University of Iowa honors former JEM director
Dr. James Crook, professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa in April 2014. Dr. Crook was the director of the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media for 28 years before retiring in 2002. During his career, he established the national scholarly journal Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. In 2003, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication awarded him the Eleanor Blum Distinguished Service to Research Award, which recognizes individuals who have devoted their careers to promoting … Read more “University of Iowa honors former JEM director”
MOH Project covers event at Supreme Court
Students and faculty from the Medal of Honor Project visited Washington, D.C. on March 24 to cover a private screening of the documentary Medal of Honor: The History. Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. hosted the event at the United States Supreme Court for 30 Medal of Honor recipients. The film’s premiere fell on the eve of National Medal of Honor Day.
Senior Taylor Hathorn and sophomore Katherine Donnelly reported on the event. MOH Project Director and JEM Assistant Professor Nick Geidner also attended.
Joe Thompson and Chris Coyne, co-chairs of the Knoxville convention, commissioned Knoxville-based RIVR media to create … Read more “MOH Project covers event at Supreme Court”
Hill Lecturer Ron Winslow: There is a goldmine of news to cover
Ron Winslow, acclaimed medical writer for The Wall Street Journal, gave the University of Tennessee’s annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture on Tuesday, March 11 in the McClung Museum Auditorium.
Winslow addressed the challenges science writers face with declining staff positions and disruptions in conventional news media in his lecture “Covering Science: Worst of Times, Best of Times.”
When Winslow became WSJ’s senior special writer in 1989, covering healthcare and medicine, there were 95 national newspapers with dedicated weekly science sections. By 2012, science sections remained in 19 newspapers. Even The Boston Globe and the Houston Chronicle… Read more “Hill Lecturer Ron Winslow: There is a goldmine of news to cover”
Samoray wins award at CCI research symposium
The School of Journalism and Electronic Media participated in the 36th annual Research Symposium hosted by the College of Communication and Information on Feb. 26.
Master’s student Chris Samoray received the award for best master’s paper. His work is titled “Fearing Yourself: Genetic Privacy and Discrimination in an Age of Human Genome Revelation.”
Faculty participants included Dr. Mark Harmon, Dr. Barb Kaye, and Dr. Nick Geidner.
The theme of the symposium was “Communication and Information Research in a Global Environment.”
Bella Mody, professor and James E. deCastro Chair in Global Media in the journalism and mass communication … Read more “Samoray wins award at CCI research symposium”
2014 Hill Lecturer: WSJ medical writer Ron Winslow
During his time at the Journal, Winslow has published more than 1,400 articles and won many honors for his work, including the Victor Cohn Prize for Medical Writing in 2011.
His lecture titled “Covering Science: Worst of Times, Best of Times” will explore the state of science writing in the media landscape.
“I’m concerned about the challenges science writers face from declining staff … Read more “2014 Hill Lecturer: WSJ medical writer Ron Winslow”
MOH Project interviews sole surviving recipient from Tennessee
Coolidge, 92, is the only living MOH recipient from Tennessee, and one of 32 recipients hailing from the Volunteer state. He received his medal for actions in France as a technical sergeant in the U.S. Army.
JEM graduate student Joe Kuczynski interviewed Coolidge who shared freely about his life and legacy for over an hour and a half. The raw footage from the interview is posted on the MOH Project website.
Additional support was provided by JEM graduate student … Read more “MOH Project interviews sole surviving recipient from Tennessee”
TVC featured in weekly CBI showcase
College Broadcasters, Inc. recently featured The Volunteer Channel (TVC) in its Station Spotlight series. TVC Director of Operations Mike Wiseman promoted the station, now in its 18th year, and vouched for the unique opportunity it affords students who are interested in broadcast journalism.
“I don’t know of many college stations that let freshman walk in the door on their first day of class and start using thousands of dollars worth of equipment!” he said. “Students who work at our station leave with invaluable experience that can compete in any market.”
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Alumnus magazine features Eyes on LaFollette
The 2014 winter issue of Alumnus magazine celebrates the 20th anniversary of Eyes on LaFollette with a cover story written by JEM’s Alex Cate.
State museum to show student photography
Eyes on LaFollette, the small town documentary project undertaken by advanced photojournalism students each year, celebrated its 20th anniversary this spring. However, the celebration isn’t over just yet.
The Tennessee State Museum announced it will host an exhibit featuring photographs from the project October through December 2014 in Nashville. Photojournalism professor Rob Heller will help curate the exhibition.
“It’s not often that students get to display their work in front of such a large audience,” he says. “We are trying to reach the entire state.”
Eyes of LaFollette will also receive recognition in the winter issue of Alumnus magazine, … Read more “State museum to show student photography”
International students embrace new media through exchange program
A group of Croatian students are visiting the School of Journalism and Electronic Media this week to learn how to use iPhones and iPads as a reporting tool.
The two-way exchange program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, is a partnership between the University of Zagreb and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Six students, accompanied by a faculty member and a representative from the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, are attending classes and working on a video project throughout the week.
The program concludes Friday with a visit to CNN Center, the world headquarters of CNN in Atlanta, Ga. The … Read more “International students embrace new media through exchange program”