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  • Museum Announces Exhibit

    The Tennessee State Museum announces the Eyes on LaFollette exhibit, a University of Tennessee Student Photojournalism project. These photographs have been taken over the past twenty one years by students from the University of Tennessee and was organized by Professor Robert Heller from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. The exhibit opens next month on October 3rd, and will be on view for the public until November 30th. Visit the link below for the background story on this unique project.


  • Hufford honored by YWCA, SPJ and ACS

    JEM instructor Bonnie Hufford has been named as a finalist for the Knoxville YWCA’s 2013 Tribute to Women event. She will be recognized for her outstanding public service in journalism and through the American Cancer Society at an awards ceremony on Aug. 15 at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre.

    Six of the 21 Tribute to Women finalists will be named as award winners at the ceremony alongside YWCA Lifetime Achievement inductee Joan Cronan.

    “I’ve told our dean and our director that this must be my 15 minutes of fame year but I think I'm getting 30 minutes and it’s all in one chunk,” Hufford said.

    On July 13, Hufford was the honoree of the 35th annual Front Page Follies, an event hosted by the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists. She returned home that evening to learn that she had been awarded the St. George National Award by the ACS for her service to the community in support of the Society's mission.

  • Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week

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    Amber RoessnerAmber 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.

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