Harrison Explores Challenges of Female Sportscasters in New Book
Journalism and Electronic Media Assistant Professor Guy Harrison recently published his first scholarly book, On the Sidelines, which explores the systemic sexism and racism that female sportscasters face in the workplace and that gendered neoliberalism maintains this status quo.
Read the book summary below followed by a Q&A with Harrison about the book’s research process and discussing these topics in the classroom:
When sports fans turn on the television or radio today, they undoubtedly find more women on the air than ever before. Nevertheless, women sportscasters are still subjected to gendered and racialized mistreatment in the workplace and online … Read more “Harrison Explores Challenges of Female Sportscasters in New Book”
Teresa Walker receives JEM 2020 Alumna of the Year award
Teresa Walker, pro football writer for The Associated Press in Tennessee, is the 2020 Alumna of the Year for the School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
A three-time Tennessee Sportswriter of the Year recipient, Walker was elected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame in 2020.
Furthermore, Walker won a 2015 APSE award for a feature from the Masters, and she is also a two-time president of the Pro Football Writers Association in Nashville and past president of the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
Walker has come full circle with UT’s recognition of her work.
“It is incredibly … Read more “Teresa Walker receives JEM 2020 Alumna of the Year award”
AP Holds Sports Journalism Workshop for Students
Associated Press Sports Editors held a drive-in workshop on Friday, October 14, in the Scripps Convergence Lab at the College of Communication and Information that featured panel discussions with established and upcoming sports journalists and editors. The event, which was hosted by the University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media, consisted of three one-hour panels that covered topics ranging from beat writing to working for student publications to working in a newsroom. <img src="https://jem.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/spacer.gif" alt="” title=””>
The first panel of the day was moderated by Knoxville News Sentinel sports editor/content strategist and UTK adjunct lecturer Phil Kaplan. News Sentinel … Read more “AP Holds Sports Journalism Workshop for Students”
JEM Master’s Student Headed to ESPN
Journalism and Electronic Media graduates have built a strong tradition in landing at top media organizations, and Master’s candidate Adam K. Moussa is among the School’s most recent success stories.
The Powell, Tenn., native recently accepted a position at ESPN where he will serve as a Digital Media Associate at the media giant’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn.
ESPN fielded more than 1,000 applicants for the four available positions and flew 12 finalists to Bristol in May for a final round of interviews. Moussa was selected for the prestigious position by a panel of four ESPN executives that included the following:… Read more “JEM Master’s Student Headed to ESPN”
Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week
Courtesy of quest.utk.edu:
Amber Roessner is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media. Her research interests include the history of sports media and its intersection with American culture and collective memory; race, class, gender and the mass media; and critical and cultural studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
Since joining the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media in 2010, Roessner has published three refereed articles and one book chapter, presented four refereed papers and participated on four panels at national/international conferences.
Her work was recognized by an “Award for Excellence” at … Read more “Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week”
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters student chapter opens at UT
The University of Tennessee is proud to announce the launch of a National Sportscasters and Sportswriters student chapter. All University of Tennessee students are invited to join the organization and the first 15 journalism majors who do so may join for free, courtesy of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
Tennessee will be home to only the second student chapter of this organization nationwide. Members will receive a unique opportunity to network with the industry’s leading professionals and gain access to the NSSA’s growing pool of resources.
The student chapter will be advised by Dr. Erin Whiteside and Dr. … Read more “National Sportscasters and Sportswriters student chapter opens at UT”
Dr. Erin Whiteside lead author on article “On being a ‘good sport’ in the workplace: Women, the glass ceiling and negotiated resignation in sports information.”
JEM assistant professor Dr. Erin Whiteside is the lead author, along with Marie Hardin (Penn State University) of an article published in the current issue of International Journal of Sports Communication. The piece is entitled “On being a ‘good sport’ in the workplace: Women, the glass ceiling and negotiated resignation in sports information.”
Whiteside’s research was covered by ESPN.com in a recent article examining the lack of fan base/audience growth in women’s soccer and women’s athletics in general. The article can be read here.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Student Chapter opening at UT
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association will open its second student chapter at the University of Tennessee. The first chapter was opened at Syracuse University.