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Mass Comm and Bonnaroo forge rockin’ partnership

A new partnership is in the works between the College of Mass Communication and Bonnaroo. Ashley Capps, owner of AC Entertainment, and Rick Farman, co-founder of Superfly Presents, visited campus on ...

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Alum Phil Williams wins third Peabody

Mass Comm journalism graduate Phil Williams has won his third George Foster Peabody Award.

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Gruhn kicks off CPM’s “The American Guitar” series

Few things say American popular music more than the guitar. That’s why the Center for Popular Music has a launched a multiyear series of programs on the venerable instrument.

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An April 25 concert with an Appalachian flair

Anne MacFie, a folksinger/songwriter/storyteller from eastern Kentucky, will visit Mass Comm on April 25 to present a lunchtime concert at the Center for Popular Music.

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Wall of Fame adds three alumni; Lee honored

The College of Mass Communication honored both students and alumni at the annual Wall of Fame and Student Awards ceremony on March 28.

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Mass Comm students rock the Tennessee AP awards

Students and faculty from the School of Journalism and Department of Electronic Media Communication are celebrating after attending the recent Tennessee Associated Press College Awards banquet in Nashville.

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Luke Laird shares some GRAMMY-winning tips

Recording Industry alumnus, GRAMMY winner and hit songwriter Luke Laird shared his tips for music success when he spoke April 2 in the Mass Communication Building.

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O’Brien found her voice on issues on diversity

Award-winning broadcaster Soledad O’Brien delivered the keynote address in March for MTSU’s National Women’s History Month celebration at the Student Union Ballroom. O’Brien, best known for her documentary work with CNN, spoke on the topic “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and In Our Lives.” She explained that being the daughter of a white Australian father and a black […]

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PR vs. Journalism: Rematch drew a crowd on April 8

Meg Downey, recently retired managing editor of The Tennessean, and Andrew Maraniss, partner in McNeely, Pigott and Fox, shared the podium for the second annual “PR vs. Journalism: Five Things I Hate about …” debate on Tuesday, April 8.

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Leila Cobo, Latin music guru, shares journalism insights

Leila Cobo, executive editor for Latin content and programming for Billboard magazine, was a featured Recording Industry guest March 24 with a question-and-answer session led by RI Chair Beverly Keel.

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RI students get a glimpse of their futures at Career Fair

Mass Comm’s lobby was packed on March 20 with booths from multiple music companies – Sony Music, Clear Channel, CMT and SESAC, just to name a few – for Recording Industry’s annual Career Fair.

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Reed’s WMTS show among top in the nation

WMTS’s The Justin Reed Show is one of the nation’s top five live-music collegiate radio shows.

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Digital song marketing, according to Jay Frank

Jay Frank, one of the forward thought leaders on streaming music, marketing with data and new business models, shared his perspectives during a March 25 lecture entitled “Hit Songs for the Digital Era.” 

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“Images of Country,” backstage and up close

Photographs from six decades of country music are the focus of a new show, which opened March 20 at the Baldwin Photographic Gallery.

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Murfreesboro Magazine lauds Beverly Keel

Beverly Keel was honored at a luncheon in March as one of the top “Women in Business” for 2014 by Murfreesboro Magazine.

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RI sponsors an insiders’ look at recording The Beatles

MTSU and the campus community learned all about “Recording The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios” from two men who know plenty about the world’s best-known band.

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EMC brings award-winning documentary to campus

The award-winning documentary Persistence of Vision, which tells the story of animator Richard Williams’ battle to bring a film to the screen, was a March feature at the KUC Theater.

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Student advising gets a powerful boost

There’s a new banner hanging in the College of Mass Communication lobby, encouraging students to “Beat the Blues! See your assigned college adviser for early advising, March 3-21.”

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Mass Comm students shoot live Nashville music

Two advanced College of Mass Communication classes recently shot Music City Roots, Live from the Loveless Café in Nashville.

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Sidelines’ West tops features competition

Sidelines Editor-in-chief Emily West won the Best Feature Writing competition Friday, Feb. 21, at the 2014 Southeast Journalism Conference, meeting this year in Lafayette, La., with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette the host school.

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Briley’s American Idol journey ends at No. 11

MTSU Mass Communication alumnus Ben Briley almost made it to the “American Idol” top 10.

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Edmonson’s documentary on artist tops BEA awards

When Jaclyn Edmonson traveled to Italy in May 2013 with the Mass Comm EMC’s study abroad program, her assignment was to document working artists. Now, her work has resulted in an award-winning documentary entitled “Sbocciare.”

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CPM exhibit honors George Jones’s legendary legacy

The memory of country music icon George Jones, who died last April, is honored in a new exhibit by The Center for Popular Music (CPM). 

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