Staff

Meet Our Editorial Staff

 

Ainsley Kelso, Editor-In-Chief
ainekels@vols.utk.edu

Ainsley Kelso is a junior Journalism and Electronic Media major and English minor planning to graduate in December 2020. Previously, she has been a staff writer and the Editor of the Arts and Culture section for TNJN. Ainsley just recently returned from studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. Outside of journalism, she loves attending concerts and listening to podcasts. Reach out to Ainsley at ainekels@vols.utk.edu

 

Ciera Noe, Managing Editor
cnoe6@vols.utk.edu

Ciera Noe is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in journalism and electronic media. Her hope is to become a well-rounded journalist. Born in Pensacola and raised in Chattanooga, Ciera has added Knoxville to her list of her favorite cities. Her interests include: Horseback riding, conspiracy theories, art, traveling, collecting antiques and going to museums. “The Da Vinci Code” is her favorite book and movie. To contact Ciera, email her at cnoe6@vols.utk.edu

 

Lauren Claxton, Arts & Culture Editor lclaxto1@vols.utk.edu

Lauren Claxton is a junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Originally an economics major, she quickly realized that journalism was the right fit for her. Majoring in journalism and electronic media and minoring in global studies, she hopes to one day write for “Nightly News with Lester Holt.” In addition, after interning with Bridge Refugee Services, Lauren aims to use her field to give underrepresented populations a voice in the media. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lauren is a South Knoxville girl at heart. She lives and breathes for Tennessee basketball, is a “Game of Thrones” fanatic and is an unashamed Taylor Swift fan. This is her first year as a Resident Assistant in Hess Hall, and she loves being a resource to the 61 girls on her floor. Contact Lauren at lclaxto1@vols.utk.edu

 

Grace Goodacre, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor ggoodacr@vols.utk.edu

Grace Goodacre is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is majoring in journalism and electronic media with a minor in English. Grace hopes to become a book editor and work with publishers and writers on publications of works. She enjoys reading, listening to music and playing softball. You can reach out to Grace by emailing her at ggoodacr@vols.utk.edu

 

Maddie Torres, News Editor ytw977@vols.utk.edu

Madalyn Torres is a senior studying journalism and electronic media with a minor in political science. She hopes to one day work for the White House press corps. She enjoys makeup, cats and documentaries. To reach Maddie, email her at ytw977@vols.utk.edu

 

Christian Knox, Sports Editor
cknox10@vols.utk.edu

Christian Knox is a sophomore studying Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is from Atlanta, Georgia, and has written for the Marietta Daily Journal. Christian’s personal experiences playing sports and coaching tennis sparked an interest in sports journalism and the analytics behind the games. Christian hopes to share the many inspirational and moving stories that make athletes who they are and to shed a light on the person behind the sports star. To reach Christian, email him at cknox10@vols.utk.edu


Feel free to reach out to any of these editors to join our staff. A person does not need to be a major in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media or taking journalism classes to be on the staff of the Tennessee Journalist.
The Tennessee Journalist is always interested in adding writers, editors, photographers and others interested in Web journalism to its staff.

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