Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Our 100 lists of 100: Tennessee

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Our 100 lists of 100

Programming and Organizations
1. Tennessee High School Press Association for high school and middle school students and advisers
2. The Tennessee High School Press Associations’ Fall workshops in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, and Chattanooga.
3. Music City New Media Academy at Lipscomb University
4. The local yearbook, newspaper, and broadcasting organizations that support our state workshops and awards
5. Lipscomb University, our Middle Tennessee Fall Workshop host
6. University of Memphis, our West Tennessee Fall Workshop host
7. University of Tennessee at Knoxville, an East Tennessee Fall Workshop host
8. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, an East Tennessee Fall Workshop host
9. Lipscomb University for housing THSPA
10. Vanderbilt University for housing THSPA before it came to Lipscomb University
11. Jack Kennedy, who was a recent keynote speaker at THSPA
12. Mary Beth Tinker, who was a recent keynote speaker at THSPA
13. The yearbook, newspaper, literary magazine and broadcasting judges for THSPA
14. Teach Tennessee, a two-week training program started by Gov. Phil Bredesen to train mid-career professionals to become teachers

15. School of Journalism and Media at the University of Tennessee where Rocky Top rings loud and it’s #handsonfromday1
16. Belmont University’s Journalism Program, located right beside Music Row
17. Lipscomb University’s Journalism and New Media program, where graduate students mentor the high school students at Tennessee High School Press Association Workshops
18. Union University’s student-led and multi-award winning publication Cardinal & Cream
19. The Strategic Media program at the University of Tennessee at Memphis and home to TOM the Tiger
20. The Multimedia Program at Trevecca Nazarene University
21. Middle Tennessee State University’s Sports Media Program that allows students to work with ESPN during the NFL Draft in Nashville
22. The journalistic storytellers at Carson-Newman University
23. The active debaters in the Department of Communications at Vanderbilt University
24. The Photojournalism Program at Austin Peay University
25. The First Amendment emphasis at East Tennessee State University’s Journalism Program
26. Scrappy Moc’s home, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and their Communication Program
27. The graphic design emphasis at the University of Tennessee at Martin
28. Vanderbilt University’s Student Media Hall of Fame
29. Tennessee State University almuna Oprah Winfrey
30. Middle Tennessee State University’s Leon Alligood, who was inducted into the 2017 class of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

31. THSPA’s HL Hall Outstanding Student Journalist of the Year award
32. THSPA’s Administrator of the Year award
33. THSPA’s Student Journalist of the Year award
34. THSPA’s Bonnie Hufford Media Adviser of the Year
35. JEA’s HL Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year award
36. THSPA’s annual Awards Day in March
37. Student Writing Contests at Lipscomb University for THSPA’s Fall Workshop
38. 2023 Administrator of the Year, Diane Penny, Arlington High School
39. 2023 Bonnie Hufford Media Adviser of the Year, Patrick Ashbee, Arlington High School
40. 2023 HL Hall Outstanding Student Journalist of the Year, Sheerea Yu, University School of Nashville

Collegiate Publications and Media Outlets
41. The Hustler newspaper, Commodore yearbook and Versus magazine at Vanderbilt University
42. University of Tennessee’s The Daily Beacon, WUTK-FM, Lumos Media, Land Grant Films, Ablaze Magazine, and WUOT-FM
43. Stampede at Milligan university
44. Lee University’s Clarion newspaper, Vindagua magazine, Lee Update show, Story of My Life podcast
45. The East Tennessean and student-led radio station 89.5 of East Tennessee State University

46. The First Amendment Center and John Seigenthaler Center on Vanderbilt University’s campus
47. University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism circular shaped building with the best view of Neyland Stadium, where Eli and Peyton Manning played
48. The hallway filled with journalism offices in Sarratt at Vanderbilt University

Tennessee Journalists and Directors
49. “Voice of the Titans,” Mike Keith
50. Whit Adamson, President of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters
51. The Tennessean Newsroom Leaders Michael A. Anastasi, editor, and Benjamin Goad, news director
52. Jimmy McCollum, director of Tennessee High School Press Association at Lipscomb University
53. JEA Tennessee state director Heather Nagel
54. JEA former Tennessee state director Denise Croker
55. Lori Becker, publisher of the “Nashville Business Journal”
56. Alison Gerber, editor of the “Chattanooga Free Press”
57. David Hooper, host of Lightening 100’s “Music Business Radio”
58. Channel 5 News Anchor Jennifer Kraus
59. Cookeville’s Marcia Lee of Stonecom Radio
60. Deborah Fisher, Middle Tennessee State University and Freedom Center Director
61. George Walker IV, photographer for the The Tennessean
62. Digital storyteller Libby Oellerich
63. Tracey Rogers, vice president and general manager of WKRN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Nashville.

Heroes of Scholastic Journalism
64. H.L. Hall, JEA named its adviser award “H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year,” and The Tennessee High School Press Association named their top student award award “H.L. Hall Outstanding Student Journalist of the Year” award in honor of the multiple of contributions H.L. has made to journalism throughout his career
65. Bonnie Hufford, The Tennessee High School Press Association named their top award for media advising the “Bonnie L. Hufford Media Adviser of the Year Award” in recognition of Hufford’s 21 years of service as the association’s director, during which she encouraged young students in their careers in journalism
66. Award-winning Sports Writer and Broadcast Journalist Gene Wojciechowski
67. John Seigenthaler, a prominent defender of First Amendment rights, joined The Tennessean in 1949, resigned in 1960 to act as Robert F. Kennedy’s administrative assistant.
68. John Seigenthaler, Jr., son of John Seigenthaler and a former weekend anchor and correspondent for both NBC and MSNBC
69. Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, investigative journalist and early leader in the civil rights movement
70. Tennessee’s Lynn Norment, edited for Ebony Magazine

Music, Journalism and the Freedom of Speech
71. Ken Paulson’s group “Freedom Sings” which tells the story of frees speech through music

Resource for high school student journalists
72. https://www.lipscomb.edu/academics/programs/journalism-and-new-media

Local Committees for Nashville Conventions
73. In 2020 Heather Nagel, Michael Ellson, Maria Jernigan, Donna Emmons, Jimmy McCollum, Kelly Huddleston, Amanda Wash, Joy McCaleb, AK Berkompas, Debbie Chessor, Emily Harris, Adam Wilsman, Denise Croker, Stephanie Crichton, Allison Harris, Lisa Zenner, HL Hall, Clay Scott were all on the board for the JEA High School Student Journalism Convention
74. In 2006 and 2020 Heather Nagel, HL Hall, Denise Croker, Kelly Huddleston, Jimmy McCollum, Joy McCaleb, Debbie Chessor, Clay Scott were all on the board for the JEA High School Student Journalism Convention

National Awards
75. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded The Tennessean newspaper 13 Green Eyeshade Awards for exemplary journalism in Southeast
76. Columbia Journalism School awarded Phil Williams, chief investigative reporter at NewsChannel 5, Nashville, the recipient of the 2023 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism
77. The Sequoyah Scribe newspaper at John Sevier Middle School in Kingsport, Tennessee has been recognized by NSPA via a Pacemaker award
78. Lion’s Roar yearbook at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee has been recognized by NSPA and CSPA via a Pacemaker and Crown award
79. Tennessee student Meghan Milligan named a finalist for NSPA’s Designer of the Year
80. Tennessee student Logan Reid named a finalist NSPA’s Photographer of the Year
81. JEA’s Medal of Merit recipient Heather Nagel
82. Teresa Walker is a three-time Tennessee Sportswriter of the Year
83. 10 Tennessee high schools nominated for the Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Fun Facts
84. “Rocky Top” is one of Tennessee’s ten official state songs, associated with the University of Tennessee Volunteers, and the hike to the actual mountain top, in the Great Smoky Mountains, called “Rocky Top” is amazing
85. Eli and Peyton Manning went to the University of Tennessee
86. In Memphis, fans can visit Elvis Presley’s house Graceland, which appears to be frozen in time from when Elvis was last there
87. The Tennessee Titans’ first season in Tennessee was in 1997, and they play in the Nissan Stadium downtown
88. The song “Tennessee Orange” gained popularity when Megan Moroney posted a photo of her in a Tennessee Volunteer T-shirt
89. Nashville is known as the home of country music, and on any given night, you can hear country music blasting from the buildings downtown, earning them the name “honky tonks”
90. Johnny Cash was a country singer-songwriter who owned a circular-shaped house in Hendersonville, TN, and the Johnny Cash Museum is downtown on Second Street.
91. There’s a record shop in downtown Nashville named after country music singer Ernest Tubb, called Ernest Tubb Record Shop
92. Music Row is home to record label offices, radio stations and recording studios and is at the heart of Nashville’s country music industry
93. Dolly Parton grew up Seiverville, Tennessee, her nearby theme park is called Dollywood and she has books delivered to children all across the state

Scholarships and Awards
94. Drue Smith / Society of Professional Journalists’ Scholarship for students who graduated from a middle tennessee school
95. Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

Certified Journalism Educators and Mentors
96. JEA CJEs: Donna Emmons, Heather Nagel, Amey Graybeal, David Flanary, Margaret Robertson, Allison Harris, Kelly Huddleston
97. JEA MJE: H.L. Hall

Good Eatin
98. Memphis’ BBQ Rendezvous
99. Nashville’s Loveless
100. Nashville’s Martin’s BBQ

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