MOH Project covers event at Supreme Court
Students and faculty from the Medal of Honor Project visited Washington, D.C. on March 24 to cover a private screening of the documentary Medal of Honor: The History. Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. hosted the event at the United States Supreme Court for 30 Medal of Honor recipients. The film’s premiere fell on the eve of National Medal of Honor Day.
Senior Taylor Hathorn and sophomore Katherine Donnelly reported on the event. MOH Project Director and JEM Assistant Professor Nick Geidner also attended.
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Geidner to serve on ETSPJ panel
As Knoxville prepares to host the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention, the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host an expert panel to discuss how news media cover veterans. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Bearden Branch Library.
Veteran journalists Ed Hooper and Fred Brown will join Dr. Nick Geidner, a JEM assistant professor and the director of the Medal of Honor project. WBIR anchor John Becker will moderate. The event is free and open to the public.
MOH Project interviews sole surviving recipient from Tennessee
Coolidge, 92, is the only living MOH recipient from Tennessee, and one of 32 recipients hailing from the Volunteer state. He received his medal for actions in France as a technical sergeant in the U.S. Army.
JEM graduate student Joe Kuczynski interviewed Coolidge who shared freely about his life and legacy for over an hour and a half. The raw footage from the interview is posted on the MOH Project website.
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