UNC School of Media and Journalism alumna Roxane Coche '13 (Ph.D.) — a sports journalist turned university professor — is the most recent star of the Start Here / Never Stop Podcast. Born and raised in France, Coche worked as a freelance sports reporter and producer in Paris for three years, collaborating with several TV networks. Academically, Coche completed a professional-track master's degree in Bilingual Journalism and a research-track master's degree in English with an emphasis on American civilization, both at the University Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle. She then moved to the United States to obtain a doctorate in mass communication from the UNC School of Media and Journalism.
After a semester as a visiting professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico, she became a lecturer at the University of North Georgia. Coche joined the department at the University of Memphis in Fall 2015. Passionate about sports and gender equality, her research interests revolve around gender issues in sports media content, especially in online and social media.
Most recently, Coche has organized and is leading a study abroad program at the Rio Olympics, featuring 29 MJ-school and 14 Memphis students.
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