Sam Swan News

Students’ Work Filmed In Croatia to Air Easter Sunday

Left to right, Abby Knight, Marissa Steinberg, Jackie DelPilar, and Malorie Cunningham prepare for a segment. The person holding the microphone is one of their international counterparts.

Four students who spent two weeks in Croatia in March produced a thirty-minute program while they were abroad. It will air on WBIR on Easter Sunday, April 20. The program will be part of the UT TODAY show that airs at 11:30 a.m. The students’ trip was part of an exchange funded by a US State Department grant and led by Professor Sam Swan.

Student-Produced News Program Starts Twentieth Season

Students in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media are “learning by doing” as they produce a weekly news program called UT Today for WBIR-TV Channel 10 in Knoxville. The half-hour program begins its twentieth season on Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. UT Today was named the best student newscast in the state by the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 2013. The program is produced by an advanced television news class taught by Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media.

Journalism Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant to Teach in Ethiopia

Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media and director of internationalization and outreach in the College of Communication and Information, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to teach this summer at two universities in Ethiopia. This is the second Fulbright grant Swan has received in the last year. He taught at the University of Zagreb in Croatia last December.

Four Professors Named Fulbright Scholars

Four professors are spanning the globe as Fulbright Scholars this year. Michelle Commander, David Fox, Sarah Lowe, and Sam Swan were chosen based on their leadership and academic merits and their abilities to teach, conduct research, and contribute to solutions for shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange initiative that awards about 1,100 grants to American scholars each year.

‘UT Today’ Launches 17th Season on WBIR-TV

Students in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at UT Knoxville are again producing a unique television news magazine program broadcast on Knoxville’s WBIR-TV each spring. This is the 17th year that UT Knoxville and WBIR have worked together to provide viewers with an inside view of UT. “UT Today” airs at 1 p.m. on selected Saturdays until June 5.

23 UT Students Team Up with Pros in Communications Mentoring Program

Twenty-three female students in the College of Communication and Information at UT Knoxville have been paired with cable telecommunications professionals in a mentoring program. The program is sponsored by the local chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and supported by local businesses, including Scripps Networks and RIVR Media.