Challenging Extremism: An Interview with UTK lecturer Melanie Faizier
Melanie Faizer is a lecturer in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. She created a course that teaches students about entrepreneurial journalism and the future of media. During the fall semester of 2016, her class had the opportunity to work directly with the U.S. Department of State and Facebook as part of an international competition called Challenging Extremism. The competition tasked selected participants to come up with innovative ways to challenge extremism.
Ms. Faizer and her students decided to approach this task by embarking on a project they called Report Responsibly. Its goal – to create a social media strategy that … Read more “Challenging Extremism: An Interview with UTK lecturer Melanie Faizier”
UTK JEM Student Balances School, Volleyball, and Internships
Claudia Coco is an extremely busy person. She’s an integral member of Tennessee’s volleyball team, she’s a full-time journalism and electronic media student at UT, and she is an intern with VFL Films, the official film production team for Tennessee athletics.
It’s not an easy task juggling everything on day-to-day basis and we spoke to Claudia about how she does it…
What is it like balancing volleyball, school, and working with VFL Films?
Hard. Really hard. This week, I’m a little more than overwhelmed. But, it’s basically just finding a way to balance everything I have going on. I have … Read more “UTK JEM Student Balances School, Volleyball, and Internships”
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”
Anne Holt of WKRN Nashville to be inducted to Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame
Three-time Emmy Award winning journalist and 1973 CCI graduate 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”
40th anniversary of largest environmental law case in Tennessee has community members asking “Where was the press?”
The upcoming 40th anniversary of the largest environmental law case in Tennessee’s history has prompted attention from alumni, member’s of the community, and law professors and professionals asking “Where was the press?” An endangered fish called the snail darter caught the attention of an environmental action group when the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) planned to build Tellico Dam on the Little Tennessee River, which would destroy the snail darters’ habitat. University of Tennessee biology professor David Etnier discovered the snail darter in the Little Tennessee River while researching for a lawsuit involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in the … Read more “40th anniversary of largest environmental law case in Tennessee has community members asking “Where was the press?””
UT journalism class trends nationally on Twitter
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The 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,
TVC Director Mike Wiseman wins Midsouth Emmy® for Special Event Coverage/Editing
Newly appointed TVC Director 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”
Graduate Assistant Chris Samoray receives award from Beckman Initiative for Macular Research
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.
School welcomes Mike Wiseman to 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”
Benny Smith, General Manager of WUTK 90.3 The Rock and JEM Lecturer named Advertising Educator of the Year
Benny Smith, general manager of WUTK-FM, received a Big Wig award for Advertising Educator of the Year from the Knoxville Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
“Our annual Big Wig Awards recognized the unsung heroes of the ad world–printers, video gurus, interactive geniuses, etc.–that make us all look good,” according to the AAF website.
See a complete list of Big Wig award winners here.