JEM Sports-Focused Alumni Share Academic, Career Journeys
They trekked across campus sporting their University of Tennessee shirts, hats and even checkered overalls.
They also walked the curved halls of the College of Communication and Information [CCI], where they laid the foundations for their careers in sports media.
These journalism and electronic media [JEM] alumni are eight of the hundreds who’ve found careers in sports media, and all of them agree that their work on campus helped shape their careers.
Katherine Donnelly (2015), ESPN
Students in the JEM program learn about social media platforms and how to use them as content creators.
Katherine Donnelly found a career managing … Read more “JEM Sports-Focused Alumni Share Academic, Career Journeys”
Q&A: JEM Alumnus’ Work Featured on the Today Show
Journalism and electronic media alumnus Yuan Yue (C&I ’18) recently had his coverage of Americans being evacuated from the coronavirus outbreak in China featured on the Today Show.
More than 500 Americans have been evacuated, and, once back in the United States, spent 14 days in quarantine at military bases. As of Feb. 11, the death toll in China had surpassed 1,000.
Since finishing the communication and information master’s program in 2018, Yue moved back to his hometown, Wuhan, China, and started his own video production company. His company produces videos for international media outlets such as NBC, ABC, Great … Read more “Q&A: JEM Alumnus’ Work Featured on the Today Show”
UTK JEM Student Balances School, Volleyball, and Internships
Claudia Coco is an extremely busy person. She’s an integral member of Tennessee’s volleyball team, she’s a full-time journalism and electronic media student at UT, and she is an intern with VFL Films, the official film production team for Tennessee athletics.
It’s not an easy task juggling everything on day-to-day basis and we spoke to Claudia about how she does it…
What is it like balancing volleyball, school, and working with VFL Films?
Hard. Really hard. This week, I’m a little more than overwhelmed. But, it’s basically just finding a way to balance everything I have going on. I have … Read more “UTK JEM Student Balances School, Volleyball, and Internships”
CNNI Senior Vice President to receive award, speak in Scripps Lab Feb. 20
UT graduate and Senior Vice President for CNN International and Worldwide Sports will be on campus on Wednesday to accept the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Dean. Galvin graduated in 1985 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Galvin speak at 1:25pm, Wednesday Feb. 20th in the Scripps Lab Theater. He will receive the award and talk about his career, lessons learned along the way, his current position, and offer advice to current students.
Bill Galvin is senior vice president of business development and sports programming for CNN International. Appointed to this role in December 2011, Galvin is responsible for all … Read more “CNNI Senior Vice President to receive award, speak in Scripps Lab Feb. 20”
School welcomes Mike Wiseman to TVC
Wiseman says he has a “passion for TV and teaching,” and is “looking forward to taking the TV station to the next level.”
Wiseman will work with professors and students on video production projects, programming, and plans to guest lecture in classes as needed.
Wiseman comes to the school from WBIR-TV Channel 10, where he was a senior producer. His career includes production positions at WATE-TV Channel 6, MTV, ABC New York as a special project … Read more “School welcomes Mike Wiseman to TVC”
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.
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”