JEM graduate Zac Ellis has been named the new author of the Sports Illustrated Heisman Watch column on SI.com.
"It's called Heisman Watch, which is exactly what it sounds like: I rank the field's Heisman contenders based on each week's performances," Ellis said in an e-mail to Dr. Elizabeth Hendrickson about the column.
JEM students would like to send their thanks to ESPN personality and Denver Post columnist Woody Paige for sharing his wisdom with Dr. Amber Roessner’s advanced sports writing class.
JEM student Adam Moussa wanted to share his thanks with Mr. Paige.
"My peers and I would like to thank you for coming back to The Hill and sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience with us. We would also like to congratulate you on being tabbed as a distinguished UT alumnus......
"It was the experience of a lifetime and I am so privledged to have gotten this opportunity."
Lexy Jochim graduated with a degree in Sports Journalism in 2005 and returned yesterday from Xfinity's Sports Social Media Star contest in Phoenix. Jochim, along with hundreds of other candidates, campaigned on social media sites Twitter and Facebook to gain votes and she was told last week that her hard work had paid off -- she was chosen for the top 5. Jochim told us,
"It was a whirlwind weekend. I got to go behind the scenes of the White Sox Training Facility in Glendale, AZ as a chance to win a sports social media job through Xfinity. I followed a MLB Networks show -- 30 Clubs in 30 days being hosted by 2 time A.L. League Allstar, Harold Reynolds."
The Society of Professional Journalist will be hosting a celebrity sports panel on Tuesday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m.
JEM Senior Zac Ellis placed first in the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 12 Mark of Excellence Awards in the category of Sports Writing.
Ellis currently serves as the Editor in Chief for the The Daily Beacon, and previously interned with Sports Illustrated in Summer 2010 through an internship from the American Society of Magazine Editors.