Graduate Student a Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Scholar

IMC master's student Ro Rhodes shares lessons on working in athletics and pursuing one's chosen path

OXFORD, Miss. – Ro Rhodes talks about her future with an inspiring brand of confidence that makes you believe she will succeed no matter what life throws at her.  The University of Mississippi master’s student in integrated marketing communications recently was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 scholar and invited to the Forbes Under 30Read the story …

Q&A with Ole Miss Students Interning for ’60 Minutes,’ Fortune Magazine

OXFORD, Miss. – Two students from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media are in New York this semester, taking classes and interning through the Semester in Journalism program operated by a journalism institute at The King’s College.  “60 Minutes” intern Matthew Hendley is a junior broadcast journalism major from Madison. He has workedRead the story …

National Sea Grant Law Center Launches Shellfish Aquaculture Podcast

Series produced at UM School of Law tackles 'who, what, where and why' of industry

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law has launched a shellfish aquaculture podcast. The eight-episode “Law on the Half Shell” podcast is part of a National Sea Grant College Program-funded collaboration to examine impediments to shellfish aquaculture across the United States. Kerrigan Herret, a studentRead the story …

‘The Velvet Ditch’ Gets Velvet Magazine

Ole Miss senior Alexi Alonso launches new fashion magazine

OXFORD, Miss. – Many students need all four years of their college experience to find their true passion.  But University of Mississippi senior Alexi Alonso has already found her calling and is knee-deep in turning her dreams into reality. The integrated marketing communications major from West Palm Beach, Florida, has started the university’s first-ever fashionRead the story …

Award-winning ESPN Producer Teaching Sports Workshop

Dwayne Bray will lead students in long-form storytelling exercises

OXFORD, Miss. – An award-winning ESPN producer will teach a one-week workshop at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media in November. Dwayne Bray will offer a select group of sports-minded students an opportunity to work with him Nov. 4-9 on local enterprise stories about college athletics and local sports. “Students will alsoRead the story …

Outstanding Outreach to Invest in Young Talent

Mississippi Scholastic Press Association establishes endowment to ensure programming

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 500 aspiring teenage writers, publishers and journalists from all corners of the state shared their work and learned from high-profile communicators last spring at the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association‘s 72nd Statewide Spring Convention at the University of Mississippi. MSPA Director R.J. Morgan hopes that the association’s recent $60,000 gift establishingRead the story …

Former CBS Sports Producer Leads Documentary Film Festival Workshop

Students completed intensive storytelling projects on tight deadline

OXFORD, Miss. – A 13-time national Emmy Award-winning sports television producer recently returned to the University of Mississippi to lead a 48-Hour Documentary Film Festival workshop hosted by the School of Journalism and New Media. Terry Ewert, former executive producer of CBS Sports, has won Emmys for writing and documentary filmmaking. He also led production forRead the story …

Documentary about Faulkner Household Screening Thursday

'Thinking of Home' offers glimpse from an insider's point of view

OXFORD, Miss. – Much has been written and broadcast about William Faulkner. But there has been nothing produced talking about life in the Faulkner household from an insider’s point of view. “Thinking of Home: Falkner House and Rowan Oak” is a 30-minute documentary featuring Oxford writer Larry Wells, who with his late wife, Dean Faulkner Wells,Read the story …

UM Alumnus Shepard Smith Inspires, Challenges Students

Former Fox News anchor shares career memories, words of encouragement during Ole Miss visit

OXFORD, Miss. – A week after announcing his resignation from Fox News, famed broadcast journalist Shepard Smith returned to the University of Mississippi Friday (Oct. 18) to speak to a roomful of journalism and integrated marketing communications students at the School of Journalism and New Media. Smith shared that while technology will always change, theRead the story …

Lens Collective Workshop to View ‘The Land Through Our Lens’

UM students to work with mentors to create visual stories about Mississippi landscapes

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media‘s annual multimedia storytelling workshop, Lens Collective, will explore the idea of Mississippi land this fall. Set for Oct. 23-26, The Land Through Our Lens conference will document stories about Mississippi land, specifically in Oxford, Holly Springs, the nearby community of Taylor andRead the story …