Remembering Bonnie Hufford
The College of Communications and Electronic Media has been hit with the loss of one of the most beloved UT instructors, Bonnie Hufford.
After a decades-long battles with cancer, Hufford passed away on October 2nd at the age of 66. In her time at UT, Hufford was one of the first female faculty members to win the College’s Favorite Professor Award; just two years after she joined the CCI family.
CCI Communication Job, Internship, and Practicum Fair
It may look a little different this year, but we are still holding our annual job and internship fair THIS week!
An Important Message
May 31, 2020
Dear UTK Journalism and Electronic Media students and alumni,
This has been another gut-wrenching week for black Americans and a tragic reminder of the inequalities and racism that persist in our nation. On our TV screens and social media feeds we have witnessed, first, the devastating image of the death of yet another unarmed black man, this time George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, and, second, footage of the latest round of protests that have erupted around the country. Amid the devastating death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, the injustices and brutalities of … Read more “An Important Message”
Robin Lloyd to Give 28th Annual Hill Lecture
Robin Lloyd, a writer and editor for Scientific American and adjunct professor of science writing at New York University, will talk about “The End of Investigative Science Writing?” when she delivers the 28th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in the College of Nursing Auditorium on the UT campus.
Lloyd has contributed to almost every realm in science journalism and media. She has been a newspaper reporter, a wire service journalist, a network online journalist, … Read more “Robin Lloyd to Give 28th Annual Hill Lecture”
Big Orange Welcome to new JEM Professor
By Chelsea Babin
Every year, the University of Tennessee family grows as new faces appear on campus. Some are from East Tennessee, while others travel far to call UT their new home. This year, UT’s College of Communication and Information’s School of Journalism & Electronic Media welcomes a new assistant professor.
Joy Jenkins, PhD, originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is now a proud member of the BIG ORANGE family here on Rocky Top.
Jenkins is an alumna of the University of Oklahoma, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism; Oklahoma State University for a Master of Science in … Read more “Big Orange Welcome to new JEM Professor”
After Whitewater Canoeing, Kerns Finds Grad School Smooth Sailing
Journalism PhD student Charli Kerns has fought her way through whitewater rapids and cascaded over waterfalls in her canoe. Knowing that adrenaline rush, she doesn’t get too stressed out over research, writing, or teaching a class.
Kerns been an action sports enthusiast since being introduced to kayaking through UT’s Outdoor Pursuits during her undergraduate days on Rocky Top. She later picked up canoeing and now considers whitewater canoeing her main sport. She’s traversed waterways across the United States as well as in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Germany, France, and India.
She’s managed to translate her love for action sports—the preferred … Read more “After Whitewater Canoeing, Kerns Finds Grad School Smooth Sailing”
Emmy-winning filmmaker to deliver annual Hill Lecture
Three-time Emmy Award-winning science documentary filmmaker Sarah Holt will speak on “Turning Complex Science Stories Into Compelling Television” at the 27th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.Holt will give her Hill Lecture on Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium on the UT campus.The event is free and open to the public.
The annual Hill Lecture series brings acclaimed science journalists to Knoxville to speak on issues in science, society, and mass media. The series was a gift to UT’s School of Journalism & Electronic Media in the College of … Read more “Emmy-winning filmmaker to deliver annual Hill Lecture”
JEM Students Earn Regional Journalism Accolades
Students from the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) competed at the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), taking home two onsite victories and a wide range of additional awards. This year’s conference was held Feb. 14-16 at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
JEM assembled an eight-journalist squad to participate in the onsite competition for the first time, finishing in a third-place tie with Lipscomb University in team scoring. The competition required a well-rounded group of specialists from writers and editors to photographers and broadcast reporters. The top three competitors for each division were recognized, including first-place finishes … Read more “JEM Students Earn Regional Journalism Accolades”
Two years later: JEM Alumni receive Emmy nomination for Vietnam Veteran War documentary
Often times, moments in history are forgotten and so are the people in them. As journalists, it is our job to make sure the moments and people are remembered for years to come. And, that is just what two recent University of Tennessee graduates did as journalism and electronic media students.
Isaac Fowler and Tim Morris, created a Vietnam War Veteran documentary titled “Welcome Home Brother” while working as undergraduates with the School of Journalism & Electronic Media’s documentary program: Land Grant Films. Dr. Nick Geidner, JEM associate professor and director of Land Grant Films, was executive producer and Clint … Read more “Two years later: JEM Alumni receive Emmy nomination for Vietnam Veteran War documentary”
Watch Live as Team Provides Social Media Monitoring of Super Bowl’s Ads
A faculty member and a team of students from UT’s College of Communication and Information will be providing real-time analysis of Super Bowl LIII’s commercials for WLVT on Sunday.
Viewers will be able to see them at work on the station’s Facebook page and during the 10 p.m. coverage on WBXX, the CW Knoxville.
The team has been preparing and investigating the ads that were released early. They have been trained in the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center in the College of Communication and Information, which uses Salesforce Marketing Cloud Social Studio software to analyze Twitter messages and trends.… Read more “Watch Live as Team Provides Social Media Monitoring of Super Bowl’s Ads”