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Recent JEM grads receive Emmys for their work in news, sports reporting

JEM is excited to congratulate Annie Carr and Dallas Abel on their Emmy wins!

Annie Carr, WBIR EmmyAnnie Carr’s work on WBIR newscasts covering the Sevier County wildfire won her a Regional Emmy Award (Midsouth) for top evening newscast. Annie currently produces special projects and the 6 p.m. newscast at WBIR. This is Annie’s second nomination and first win. Annie started working at WBIR when she was still a student. She was also involved in a number of organizations at UT including:  TVC, the Medal of Honor Project and UT Today.

Dallas received a Regional Emmy Award (Chicago/Midwest) for outstanding achievement in sports programs for his work on “The Foundation: Northwestern Basketball,” produced at Studio N for Northwestern University. He has since returned to UT, working with Vol Football and VFL Films. (Welcome back to Rocky Top!) Dallas graduated in 2014.

"The Journalism and Electronic media program at Tennessee gave me every resource I needed to learn and grow in the field of sports journalism. I would not be where I am today without the help of my professors teaching me how to become a great storyteller." -Dallas Abel

JEM students go "Inside the Food Fight" at the World Food Championships

Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) students recently returned from Orange Beach, Alabama, where they spent four days covering the World Food Championships as part of an experiential learning trip organized by Professor Robert Heller and Associate Professor Nick Geidner.

The team poses for a group photo.

The World Food Championships is an international cooking competition established in 2012 by University of Tennessee JEM Alum Mike McCloud, and one of the largest cooking competitions in the world.

One of the chefs at the World Food Championships.