April 2019: Alumni News
Beverly Banks (BS/JEM ’18) received the White House Correspondents’ Association’s 2019 Deborah Orin Scholarship. She is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Journalism with a focus on Politics, Policy, and Foreign Affairs at Northwestern University and plans to work as a political correspondent in Washington, D.C. Read more here.
Julia Small (BA/CS ’96), Knoxville Police Department Technical Services Supervisor, was named the 2018 Knoxville Police Department Employee of the Year in April. She and the Technical Services Unit successfully upgraded the KPD analog radio system to digital, the first major change to the communication system in nearly 30 years. Read … Read more “April 2019: Alumni News”
Students Win Five Tennessee AP Awards
The University of Tennessee garnered five first-place honors at the annual Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors college journalism competition. Final results were announced Saturday, April 28, at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
One first-place award took a true team effort from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. Senior Lecturer Melanie Faizer’s course, Digital News Reporting (JEM 350), won the college media website division for its multimedia online project, “Eviction: Stories from Tennessee.” The collaborative website started in fall 2018 and takes an in-depth look at eviction laws and stories from around the state.
The Daily … Read more “Students Win Five Tennessee AP Awards”
2019 Chancellor’s Honors
Thirty-one CCI students and one faculty member earned 40 total awards at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, which was held April 16.
Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir was named the Macebearer, the University of Tennessee’s highest faculty honor celebrating a distinguished career and a commitment to students, scholarship, and society. Tenopir’s research in information sciences has been cited more than 10,000 times and has garnered more than $10 million in funding.
Senior Journalism and Electronic Media major Elizabeth Longmire was one of just seven graduating seniors who earned the university’s highest student honor of Torchbearer.
Below is a listing of all … Read more “2019 Chancellor’s Honors”
Longmire reflects on how JEM program shaped her into a Torchbearer
Growing up in Corryton, Tennessee, just 15 miles north of Knoxville, senior Elizabeth Longmire always knew where she wanted to go to school.
The Volunteer Spirit at the University of Tennessee is more than just about wearing orange and white. It is about being challenged by peers and professors to grow into the best possible individual and collaborating with others to make positive societal changes.
Longmire, who graduated in May with a degree in journalism and electronic media and a minor in political science, is being honored for exemplifying those very qualities.
She is one of seven graduating seniors named … Read more “Longmire reflects on how JEM program shaped her into a Torchbearer”
CCI Global Scholars Attend Reception for US Ambassador in Sydney
Twenty-one students from the College of Communication and Information who are studying abroad and interning in Australia recently attended a reception honoring UT alumnus and US Ambassador Arthur “A.B.” Culvahouse Jr. at the Consul General’s residence in Sydney.
“When Consul General Sharon Hudson-Dean learned there was a class of UT students studying in Sydney, she worked with her staff to invite the students to the reception knowing both they and Ambassador Culvahouse would be pleased to make the connection,” said Noah Rost, director of the Programs Abroad Office and associate director of the Center for International Education.
Each spring, … Read more “CCI Global Scholars Attend Reception for US Ambassador in Sydney”
Wallen to Deliver CCI Commencement Address
Chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners and University of Tennessee graduate Martha S. “Missy” Wallen will deliver the commencement address at the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information’s commencement ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena on May 9 at 4 p.m.
Wallen is a longtime member and former chair (2015-2017) of the CCI Board of Visitors and has been an influential leader in the Knoxville community during her more than 40 year career in the financial services industry.
In July 2014, Wallen was named chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners, a Middle Tennessee-based bank system with operations in Tennessee, North Carolina, South … Read more “Wallen to Deliver CCI Commencement Address”
JEM Students Tour Media Companies in Atlanta
A group of students from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media took a trip to Atlanta during Spring Break to network and meet with professionals from a variety of media companies.
The three-day tour of companies included both traditional outlets and new media companies that work in the fast-growing field of esports.
The JEM students were members of the Society of Professional Journalists and/or part of The Volunteer Channel (TVC). Faculty and staff on the trip included JEM Director and Professor Catherine Luther, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic … Read more “JEM Students Tour Media Companies in Atlanta”
March 2019: Student News
UT STUDENTS UP FOR EIGHT TENNESSEE AP AWARDS: Kylie Hubbard (JEM), editor-in-chief of The Daily Beacon, is a finalist in two categories: best newspaper reporter division for her article, “Campus Community, the Rock Sets the Stage for Free Speech Battle;” and she and staff writer Cat Trieu (Interdisciplinary Programs) are finalists in the online ongoing coverage category for their story, “Student Programming Allocation Committee.”
Gabriela Szymanowska (JEM), campus news editor of The Daily Beacon, is a finalist for investigative/in-depth reporting for her article, “Campus Fraternity Investigated for Scavenger Hunt Targeting Asian Students.”
Elisa Rezak (Graphic Design) , a … Read more “March 2019: Student News”
March 2019: Class Notes
Adam Alteri (BS/JEM ’12) is a producer for House Hunters International, which airs programs on HGTV. He works with a third-party production company hired by Discovery and puts together entire episodes, from story and locations to interview questions and schedule.
Josie Secher Ballin (BS/JEM ’89) is director of marketing and donor engagement for ArtsMemphis, the city’s largest arts support and funding resource for arts-mission based organizations in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.
Bruce Colbert’s (BS/JEM ’70) ninth book, Deuteronomy, will be published this summer by Blue Jade Press. The book chronicles the unknown conspiracy in the shooting death of … Read more “March 2019: Class Notes”
DSLS Travels to NYC for Networking Trip
Ten student members of the CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society traveled to New York City for a networking trip to visit media and communication organizations during Spring Break.
Led by CCI DSLS Director and CS Lecturer Alice Wirth, with assistance from CCI Dean Mike Wirth and Communication Studies Lecturer Nick Meade, the group met with a number of communication and information professionals, including nine CCI alumni.
The trip started by being in the studio audience for the Monday, March 18 video recording of the GMA Strahan & Sara Show, ABC’s new daytime talk show. Alice Wirth was invited to the … Read more “DSLS Travels to NYC for Networking Trip”