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UT JEM Students Analyze Social Media During Presidential Debate

Social Media Class

On September 26th, the School of Journalism and Electronic Media graduate seminar on political communication monitored social media activity during the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Using technology inside the Adam Brown Social Media Center, the class of 10 students, which have dubbed themselves The Political Social Media Research Group, sifted through hundreds of thousands of online posts about the debate in order to find trends and collect reportable data.  

UTK JEM Grad is Pioneer in Science Journalism

Miriam Kramer

Miriam Kramer didn't know she wanted to be a science journalist.

A 2011 graduate of Tennessee's School of Journalism and Electronic Media, Miriam is now a senior space reporter at the new media website Mashable in New York City. She has become one of the most highly respected science journalists in America and she says she found her way into writing about the final frontier while in school at UTK. In addition to her time in Knoxville, Miriam earned a master's degree in science, health, and environmental reporting from New York University. She has had the opportunity to watch private rocket launches and was even able to take a ride on a zero gravity flight.

We spoke with Miriam about how exactly she stumbled into this unique profession.