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March 2019: Student News

UT STUDENTS UP FOR EIGHT TENNESSEE AP AWARDS: Kylie Hubbard (JEM), editor-in-chief of The Daily Beacon, is a finalist in two categories: best newspaper reporter division for her article, “Campus Community, the Rock Sets the Stage for Free Speech Battle;” and she and staff writer Cat Trieu (Interdisciplinary Programs) are finalists in the online ongoing coverage category for their story, “Student Programming Allocation Committee.”

Gabriela Szymanowska (JEM), campus news editor of The Daily Beacon, is a finalist for investigative/in-depth reporting for her article, “Campus Fraternity Investigated for Scavenger Hunt Targeting Asian Students.”

Elisa Rezak (Graphic Design) , a Daily Beacon design editor, is a finalist for news graphic/illustration.

Tennessee students are also finalists in the college media website division for the standalone news site, “Eviction: Stories from Tennessee.” The collaborative, multimedia project started in fall 2018 with a mission to take an in-depth look at eviction laws and stories from around the state.

In the radio category, Levi Johnson (JEM) is a finalist for specialized/topic reporting for “UT Professor Suggests Climate Change as Reason for Warmer Fall Weather.”

JEM students are also finalists in a pair of television categories: Jake Albright for TV news story, “Tennessee’s Structurally Deficient Bridges;” and Colin Sawyer for television reporter, “Protesters Oppose White Nationalists.” Albright won for television reporter in 2018.

Winners will be announced April 27 at the Tennessee AP College Awards Luncheon at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville.

GREIG SELECTED TO SPEAK AT HOODING CEREMONY: Communication and Information (C&I) doctoral candidate Jamie Greig has been selected as the student speaker for UT’s Graduate Hooding Ceremony, on May 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. UT’s Spring 2019 master’s and doctoral degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.  

Greig, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, is studying in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. His primary research area is communication law and policy with a focus on the impact of federal and state legislation and regulation on rural broadband expansion. He works as a graduate teaching associate in the college and serves as the senate chair and CCI PhD representative in the UTK Graduate Student Senate.

Greig will receive his second degree from UT at the ceremony, having previously earned his M.S. in Communication and Information with a specialization in political communication. He earned his Certificate of Higher Education in law from the University of Aberdeen and a Bachelor’s in journalism from Robert Gordon University.