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Emmy-Winner Sarah Holt to Speak at 27th Hill Lecture

Sarah HoltEmmy Award-winning science and history documentarian Sarah Holt will deliver a presentation on “Turning Complex Science Stories into Compelling Television” at the 27th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum Auditorium on April 2 at 8 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking will also be available on Circle Park Drive and in nearby lots. Refreshments will be served before and after the lecture.

Alumni Q&A: Jim Sexton

Tennessee RiverJournalism graduate Jim Sexton (’81) has described his evolving media career as “long and winding,” and that path has led him once again to his hometown and alma mater. 

At least for this week.

Sexton is now in his eighth year as vice president of digital for the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) and is in town for Knoxville’s first hosting of the prestigious Bassmaster Classic, which will be held Friday through Sunday on the Tennessee River. He is in charge of generating and developing content for the organization’s website, mobile, and social platforms.

Roessner Wins National Journalism History Award for Ida Initiative

Amber RoessnerAmber Roessner, associate professor of journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee, has won a new national award recognizing excellence in journalism history education.

She is one of five winners in the inaugural Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History teaching idea competition sponsored by the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. 

ADPR Students Take Home ADDY Awards

Addy AwardsTwelve students from the School of Advertising and Public Relations earned 43 honors at the Knoxville American Advertising Federation (AAF) awards Saturday night.

Hannah Lagoski took home a Gold ADDY Award for her work with Inuksuit. She also earned a Silver ADDY Award, as did three other students: Madison Duncan, Ashley Hendrix and Lukas McCrary. Hendrix earned a school-leading three Silver Addys for her advertising work on The Brown Girls Guide to College, KOKOA and BLKGRLPWR.