Terry Likes

Mass Communications

Dr. Likes

E-mail: tlikes@tnstate.edu

Office: PAC 282

Phone: (615) 963-2521




Ph.D. University of Kentucky

MA Western Kentucky University

BA Maryville University-St. Louis


     Terry Likes, Ph.D., is an award-winning educator and journalist. Likes is a tenured
full Professor in the Department of Communications at Tennessee State
University in Nashville where he served as Chair from 2008-2016. In 2017 Likes
was honored by the Library of American Broadcasting with its Broadcast
Historian award. In 2017 he was also honored by TSU with a Pioneer award for
"dedicated service." In 2013, the Southeast Journalism Conference
named Likes, “Journalism Educator of the Year.”  


  Summary of Experience

8 Years academic administrative experience as Department Chair

29 Years in higher education 

89 Awards/Honors from media and academic work from 1987-present

32 Conference presentations 

11Academic journal articles/essays

15 Professional Publications

4 Fellowships

3 Years full-time media experience, 18 years freelance

2 Number of broadcast journalism programs turned into award winners

313 Student awards to students from projects developed in my advanced journalism

1 Student broadcast journalism national championship

In his television career, he has worked as a reporter for WFIE-TV (NBC)
Evansville, IN., provided weekly commentary for WSMV-TV (NBC) Nashville, TN.,
did occasional play-by-play for WKYU-TV (PBS) Bowling Green, KY., and was a
reporter for WVJS-TV and radio in Owensboro, KY.  

In radio, he has produced many documentaries that have won 13 national Broadcast
Education Association awards, 9 regional Edward R. Murrow awards and 39
Kentucky/Tennessee Associated Press awards. His reports have aired on the
Tennessee Radio Network, Kentucky News Network and stations in Washington D.C.,
Baltimore, Tampa, St. Louis and Detroit.

Likes earned his doctorate at the University of Kentucky, has a Masters Degree from
Western Kentucky University, and BA from Maryville University-St. Louis

 A sample of recent documentary topics and links:

 Audio:   Title:  “Truth, tabloids and trust:  Declining confidence in the news media.”  Aired by: Tennessee Radio Network.  http://youtu.be/Kw7YZEqzxv8

 Audio:  Title: “Pay for play:  Unionization and Paying College Athletes.”  Aired by: Tennessee Radio Network.    http://youtu.be/YLsFINS-1_Q

 Audio:  Title:  “TV Catch Phrases, popular culture to mainstream America.” Audio documentary.  Aired by:  Tennessee Radio Network.  http://youtu.be/oLYugN5Nkpw

 Audio:   Title: “$ports + Money = Recession Proof.”   Aired by:  Tennessee Radio Network.              http://youtu.be/82AgW0R7Ihk

 Audio:  Title:  “Copy and Paste: The Perils of Plagiarism in Higher Education.” Aired by:  Tennessee Radio Network.  http://youtu.be/U_8mWb244yg

 Audio:   Title:  “The Alarm Clock For Your Favorite TV Show:  TV Theme Songs.”  Aired by:  Tennessee Radio Network. http://youtu.be/1PPZN1_SteE



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