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Courtney Cox was inspired to pursue journalism as she was growing up in Memphis because of seeing women who looked like her delivering the news. Savannah Smith was encouraged by her high school journalism teacher and mentor to make journalism her career.
The two University of Tennessee students are recent recipients of the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists Scholarships funded by the Front Page Foundation.
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“Seeing Black women on my TV every day really gave me hope that one day I too could sit at an anchor desk,” says Courtney, a recent graduate. “This scholarship gave me the opportunity to invest in myself as a young journalist.”
Savannah’s teacher inspired her to pursue journalism when she worked on her high school newspaper. “My journalism teacher, really my mentor, pulled me aside and told me that I would flourish in this industry,” she says. “This scholarship means so much to me.”
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