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  • Harold Burson, ‘Father of Public Relations,’ Named to SPR Hall of Fame

    Harold Burson, ‘Father of Public Relations,’ Named to SPR Hall of Fame

    Harold Burson, a University of Mississippi alumnus known as the “Father of Public Relations,” was inducted Friday (July 21) into the Southern Public Relations Hall of Fame in recognition of his decades as a giant figure in the industry he helped invent. Burson, a 1940 Ole... Read More

    Norton, Wilson tapped for MPA Hall of Fame

    Norton, Wilson tapped for MPA Hall of Fame

    Will Norton, Jr., professor and Dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi, has been tapped for induction into the Mississippi Press Association Hall of Fame. Joining Norton on the list of those who have made lasting contributions to journalism was Carolyn Wilson,... Read More

    More than 300 graduate from Meek School of Journalism and New Media

    More than 300 graduate from Meek School of Journalism and New Media

    Saturday was a beautiful day to see more than 300 University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media students in cap and gown congregate inside the Tad Smith Coliseum to receive diplomas during commencement exercises. Meek School Dean Will Norton Jr., Ph.D., spoke to the audience of... Read More

    Meek School students prepare for graduation and the real world

    Meek School students prepare for graduation and the real world

    Insecurity, worry, tranquility, acceptance, and excitement. What do all these adjectives have in common? They are the series of emotions college seniors feel leading up to graduation. Most college seniors are often unsure about where they will go and what exactly they will do once they’re thrown out into the real... Read More

    UM students take top awards from Public Relations Association of Mississippi

    UM students take top awards from Public Relations Association of Mississippi

    University of Mississippi public relations students won every award presented in the Public Relations Association of Mississippi student competition recently, and one student was named the best public relations college student in the state. Journalism and Spanish major Rachel Anderson from Chesapeake, Virginia, was named PRAM’s 2017 Student of the... Read More

    Student Media Center celebrates successful year of work

    Student Media Center celebrates successful year of work

    As graduation nears, many University of Mississippi's Meek School of Journalism students who are enrolled in the journalism and marketing programs will be leaving us to pursue careers in their chosen fields. They will be missed. To show our appreciation for... Read More

    Fox News anchor Shepard Smith speaks about his Meek School of Journalism roots and life

    Fox News anchor Shepard Smith speaks about his Meek School of Journalism roots and life

    As the chief news anchor and managing editor of Fox News Network's breaking news division, Shepard Smith has seen it all. He covered the 1997 death of Princess Diana. He was on the scene five minutes after planes deliberately crashed... Read More

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