About the Medal of Honor Project

About Us

The Medal of Honor Project is a student-led program produced by Land Grant Films and Tennessee Vol Channel within the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee. We will be documenting the Medal of Honor Convention that will be coming to Knoxville, TN in Fall 2022. This is not the first time the MoH Project has had the honor of documenting the convention within Knoxville. This program is a continuation of the previous project which took place Fall 2014. Follow us for new content and announcements for the upcoming convention, and find out more about the previous 2014 convention within our site.

The Students

Project Professors

Nick Geidner, Ph.D., an associate professor of journalism in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, is the director of the Medal of Honor Project. Geidner is also the director of the Emmy-nominated documentary program, Land Grant Films at the University of Tennessee. Geidner teaches documentary production and reporting classes. Before graduate school, he worked in print, web and television journalism. Geidner lives in Knoxville with his wife, Shelby, and sons, Henry and Sammy.

Clinton Elmore is a lecturer and video production specialist for the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee. He is director of The Volunteer Channel and assistant director of Landgrant films. An award-winning filmmaker, he has been with the Medal of Honor Project since 2014 when he was pursuing a Master of Science in Communications. Clint is excited for the convention and hopes to watch his students grow as they share the convention’s story with the people of East Tennessee and beyond.  

Our Mission

As the students behind the project, our mission is to document the behind-the-scenes production of the Medal of Honor Convention. See the convention unfold from the eyes of the students of the University of Tennessee. We seek to honor the Medal of Honor Recipients, Medal of Honor Society, and those of Knoxville that contribute to the 2022 Convention.

Summer 2022

Throughout the next few months building up to the convention our team will be filming, interviewing, and documenting the Medal of Honor Recipients as they visit Knoxville in preparation of the September convention. We will also strive to highlight the local veterans, leaders, and organizations that make Knoxville the ideal city to host the Medal of Honor Convention.

The Convention

During the Medal of Honor Convention of Knoxville, we will be collecting exclusive behind the scenes footage of the convention and the visiting awardees. Follow us through the set-up, events, and conclusion of the convention.

Where to Find Us

Here. However, our content will be accessible through multiple platforms to include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Follow us on all platforms to see exclusive content and live behind the scenes footage.