Dr. Jimmy McCollum graduated from Lipscomb in 1987. He earned his M.S. in journalism at the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in mass communication at the University of Alabama. He has served as a part-time reporter and anchor with WSM Radio News. He is director of the Tennessee High School Press Association, based at Lipscomb, and is one of the advisers of Lumination Network, the student news service on campus.
B.A., speech communication, Lipscomb University, 1987
M.S., journalism, University of Tennessee, 1989
Ph.D., mass communication, 1998
School of Communication
- 21st Century Media
- Multimedia Storytelling
- Media History
- Introduction to Communication
- Refereed Articles
- McCollum, J. F., & Bryant, J. (2003). Pacing in children's television programming. Mass Communication & Society.
- Carroll, R. L., Tuggle, C. A., McCollum, J. F., Mitrook, M. A., Arlington, K. J., Hoerner, J. M. (1997). Consonance in local television news content: An examination of national diversity. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.
- Isom, P., Johnson, E., McCollum, J. F., & Zillmann, D. (1995). Perceptions of interviewees with less-than-perfect English: Implications for newspaper citations. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
- Invited Articles/Reviews
- McCollum, J. F. (2015). Thou shalt not misquote the Bible. Quill, 103 (6), 38.
- McCollum, J. F. (2013). Winning strategies for preparing award entries. Quill, 101 (6), 36.
- Book Chapters, Non-Refereed
- McCollum, J. F., & Nicholson, J. (2015). High School Workshops. In Press, In Rebecca Tallent (Ed.), Still captive? History, law and new issues for high school journalism.
- Bryant, J. A., Bryant, J., Mullikin, L., McCollum, J. F., & Love, C. (2001). Curriculum-based preschool television programming and the American family: Historical development, impact of public policy, and social and educational effects. In J. Bryant & J. A. Bryant (Eds.), Television and the American family, 2nd ed.. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Presentation of Refereed Papers, National
- McCollum, J. F. (2012-2013, August). Children's consumption of fast-paced television as a predictor of their vigilance. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, Illinois.
- McCollum, J. F. (1999-2000). Pacing in Children's Television Programming. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Raney, A. A., Ralstin, L. A., & McCollum, J. F. (1999-2000). Preschool children and problem-solving development: The effects of viewing Blue's Clues. Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- McCollum, J. F. (1996-1997). The Medium in the Mirror: How Journalists in the 1880s and 1890s Viewed New Journalism. American Journalism Historians Association, London, Ontario, Canada.
- McCollum, J. F. (1996-1997). Good sports: Coverage of athletic events in the 1880s and 1890s. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Roanoke, Virginia.
- McCollum, J. F. (1995-1996). Jellyfish 101: Libel goes to college. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Gainesville, Florida.
Anchor/reporter, WSM Radio News, 1999-2000
Elder, Woodson Chapel Church of Christ