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 …

Asya Branch Continues Making Mississippi History

Booneville senior wants to spread positivity and 'change our country for the better' as Miss USA

OXFORD, Miss. – In a year that already has recorded several record-breaking events, a University of Mississippi senior has added to the list by being the first from Mississippi and first African American Mississippian to win the coveted title of Miss USA. Asya Branch, 22, was crowned the winner of the 2020 national pageant MondayRead the story …

Alumna Lands Dream Gig at TikTok

Kellie Norton, 2012 journalism graduate, is a communications manager at TikTok

OXFORD, Miss. – You’ve probably heard that the social media platform TikTok has exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 2 billion users, it received the most downloads ever in a three-month period for an app earlier this year. What you may not know is that a University of Mississippi alumna isRead the story …

UM Senior Wins Top College Journalism Honors

Matthew Hendley takes top awards in Louisiana-Mississippi AP collegiate competition

OXFORD Miss. – A University of Mississippi senior, who is spending his summer reporting for News 21 – an award-winning investigative reporting project from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University – recently won two top awards in the college division of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors competition. Matthew Hendley,Read the story …

Journalism Students Place in National Hearst Contest

Competition among the most prestigious in collegiate journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – Four students from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media have been honored with an award in the national Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The students won eighth place in the category of Team Multimedia/News or Enterprise for a project about Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria. Website content includedRead the story …

Journalism Instructor Leading Online Freedom of Information Event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media will co-sponsor a Zoom event Tuesday (June 23) that explores open meetings, public records and what the public is entitled to know about COVID-19. Ellen Meacham, adjunct instructor of journalism, will lead the 11 a.m. event, which is open to the public.Read the story …