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  • Esquire Magazine speaks with JEM magazine and feature writing class

    Tom Junod Picture from WikipediaEsquire Magazine writer Tom Junod recently spoke via Skype to Chris Wohlwend’s JEM 414 class (Magazine and Feature Writing), sharing his expertise on interviewing and writing. Junod, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, has written for GQ, Sports Illustrated, Outside, Life, and numerous other publications. He has been writer-at-large for Esquire since 1996. Junod, who wrote the Esquire article on which the documentary The Falling Man was based, also participated in the CCI event held on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

  • Kelly Hunt, 2008 JEM grad, injured in Afghanistan

    2008 JEM Graduate Kelly Hunt, Photo retrieved from Hunt's Facebook ProfileKelly Hunt, a 2008 JEM graduate, was injured Saturday, April 6th in Afghanistan. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is a Public Diplomacy Officer with the U.S. Department of State.

    Tue, 04/08/2013 - 3:12pm:

    Kelly Hunt worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel from 2007 - 2009. The Sentinel posted this report earlier today.

    Sun, 04/07/2013 - 8:54pm:

    A post by Hunt's mother on Hunt's Facebook page says, "Kelly was seriously hurt in the latest suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/06/world/afghanistan-violence/index.html

    She had suffered a complex skull fracture and was being monitored for bleeding and pressure. Latest update within the hour has Kelly doing great. Inter-cranial pressure is low and she is responding to stimuli. She's not out of the woods yet, so please continue to keep her in your prayers."

    A later post from Hunt's mom says, "Dinah Hunt Latest update: she was in surgery today to remove fragmentation from the back, legs, hand, etc. She'll be on her way to Germany soon."

    Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

    Photograph retrieved from Hunt's Facebook profile.

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