Jennifer Dutton, commonly referred to as “Jen,” is graduating in May with a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism from Middle Tennessee State University. She currently resides in Orange County, California and is finishing her minor credits online. She loves writing, organizing, planning, managing, and most of all: people. During her senior year, Jen worked as the assistant producer in the creative services department for CBS Television Studios in Studio City, California.
Jen was the producer and writer for Murfreesboro After Dark (MAD) from 2013 until 2014. MAD was an original MT10 Television comedy/variety talk show that aired weekly. Jen loved being able to manage a crew of over thirty students and see her team improve each week. Jen was also the producer for the student-run news station, MT10 News, which was awarded the “2014 Best College Newscast” by the Tennessee Associated Press. The station director and executive producer awarded “Best News Night” to Jen’s team.
In her junior year, Jen interned with the broadcast department at FOX Sports and The Nashville Predators. She edited multiple promotional packages for The Nashville Predators, such as a fifteenth anniversary feature and interview with a former NHL player. Jen also created graphics and edited highlight loops for display on the JumboTron, as well as promotional reels for the arena. For FOX Sports she enhanced her skills as an EVS replay operator during NHL games.
With a high demand for online content, Jen stayed busy working as the Media Content Coordinator for The Center for Innovation in Media for over two years. The center was designed for converging multiple media platforms, such as print journalism, video journalism, photography, and online magazines. In her freshman year, Jen worked as the multimedia specialist for her university where she created the primary website content for the online magazine and was the photographer for the “True Blue” campaigns. Jen also worked as the Microns and EVS operator for EMC Productions to record media and conduct replays for live sports broadcasts. MyTV Channel 30 in Nashville and Lexington airs EMC Productions’ broadcasts, making EMC Productions one of the only successful college-operated mobile trucks in a professional market. She has also contributed to WMOT, Middle Tennessee’s Public Radio and interviewed police chiefs about a local murder case.
In her free time, Jen can be found riding her bike around the Pacific Coast or researching current statistics. Feel free to contact Jen anytime at email@example.com.