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”
Medal of Honor Project heads to convention
The Medal of Honor Project is on the move.
Four students and two staff from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media will be in Gettysburg, Pa. from Thursday to Sunday to report from the 2013 Medal of Honor Convention.
JEM students Jake Thompson, Taylor Hathorn, Kyle Knell and Jackie DelPilar will document the 2013 convention before the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s flag is passed to Knoxville for the 2014 convention next September.
The students will interview Medal of Honor recipients, their families and a number of celebrities and dignitaries attending the convention.
“I haven’t even come close to … Read more “Medal of Honor Project heads to convention”
UT Today newscast places first in state AP competition
Three Journalism and Electronic Media students placed first in a state broadcast competition.
Chelsea Jensen Koerten (’13), Brooke Fraser (’12) and Kristyn Royster (’12) received highest honors in the college division of the 2013 Tennessee AP Broadcasters Awards for Best TV Newscast.
Koerten, Fraser and Royster produced the winning 30-minute newscast last spring for UT Today, taught by Dr. Sam Swan. It aired on WBIR-TV on May 13, 2012.
“This was a group effort of about 30 students,” says Royster. “It took a lot of collaborating with reporters, anchors and crew to make this happen.”
Fraser says winning the … Read more “UT Today newscast places first in state AP competition”
UPDATE: Six JEM students recognized for their work on four videos
Six Journalism and Electronic Media students have been recognized for their work on four videos.
The promotional video “Streetwise: Burn the Night – Trailer,” created by Emily Blocher and Hanna-Margaret Allen, was the first place winner for CCI and one of the Best of Show winners for the overall competition in the recent Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) competition at UT.
It has also won first place in the promotional category at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts.
Gabi Caballero, a JEM senior, and Sara Corkern, a JEM junior, received top honors in the … Read more “UPDATE: Six JEM students recognized for their work on four videos”
JEM students interview Medal of Honor recipient Col. Walter Marm
Students from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media sat down with Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Col. Walter “Joe” Marm to discuss his life and legacy as recipient of America’s highest military honor. The interview, conducted by JEM students Taylor Hathorn and Brandon Rupert, is part The Medal of Honor Project at the University of Tennessee.
The Medal of Honor Project is an ongoing educational initiative by students, faculty and staff who will document the stories of those whom have been awarded America’s highest military decoration. The project is being carried in collaboration with the Congressional … Read more “JEM students interview Medal of Honor recipient Col. Walter Marm”
JEM students win Best Picture award at 54 Film Fest
Maka Productions won best original song, best actor, and picture in the 54 FilmFest. Kate Brosmer, Anna Lewis, Keri Tibbals , AJ Hall, and Marvyl Cockrell entered their project for Dr. Legg’s Advanced Video Production class.
The weekend-long contest requires teams to draw a genre out of a hat. Teams are then given a prop, a line of dialogue, and an action which must appear in the film. The elements this year were floss, “What they don’t know won’t hurt them”, and the action ‘flip’. Maka Productions chose the genre “romance.” Additionally, teams are notified of a “curveball” element 24 … Read more “JEM students win Best Picture award at 54 Film Fest”
JEM Senior Elijah Herington granted Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program
JEM senior Elijah Herington reported home on a recent visit to the White House. “President Obama was giving a speech on his decision to grant No Child Left Behind waivers to 10 states. One of these states just so happened to be Tenn. so I headed down to the White House with Knox News Sentinel correspondent, Michael Collins. He thought it would be a good way to become acquainted with reporting from the White House. It was” said Herington.
You can read more about Elijah’s experience on his official Scripps Howard Foundation Wire blog: http://shfwire.com/taxonomy/term/352
JEM group pounds the pavement to meet NYC professionals
Spencer Coates is a student in JEM. He loves print media, but if you love TV, cable, and radio this trip has something for everyone! Check out the complete list of media visited by the group below.
The School of Journalism and Electronic Media strives to expand the education of its students through trips around the country and the world.
In a faculty-led January 15 – 20 trip to New York City, students met with print, television and online media professionals at:
UT Grad Student Daniel Lewis Lands Position with CBSSports.com RapidReports
University of Tennessee JEM MS student Daniel Lewis is CBSSports.com RapidReports‘ first University of Tennessee football and basketball correspondent. CBSSports.com’s RapidReports uses a Twitter-like update system to keep fans in the know about what’s going on with their favorite team.
“The rapid reporters file around 50 quick, 50 or 60 word updates to CBSSports.com per week about anything related to the team. The idea is to have continuing updates throughout the season on each team available for fans,” Lewis explains.
RapidReports was originally launched in 2009, focusing on coverage of the NFL, according to sportsbusinessdaily.com‘s Eric Fisher. … Read more “UT Grad Student Daniel Lewis Lands Position with CBSSports.com RapidReports”
JEM Student Awarded 1st Place in SPJ Mark of Excellence Competition
JEM Senior Zac Ellis placed first in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 12 Mark of Excellence Awards in the category of Sports Writing.
Ellis currently serves as the Editor in Chief for the The Daily Beacon, and previously interned with Sports Illustrated in Summer 2010 through an internship from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
You can find a complete list of the SPJ Mark of Excellence Award winners here.