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February 2019: Student News

National Radio Honors

Journalism and Electronic Media major Levi Johnson tied for 19th in the 2018-19 Hearst Journalism Awards Program National Radio Competition. The national collegiate journalism awards program is now in its 59th year and added broadcast news to the categories in 1988. Johnson is a correspondent for WUOT 91.9 FM.

Morning JEM

The School of Journalism and Electronic Media has started a daily online video show called “The Morning JEM.” Each weekday, a JEM student takes the host’s chair to provide a 60 second campus news summary. Shows are posted to Twitter (@MorningJEM) and to The Volunteer Channel on YouTube.

All-Star Coverage

Damichael Cole, a senior JEM student, covered the NBA All-Star Weekend for The New Tri-State Defender of Memphis. The 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend was held Feb. 16-17 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read his column about the opportunity the trip presented for him.

Comm Studies Travels to D.C.

The Communication Studies Club traveled to Washington, D.C., Feb. 2-6, to meet with alumni working in communications in the nation’s capital and learn about job opportunities in the field. The students toured The Ingram Group, Toyota Government Relations and PhRMA in addition to visiting with Tennessee’s Congressional representatives. The itinerary also included time spent at the Smithsonian museums and national monuments. Ashley Jones Slayden (CS ’12), who is now an event manager for Leading Authorities Inc, invited the group to a men’s basketball watch party with the UT Alumni Chapter in D.C. Read more about how the College of Communication Studies shaped her career.