Recording Industry again ranked among Billboard’s top

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is once again ranked in Billboard magazine’s “15 Best Music Business Schools in 2017.”

WMOT-FM Roots Radio celebrates first birthday at Americana Festival

WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 threw its first birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 16, in downtown Nashville during the 2017 Americana Music Festival and Conference.

Seigenthaler Chair launches First Amendment Encyclopedia

The College’s John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies launched a new online, searchable encyclopedia about the First Amendment on Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

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Akins releases sixth piano album since 2007

Joseph Akins released a new CD/album on Sept. 12, his sixth instrumental album since 2007. The album is entitled “Into The Flow” and is available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

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Vietnam War coverage topic of Seigenthaler discussion

On Sept. 8, an hour-long screening of The Vietnam War, a documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, preceded a panel discussion and Q&A on the impact of journalism and war coverage during the Vietnam War.

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Journalism alumna Rogers is new GM of WKRN

Tracey Rogers, a veteran of Nashville television, has been named VP and general manager of WKRN, the market’s Nexstar-owned ABC affiliate.

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Popular Music preserves Marvin Hedrick bluegrass and country collection

The Center for Popular Music recently completed the Marvin Hedrick Collection project as well as launched its dedicated website.

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“Freedom Sings” lights up Tucker Theater

MTSU kicked off the academic year with an performance of “Freedom Sings” on Aug. 27, a show that brings music and history together to celebrate the First Amendment.

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Constellation exhibit stuns at Baldwin Photographic Gallery

  Just days after the Great Tennessee Eclipse, the Baldwin Photographic Gallery opened its first Fall 2017 exhibit, Constellation: Fifteen Fine Art Photographers. The show will run through Oct. 20, 2017.

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College sponsors two total eclipse events

The college’s faculty, staff and students were an integral part of  two college-sponsored events that celebrated the “Great Tennessee Eclipse” on Monday, Aug. 21.

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Media Arts Productions nabs national awards

Media Arts Productions, MTSU’s student-run live television production team, covers multiple sporting events throughout the year. The team recently won “Outstanding Live Game Production”

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Alligood inducted in Journalism Hall of Fame

School of Journalism Associate Professor Leon Alligood was inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame on Aug. 15 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

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Foss publishes about media breastfeeding depictions

Dr. Katie Foss published her second book this summer. 

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Meet Journalism’s Dr. Christine Eschenfelder

Assistant Professor Christine Eschenfelder began teaching at the MTSU School of Journalism in the fall of 2015, bringing to the classroom years of professional experience in television news.

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College cosponsors England conference on Prince’s work

Professors from MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment and its dean were among the featured speakers at a conference of the late singer Prince’s life and legacy held at the University of Salford in England.

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