Professor’s Photo Fronts Washington Post Photo Issue

Story of father’s unsolved lynching gets national spotlight through art

OXFORD, Miss. – As Dorothy Williams stood before a blank field holding the American flag that belonged to her father, Vanessa Charlot thought of her own connections to Williams’ story. Charlot’s photo of Williams is receiving national notice after featuring as the cover image on the Nov. 27 edition of The Photo Issue of theRead the story …

Veteran Journalist Leads Exploration of University and State

Honors College class focuses on issues and progress 60 years after Meredith enrollment

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students are being challenged to delve deeper into complex issues about the university and state, thanks to a special honors class designed to explore important topics 60 years after James Meredith’s enrollment as UM’s first Black student. “I would describe this class as an open dialogue about the past,Read the story …

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 …