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 …

UM Students Sweep Statewide Public Relations Awards

Grenada student named outstanding PR student in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi public relations students swept the awards in the recent Public Relations Association of Mississippi student competition, including one student being named the state’s Outstanding PR Student. Students and recent graduates from the School of Journalism and New Media won 16 of the 19 student awards presented for public relationsRead the story …

Best of the High School Journalism Best

Top student journalists honored with All-Mississippi distinction

OXFORD, Miss. – The state’s best and brightest young journalists converged on the University of Mississippi earlier this month for the annual Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Convention, and 10 students went home honored as the state’s most outstanding high school reporters. For the first time, the annual convention featured – among its already robust list of awards – the All-MississippiRead the story …