Melitta Markey is a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in journalism and electronic media and minoring in business administration at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She graduated from Independence High School in Thompsons Station, Tennessee in 2012 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for a year before transferring to Knoxville. Transferring to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville was an easy decision for her since she had heard great things about the news broadcast program at Knoxville, which is what she plans on specializing in along with visual studies.
Jordan Achs is a student at the University of Tennessee majoring in Journalism and minoring in Spanish and Business.
Sam Turner is a sophomore studying journalism at the University of Tennessee. He chose to study journalism because he wants to pursue a career in TV or movie editing. Sam has always been interested in this field because of his mothers career as a video editor and seeing all of the experiences she has had through her work. After he graduates Sam has no clue what he will actually do.
Kevin Kowalewski is a 21 year old Journalism and Electronic Media Student at University of Tennessee. He lived in Sacramento, California until he was 18 before moving to sunny San Diego to pursue his further progress his baseball career as a pitcher. After obtaining a community college degree in Business Administration from San Diego Mesa Community College, he took a semester off before being accepted to University of Tennessee. He currently resides in Knoxville.
Elyse Cheatham is a junior and a Journalism and Electronic Media Major. Elyse is bi-coastal. She was born in Sacramento, California raised in Atlanta, Georgia. However, she returned to living in California during high school. Upon applying to colleges, Elyse wanted nothing more than to get back to the south. Elyse transferred from Fisk University to the University of Tennessee. Thus, making the decision of her college career. Elyse is striving to graduate with honors and pursue a career as a broadcaster.
D’Montre Edwards is a student athlete at the University of Tennessee. He was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. He is the son of Gwen Simmoms, who is the mother of 5 beautiful children. Edwards was born on April 20th 1992. He is now a 21 year old senior at the University of Tennessee. He is a Journalism major who one day plans on becoming a sports broadcaster on the highest level.
Hayley McDonald is a Journalism and Mass Communication major at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Hayley is from Knoxville and is home for the summer taking a few courses at the University of Tennessee. She will be a senior next year at Samford.
Brandon Rupert was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. on February 5, 1986. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in Tecumseh, Mich. in 2004. He then attended Washtenaw Community College and received an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. After attending community college he worked for Balance Consulting, LLC, also in Ann Arbor, Mich. as a software salesman and consultant. In 2008 he joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Operation Enduring Freedom. He was Honorably Discharged in 2012. He now attends the University of Tennessee and is pursuing a degree in journalism.
Emory Barnett is a media auteur and undergraduate in the College of Communications at The University of Tennessee
Trevor Lane is a Communication Studies major at the University of Tennessee. He has recently picked up a Journalism and Electronic Media minor. Trevor hopes to one day be a fashion editor for a magazine. His sights are set on a lesser known, independent, magazine because he would like to grow with the magazine. This is opposed to working at a major publication like Vogue or Marie Claire.
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Since Oct. 12, 2006, the Tennessee Journalist has served as the news website of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee.
This site is operated by a staff of students who make many of the posting and policy decisions. It contains news reports generated by the staff and by journalism classes at UT. As such, TNJN.com is a central part of the curriculum of the School.