio and running a newscast is to work for Media & Communication Television, or MCTV. - See more here.
  • 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.

4/25/13

  • Congratulations to Dr. Glenn Cummins for being awarded an Outstanding Researcher award!

4/12/13

  • 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.

4/3/13

  • Learn about advertising and electronic media & communications major Taylor Shofner's internship experience in this month's Intern Spotlight. Read the full story here.

2/9/13

  • Erica Taylor, Josh Koch, and Jason Angoy discuss the evolution of Texas Tech's student produced sports show, the Double T Insider. - See more here.

2/4/13

  • 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.

12/10/12

  • 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

10/4/12

  • One of the many wonderful things about the College of Media & Communication is the opportunity for students to learn about not only their area of interest but also the entire communication industry. - See more here.

8/4/12

  • The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University is preparing to undergo changes in the fall including a new name, a new building, and a new merged department. Also, a unique special topics course is being offered to students who are seeking a hands-on experience in the sports industry. - See more here.

7/5/12

  • This past month, the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University announced Connie Watson, M.A., academic adviser for electronic media and communication, as the recipient of the Spring 2012 Staff Excellence Award. - See more here.

7/3/12

  • Two Texas Tech University researchers have contributed in a unique way to the summer's hottest topic: Spider-Man. - See more here.

6/27/12

  • Ph.D. student Robin Haislett has been selected as a TEACH Fellow for 2012–2013.

4/7/12

  • The opportunity was one of a lifetime. This would be her first time to work at a Texas Tech University football game with the worldwide leader in sports communication, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN). - See more here.

2/10/12

  • Tech Impressions magazine is produced by Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication students. Three positions of the staff are paid, the editor, the photo editor and the designer. - See more here.

1/23/12

  • 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.

1/13/12

  • 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.

11/7/11

  • 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.

10/15/11

10/13/11

  • Dr. Rob Peaslee was selected to be a part of the Texas Tech University Institute for Inclusive Excellence for 2011-2012.

9/27/11

  • 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.

9/26/11

  • Dr. Todd Chambers was honored with the College of Media & Communication Billy I. Ross Faculty Achievement Award.

9/6/11

  • The College of Media & Communication is adding to its resources with the addition of KTXT-FM from Texas Tech Public Media. - See more here.

8/24/11

7/8/11

5/6/11

  • The recently appointed new general manager of KTXT-TV, Lubbock's local PBS affiliate, will teach a new elective course in the College of Media & Communication, titled Features and Documentaries.

4/4/11

  • The Department of Electronic Media & Communications in the College of Media & Communication has a new student organization, the Texas Tech Association for Student Electronic Media, organized by Todd Chambers, Ph.D., chairman and associate professor of electronic media and communications. - See more here.

4/3/11

  • History repeatedly points to the importance of great storytelling. The medium of cinema produces many examples of telling stories in a profound way. - See more here.

4/2/11

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