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2014 Torchbearer. Awarded at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, the Torchbearer is the highest UT student honor. Barnett and 11 students were recognized on April 23 for academic excellence and service to the university and society at large.

Barnett is an anchor, reporter and producer for the UT Today television program. She has served for four years at the Volunteer Channel along with her work as a student alumni associate and member of the College of Communication and Information Diversity Student Leaders Society. She volunteers with Rock the Vote Read more “Barnett receives highest UT student honor”

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.

Joe Thompson and Chris Coyne, co-chairs of the Knoxville convention, commissioned Knoxville-based RIVR media to create Read more “MOH Project covers event at Supreme Court”

2014 IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop, which takes place Mar. 6-7 in New York City.

Now in its 30th year, the IRTS workshop introduces communications students to industry leaders and human resources professionals from top media companies.

I am really excited to be a part of such a prestigious networking opportunity!” said Barnett, who is interested in television development and production. Currently, she is an intern at WBIR-TV news and a reporter and producer for UT Today.

Kristen is a great student with a lot of ambition,” said Read more “Senior accepted to NYC career workshop”

The Medal of Honor Project traveled to Chattanooga Friday, Feb. 7 to interview WWII Medal of Honor recipient Charles Coolidge.

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.

Additional support was provided by JEM graduate student Read more “MOH Project interviews sole surviving recipient from Tennessee”

Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative.

Headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, News21 was established by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

DelPilar, along with 20 News21 fellows, will research and report on gun issues as part of an intensive seminar taught by Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post.

“Gathering data and tackling controversy is not something you get to do every day as a … Read more “Senior joins national journalism fellowship”