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Our goal is to prepare you for a career in broadcasting, print media, photojournalism, production and/or new media.

Undergraduate students are encouraged to choose a specialty area, which includes news, sports, science, entertainment and lifestyle, and leading a media organization.

We also offer a minor in JEM for students who wish to supplement their major with media skills and knowledge.

Do you like to tell stories? Then JEM is where you belong! Now ask yourself, what do you want to tell stories about? Click on the tabs below to see what’s required for each interest.

If you want to tell the stories that people need to know before starting their day or let them know what they missed during the day; maybe News Reporting for you! This is for individuals that are interested in becoming radio-TV-web reporters, producers, and anchors.
JREM 260 – Studio Production
JREM 333 – Media Editing
JREM 336 – Video Production
JREM 350 – Digital News Reporting
JREM 360 – Communicating On-Air/Online Television & Radio
JREM 380 – Media Graphic
JREM 390 – Photojournalism
JREM 411 – Television News Reporting
JREM 414 – Magazine and Feature Writing
JREM 422 – Social Journalism
JREM 430 – Advanced Reporting
JREM 446 – Documentary Video Production
JREM 460 – Advanced Television News Reporting and Producing
JREM 490 – Advanced Photojournalism
JREM 498 – Internship
See your class descriptions here.

Whether you want to be on the side-lines or in the box calling the plays, sports journalism will get you ready for that and everything in between. Choosing UTK will put you in the home for the Tennessee Volunteers; maybe you’ve heard of them.

JREM 260 – Studio Production
JREM 333 – Media Writing
JREM 336 – Video Production
JREM 350 – Digital News Reporting
JREM 375 – Sports Reporting Across the Media
JREM 411 – Television News Reporting
JREM 460 – Advanced Television News Reporting and Producing
JREM 464 – Video Sports Production and Performance
JREM 475 – Sports Writing
JREM 484 – Sports, Media, and Society
JREM 489 – Internship

See your class descriptions here.

Read articles about our sports journalism here.

This path will prepare you for careers as science writers in universities, medical facilities and, of course, news web are calling for reporters, writers, editors and graphics specialists who have multimedia skills.

JREM 260 – Studio Production
JREM 333 – Media Editing
JREM 336 – Video Production
JREM 350 – Digital News Reporting
JREM 411 – Television News Reporting
JREM 414 – Magazine and Feature Writing
JREM 450 – Writing about Science and Medicine
JREM 451 – Environmental Writing
JREM 455 – Media, Health, Science
JREM 456 – Science, Writing as Literature
JREM 498 – Internship

Read more about science communication courses here.

Read articles about our science journalism here.

Are you obsessed with keeping up with the Kardashians, love reading BuzzFeed’s Top 20 lists, or sharing life hacks? Entertainment/Lifestyle path is for creative individuals who want to cover all things entertainment, cooking, fun, family, and everything in between.

JREM 260 – Studio Production
JREM 333 – Media Editing
JREM 336 – Video Production
JREM 380 – Media Graphics
JREM 390 – Photojournalism
JREM 414 – Magazine and Feature Writing
JREM 415 – Magazine Industry Workshop
JREM 436 – Advanced Video Production
JREM 446 – Documentary Video Production
JREM 484 – Sports, Media, and Society
JREM 498 – Internship

See your class descriptions here.

Maybe you don’t want to be on the mic or in front of a camera. Careers in leadership include promotions, media sale, media programming, and media management. Many media management students minor in business administration.

JREM 260 – Studio Production
JREM 333 – Media Editing
JREM 336 – Video Production
JREM 380 – Media Graphics
JREM 390 – Photojournalism
JREM 414 – Magazine and Feature Writing
JREM 415 – Magazine Industry Workshop
JREM 420 – Media Sales
JREM 480 – Media Programming in the Digital Era
JREM 490 – Advanced Photojournalism
JREM 498 – Internship

See your major requirements here.

Business Reporting: 333, 430, 422 along with other approved JEM courses
Political Reporting: 333, 430, 422 along with other approved JEM courses
Entertainment Reporting: 336, 411, 436, 460 along with other approved JEM courses
Web Journalism: 422 along with other approved JEM courses
International journalism: 494 Special Topics: International Communication along with other approved JEM courses

*Students may combine courses in the major with courses outside the college. Courses outside of the major will not satisfy the JEM electives unless otherwise approved. Bring questions to group advising or see a JEM faculty member.

Select two courses from JEM or another unit in CCI Students are encouraged to consider a professional internship (JEM 498) for one of these courses.
Other possible electives might include: Students in media management may wish to take Advertising 250, PR 270, or CS 240. Students in print/web journalism may wish to take PR 270.