Associated Press Sports Editors held a drive-in workshop on Friday, October 14, in the Scripps Convergence Lab at the College of Communication and Information that featured panel discussions with established and upcoming sports journalists and editors. The event, which was hosted by the University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media, consisted of three one-hour panels that covered topics ranging from beat writing to working for student publications to working in a newsroom.
Journalism and Electronic Media graduates have built a strong tradition in landing at top media organizations, and Master's candidate Adam K. Moussa is among the School's most recent success stories.
The Powell, Tenn., native recently accepted a position at ESPN where he will serve as a Digital Media Associate at the media giant's headquarters in Bristol, Conn.
ESPN fielded more than 1,000 applicants for the four available positions and flew 12 finalists to Bristol in May for a final round of interviews. Moussa was selected for the prestigious position by a panel of four ESPN executives that included the following:
- Joslyn Dalton, Digital Media Strategy Project Manager/Chief of Staff to Rob King, SVP
- Michael Cupo, Director of Content Business Development, Social Media
- Nathan Ravitz, Senior Director of Insider & Fantasy Content
- Kaitee Daley, Associate Manager of Content Development/Former Digital Media Associate
JEM assistant professor Dr. Erin Whiteside is the lead author, along with Marie Hardin (Penn State University) of an article published in the current issue of International Journal of Sports Communication. The piece is entitled "On being a 'good sport' in the workplace: Women, the glass ceiling and negotiated resignation in sports information."
Whiteside's research was covered by ESPN.com in a recent article examining the lack of fan base/audience growth in women's soccer and women's athletics in general. The article can be read here.
The University of Tennessee is proud to announce the launch of a National Sportscasters and Sportswriters student chapter. All University of Tennessee students are invited to join the organization and the first 15 journalism majors who do so may join for free, courtesy of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
Courtesy of quest.utk.edu:
Amber Roessner is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media. Her research interests include the history of sports media and its intersection with American culture and collective memory; race, class, gender and the mass media; and critical and cultural studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
Since joining the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media in 2010, Roessner has published three refereed articles and one book chapter, presented four refereed papers and participated on four panels at national/international conferences.
Zac Ellis graduate from the University of Tennessee in May 2011 and writes for SI.com. Recently he wrote an SI.com front page story about Pat Summitt's legacy at the University of Tennessee. Read the article here.
In December, Ellis also wrote a number of articles covering the NCAA Bowl Championship Series. Read his articles here.
The School of Journalism and Electronic Media was proud to sponsor “Inside the Tennessee Titans’ Media Machine” on March 6.
Students had the opportunity to hear from the Tennessee Titans’ top media personnel, including: