Former CBS Sports Producer to Lead Documentary Film Workshop

Terry Ewert to mentor students and help them create award-winning films

OXFORD, Miss. – A 13-time national Emmy Award-winning sports television producer and television executive will return to the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media this month to lead a 48-Hour Documentary Film Festival workshop. Terry Ewert, former executive producer of CBS Sports, has won Emmys for writing and documentaryfilmmaking . He wasRead the story …

‘Father of Public Relations’ Imparts Wisdom to UM Students

Harold Burson, one PR's most influential figures, speaks at School of Journalism and New Media

OXFORD, Miss. – Harold Burson, a 1940 University of Mississippi graduate known as the “Father of Public Relations,” visited his alma mater Wednesday (Oct. 3), imparting to students what he’s learned over his remarkable career as a confidante to some of the nation’s most powerful people.  A Memphis native, Burson was an exceptional student, so much soRead the story …

Chicago Bulls Broadcaster Teaches at UM Journalism School

Chuck Swirsky works to 'encourage, inspire and engage students' with his experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – An NBA broadcaster who has spent more than two decades in the sports industry and 12 as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls recently shared his expertise with broadcast journalism classes at the University of Mississippi. Chuck Swirsky, who enters his 22nd season as an NBA broadcaster and his 12th season forRead the story …

Journalism Professor Featured in Podcast about Civil Rights Murder

Kathleen Wickham discusses unsolved case in international production

OXFORD, Miss – University of Mississippi journalism professor Kathleen Wickham is featured in an international podcast distributed by Agence France-Presse on the unsolved 1962 civil rights murder of AFP reporter Paul Guihard at Ole Miss. Guihard was shot in the back from a foot away during a riot that accompanied the enrollment of James MeredithRead the story …

Overby Center’s Fall Lineup Focuses on Elections

Public programs include discussions of alternative facts, Mississippi elections and a civil rights icon

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics will host a series of public programs this fall with an emphasis on upcoming elections and the future of journalism. The upcoming session, set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Overby Center Auditorium, features veteran political journalist Peter J. BoyerRead the story …

Journalism School Establishes Scholarship in Professor’s Name

New fund will help Honors College students major in field

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media has established a scholarship in the name of a journalism professor who spent almost three decades teaching media law and educating students about the First Amendment. Will Norton Jr., the school’s dean, recently gave Jeanni Atkins the good news. “I’m very honoredRead the story …

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 …