The Tennessean from Jan. 9-11, 2024, hosted 13 college students for an inaugural Journalism Academy. From left to right, the students who attended were Stevie Paige from the University of Memphis, Garrett Bland from Tennessee State University, Symone Maxwell from University of Memphis, Marisa Sardonia from East Tennessee State University, Braden Simmons from Belmont University, Ella Grey MacNicoll from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Jennifer Lindahl from Austin Peay State University, Charlotte Mauger from Vanderbilt University, Riley Haltom from the UT Knoxville, Alayna Simons from Trevecca Nazarene University, Hannah Cron from Lipscomb University, Shamani Salahuddin from Middle Tennessee State … Read more “Students Participate In Tennessean Journalism Academy”
The week before classes started this spring, a cohort of College of Communication and Information (CCI) students packed their bags and headed to New York City to visit agencies and media outlets to gain insight into their future careers. This year’s trip included students from the School of Journalism and Media and the Tombras School of Advertising and Public Relations.
“Providing students with unique opportunities to network with industry professionals—especially our own alumni who want to support the next generation of Volunteers—will set them up for success after graduation,” said CCI Dean Joe Mazer. “Giving our students a chance to … Read more “JEM and ADPR Students Learn About Careers in New York City”
Graduating senior Peyton Gravell loves being on-air, but the School of Journalism and Media major was not always comfortable being in front of the camera.
The first time she was on-air for The Volunteer Channel (TVC), she was eager but a bit stiff.
“I could tell she was a natural but she was all in her head,” said Clinton Elmore, the station’s video production specialist and advisor.
He took her aside afterwards and worked with her on having a more conversational tone on-air. Gravell was excited for the constructive feedback and has since ran with it as she works towards … Read more “Graduating Senior Peyton Gravell Grateful For Hands-On Experiences At UT”
Jeff Copeskey’s (‘82) first journalism class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, changed the trajectory of his future. Copeskey had been studying business at UT before switching majors in 1979 and entering the College of Communication and Information.
His basic reporting class was sent to cover the aftermath of a fire on The Strip on Cumberland Avenue as an initial assignment to learn the art of asking questions, taking notes, and marshaling the facts into a story on deadline.
“I came back and wrote my little story and turned out I had an extra something in there that nobody else … Read more “Alum Creates Endowment for the Daily Beacon Staff”