CCI Professor Sam Swan Retires after 37 Years of Impacting Students, and the World
“My goal here was to provide opportunities for students to have professional experiences so they could gain the confidence to pursue their dreams,” said Professor Sam Swan, as he explained why Dean Don Hileman hired him 37 years ago to build the Department of Broadcasting at what was then the College of Communications at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
As far as purposes go, Swan has fulfilled his, and exponentially more. In his time at what is now the College of Communication and Information (CCI), his efforts have elevated the college, the School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM), and … Read more “CCI Professor Sam Swan Retires after 37 Years of Impacting Students, and the World”
Q&A With PhD Student Darina Sarelska
After more than 15 years away, Dania Sarelska returned to Rocky Top in 2018 from her home country of Bulgaria to pursue a PhD in Communication and Information with an emphasis in Journalism and Electronic Media.
She was part of two Journalism and Electronic Media non-degree exchange programs in 2000 and 2003 while studying at Sofia University. Since graduating, she has been a news producer and director in Bulgaria.
What made you decide to pursue your PhD at UT?
I have a long-lasting relationship with UT dating two decades back. In 2000 and 2003 I was here on different non-degree … Read more “Q&A With PhD Student Darina Sarelska”
Swam Swan Honored with Tennessee Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award
KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters’ (TAB) Distinguished Service Award, TAB’s highest honor for service to the industry and community, was presented to Dr. Sam Swan.
Dr. Swan’s background encompasses over 50 years in broadcast journalism, broadcast management, broadcast education, and international media training. Dr. Swan began his broadcasting career in 1967 as a radio news reporter and anchor at KFVS-AM in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He also performed many other duties including sales, production, and on-air music announcing. Swan later served as the anchor/host for a two-hour morning show on KFVS-TV in the late 1960s. From 1968-1970 he served … Read more “Swam Swan Honored with Tennessee Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award”
UT Students' Work Filmed In Croatia to Air Easter Sunday
Four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students who spent two weeks in Croatia in March produced a 30-minute program while they were abroad. It will air on WBIR on Easter Sunday, April 20.
The program will be part of the UT TODAY show that airs at 11:30 a.m. It will be repeated on 10News2 at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21.
School of Journalism and Electronic Media students involved in the project were Marissa Steinberg, a senior from Atlanta; Jackie DelPilar, a senior, and Abby Knight, a junior, both of Nashville; and Malorie Cunningham, a junior from Greenville, S.C. Their trip … Read more “UT Students' Work Filmed In Croatia to Air Easter Sunday”
Sam Swan, JEM Professor, Awarded Fulbright Grant
Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media and director of internationalization and outreach in the College of Communication and Information, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to teach this summer at two universities in Ethiopia.
This is the second Fulbright grant Swan has received in the last year. He taught at the University of Zagreb in Croatia last December.
For three weeks in late July and early August, Swan will teach radio journalism to volunteers and students at community radio stations in Hawassa University and Haramaya University.
The radio stations are funded by the U.S. State Department … Read more “Sam Swan, JEM Professor, Awarded Fulbright Grant”
Swan One of Four Professors Named Fulbright Scholars
Four professors at UT are spanning the globe as Fulbright Scholars this year. CCI’s Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media and director of internationalization and outreach is among the four selected.
The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange initiative that awards about 1,100 grants to American scholars each year. Funded by the US government, Fulbright Scholars are chosen based on their leadership and academic merits and their abilities to teach, conduct research, and contribute to solutions for shared international concerns. To view the full story on Tennessee Today, visit here.
Swan Awarded Senior Fulbright Specialist Position
Sam Swan, professor and director of internationalization and outreach in the College of Communication and Information , has been awarded a senior Fulbright specialist position. He will be going to the University of Zagreb in Croatia to conduct workshops on TV News in December. Swan has conducted numerous workshops at the university in Croatia over the past ten years. This is his first Fulbright sponsored program.
The Fulbright Specialist Program, the US Department of State’s flagship international exchange program, links US academics and professionals to their counterparts around the world.