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Anne Holt will be inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame on April 26th at Middle Tennessee State University. Holt has been an anchor at WKRN Channel 2, Nashville since 1976 and has won numerous awards including a George Foster Peabody Award for the investigative documentary “Under the Influence” and the Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information.

The new TJHOF is all inclusive of TV, radio, newspaper, electronic media, and public relations. The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame is based … Read more “Anne Holt of WKRN Nashville to be inducted to Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame”

Anthony Cespedes for, The Tennessee Journalist
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View of twitter trending box from iPadThe University of Tennessee was in a new national spotlight Thursday night as Professor Jim Stovall’s Journalism and Electronic Media 200 class started trending on Twitter with the hashtag used to identify his class, #JEM200.

Stovall encourages his students to tweet during his lectures, giving students experience in combining journalism and the major social networking site.

Thursday’s class was devoted to learning about the journalism opportunities at the university. As students tweeted everything that they thought was important,

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Mike Wiseman won an Emmy® Award for Special Event Coverage/Editing of the 2011 Gatlinburg Christmas Parade. Wiseman says he is “vey humbled” by the award and is glad to have left his career in television on a high note.

Wiseman said, “When they called my name I almost fell out of my chair.”

Wiseman joined the School of Journalism and Electronic Media in November, 2012 as Director of Operations for The Volunteer Channel (TVC).

Wiseman was employed at WIBR-TV Channel 10 at the time of the coverage. The 27th Midsouth Emmy® Awards were held in Nashville … Read more “TVC Director Mike Wiseman wins Midsouth Emmy® for Special Event Coverage/Editing”

Chris Samoray, a graduate student and graduate assistant in Journalism and Electronic Media, has received a national award from the Beckman Initiative for Macular Research. He will travel–all expenses paid–to the organization’s annual conference in Irvine, California in January 2013 to write stories about research breakthroughs in treating macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, under the mentorship of Barbara Culliton, a distinguished medical writer. Only seven students nationwide are chosen for this honor and opportunity.

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Mike Wiseman, Video Production Specialist at The Volunteer Channel (TVC).

Wiseman says he has a “passion for TV and teaching,” and is “looking forward to taking the TV station to the next level.”

Wiseman will work with professors and students on video production projects, programming, and plans to guest lecture in classes as needed.

Wiseman comes to the school from WBIR-TV Channel 10, where he was a senior producer. His career includes production positions at WATE-TV Channel 6, MTV, ABC New York as a special project … Read more “School welcomes Mike Wiseman to TVC”