New York Times Opinion Editor Inspires UM Journalism Students, Faculty

Kathleen Kingsbury discusses state of profession during campus visit

OXFORD, Miss. – Kathleen Kingsbury, opinions editor at The New York Times, discussed her career and challenges she faced along the way, as well as offered insight and advice, during an Oct. 13 visit to the University of Mississippi. Kingsbury participated in a panel discussion, visited classes and stopped by the S. Gale Denley StudentRead the story …

Daily Mississippian Editor Selected for New York Times Corps

Rabria Moore gets career-building advice, networking and experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – The editor-in-chief of The Daily Mississippian, student newspaper at the University of Mississippi, has been selected to participate in a New York Times journalism program designed to mentor young journalists. Rabria Moore, a senior from Durant, was chosen to be part of The New York Times Corps, a talent pipeline program forRead the story …

Barbour, Lott to Speak for ‘Moving Mississippi Forward’

Former government officials to discuss strategies for facing state's challenges

OXFORD, Miss. – Former Gov. Haley Barbour and retired U.S. Sen. Trent Lott are coming to the University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 13) to discuss how future leaders can come together to continue moving Mississippi and the United States forward. Scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, “MovingRead the story …

Panels to Discuss UM Integration, Media

Overby Center invites notables, scholars of 1962 integration to speak on campus

OXFORD, Miss. – This fall, a panel of speakers organized by the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics will discuss the violent 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi. Later, another panel will give three African American women, leaders of major Southern newsrooms, an opportunity to speak on the climate of journalism in America.Read the story …

IMC Professor Honored for Study of Vaccine Discourse on Social Media

Amanda Bradshaw examined advertising and discussions in early months of COVID-19 pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi assistant professor of integrated marketing communications has earned an honorable mention in the Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award juried competition. Amanda Bradshaw’s three-part dissertation examined vaccine-related social media advertising and organic vaccine discourse on social media in the early months of COVID-19, from March to May 2020. “Notably, the WorldRead the story …

Title IX Panel Kicks Off Overby Center Fall Slate

Upcoming events examine Ole Miss integration, modern newsrooms and the role of religion in politics

OXFORD, Miss. – The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics has a thought-provoking lineup of events for the University of Mississippi‘s fall semester. From critical discussions about current events and the climate inside modern newsrooms to celebrating key milestones such as the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the 60th anniversary of Ole Miss’Read the story …

Travel Changes You

UM journalism professors reflect on impact of Italian study abroad on Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Each night in his Florence apartment, Mark Dolan opened the shutters of the screenless windows and let the cool air rush in as he fell asleep to the sound of people talking on the cobblestone streets four stories down. “Many of them (were) leaving the bars, some laughing, others arguing, and thoughRead the story …

Three Alumni Recognized for Outstanding Reporting

Ole Miss graduates earn awards for reporting in the Mississippi Free Press

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumni Torsheta Jackson, Nick Judin and Grace Marion have been recognized at the 2022 Diamond Journalism Awards for reporting published by the Mississippi Free Press. The awards, sponsored by the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, honor work by students and professionals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi,Read the story …

Putting Yourself Out There

Ole Miss journalism students land jobs with BBDO Worldwide

OXFORD, Miss. – When Kirsten Flanik, president and CEO of BBDO New York, spoke during an Overby Center presentation last year at the University of Mississippi, she mentioned that the company was interested in interviewing more students from the School of Journalism and New Media. Flanik brought Olivia Dames, vice president and director of agency marketingRead the story …

Two UM Journalism Students Place in Prestigious Hearst Competition

Package examines inequities of public utilities in rural Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – Two members of the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media have placed in the Top 20 in the annual Hearst Journalism Awards competition. Rabria Moore, who will be an Ole Miss senior this fall, and Billy Schuerman, a 2021 graduate of the school, were among the winners of theRead the story …