Penn State pauses to remember coach Paterno
Sights and sounds from the memorial for Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center. Juxtaposed against the somber voices of the Penn State Glee Club, this audio slideshow features the eulogies of former Penn State football players Kenny Jackson and Joe Pittman, and Paterno's son Jay.
The memorial began mid-afternoon Thursday. The nearly two hour program included words from players from each of the six decades Paterno coached at Penn State. A Paterno scholar and the dean of the College of Liberal Arts provided their perspectives. Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight defended Paterno's record in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The memorial concluded with a heartfelt eulogy by Jay Paterno.
About the Contributors
Graduate / Visual Journalism
Jill Knight is a graduate of the visual journalism program at Penn State’s University Park campus.
In the spring of 2012, Jill traveled to Rio de Janeiro with a team of students for a short-term international reporting project. Her multimedia piece from the trip won first place in a NPPA quarterly student clip contest and was published in various McClatchy news service publications.
In the fall of 2012, Jill was selected to be a member of the Online News Assocation student newsroom and was invited to attend the Eddie Adams workshop. Jill has worked as a freelance photographer for Polaris Images, The Centre Daily Times, The York Dispatch, The Fayetteville Observer and is a student contributor to Penn State’s CommMedia.
Jill’s photo story, A Navy Officer in Training, recently won 4th place in the Hearst Journalism Awards picture story category.
Jill was most recently a photo intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and will be interning with the Charlotte Observer in summer 2013.
Her work can be seen on her website: http://www.jillianknight.com