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Recent JEM grads receive Emmys for their work in news, sports reporting
JEM is excited to congratulate Annie Carr and Dallas Abel on their Emmy wins!
Annie Carr’s work on WBIR newscasts covering the Sevier County wildfire won her a Regional Emmy Award (Midsouth) for top evening newscast. Annie currently produces special projects and the 6 p.m. newscast at WBIR. This is Annie’s second nomination and first win. Annie started working at WBIR when she was still a student. She was also involved in a number of organizations at UT including: TVC, the Medal of Honor Project and UT Today.
Dallas received a Regional Emmy Award (Chicago/Midwest) for outstanding achievement … Read more “Recent JEM grads receive Emmys for their work in news, sports reporting”
Grad Shines as Producer of NBC Nightly News
Brooke Fraser is a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media. She is also a producer of the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. Fraser started as a page at NBC in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and she has since found her way from there to working at the Today Show for two years to now being an integral part of the highest rated nightly news program in America. We were able to speak with Brooke about her experiences and get some advice for current students who might want to follow in … Read more “Grad Shines as Producer of NBC Nightly News”
UTK JEM Grad is Pioneer in Science Journalism
Miriam Kramer didn’t know she wanted to be a science journalist.
A 2011 graduate of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, Miriam is now a senior space reporter at the new media website Mashable in New York City. She has become one of the most highly respected science journalists in America and she says she found her way into writing about the final frontier while in school at UTK. In addition to her time in Knoxville, Miriam earned a master’s degree in science, health, and environmental reporting from New York University. She has had the opportunity to watch private … Read more “UTK JEM Grad is Pioneer in Science Journalism”
Graduate Student, Millicent Smith, Won a National Competition!
According to the official website, The Diplomacy Lab, launched by Secretary of State John Kerry in 2013, “enables the State Department to ‘course-source’ research and innovation related to foreign policy by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty at universities across the country.”
Millicent’s work focused on gender-based violence in India, because she is very passionate about the rights of women and girls. She proposed using social media and other creative platforms to encourage community engagement. Her policy proposal was titled, He, for She, for Delhi.
Millicent is hoping to use this win as a platform for future work … Read more “Graduate Student, Millicent Smith, Won a National Competition!”
Former JEM Students Win Regional Emmy
A segment documenting the “Eyes on LaFollette” project for the PBS program, Tennessee Crossroads, has won a Mid-South Regional Emmy Award. Will Pedigo and Matthew Emigh, both former students of Professor Heller and participants in the project as students in 1999, produced the segment for Nashville station WNPT.
The entire segment can be found here.
Additionally, photographs by Professor Heller have been selected for exhibits at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, and the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro.… Read more “Former JEM Students Win Regional Emmy”
Alumnus Spotlight: Zac Ellis takes over Heisman Watch column on SI.com
JEM graduate Zac Ellis has been named the new author of the Sports Illustrated Heisman Watch column on SI.com.
“It’s called Heisman Watch, which is exactly what it sounds like: I rank the field’s Heisman contenders based on each week’s performances,” Ellis said in an e-mail to Dr. Elizabeth Hendrickson about the column.
In addition to writing the column, which will appear every Monday, Ellis will have the opportunity to travel to the Heisman Award ceremony in New York City in December and will be asked to submit his vote for the award.
Ellis graduated from the University of Tennessee … Read more “Alumnus Spotlight: Zac Ellis takes over Heisman Watch column on SI.com”
JEM/Broadcasting Alumnus wins Oscar
This Sunday’s Academy Awards made an Oscar-winner of UT alumnus Rich Middlemas, who won for Best Documentary Feature. Middlemas, along with Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, produced the documentary Undefeated, which followed a Memphis football team during their winning 2009 season and first visit to the playoffs in the school’s history.
Photo credit: ibnlive.comRead more about their journey to the Oscars, click here.
JEM graduate Emma Macmillan recognized by the Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience, (the professional society for neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroscientists), has chosen Emma Macmillan as one of two students nationally for their Science Journalism Student Award, which includes an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in November to cover their annual scientific conference, under the mentorship of a noted medical-science writer. Further information about this honor and previous winners can be found here.
Macmillan is currently employed by ORNL and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and is preparing for graduate study in science writing.
“Emma’s skill, dedication, and spirit have always been outstanding. This … Read more “JEM graduate Emma Macmillan recognized by the Society for Neuroscience”
JEM Alum Herzog Speaks to JEM 411 Class
JEM alum Laura Lefler Herzog spoke to Professor Sam Swan’s JEM 411 class on Wednesday, April 25.
Herzog is a 2011 graduate who currently works as Senator Bob Corker’s communications director. She has also worked at NBC and with Senator Lamar Alexander’s office.