Gift Bolsters Journalism Award Fund

Sturdivant family honors matriarch and school's founding dean

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will bolster the Sturdivant Journalism Award Endowment Fund, created in 2010 to recognize students poised to graduate with highest honors from the School of Journalism and New Media. The Sturdivant family made the gift in honor of their matriarch, Ygondine Walker Sturdivant, aRead the story …

Journalism Dean Receives National Award

Will Norton honored for contributions to professional groups, field of journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – Will Norton Jr., dean of the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media, has been honored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication with its Presidential Award. The AEJMC Presidential Award is designed to pay special tribute to individuals who have, through their leadership and service, made a difference for theRead the story …

Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe

Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia

OXFORD, Miss. – Stretching from Beijing to Singapore, 20 University of Mississippi students received global work experience this summer while interning in Eastern Asia through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Their roles this summer varied, from an accounting internship in Bangkok to a medical internship in Shanghai, working for companies from a global truck and busRead the story …

School of Journalism and New Media Launches Talbert Fellows Program

New program to offer academic and financial opportunities for talented students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media is seeking future journalism and communications students in Mississippi and beyond for a unique program designed to provide exclusive opportunities. Incoming journalism and integrated marketing communication students with great potential and strong work portfolios are encouraged to apply to become Talbert Fellows, anRead the story …

Outreach Staffer Catherine Hultman Earns Ally of the Year Award

Coordinator of testing services honored for acceptance of LGBTQ community

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi testing center coordinator Catherine Hultman sees students at one of their most stressed and vulnerable seasons, exam time. She also serves as an instructor to incoming transfer students enrolled in the EDHE transfer experience course. This class helps transfer students make a positive transition to the university. During theRead the story …

School of Journalism and New Media Trains Three New Drone Pilots

Certification will help faculty assist students in creating visually compelling stories

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media has trained three new certified drone pilots. Professors Iveta Imre, Bobby Steele and Michael Fagans all took Ji Hoon Heo’s drone class, then passed the test to become certified drone pilots. The university has trained some 30-40 drone pilots who have passedRead the story …

Two Students’ Work among Best at National Journalism Competition

Madison Scarpino, Ariel Cobbert win Mark of Excellence awards from Society of Professional Journalists

OXFORD, Miss. – A student and a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media were recognized nationally for their 2018 work by the Society of Professional Journalists. Madison Scarpino, a junior broadcast journalism student from Tampa, Florida, won her award in the television breaking news category. Scarpino’s entry wasRead the story …

UM Professor Named Chair of the Americas at University of Rennes

Kathleen Wickham furthers Ole Miss connection at French university through appointment

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi journalism professor Kathleen Wickham served as Chair of the Americas/Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rennes in Brittany, France, while on sabbatical this spring. It was Wickham’s second trip to France to teach. In 2016, while researching her book “We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve ReportersRead the story …

Ethiopian Airlines CEO to Speak at Journalism Graduation Ceremony

OXFORD, Miss. – Tewolde Gebremarian, chief executive officer of Ethiopian Airlines, is this year’s commencement speaker for the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media.  Gebremarian, who has been in the spotlight since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 earlier this year, will address the graduating class at 3 p.m. Saturday (MayRead the story …

Never Dimming Her Light

Journey to Commencement: Lasherica Thornton excels and overcomes obstacles to graduate

The obstacles in the way of pursuing a college education began well before Lasherica Thornton stepped foot on the campus of the University of Mississippi. A Type 1 diabetic and mother of two before she graduated from Bruce High School at the top of her class, Thornton was never a stranger to adversity. Click theRead the story …