Two years later: JEM Alumni receive Emmy nomination for Vietnam Veteran War documentary
Often times, moments in history are forgotten and so are the people in them. As journalists, it is our job to make sure the moments and people are remembered for years to come. And, that is just what two recent University of Tennessee graduates did as journalism and electronic media students.
Isaac Fowler and Tim Morris, created a Vietnam War Veteran documentary titled “Welcome Home Brother” while working as undergraduates with the School of Journalism & Electronic Media’s documentary program: Land Grant Films. Dr. Nick Geidner, JEM associate professor and director of Land Grant Films, was executive producer and Clint … Read more “Two years later: JEM Alumni receive Emmy nomination for Vietnam Veteran War documentary”
Torchbearer Justin Crawford reflects on JEM-CCI experience, opportunities.
For Torchbearer and recent alum Justin Crawford, an undergraduate program in Journalism and Electronic Media was about more than just a degree.
Throughout the past four years of packed semesters, summer internships, and extracurricular programs, he found time to work as a career advisor with the Center for Career Development, a student director helping new arrivals in the Ignite program, and as an anchor and producer across the Knoxville media market, scoring spots at NBC, FOX, and ESPN affiliates.
That perseverance and dedication to his craft led to not one, but two prestigious post-graduation internships. In May, Crawford set off … Read more “Torchbearer Justin Crawford reflects on JEM-CCI experience, opportunities.”
SPJ trip provides networking opportunities in New York
While spring break is traditionally a time to hit the beach or travel to warmer climates, students from the school of Journalism and Electronic Media recently spent their break learning from industry professionals in New York City.
Organized by the student-led university chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Dr. Catherine Luther, and Professor Stuart Brotman, the trip took fourteen students — spanning broadcast, visual communication, sports journalism, and academic research concentrations — to the historic nexus of the media industry.
Students participated in a packed week of tours and panel discussions at NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, Bloomberg, Facebook, … Read more “SPJ trip provides networking opportunities in New York”
Museum Announces Exhibit
The Tennessee State Museum announces the Eyes on LaFollette exhibit, a University of Tennessee Student Photojournalism project. These photographs have been taken over the past twenty one years by students from the University of Tennessee and was organized by Professor Robert Heller from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. The exhibit opens next month on October 3rd, and will be on view for the public until November 30th. Visit the link below for the background story on this unique project.
Hufford honored by YWCA, SPJ and ACS
JEM instructor Bonnie Hufford has been named as a finalist for the Knoxville YWCA’s 2013 Tribute to Women event. She will be recognized for her outstanding public service in journalism and through the American Cancer Society at an awards ceremony on Aug. 15 at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre.
Six of the 21 Tribute to Women finalists will be named as award winners at the ceremony alongside YWCA Lifetime Achievement inductee Joan Cronan.
“I’ve told our dean and our director that this must be my 15 minutes of fame year but I think I’m getting 30 minutes and it’s all in one … Read more “Hufford honored by YWCA, SPJ and ACS”
JEM 2011 Honors Convocation Scholarship Winners
31 JEM students were recognized for their work both in and out of the classroom at the 2011 JEM Honors Convocation, which was held on April 19.
In recognition of their talent and ability, students were presented with various scholarships.
JEM again would like to congratulate their students!
Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week
Courtesy of quest.utk.edu:
Amber Roessner is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media. Her research interests include the history of sports media and its intersection with American culture and collective memory; race, class, gender and the mass media; and critical and cultural studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
Since joining the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media in 2010, Roessner has published three refereed articles and one book chapter, presented four refereed papers and participated on four panels at national/international conferences.
Her work was recognized by an “Award for Excellence” at … Read more “Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week”