JEM Selected for White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship
The White House Correspondents’ Association has selected the University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media for a new scholarship opportunity for student reporters who aspire to cover national politics and news.
The Carter Holland Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the late Carter Holland, a promising young journalist and son of Lucie and Steven Holland, a longtime White House correspondent for Reuters and former president of the WHCA. Carter Holland died in 2020.
“The WHCA is excited to partner with the University of Tennessee to help support the next generation of promising young journalists like Carter Holland,” … Read more “JEM Selected for White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship”
Q&A With Alissa Sommerfeldt
The College of Communications and Information offers a master’s program in Communication and Information with four different concentrations: advertising, public relations, communication studies, and journalism and electronic media. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in both professional and management positions. Students gain knowledge in each concentration, regardless of which they choose to pursue, to ensure a well-rounded education. The program also provides students with opportunities to study abroad, receive scholarships, and to participate in research projects.
Alissa Sommerfeldt is working toward her master’s degree with a concentration in public relations, balancing the … Read more “Q&A With Alissa Sommerfeldt”
Come Hail or High Water: UT Journalism Students Delve into Extreme Weather
Melanie Faizer, senior lecturer in UT’s College of Communication and Information’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, encourages her digital news reporting students to sleuth out hard-hitting stories on significant news topics.
This fall their mission is to report on extreme weather issues, and the students are writing about everything from mosquito-borne illnesses to future fire risks in the Smokies to the way tobacco farmers are converting their fields to hemp.
Their stories, with accompanying info-graphics, will be presented online. Associate Professor Nick Geidner’s “Social Journalism” class is also creating a Facebook page to promote the work.
Last year, Faizer’s … Read more “Come Hail or High Water: UT Journalism Students Delve into Extreme Weather”
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”
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”
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.
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 … Read more “February 2019: Student News”
CCI Students' Medal of Honor Convention Film to Premiere on March 26
A documentary made by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students chronicling the Medal of Honor Convention held in Knoxville in September 2014 will premiere on March 26.
“Conspicuous Gallantry: The 2014 Medal of Honor Convention” will be shown at 7 p.m. at the East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public.
“The documentary represents the hard work and commitment of the 28 students who were involved in the project. They did everything on this documentary, and in the end produced a professional work that will serve as a lasting reminder of … Read more “CCI Students' Medal of Honor Convention Film to Premiere on March 26”