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April 2018: Student News

Andrew Capps, JEM senior, is one of 26 students selected from journalism programs across the U.S., Canada, and Ireland to participate in the 2018 Carnegie-Knight News21 program at Arizona State University. This marks the fifth year in a row that a JEM senior has been selected to participate in the News21 program, which was established by the Carnegie Corporation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to demonstrate the potential of journalism students to conduct national investigations on major topics. This year’s topic is hate crimes in America (see Andrew’s participation in the Carnegie-Knight News21 program is made possible through a fellowship from CCI Board of Visitors Chair John Williams (BS/JEM ’71) and his wife Patty.

Justin Crawford, JEM senior, is one of 35 students selected nationwide for the International Radio & Television Society’s (IRTS) summer internship program in New York City. This marks the third year in a row that a JEM senior has been selected to participate in this remarkable media industry immersive learning experience (see Justin’s participation in the IRTS Summer Fellowship Program is made possible through a sponsorship provided by CCI Board of Visitors member Larry Patrick (MS/C&I ’74) who is also a Director on the IRTS Board.

Tristiny Bell (AD), Laura Gamo (PR MS), Josh Oliver (AD) and Natalie Shinault (PR) have been selected for the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) in New York this summer. Bell, Gamo and Oliver received MAIP fellowships for the second year in a row. 

Beverly Banks, JEM senior, was named a Hearst Television News Competition top 20 finalist tying for 19th out of 74 entries from 42 schools nationwide.
Tyler Wombles, JEM sophomore, was named a Hearst Sports Writing Competition top 20 finalist tying for 20th out of 120 entries from 66 schools nationwide.
Land Grant Films students were highlighted in a recent Knoxville News Sentinel story about their work on the full length documentary they are filming about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The group traveled to Washington DC to the Library of Congress in Washington DC for Dolly’s presentation of the 100 millionth Imagination Library book to the library.
Isaac Ward, JEM senior, received a BEA Student Documentary Short Form Video or Film Documentary Award of Excellence for his film, “Never Giving Up.”
Elle Johnson, a senior in the College Scholars Program, received the first place award for CCI in the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) competition for her poster project, “Implementing social support towards the nutritional needs of college freshmen.” Her faculty mentor was CS Associate Professor Laura Miller.

Tiana Castillo, a senior majoring in Communication Studies, has been offered a 2018 -19 Fulbright US Student Program award.
Cara Donahue, a junior public relations major, was featured in the #UTellOurStory video project. The video is part of a project series that is a partnership between the UT communications office, the Chancellor’s office and the Faculty Senate.