JEM Alum Included in “Vols to Watch”
Let our alumni entertain you. (Excerpt from UTK story, “Vols to Watch“)
Screen: Southern Comfort (Avery)
Malorie Cunningham’s series Southern Comfort, created for her comedy duo Dolly Partners, was nominated for best web series at the Chain Film Festival in 2018.
Cunningham (‘14) had earlier co-founded the improvisation group Full Disclosure Comedy in Knoxville and studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.
At UT, Cunningham, a journalism and electronic media major, remembers “teaching myself to edit, running to campus events to shoot a story, and rushing back to the writing studio … Read more “JEM Alum Included in “Vols to Watch””
JEM’s Land Grant Films Creates Veteran Documentaries for East Tennessee PBS
East Tennessee PBS will air five microdocumentaries on area veterans created by UT School of Journalism students, Land Grant Films, and UT’s WUOT-FM.
A release of the microdocumentaries began on Facebook and YouTube in late October. WUOT aired the audio versions October 29 through November 2 along with original content from interviews with East Tennessee veterans.
The microdocumentaries will be compiled into a half-hour show that airs on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 11, and 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18.
“This project was a great opportunity for us to work with East Tennessee PBS and WUOT to … Read more “JEM’s Land Grant Films Creates Veteran Documentaries for East Tennessee PBS”
Luther to Participate in Prestigious TV Academy Foundation Program
Catherine Luther, director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information, is among 25 professors nationwide chosen to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.
The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development industries from top entertainment professionals during a weeklong seminar in Southern California in November.
“It is such a privilege to have been selected for this wonderful program,” Luther said. “I hope to gain insight into the current undertakings in the entertainment industries and bring that knowledge back to my unit.”… Read more “Luther to Participate in Prestigious TV Academy Foundation Program”
Student-Made Documentaries Take Home Awards at Knox Film Festival
Two documentaries with ties to UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media and Land Grant Films took home awards at the 2018 Knox Film Festival.
Welcome Home Brother took third place and Lieselotte took second place in the Tennessee Film Documentary category. Lieselotte also placed second in the Documentary Short Film category.
Both documentaries involved recent graduate Isaac Fowler, who had personal ties to each film. Fowler’s father served in the Vietnam War, and Lieselotte “Lottie” O’Brien is an icon in his hometown of Kingston, Tennessee.
“The festival is a huge asset to our local film community, and this year … Read more “Student-Made Documentaries Take Home Awards at Knox Film Festival”
JEM student and faculty productions accepted for screening at 2018 film festivals
School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) professor Dr. Nick Geidner, and nine former or current JEM students will have their short-form documentaries screened at three upcoming film festivals: the Knox Film Fest in Knoxville, TN, the Full Bloom Film Festival in Statesville, NC, and the Immigration Film Festival in Washington, DC.
The documentaries to be featured at the Knox Film Fest (September 14-16, 2018) are:
- “7 Days in America,” directed by JEM professor Nick Geidner.
- “Welcome Home Brother,” directed by Isaac Fowler (JEM ’18) and Tim Morris (JEM ’18).
- “Abigail’s Picnic,” directed by Brock Zych (JEM
Torchbearer Justin Crawford reflects on JEM-CCI experience, opportunities.
For Torchbearer and recent alum Justin Crawford, an undergraduate program in Journalism and Electronic Media was about more than just a degree.
Throughout the past four years of packed semesters, summer internships, and extracurricular programs, he found time to work as a career advisor with the Center for Career Development, a student director helping new arrivals in the Ignite program, and as an anchor and producer across the Knoxville media market, scoring spots at NBC, FOX, and ESPN affiliates.
That perseverance and dedication to his craft led to not one, but two prestigious post-graduation internships. In May, Crawford set off … Read more “Torchbearer Justin Crawford reflects on JEM-CCI experience, opportunities.”
Professor Robert Heller leads students on 25th Eyes on LaFollette workshop
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Eyes on LaFollette. Helmed by Professor Robert Heller, what began as a brief excursion for photojournalism students in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media has since become a monumental documentary effort, with more than 100,000 photographs cataloging both change and tradition in the quiet East Tennessee town.
Eyes takes students more than an hour away from campus to LaFollette, allowing them to spend a weekend working as real photojournalists – chasing stories, interviewing locals, and using the photography skills they have learned in the semester leading up to their trip.
JEM Students Win Top Honors at AP Awards
JEM students won 14 awards from the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcast and Media Editors College Division in Nashville. Students from 17 schools submitted more than 300 entries in the contest. Congratulations JEM Students! Those who won Best in Show received an AP Style Book and a $150 stipend
Pictured: Jake Albright, Beverly Banks, Isaac Fowler, Tim Morris pick up their awards in Nashville.
JEM AP Award Winners:
Tim Morris– Best in Show “Welcome Home Brother”
Isaac Fowler– Best in Show “Welcome Home Brother“
Sophie Grosserode– Best in Show “Heat and Homelessness“
Isaac … Read more “JEM Students Win Top Honors at AP Awards”
JEM Senior Andrew Capps as 2018 Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow
Andrew Capps, a senior majoring in both Journalism and Electronic Media and Political Science at the University of Tennessee, is among the 26 students selected from journalism programs across the U.S., Canada, and Ireland to participate in the 2018 Carnegie-Knight News21 program. The News21 program was established by the Carnegie Corporation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to demonstrate the potential of journalism students to conduct national investigations on major topics. This year’s topic is hate crimes in America.
The News21 fellows have already started their investigation on the topic with a seminar taught via video conferencing … Read more “JEM Senior Andrew Capps as 2018 Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow”
Students’ Documentary to Be Featured in Nashville Film Festival
The Nashville Film Festival has announced Welcome Home Brother, directed by School of Journalism and Electronic Media seniors Isaac Fowler and Tim Morris, as an official selection in its short documentary category.
The festival is an Academy Award–qualifying competition and received more than 6,000 entries for 2018.
Fowler and Morris’s eight-minute film documents the experiences of three Vietnam veterans as they find their voice in East Tennessee through the help of the Bill Robinson Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association.
Welcome Home Brother is part of the Land Grant Films’ Defender of the Dream documentary. The project was produced in … Read more “Students’ Documentary to Be Featured in Nashville Film Festival”