Medal of Honor Project Video Screens at ETVMA Event
The Medal of Honor Project produced a five-minute video about Tennessee’s only living Medal of Honor recipient T/Sgt. Charles Coolidge for the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association (https://etvma.org/). The video was screened as part of the ETVMA’s annual Medal of Honor dinner held on May 4, which honored Mr. Coolidge. The dinner was attended by more than 300 people, including Mr. Coolidge and his family, fellow World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams, and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. The video, produced by Nick Geidner, assistant professor of journalism and director of the Medal of Honor … Read more “Medal of Honor Project Video Screens at ETVMA Event”
Profile on Medal of Honor Recipient Highlighted in Longreads
Knoxville had the opportunity to hold the Medal of Honor Convention this year in September, where the University of Tennessee was heavily involved, especially the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. Many students played a role in conducting interviews of recipients as well as shooting video of this important event. One student’s exceptional profile was just highlighted on a well-respected aggregator of longform journalism.
The profile of Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis by R.J. Vogt was chosen as Longreads’ Veterans Day week college selection. Each week Longreads chooses five stories (on occasion a college story) to highlight on their … Read more “Profile on Medal of Honor Recipient Highlighted in Longreads”
“Thank You” from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America sent an extremely gracious thank you letter to Professor Nick Geidner and the students of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media for their exceptional media coverage of the convention held here in Knoxville, Tennessee. The president of the society, Harold A. Fritz, acknowledged many of the students by name that assisted in covering the event and applauded all of their hard work. Mr. Fritz stated that the contributions of these students “made it one of the most successful in our history.”
The entire thank you letter is … Read more ““Thank You” from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society”
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”