The Medal of Honor Project

Screen shot 2013-09-16 at 10.54.22 PM (1)As I enter my third year as an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, I have launched an exciting new undergraduate reporting project. The Medal of Honor Project is a service learning opportunity for journalism students, ranging from freshman to graduate students. Over the upcoming years, students, faculty and staff of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media will be producing print, audio and video content related to the Medal of Honor, its recipients and the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention, which will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee in September.

The project officially launched with our trip to the 2013 convention in Gettysburg, Pa. The trip was an amazing opportunity for the three undergraduate and one graduate journalism student we were able to bring. They had the opportunity to interview numerous Medal of Honor recipients and cover three events, where more than half of the living recipients were in attendance.

It was an amazing weekend.