‘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 …

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 …