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On the Sidelines, which explores the systemic sexism and racism that female sportscasters face in the workplace and that gendered neoliberalism maintains this status quo.

Read the book summary below followed by a Q&A with Harrison about the book’s research process and discussing these topics in the classroom:

When sports fans turn on the television or radio today, they undoubtedly find more women on the air than ever before. Nevertheless, women sportscasters are still subjected to gendered and racialized mistreatment in the workplace and online Read more “Harrison Explores Challenges of Female Sportscasters in New Book”


This report, authored by recent Journalism and Electronic Media graduate Donna Mitchell, examines how storytelling techniques used by journalists could be applied to museum exhibitions to create more comprehensive, engaging narratives. Using insights from scholarly and industry articles, interviews, and participant observation, Mitchell explains the colonialist history of museums and recent calls to address these practices, as well as how they coincide … Read more “Change the Narrative: Mitchell Explores Storytelling Methods to Improve Museum Inclusivity”


Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), there are ample opportunities to combine the communications field with other specialties.

Here are four science communicator alumni stories.

ORNL is known around the science and technology communities for many things, one of those being its Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). Essentially, this accelerator-based system sends proton pulses to a steel target filled with liquid mercury. Then the neutrons move toward … Read more “JEM science communicator alumni analyze their academic, career experiences”