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VOL. 42 | NO. 45 | Friday, November 9, 2018

Being good consumers in a ‘fake news’ world

UT professor helps students navigate bias, understand evolving media landscape

There may be a war on the media but UT-Knoxville students still say they believe in journalism.

University of Tennessee leadership struggling to adapt to changing culture on campus

This fall the University of Tennessee system is in flux, with a brand new board of inexperienced trustees, an interim chancellor at its flagship campus in Knoxville and an interim system president with little experience in higher education.

MTSU takes leap of faith into world of virtual reality

Technology is often criticized for its isolating effects, and it’s easy to make that argument when texting replaces talking and people retreat into their phones instead of interacting IRL (in real life.)

MTSU positions itself as center for First Amendment study

Since joining Middle Tennessee State University five years ago, Ken Paulson has transformed its College of Media and Entertainment. As dean of the college, he has expanded its curriculum, attracted new talent, added innovative new programs and even changed its name.

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Kelly savors a season he could have skipped

Todd Kelly Jr. could have just moved on from the University of Tennessee instead of returning for a fifth year. He was rehabbing from an injury, the Vols were in rebuilding mode under a new coaching staff and he had his degree.


Oak Ridge promotes Smith to police chief

Robin Smith, deputy chief, has been promoted to chief of police in Oak Ridge.


Maybe fullback is what Titans offense needs

Fowler just glad to be back home

Jalston Fowler knows he is an endangered species, a dinosaur, an eight-track tape, a Pontiac.

Patriots at Titans: What to watch

1. Tom Brady’s heroics. Brady has only lost to the Titans one time in his career, 16 years ago. New England took the Titans apart in the AFC Divisional Playoffs last year and have shown no signs of slowing. The Titans should be plenty familiar with Brady, more so than most teams, considering they have four former Pats on their roster in Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Josh Kline and Dion Lewis. Will that knowledge of Brady and Bill Belichick be enough to slow them down?


New Regal logo pays tribute to Big Orange

Knoxville-based Regal has launched a new logo as part of a rebranding strategy.


How to shave hours off your next car purchase

One of the most common complaints of car buyers is the amount of time it takes to wrap up a vehicle purchase. Depending on whom you ask, the time spent completing a deal at the average dealership is between 3.6 hours (J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index) and an eternity (the average shopper).


At what age can you ignore your credit score?

NEW YORK (AP) — At some point, you’ll buy your last car and refinance your last mortgage. Surely then you can stop worrying about your credit scores.


How does one find balance between work, relaxation?

The weekend whizzed by quickly. What little part of weekend you had, that is, because it seems like you’re always working.


LinkedIn focuses on employee engagement

I recently had the opportunity to attend Talent Connect, LinkedIn’s annual human resources event, which showcased everything LinkedIn’s been working on in 2018 and its plans for the future.


Segmented email campaigns get better results

If “one size fits all” is the phrase that best describes your email marketing strategy, you have most likely experienced declining opens and clicks and increasing unsubscribes.