John Jackson Miller: From Daily Beacon Editor to Star Fantasy Writer
After graduating from the University of Tennessee where he served as editor of The Daily Beacon, John Jackson Miller (JEM ’90) set his sights on the stars.
Specifically, the stars in a galaxy far, far away and the ones in the far-flung future where no man has gone before.
Miller turned his lifelong passion for comic books and science fiction into a career, evolving from a trade publication editor to a creator. Today, he is a New York Times bestselling novelist and comic writer for Star Wars, Star Trek, and many other fantasy licenses and original works in between. … Read more “John Jackson Miller: From Daily Beacon Editor to Star Fantasy Writer”
Successful Alumni: David Cobb journeyed from immature freshman to blossoming NBA beat writer
*David Cobb now works for CBS Sports covering college basketball and football.
By Blake Von Hagen
JEM 414, Fall 2018
Five years ago, if someone had told David Cobb he would be leaving a job as a Tennessee football and basketball beat writer in 2018, he likely would have told them they were crazy.
If they had gone on to tell him that he would be joining his hometown paper as an NBA beat writer, he might have told them they were even crazier.
In the fall of 2018, that dream came true for Cobb, a graduate of the … Read more “Successful Alumni: David Cobb journeyed from immature freshman to blossoming NBA beat writer”
Successful Alumni: Courtney Anderson used experience, determination, to make it in TV news
*Courtney Anderson is now the Web Producer for WREG-TV
By Madi Bowling, JEM 414, Fall 2018
A day in the life of Courtney Anderson starts bright and early as she enters the office of WREG in Memphis at 5:30 a.m. Anderson organizes the calendar of events that will be televised by the station that day and focuses upon the most important events. She talks to daybreak producers about what the morning staff is covering and is sure to redirect them to any breaking news. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., she meets with day producers to plan shows for … Read more “Successful Alumni: Courtney Anderson used experience, determination, to make it in TV news”
Successful Alumni: Andrea Hall teaches journalism and tenacity
*Andrea Hall now teaches at Troy University as an Instructor.
By Lexie Little, JEM 414, Fall 2018
Students in their first journalism classes find themselves daydreaming about reporting on the sidelines for ESPN, interviewing A-list stars for People magazine or co-hosting a major network’s morning talk show. But for some, the road to success is not mapped out clearly in black and white like the content they write.
Andrea Hall, an assistant professor of journalism at Auburn University, did not set out on her academic journey with intentions to teach journalism and design. In fact, academia seemed far from … Read more “Successful Alumni: Andrea Hall teaches journalism and tenacity”