Broadcasting the Olympics: An Alumna’s Dream Come True
During this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumna Courtney Lyle (’12) of ESPN and the SEC Network will deliver NBC’s play-by-play for men’s and women’s field hockey alongside Olympic ice hockey medalist and analyst A. J. Mleczko. When the announcement was made, Lyle tweeted, “Athletes dream of playing in the Olympics. Announcers dream of calling them. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of NBC’s field hockey coverage this year!!! Dream Come True!!!”
Lyle and Mleczko will broadcast from NBC studios in Stamford, Connecticut, beginning August 1. “We will have a feed of the match from Tokyo … Read more “Broadcasting the Olympics: An Alumna’s Dream Come True”
JEM Sports-Focused Alumni Share Academic, Career Journeys
They trekked across campus sporting their University of Tennessee shirts, hats and even checkered overalls.
They also walked the curved halls of the College of Communication and Information [CCI], where they laid the foundations for their careers in sports media.
These journalism and electronic media [JEM] alumni are eight of the hundreds who’ve found careers in sports media, and all of them agree that their work on campus helped shape their careers.
Katherine Donnelly (2015), ESPN
Students in the JEM program learn about social media platforms and how to use them as content creators.
Katherine Donnelly found a career managing … Read more “JEM Sports-Focused Alumni Share Academic, Career Journeys”
JEM Master’s Student Headed to ESPN
Journalism and Electronic Media graduates have built a strong tradition in landing at top media organizations, and Master’s candidate Adam K. Moussa is among the School’s most recent success stories.
The Powell, Tenn., native recently accepted a position at ESPN where he will serve as a Digital Media Associate at the media giant’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn.
ESPN fielded more than 1,000 applicants for the four available positions and flew 12 finalists to Bristol in May for a final round of interviews. Moussa was selected for the prestigious position by a panel of four ESPN executives that included the following:… Read more “JEM Master’s Student Headed to ESPN”
Dr. Erin Whiteside lead author on article “On being a ‘good sport’ in the workplace: Women, the glass ceiling and negotiated resignation in sports information.”
JEM assistant professor Dr. Erin Whiteside is the lead author, along with Marie Hardin (Penn State University) of an article published in the current issue of International Journal of Sports Communication. The piece is entitled “On being a ‘good sport’ in the workplace: Women, the glass ceiling and negotiated resignation in sports information.”
Whiteside’s research was covered by ESPN.com in a recent article examining the lack of fan base/audience growth in women’s soccer and women’s athletics in general. The article can be read here.