Alumna Credits Ole Miss with Helping Her Win Miss Tennessee

Christine Williamson to compete in Miss America pageant next month

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Christine Williamson has spent countless hours with children of the Children’s Miracle Network. Christine’s passion for helping others is a big part of why she won Miss Tennessee, said her sister, Christal Williamson. “She really cares about the children there,” said Christal, a 20-year-old junior at the University ofRead the story …

Journalism Students Earn National Accolades

Reporters and designers recognized for their work by national organizations

OXFORD, Miss. – An education at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media often results in recognition, and several Ole Miss students have been honored nationally for their journalistic endeavors. A team of students led by instructional assistant professors Ji Hoon Heo and John Baker placed in the top 20 inRead the story …

Journalism Student Receives Prestigious National Scholarship

Brittany Brown awarded $10,000, participating in investigative fellowship

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi rising senior has been recognized for her commitment to journalism with a $10,000 scholarship. Brittany Brown, a journalism major from Quitman, is the recipient of the Ed Bradley Scholarship from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation. The award, named in honor of the late CBS News’ “60 Minutes”Read the story …

Magazine Association Establishes Endowment to Assist UM Students

Internship assistance program awards grants for pursuit of media job opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – MPA – The Association of Magazine Media has awarded a $25,000 endowment to the University of Mississippi’s Magazine Innovation Center to launch a fund that will support the next phase of magazine education through the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. The award is earmarked to assist with the cost ofRead the story …

‘It Starts with (Me)ek’ Team Wins Silver Anvil

Award is considered to be the Oscar of the PR industry

OXFORD, Miss. – An instructor in the University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media and her 30-student team have won a Silver Anvil, the most prestigious U.S. award in public relations, for “It Starts with (Me)ek,“ a public relations campaign they created asking students to “just pause” before stereotyping others. The award, givenRead the story …

UM Journalism Professor Named Executive Director of Accrediting Organization

Headquarters of Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications will move to UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Patricia Thompson, assistant dean at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media, has been named the new executive director of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. As a result, the council’s headquarters will move to UM, where Thompson will assume her new role JulyRead the story …

UM Journalism School Faculty Member Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Award presented to R.J. Morgan for his dedication to young journalists

COLUMBIA, S.C. – R.J. Morgan, director of the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s Elizabeth B. Dickey Distinguished Service Award. Morgan, who is also an instructional assistant professor of journalism in UM’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media, said he is honoredRead the story …

UM’s ‘Mr. Magazine’ Recognized for Industry Contributions

Journalism professor Samir Husni honored with 2018 Luminaire Award

OXFORD, Miss. – Idealliance and Print Industries Alliance have named University of Mississippi journalism professor Samir Husni a recipient of the 2018 Franklin Luminaire Award. The award recognizes professionals for exceptional and positive contributions to service in the media and graphic communications industry. Husni, founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the MeekRead the story …

Alumna Begins Endowment to Rename Magazine Innovation Center

Amy Lyles Wilson seeks to name the unit after journalism professor Samir Husni

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Amy Lyles Wilson is working to raise $100,000 to rename the Magazine Innovation Center at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media for the center’s longtime director and journalism professor Samir Husni. A former student of Husni’s, Wilson wants to rename the foundation of the university’s magazineRead the story …

Students Win Journalism Awards at Various Conferences

More than 50 honors in regional competition include work in newspaper, TV, radio and online

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students earned more than 50 awards in three regional contests this spring for their outstanding work in newspaper, television, radio and online journalism. “The Student Media Center is one of the best recruiting tools for the university and the Meek School,” said Patricia Thompson, assistant dean for student mediaRead the story …