School of Journalism & Electronic Media

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION -- Enduring Standards, Evolving Media

Congratulations to Dr. Whiteside

Dr. Erin Whiteside was promoted to associate professor and tenured. She says she is very honored and proud of this accomplishment and looks forward to what the future holds. “It’s a gratifying feeling to have your work be affirmed by your peers through the tenure process,” she mentioned. “I’m certainly thrilled to have received this promotion and continue to be a part of the faculty here at UT. “

Knoxville Film Fest to Feature JEM Film

Teach a ManA short documentary produced by faculty and students from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media will be screened as part of the Knoxville Film Fest. "Teach a Man to Fish" is a 12-minute documentary telling the story of Project Healing Waters, a non-profit organization that teaches and takes wounded veterans fly fishing. The story follows two veterans who participated in the Smoky Mountain Grand Slam Challenge fly fishing tournament in October of 2014.

2015 AEJMC

AEJMC San Francisco 2015The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will be holding its annual conference in San Francisco this week. The School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee will be well represented at the international conference. Faculty and graduate students from the school will present research, accept awards and talk about their innovative teaching.

Medal of Honor Project Video Screens at ETVMA Event

Coolidge videoThe Medal of Honor Project produced a five-minute video about Tennessee's only living Medal of Honor recipient T/Sgt. Charles Coolidge for the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association ( The video was screened as part of the ETVMA's annual Medal of Honor dinner held on May 4, which honored Mr. Coolidge. The dinner was attended by more than 300 people, including Mr. Coolidge and his family, fellow World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams, and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero.

JEM Students Receive Prizes in J. Paul Blakely Awards Competition

Congratulations to three of Dr. Julie Andsager's students in JREM-450: Writing about Science and Medicine, and one of Dr. Mark Littman's previous students who each won prizes in this year's J. Paul Blakely Awards competition! The Blakely Awards competition is sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication-East Tennessee Chapter. These awards were presented at a banquet on Tuesday, April 21st. The Blakely Awards come with both certificates and cash prizes. In the Science-Writing Category, Marian LaForest and Timothy Metcalf received the Award of Distinction, and Brad Hinds received the Award of Merit. In the Division of Technical-Writing, Grace Rotz received the Award of Distinction.

The School of Journalism and Electronic Media congratulates these students on their achievement and honors!