After Whitewater Canoeing, Kerns Finds Grad School Smooth Sailing
Journalism PhD student Charli Kerns has fought her way through whitewater rapids and cascaded over waterfalls in her canoe. Knowing that adrenaline rush, she doesn’t get too stressed out over research, writing, or teaching a class.
Kerns been an action sports enthusiast since being introduced to kayaking through UT’s Outdoor Pursuits during her undergraduate days on Rocky Top. She later picked up canoeing and now considers whitewater canoeing her main sport. She’s traversed waterways across the United States as well as in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Germany, France, and India.
She’s managed to translate her love for action sports—the preferred … Read more “After Whitewater Canoeing, Kerns Finds Grad School Smooth Sailing”
Recent JEM grads receive Emmys for their work in news, sports reporting
JEM is excited to congratulate Annie Carr and Dallas Abel on their Emmy wins!
Annie Carr’s work on WBIR newscasts covering the Sevier County wildfire won her a Regional Emmy Award (Midsouth) for top evening newscast. Annie currently produces special projects and the 6 p.m. newscast at WBIR. This is Annie’s second nomination and first win. Annie started working at WBIR when she was still a student. She was also involved in a number of organizations at UT including: TVC, the Medal of Honor Project and UT Today.
Dallas received a Regional Emmy Award (Chicago/Midwest) for outstanding achievement … Read more “Recent JEM grads receive Emmys for their work in news, sports reporting”
UT CCI Grad Brian Canever Wants to Change the World with Sports
The University of Tennessee Center for Sport, Peace, and Society is an organization that works to promote empowerment and peace building through sports. Brian Canever is the digital content manager for the center and holds a master’s degree in communications and information with a concentration in journalism and electronic media from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Brian has interned at ESPN and written for publications like Bleacher Report and the Knoxville News Sentinel, but he has fully embraced his role at the center. We had the opportunity to speak to Brian about what exactly he does in his … Read more “UT CCI Grad Brian Canever Wants to Change the World with Sports”
Alumnus Spotlight: Zac Ellis takes over Heisman Watch column on SI.com
JEM graduate Zac Ellis has been named the new author of the Sports Illustrated Heisman Watch column on SI.com.
“It’s called Heisman Watch, which is exactly what it sounds like: I rank the field’s Heisman contenders based on each week’s performances,” Ellis said in an e-mail to Dr. Elizabeth Hendrickson about the column.
In addition to writing the column, which will appear every Monday, Ellis will have the opportunity to travel to the Heisman Award ceremony in New York City in December and will be asked to submit his vote for the award.
Ellis graduated from the University of Tennessee … Read more “Alumnus Spotlight: Zac Ellis takes over Heisman Watch column on SI.com”
JEM Sports Journalism graduate makes top 5 in Xfinity’s Sports Social Media Star contest
“It was the experience of a lifetime and I am so privledged to have gotten this opportunity.”
Lexy Jochim graduated with a degree in Sports Journalism in 2005 and returned yesterday from Xfinity’s Sports Social Media Star contest in Phoenix. Jochim, along with hundreds of other candidates, campaigned on social media sites Twitter and Facebook to gain votes and she was told last week that her hard work had paid off — she was chosen for the top 5. Jochim told us,
“It was a whirlwind weekend. I got to go behind the scenes of the White Sox Training Facility … Read more “JEM Sports Journalism graduate makes top 5 in Xfinity’s Sports Social Media Star contest”
JEM Student Awarded 1st Place in SPJ Mark of Excellence Competition
JEM Senior Zac Ellis placed first in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 12 Mark of Excellence Awards in the category of Sports Writing.
Ellis currently serves as the Editor in Chief for the The Daily Beacon, and previously interned with Sports Illustrated in Summer 2010 through an internship from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
You can find a complete list of the SPJ Mark of Excellence Award winners here.