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 …

GRE Requirement Waived; 4+1 Program Begun to Help Journalism Students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media has two new opportunities that are designed to make things a little easier for students pursuing graduate degrees. The school has decided to suspend the GRE requirement for fall 2020 admission to graduate programs. It also is introducing a 4+1 program designedRead the story …

Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings

OXFORD, Miss. – Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders that will allow them to try out college classes while still makingRead the story …

Coming Together While Forced Apart

How one Ole Miss professor is helping to weave stronger communities in the face of coronavirus

OXFORD, Miss. – While most Americans are seeking shelter in their homes, one University of Mississippi professor is working to bring everyone together – online. Graham Bodie, professor of integrated marketing communications in the School of Journalism and New Media, also serves as the chief listening officer for the Listen First Project, a nonprofit startedRead the story …

A ‘Purple’ Passion for Public Relations

Robin Street, celebrated teacher, purple-clad advocate for diversity and acceptance, to retire from UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Robin Street’s office in Farley Hall is lined with business cards from her former public relations students and a wall full of photos with them. The mementos are powerful reminders of the lives she has touched over nearly three decades at the University of Mississippi.  Street, a senior lecturer in journalism, is retiringRead the story …

Broadcast TV Leader is Keynote Speaker for MSPA Spring Convention

More than 500 journalism students are expected to attend March 21 event at UM

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – The president and CEO of a national television broadcasting division has been named speaker for the Pam Hamilton Keynote AddressRead the story …

New York Times Staff Writer Speaking Feb. 28 at UM

Taffy Brodesser-Akner's first novel, 'Fleisham is in Trouble,' published last June

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media will welcome a New York Times journalist and author who is known for writing award-winning celebrity profiles for a Feb. 28 discussion on campus. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who has worked as a freelance writer and contributor for GQ and is a staff writerRead the story …