School of Journalism & Electronic Media

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

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! 

JEM Students Awarded at 2015 Chancellor's Honor Banquet

The School of Journalism and Electronic Media would like to congratulate all of the CCI students that and faculty that received awards at the 2015 Chancellor's Honors Banquet, including three Torchbearers out of nine. The following is a list recognizing the students of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media who received student awards at the Honors Banquet. Rilwan Balogun received the honor of Torchbearer, The Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award, and the Extraordinary Professional Promise Award. Sarah Chewning received the awards of Extraordinary Academic Achievement and Outstanding Scholar Athlete. Kelsey Keny was awarded the honor of Torchbearer, and Chiazom Ugo-Obi received the award of Extraordinary Academic Achievement. Melodi Erdogan received the award of Extraordinary Professional Promise. Again, congratulations to all of these outstanding JEM students who receieved these honors.

We would also like to congratulate Dr. Sam Swan for receiving the Ready for the World Award in the faculty section!