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  • President Obama answers Meek School student's question at College Reporter Day briefing

    President Obama answers Meek School student's question at College Reporter Day briefing

    When Juan Oropeza came to the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant 25 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined that his daughter would one day ask the president about immigration policies. But that’s what happened in the White House Briefing Room last week when Daniella Oropeza, a junior in the... Read More

    Joel Kotkin talks urban development at the Pavilion at Ole Miss May 6 Appearance

    Joel Kotkin talks urban development at the Pavilion at Ole Miss May 6 Appearance

    Joel Kotkin FlyerA respected professional in urban development is the guest speaker for a public forum Friday (May 6) at the University of Mississippi. Joel Kotkin will address UM students and the local community in the Pavilion at Ole Miss beginning at... Read More

    Meek School’s Wenger tapped to be part of Google News Lab’s US Training Team

    Meek School’s Wenger tapped to be part of Google News Lab’s US Training Team

    Whether it’s mapping a series of local crimes or monitoring breaking news in another country, Google News Lab provides tools that can help make that job easier for a journalist. Yet, significant numbers of reporters, editors, producers and news managers know relatively little about the breadth of Google’s journalistic toolkit. “It could... Read More

    Students cover Double Decker Festival for two-state region

    Students cover Double Decker Festival for two-state region

    As many as 65,000 people poured into Oxford for the 2016 Double Decker Festival, and tens of thousands more got to look in on the fun thanks to a team of Meek School broadcast journalists. Leah Gibson, Payton Green, Sereena Henderson, Maggie McDaniel, Lacey Russell and Sudu Upadhyay produced stories on the music,... Read More

    Meek School student named Outstanding PR Student in Mississippi

    Meek School student named Outstanding PR Student in Mississippi

      By Ashley Gamble A University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media student recently was named Mississippi’s Outstanding PR Student by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi. That award was the latest of many for Tori Olker, a graduating senior print journalism major with an emphasis in public relations.... Read More

    Ole Miss broadcast students dominate MAPB awards

    Ole Miss broadcast students dominate MAPB awards

    UM broadcast students won 20 awards in the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters annual contest for college students, including best newscast for the fifth year in a row for NewsWatch. Shelby Sansone was named the state's outstanding student television reporter, and Steven Gagliano was named outstanding radio reporter. They each won... Read More

    UM students, Daily Mississippian, NewsWatch recognized for excellence

    UM students, Daily Mississippian, NewsWatch recognized for excellence

    University of Mississippi students won 22 awards in the annual Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 Mark of Excellence contest, including 12 first-place honors. The Daily Mississippian won first place as best student newspaper, and NewsWatch won first-place awards for television breaking news reporting and best use of multimedia. Region 12... Read More

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