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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.

Amber Roessner Receives National Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Amber Roessner with her award at the 2017 AJHA convention.

Dr. Amber Roessner was awarded the 2017 National Award for Excellence in Teaching by the American Journalism Historians Association. She was recognized her use of experiential learning methods in teaching journalism and mass communication history, and her commitment to interdisciplinary work.