Friday, August 14, 2015

[042] MTSU’s new journalism director speaks on ‘MTSU On the Record’

MURFREESBORO — The MTSU School of Journalism’s new director will be the guest on the next edition of “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Gregory Pitts will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Pitts, former chair of the Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama, began his new job Aug. 1. While at UNA, he guided the department to accreditation through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and paved the way for creation of a student-run radio station.

“In real estate, they say ‘location, location, location,’” said Pitts. “Well, in journalism, it’s ‘get the facts right, get the facts right, get the facts right. And, ethically, you’ve got to make sure that you’re not outrunning your headlights in trying to get the story distributed before you know that you’ve got it right.”

Pitts earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University in 1982 and 1983, respectively, and his doctorate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1992. His research and teaching fields include advertising sales, international media, media management and radio-television programming.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to and click the “more” link under “Audio Clips.”

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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