Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings

OXFORD, Miss. – Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders that will allow them to try out college classes while still makingRead the story …

Coming Together While Forced Apart

How one Ole Miss professor is helping to weave stronger communities in the face of coronavirus

OXFORD, Miss. – While most Americans are seeking shelter in their homes, one University of Mississippi professor is working to bring everyone together – online. Graham Bodie, professor of integrated marketing communications in the School of Journalism and New Media, also serves as the chief listening officer for the Listen First Project, a nonprofit startedRead the story …

A ‘Purple’ Passion for Public Relations

Robin Street, celebrated teacher, purple-clad advocate for diversity and acceptance, to retire from UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Robin Street’s office in Farley Hall is lined with business cards from her former public relations students and a wall full of photos with them. The mementos are powerful reminders of the lives she has touched over nearly three decades at the University of Mississippi.  Street, a senior lecturer in journalism, is retiringRead the story …

Broadcast TV Leader is Keynote Speaker for MSPA Spring Convention

More than 500 journalism students are expected to attend March 21 event at UM

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – The president and CEO of a national television broadcasting division has been named speaker for the Pam Hamilton Keynote AddressRead the story …

New York Times Staff Writer Speaking Feb. 28 at UM

Taffy Brodesser-Akner's first novel, 'Fleisham is in Trouble,' published last June

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media will welcome a New York Times journalist and author who is known for writing award-winning celebrity profiles for a Feb. 28 discussion on campus. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who has worked as a freelance writer and contributor for GQ and is a staff writerRead the story …

Students Invited to Seek Career Advice from Broadcast Professionals

Annual Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day slated for March 4 at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi journalism students can have their resumes critiqued and seek career advice during the annual Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day on March 4. Broadcasters from around the state will visit the Student Media Center inside Bishop Hall to meet students from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. “Broadcasters wantRead the story …

Cooper Manning to Deliver Journalism Keynote Address

UM alumnus, businessman to speak at school's May 9 graduation ceremony

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi graduate and successful businessman who is also part of a famous football family will be the keynote speaker at the School of Journalism and New Media‘s graduation. Cooper Manning will address graduates at the event, set for 3 p.m. May 9 in the Grove as part of theRead the story …

Shepard Smith, Fake News, Politics on Deck for Overby Center

Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics announces spring 2020 calendar

OXFORD, Miss. – The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics‘ spring lineup includes one of the first public appearances by Shepard Smith since he left his post as chief anchor at Fox News and managing editor of Fox’s breaking news division. His March 31 talk will be followed the next day by the presentationRead the story …

From ‘60 Minutes’ to an Alien Religion, Storytelling Drives Student

Journalism's Matthew Hendley's reporting earns Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative fellowship

OXFORD, Miss. – Matthew Hendley just can’t stop telling stories. The University of Mississippi student’s passion for storytelling has driven him as an anchor at NewsWatch Ole Miss and as a “60 Minutes” intern, and is taking him to Arizona State University for a summer as a Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative fellow. The prestigious multimedia reporting fellowship isRead the story …

Shepard Smith to be Honored with 2020 Silver Em

Former Fox News anchor to receive university's highest award in journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi journalism student who grew up in Holly Springs and became a leading network news anchor is the latest recipient of the school’s prestigious Silver Em award. Shepard Smith, who spent more than 20 years anchoring Fox News before leaving the network last year, will receive the award duringRead the story …