School of Journalism and New Media Team Studies Climate Change

Professors, students dive deeper into topic through in-depth, statewide project

OXFORD, Miss. – Nationally and globally, much of the conversation about climate change has been territorial and political. In Mississippi, state leaders have spoken of it rarely, if ever. However, the state’s science, industrial, agricultural and energy sectors have been working to address change and devise strategies. A desire to explore the issue more in-depthRead the story …

Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. Selections are based on outstanding contributions in all aspects ofRead the story …

Journalism Students Learn with the Best, Thanks to Donation

Memphis news station WREG-TV donates anchor desk to 'Ole Miss NewsWatch' team

OXFORD, Miss. – To help prepare University of Mississippi journalism students for life after graduation, Memphis news station WREG-TV donated its station’s anchor desk to “NewsWatch Ole Miss,” providing a true real-world broadcast journalism experience on campus. The university’s student-run broadcast news operation, NewsWatch also serves Oxford and Lafayette County as its only complete local newscast.Read the story …

IMC Student ‘Bridges the Gap’ Between Nonprofits, Need

Senior Natalie Pruitt develops website for students to complete assignments listed by nonprofit groups

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student has created a website to help “bridge the gap” between Mississippi nonprofit organizations and Ole Miss students interested in expanding their resume through community involvement. Natalie Pruitt, a senior integrated marketing communications major and member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, developed the project as partRead the story …

Professor Co-Hosting Turner Classic Movies Film Showing

School of Journalism and New Media's Joe Atkins set to appear on national program March 21

OXFORD, Miss. – When movie buff Joe Atkins, a University of Mississippi journalism professor, recently entered a Turner Classic Movies contest, he didn’t expect to be selected as a winner. But Atkins will co-host TCM’s showing of the 1959 rock ‘n’ roll film “Go, Johnny, Go!” at 11 a.m. Sunday (March 21) on TCM-TV, theRead the story …

A ‘Gentle Insistence on Excellence’

Nancy Dupont to retire from UM School of Journalism and New Media after spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – At the end of the spring semester, Nancy Dupont retires from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. She has been a vital part of the school since 2006, teaching across a wide swath of the curriculum and playing a critical role in the growth and achievements of theRead the story …

Remembering Joey Embry

Rebel’s legacy continues with latest scholar

OXFORD, Miss. – Lillian Lindsey, a University of Mississippi freshman from Water Valley, is the 2020-21 recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship, expanding the legacy of a beloved student and football player. Joey Embry was actively involved on the Oxford campus and was dedicated to his academic pursuits. He excelled academically, making both theRead the story …

UM Announces New Towns for M Partner Community Improvement Program

McLean Institute adds Ecru, Pontotoc for Phase 2 of community building

OXFORD, Miss. – Following the successful launch of a pilot program that assisted three Mississippi towns with community improvement projects, the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi has launched Phase 2 of its M Partner program with the addition of two more municipalities. The town of Ecru andRead the story …

Truth Seeker and Storyteller: Curtis Wilkie Retires from UM

Veteran reporter, longtime Ole Miss journalism faculty member served as conscience of the campus, mentor to many

OXFORD, Miss. – When Curtis Wilkie left Mississippi for the East Coast in 1969, he did it with a promise that he would never return. Half a century later, the University of Mississippi journalism professor is putting a period on his career in the same place where it began: Oxford. The Summit native and OleRead the story …

Ryan Whittington Named to Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40

UM marketing and brand strategy director honored among the state's top young leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – Ryan Whittington, the University of Mississippi‘s marketing and brand strategy director, has been named to the Mississippi Business Journal‘s Top 50 Under 40 for 2020, which recognizes outstanding young business leaders across the state. The annual awards for outstanding young professionals in the state were announced recently, featuring a diverse list ofRead the story …