Staff

Editorial Staff

staff photo fall 2013

Fall 2013

Jennifer Brake, editor in chief

Zach Dennis, news editor

Maggie Jones, asst. news editor

Jessica Carr, arts and culture editor

Gabrielle O’Neal, arts and culture editor

Will Lomas, sports editor

Nichole Stevens, sci/tech editor

Marion Kirkpatrick, managing editor

Lauren Harris, copy editor

Elizabeth Cable, copy editor


Anyone wanting to join the staff should contact one of the editors listed above. A person does not need to be a major in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media or to be taking classes in the School to be on the staff of the Tennessee Journalist.

An application sheet for staff membership is available on this site: HTML version or PDF version. The Tennessee Journalist is always interested in adding writers, editors, photographers and others interested in Web journalism to its staff.


Previous editorial staffs

Spring 2013

Jennifer Brake, editor in chief
Mallory Alder, managing editor
Lauren Harris, copy editor
Kate Rice, copy editor
Joseph Agreda, operations manager
Gage Arnold, news editor
Brooke Smith, asst. news editor
Riley Blevins, sports editor
Steven Cook, sports editor
Will Lomas, asst. sports editor
Marion Kirkpatrick, arts and culture editor
Gabrielle O’Neal, asst. arts and culture editor
Jessica Carr, asst. arts and culture editor
Nichole Stevens, sci/tech editor
Zach Dennis, social media/outreach director
Randy Bell, radio director
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Fall 2011

Sarah Waldrip, editor in chief
Suzanna McCloskey, managing editor
Jessica Yonker, chief copy editor
Joseph Agreda, operations manager
Bethany Ross Braden, news editor
Brooke Smith, asst. news editor
Austin Bornheim, sports editor
Steven Harris, asst. sports editor
Ashley Jones, arts and culture editor
Jake Darlington, asst. arts and culture editor
Eric Gedenk, sci/tech editor
Missy La Vone, sci/tech editor
Celeste Goodman, entertainment editor
Randy Bell, radio director
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Fall 2010
Miriam Kramer, editor in chief
Tommy Oler, managing editor
Molly Hornbuckle, chief copy editor
Jenny Sprouse, news director
Andrew Aaron, promotions director
Joseph Agreda, operations manager
Erica Tedford, news editor
Bethany Ross, asst. news editor
Clay Seal, sports editor
Wade Rackley, asst. sports editor
Gina Hudson, arts and culture editor
Sarah Waldrip, asst. arts and culture editor
Brittney Bryant, asst. arts and culture editor/asst. radio director
Sandra McLean, sci/tech editor
Beth Madrid, opinions editor
Logan Utsman, radio director
Katie Cleveland, photo editor
Kevan Elkins, chief photographer
Linda Nguyen, video editor
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Spring 2010
Ben Moser, editor in chief
Kristen Letsinger, managing editor/chief copy editor
Molly Hornbuckle, assistant copy editor
Summer Johnson, news director
Andrew Aaron, promotions director
Joseph Agreda, operations manager
Linda Nguyen, asst. operations manager
Kayla Kitts, news editor
Lauren Barber, asst. news editor/ad sales assistant
Cliff Chartrand, sports editor
Clay Seal, asst. sports editor
Tommy Oler, arts and culture editor
Gina Hudson, asst. arts and culture editor
Emma Macmillan, science and technology editor
Jennifer Sprouse, opinions editor
Mark McNabb, radio director
Logan Utsman, asst. radio director
Rayshawn Lanier, newscast director
Kevan Elkins, photo editor
Zack Crane, asst. photo editor
Wade Rackley, chief photographer

The sixth TNJN editorial staff added several new positions to the roster. This expansion fostered the growth of content and quality that continued TNJN’s success.

Fall 2009
Ben Moser, editor in chief
Kristen Letsinger, managing editor/chief copy editor
Cliff Chartrand, asst. managing editor
Alex Hruz, news editor
Grant Ramey, sports editor
Tommy Oler, arts and culture editor
Miriam Kramer, science and technology editor
Michael Tabler, opinions editor
Eddie Miller, radio director
Mark McNabb, radio director
Eddie Miller, radio director
Kevan Elkins, photo editor
Austin Baird, asst. managing editor for outreach
Joseph Agreda, operations manager

During the fifth editorial staff’s term, the website gained not only popularity among visitors but also a larger staff.

As the staff of the Tennessee Journalist continued to grow, so did its drive to provide viewer’s with the best in quality and content. As a student operated publication, TNJN strove to keep visitors as up to date as possible with the digital world’s pace and lifestyle.

Spring 2009
Stephen Townsend, editor in chief
Cliff Chartrand, managing editor
Julie Monday, chief copy editor
Rebecca Illig, news editor
Grant Ramey, sports editor
Rob Baldus, arts and culture editor
Miriam Kramer, science and technology editor
Kristen Letsinger, opinions editor
Jonathan Holley, abroad editor
Ben Moser, photo editor
Austin Baird, development manager
Joseph Agreda, operations manager
Martha Wampler, advertising & public relations

The fourth editorial staff of the Tennessee Journalist saw record numbers of content and visitors.

All sections had reached a level of maturity by this level, keeping a consistent level of quality. This semester also saw the formal launch of TNJN Radio which would later spawn several shows spanning a wide range of topics, interests and issues.

Fall 2008
Amanda Wills, editor-in-chief
Cliff Chartrand, managing editor
Shannon Petrie, chief copy editor
Julian Wood, associate managing editor
Stephen Townsend, news editor
Chris Mitchell, sports editor
Rob Baldus, arts and culture editor
Ben Moser, photo editor
Kristen Letsinger, opinions editor
Bridget Hardy, abroad editor
Laura Hall, campus abroad editor
Austin Baird, politics editor
Rebecca Illig, insight UT
Joseph Agreda, operations manager
Martha Wampler, advertising & public relations
The third editorial staff of the Tennessee Journalist saw record numbers of content.With all the sections operating in full swing, the Web site produced more video content than ever and gave students and faculty news from all facets of the university.
Spring 2008
Katie Rodgers, editor-in-chief
Shannon Petrie, managing editor
Farima Alavi, news editor
Cliff Chartrand, sports editor
Janna Rudolph, arts and culture editor
Julian Wood, photo editor
Bridget Hardy, opinions editor
Amanda Wills, abroad editor
Austin Baird, politics editor
Joseph Agreda, operations manager
Martha Wampler, advertising & public relationsThese students constituted the second staff of TNJN and operated the site during its second full semester.
Fall 2007
Katie Rodgers, editor-in-chief
Matt Rock, managing editor
Kindle Rouse, news editor
Cliff Chartrand, sports editor
Yolanda Ortiz, arts and culture editor
Samantha Thornton, photo editor
Katie Leone, opinions editor
Amanda Wills, abroad editor
Karley Hudson, chief copy editor
Joseph Agreda, operations manager
Michael Russom, advertising manager
These students constituted the second staff of TNJN and operated the site during its second full semester.They developed and expanded upon the work put in place by the previous staff, and broadened the selection of content on the Tennessee Journalist with the addtion of the Politics section.This staff also produced a large selection of video which has been in regular rotation ever since.
Spring 2007
Caroline Peyton, editor-in-chief
Chris Inklebarger, managing editor
Nutt, Sarah Jane, news editor
Mike CasaSanta, sports editor
Samantha Thornton, photo editor
Amanda Wills, arts and culture editor
Linley, Kathryn S, assistant arts and culture editor
Kimberly Peer, campus editor
Johnny Dobbins, operations manager
Joseph Agreda, assistant operations manager
These students constituted the first staff of TNJN and operated the site during its first full semester.They established and set in motion many of the policies and procedures governing the site, and they enthusiastically recruited many students to the staff.Their enthusiasm and professionalism left an enduring legacy that has continued to benefit the students who have followed in their footsteps.