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Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by ewrobins

Jace Ponder & Will NortonWill Norton, Jr., with Jace Ponder, editor and publisher of the Gazebo Gazette in Pass Christian, Miss.

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by ewrobins

Blake KaplanBlake Kaplan, vice president and editor of the Sun Herald, visits with Will Norton, Jr., dean of the Meek School, and Joel McNeece, president of the Mississippi Press Association (not pictured), in his office in Biloxi.

Posted on: February 4th, 2016 by ewrobins

Jason NibleyJason Nibley (’01), in his office as editor and publisher of The Chronicle, tells about his years as a broadcast major at Olé Miss.

Out-of-state students in Dr. Samir Husni’s Journalism 101 class raise their hands

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by ewrobins

Jour 101 Out of State

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by ewrobins

Alfonsi and PinkstonSharyn Alfonsi, a correspondent for 60 minutes, surprises Randall Pinkston, retired CBS News correspondent and freelancer for Al Jazeera America, after his return to New York from teaching at the Meek School during winter Intersession.  Alfonsi let Meek School faculty know of Pinkston ‘ s availability to teach.  He is a a visiting lecturer on a regular basis during Intersession.

From London with love for the Meek School

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by ewrobins

London PubProfessors Cynthia Joyce and Deb Wenger connect with alumnus Jared Senseman at Windsor Castle (Pub, that is!). Senseman is pursing an MA in Publishing at Kingston University and Wenger is newly enrolled in Kingston Journalism’s PhD program.

Dr. Samir Husni presents “Hottest Magazine Launches of the Year” at min awards

Posted on: December 4th, 2015 by ewrobins

Husni 2015 min awardsmin hosted its annual Most Intriguing Awards Celebration on Thursday, December 3 at New York’s Grand Hyatt to honor this year’s Most Intriguing People in Media, Rising Stars and the Hottest Magazine Launches of the Year. The 30 magazine launches were selected by Dr. Samir “Mr. Magazine™” Husni, Director of the Magazine Innovation Center at The University of Mississippi, and honored new magazines, from Catster to Mornings with Jesus.

The premier categories honored Editor and Publisher of the Year. Catherine Cassidy from Taste of Home was chosen as Editor of the Year and was introduced by fellow colleague and Most Intriguing recipient, Bonnie Kintzer from Trusted Media Brands. Accepting the award for Publisher of the Year was Steven Grune from Allrecipes. Also at the awards celebration, Dr. Husni revealed “THE” single hottest launch as Simple Grace.

Mr. Magazine’s 30 Hottest Consumer Magazine Launches of 2015

Alumnus Clinton Smith releases new book

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by ewrobins

Clint Smith croppedMeek School graduate Clinton Smith (’99) signed copies of his new book, “Veranda: The Romance of Flowers,” in Oxford recently. Smith, an award-winning journalist, is editor in chief of VERANDA magazine.

Meek School student writes about flag controversy for NBC

Posted on: October 29th, 2015 by cjoyce

Ann-Marie Herod writes about flag removal for NBC BLK The recent decision to remove the MS state flag from campus thrust Ole Miss once more into the national media spotlight — but this time it was students leading efforts for change, as well as leading media coverage of the events.

In a powerful essay written for NBC News, “Your Heritage is Hate: Take Down the State Flag at Ole Miss,” Meek School student Ann-Marie Herod lamented what the flag has meant for her personally as an ambassador for the university:

“There was a time where we were not wanted at this University. To some that may have been fifty years ago, to others that may have been just a few years ago, and for me it was just last week…every week I face the challenge of convincing students why they should come to Ole Miss. It makes my job ten times harder when I have to convince minority students to see beyond the confederate flags that are literally in every tent during home games.”

Read the full essay here.

 

Time magazine art director talks with students via Google Hangouts

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 by ewrobins

Martin Gee.SanefskiMartin Gee, senior art director for Time magazine, used Google Hangouts to chat with students in the Overby Center Oct. 22. Gee was invited to speak by the Ole Miss Society for News Design, a campus organization dedicated to growing students’ knowledge of news design and exposure to excellence in visual journalism from around the world.

Martin Gee, senior art director for Time magazine, used Google Hangouts to chat with students in the Overby Center Oct. 22. Gee was invited to speak by the Ole Miss Society for News Design, a campus organization dedicated to growing students’ knowledge of news design and exposure to excellence in visual journalism from around the world.

Gee began the presentation talking about himself and the work he does as an art director, including his daily routine and rigorous deadline schedule. Gee also was very interested in talking with the students.

Students asked questions ranging from advice on vector imaging, to the pros and cons of buying the new LEGO set. One student asked what he thought about freelance designing, to which Gee responded that he personally liked the security of a day job.

Ole Miss Society for News Design offers students the chance to meet with professionals within the design industry. These individuals provide real-world advice and sometimes conduct tutorials that allow students to take away a new skill.

Ole Miss SND typically meets on the second Tuesday of every month. It is a chance for students to gather knowledge and inspiration from professionals and from fellow students, gain confidence in design software, and make connections within the industry.

For more information about Ole Miss SND, contact Caroline Callaway, director of membership, at cdcallaw@go.olemiss.edu.