New Director to Lead UM Student Media Center

Larz Roberts joins Ole Miss faculty this month from Arkansas State University

OXFORD, Miss. – A new director soon will lead the University of Mississippi‘s S. Gale Denley Student Media Center, which includes The Daily Mississippian newspaper, campus television station NewsWatch, Rebel Radio and the Ole Miss yearbook. Larz Roberts joins the School of Journalism and New Media June 24 as the new SMC leader. Roberts comesRead the story …

Andrea Hickerson Named Dean of School of Journalism and New Media

Respected administrator brings expertise in 21st century practices, research into deepfakes

OXFORD, Miss. – Andrea Hickerson, an internationally renowned researcher, educator and administrator, is joining the University of Mississippi as dean of the School of Journalism and New Media. Her appointment was approved Thursday (May 19) by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees at its May meeting. Hickerson begins her new role JulyRead the story …

Communicators Listen and Learn from Industry Experts at IMC Connect!

Students get advice from professionals and researchers during inaugural conference

OXFORD, Miss. – Several industry leaders and academic researchers networked with University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff and sparked conversation on a number of topics at IMC Connect! 2022, an inaugural conference hosted by the School of Journalism and New Media.  Organized by students in an event-planning course in the integrated marketing communications master’sRead the story …

IMC Connect! to Bring Industry Experts to Campus

Event offers opportunities to network and learn from leading professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media welcomes some of the nation’s top communications executives and leading researchers to campus this week for the inaugural IMC Connect!: A Roundtable Experience. The conference is set for Thursday and Friday (March 31-April 1). Sessions will be in the Overby Center auditorium andRead the story …

Alumni Open First Selfie Museum in Tupelo

Walker sisters use lessons from McLean Institute initiative to craft a winning business plan

OXFORD, Miss. – Three sisters from Tupelo are using skills they learned from a University of Mississippi community engagement initiative to build a thriving business in their hometown. Camille (Walker) McCallum, Kendall Walker and Chloe Walker opened the city’s first selfie museum, Love Your Selfie, late last July. Featuring 20 “Instagram worthy” sets, the businessRead the story …

Willie Morris Awards Announces Fiction and Poetry Winners

Nathan Harris and Monica Weatherly will be honored at Oxford Conference for the Book

OXFORD, Miss. – A debut fiction writer penning a tale of redemption, loss and social change amid intersecting relationships in the Reconstruction-era South and a poet rediscovering Southern roots are the winners of this year’s Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing, housed at the University of Mississippi. The Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction goesRead the story …

Eight Speakers Slated for 2022 TEDxUniversityofMississippi Event

Presenters will address theme of 'New Avenues' during in-person forum at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – Eight exciting speakers will explore ‘New Avenues’ in the arts and sciences for the seventh annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi, set for Feb. 22 at the University of Mississippi. The in-person event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free but must be reserved through theRead the story …

Alumna’s Ford Center Exhibit Takes Viewers Backstage on Broadway

Jenny Anderson's 'The In Between: Intimate & Candid Moments of Broadway's Stars' open through spring

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Jenny Anderson, a freelance photographer working in New York City, is returning to her native state to showcase her first solo exhibition, “The In Between: Intimate & Candid Moments of Broadway’s Stars.” With a reception slated for 6:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 28) on the first-level atrium of theRead the story …

Ethiopian Airlines Graduate Cohort Flying High with Master’s Degrees

Partnership puts 17 employees through integrated marketing communications program

OXFORD, Miss. – Though they’re rising stars working for Africa’s largest airline and already have impressive resumes, 17 integrated marketing communications students soon will be able to add master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi to their qualifications. The cohort is the fruit of a partnership between the UM School of Journalism and New MediaRead the story …

The University Is Part of the Family

Four Goulet siblings and two parents spend time together at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Yazmin Goulet’s transcript shows she stayed at the University of Mississippi an extra semester to add a minor to her already impressive resume, but the real reason is this: It’s not every day you get to go to college with three of your siblings. “It’s like the university is part of ourRead the story …