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UPDATE: Six JEM students recognized for their work on four videos

Six Journalism and Electronic Media students have been recognized for their work on four videos.

The promotional video “Streetwise: Burn the Night – Trailer,” created by Emily Blocher and Hanna-Margaret Allen, was the first place winner for CCI and one of the Best of Show winners for the overall competition in the recent Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) competition at UT.

It has also won first place in the promotional category at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. 

Gabi Caballero, a JEM senior, and Sara Corkern, a JEM junior, received top honors in the Free Range Video Contest with their documentaries. The videos tied for first place. 

Caballero’s entry titled “Effervescence: The art of dancing through the mask of a scuba diver” was guided by JEM Associate Professor Bob Legg.

Corkern’s “Deweyeyes” profiled two recovering drug addicts who use music to aid in their recovery. The video was originally created in JEM 422 instructed by JEM Lecturer Melanie Faizer.

Placing third in the competition was another JEM 422 project. MC Suhocki and Molly Morgan were awarded for their Instragram-spoof titled “Instafail.”


During the screening, the audience voted for the audience favorite documentary. Awards were also given to the top three videos chosen by a committee of student and faculty film and storytelling enthusiasts.

The annual Free Range Video Contest is sponsored by the Studio in the Hodges Library Commons. The contest was open to all UT students, faculty, and staff. Entrants were able to borrow cameras and get technical help in the Studio.