Documentary about Faulkner Household Screening Thursday

'Thinking of Home' offers glimpse from an insider's point of view

OXFORD, Miss. – Much has been written and broadcast about William Faulkner. But there has been nothing produced talking about life in the Faulkner household from an insider’s point of view. “Thinking of Home: Falkner House and Rowan Oak” is a 30-minute documentary featuring Oxford writer Larry Wells, who with his late wife, Dean Faulkner Wells,Read the story …

UM Alumnus Shepard Smith Inspires, Challenges Students

Former Fox News anchor shares career memories, words of encouragement during Ole Miss visit

OXFORD, Miss. – A week after announcing his resignation from Fox News, famed broadcast journalist Shepard Smith returned to the University of Mississippi Friday (Oct. 18) to speak to a roomful of journalism and integrated marketing communications students at the School of Journalism and New Media. Smith shared that while technology will always change, theRead the story …

Lens Collective Workshop to View ‘The Land Through Our Lens’

UM students to work with mentors to create visual stories about Mississippi landscapes

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media‘s annual multimedia storytelling workshop, Lens Collective, will explore the idea of Mississippi land this fall. Set for Oct. 23-26, The Land Through Our Lens conference will document stories about Mississippi land, specifically in Oxford, Holly Springs, the nearby community of Taylor andRead the story …

Former CBS Sports Producer to Lead Documentary Film Workshop

Terry Ewert to mentor students and help them create award-winning films

OXFORD, Miss. – A 13-time national Emmy Award-winning sports television producer and television executive will return to the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media this month to lead a 48-Hour Documentary Film Festival workshop. Terry Ewert, former executive producer of CBS Sports, has won Emmys for writing and documentaryfilmmaking . He wasRead the story …

‘Father of Public Relations’ Imparts Wisdom to UM Students

Harold Burson, one PR's most influential figures, speaks at School of Journalism and New Media

OXFORD, Miss. – Harold Burson, a 1940 University of Mississippi graduate known as the “Father of Public Relations,” visited his alma mater Wednesday (Oct. 3), imparting to students what he’s learned over his remarkable career as a confidante to some of the nation’s most powerful people.  A Memphis native, Burson was an exceptional student, so much soRead the story …

Chicago Bulls Broadcaster Teaches at UM Journalism School

Chuck Swirsky works to 'encourage, inspire and engage students' with his experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – An NBA broadcaster who has spent more than two decades in the sports industry and 12 as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls recently shared his expertise with broadcast journalism classes at the University of Mississippi. Chuck Swirsky, who enters his 22nd season as an NBA broadcaster and his 12th season forRead the story …

Journalism Professor Featured in Podcast about Civil Rights Murder

Kathleen Wickham discusses unsolved case in international production

OXFORD, Miss – University of Mississippi journalism professor Kathleen Wickham is featured in an international podcast distributed by Agence France-Presse on the unsolved 1962 civil rights murder of AFP reporter Paul Guihard at Ole Miss. Guihard was shot in the back from a foot away during a riot that accompanied the enrollment of James MeredithRead the story …

Overby Center’s Fall Lineup Focuses on Elections

Public programs include discussions of alternative facts, Mississippi elections and a civil rights icon

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics will host a series of public programs this fall with an emphasis on upcoming elections and the future of journalism. The upcoming session, set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Overby Center Auditorium, features veteran political journalist Peter J. BoyerRead the story …

Journalism School Establishes Scholarship in Professor’s Name

New fund will help Honors College students major in field

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media has established a scholarship in the name of a journalism professor who spent almost three decades teaching media law and educating students about the First Amendment. Will Norton Jr., the school’s dean, recently gave Jeanni Atkins the good news. “I’m very honoredRead the story …

Gift Bolsters Journalism Award Fund

Sturdivant family honors matriarch and school's founding dean

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will bolster the Sturdivant Journalism Award Endowment Fund, created in 2010 to recognize students poised to graduate with highest honors from the School of Journalism and New Media. The Sturdivant family made the gift in honor of their matriarch, Ygondine Walker Sturdivant, aRead the story …