About 120 miles north of Knoxville, just across the Kentucky line, is Clay County, a community of people who possess a fierce love of heritage and family, an unshakable pride in the land, and a deep belief in God. However, it is also a place of extreme poverty where, in some of the rural areas, 64 percent of the water source is contaminated and the county ranks near the bottom of the state’s counties for major health indicators.
Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist John Noble Wilford believes he was hardwired to be a journalist. At age six, as soon as he could read, he became a daily devotee of…
Students and faculty in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) are working on a collaborative journalism project documenting the stories of those who have been awarded the military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor.
Jed DeKalb (’76), the state’s chief photographer, has spent more than three decades photographing a succession of five Tennessee governors. But he got his start at UT, capturing a slice of campus life in the 1970s.