NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) –Tennessee State University Professor, and Head of the Department of Communications, Dr. Terry Likes, is the recipient of a 2013 National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Faculty Fellowship. Likes will attend the January 2013 NATPE Marketplace and Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.
The goal of the Fellowship Program is to expose the educational community to current television issues and practices, and to foster improved communication and cooperation between educators and the industry.
The annual NATPE Market & Conference attracts executives from around the world for sessions featuring leaders from all facets of the global telecommunications industry, along with hundreds of exhibiting companies. NATPE promises to continue offering the world of television to all participants under one roof.
“I am very thankful for this opportunity afforded by NATPE,” said Likes. “It will be a wonderful experience, will enhance my professional growth and offer me a lot to share with faculty and students upon my return.”
This is Likes’ fifth year at the University. Prior to TSU, Likes taught at Western Kentucky University for twenty years. He has won 35 awards in his career and, in 2012 alone, won four Tennessee Associated Press awards, two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a national first place from the Broadcast Education Association. Likes is on the Fulbright Specialists Roster.
In 2012 Likes attended the American Council on Education Leadership Academy for Department Chairs at Miami University (Ohio). In 2008 and 2009 he was awarded Scripps Howard Fellowships to attend the Academic Leadership Academy at Louisiana State University. In 2007 he attended a Poynter Institute workshop for multimedia trainers. He has participated in the Radio/TV News Directors Foundation “Excellence in Journalism Education” program via a faculty fellowship at WTHR-TV Indianapolis, IN.
Likes has been a reporter for WFIE-TV Evansville, Ind.; worked with WKYU-TV Bowling Green, Ky., as a basketball announcer; and provided weekly political & media commentary for WSMV-TV Nashville, Tenn. This past year at TSU, his students won six Tennessee Associated Press awards and several regional Society of Professional Journalists awards.
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