On the 30th anniversary of the 1983 Egg Bowl, players, coaches and journalists discuss one of the greatest games in the history of the rivalry. Watch the documentary on YouTube. It was produced by Brad Schultz, assistant professor in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, and Eric Williamson, a former UM instructor
Nick Kotz reflects on writing “The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas.” Read the article at nickkotz.com. Kotz is married to Mary Lynn Kotz, a Meek School graduate.
“Spreading Some Magazine Cheer”
Gary D. Parisher, President, Cheeriodicals
Bill Morris, CEO, Morris Communications
“Celebrating Magazine Launches”
Moderated by Tony Silber, General Manager, Red 7 Media
Craig Chapman, Producer, Real Food Real Kitchens
Scott Coopwood, Owner/Publisher, Delta Magazine
Carol Kicinski, Founder and Editor in Chief, Simply Gluten Free Magazine
Thom Kicinski, CEO, Edgewater Park Media Inc.
Jordana Megonigal, Editor in Chief, Business Black Box
Megan Smith, Founder and Editor, Cake & Whiskey magazine
Kelly Waldrop, Assistant Publisher, Covey Rise Magazine
Julie Wilson, Owner/Publisher, STORY magazine
“Publishing the Mann Way”
Bernie Mann, Publisher, Our State Magazine
“Print Consumer Marketing in a Digital Age –The View from Several Perspectives”
“A Changing Landscape”
John Harrington, Publisher/Editor, The New Single Copy
“Where Magazines are Sold Today and What is Sold”
Gil Brechtel, President, Magazine Information Network (MAGNET)
“Balancing Content in Expanding Platforms”
Jay Annis, Vice President, Trade Sales, Books and Magazines, The Taunton Press
“Retail Sales Marketing in a Multi-Platform Media Environment”
Rich Jacobsen, President and CEO, Time/Warner Retail Sales & Marketing
“How Magazine Publishers are Creating Value for Their Companies in the Digital Age”
Reed Phillips, CEO and Managing Partner, Desilver + Phillips
Jim Elliott, CEO, The James G. Elliott Company, Moderator
“Don’t Take Publishing Too Seriously”
Roy Reiman, Founder, Reiman Publications
The MIC Band performs at Ground Zero
Keith Kawasaki, Senior Director, iostudio
Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald, Co-founder, Layar
“The Light at the End of the Tunnel”
Luke Magerko, Managing Director, Marketing Analytics Project, LLP
Linda Ruth, President, Publishers Total Sales Services
Lisa Scott, Executive Director, Periodical and Book Association of America
Senior journalism major Anna Beth Higginbotham took home the crown at the 65th Annual Miss University Pageant Nov. 20., 2013, at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Charlie Mitchell, assistant dean at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, speaks to attendees at the Mississippi Municipal League’s Small Town Conference at Harrah’s Tunica Resort Nov. 21. He and Layne Bruce, executive director of the Mississippi Press Association, presented a program on “Media Matters: Working with the Media and Understanding Mississippi’s Sunshine Laws.”
Students in two advanced public relations classes taught by Robin Street traveled to Memphis Nov. 5 to meet with PR professionals at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and FedEx.
At FedEx, seven public relations professionals are Ole Miss graduates. Five of them talked with the students and provided insight into working for a global corporation, as well as career guidance.
Pictured here are, left to right, FedEx employees Ed Coleman, communications principal, Services Communications; Steve Barber, senior communications specialist, Global Engagement and Events; Jenny Robertson, manager of global media; Street; Alex Shockey, senior communications specialist, Digital & Social Media; and Natashia Gregoire, manager of reputation management. Scheduled to meet, but unable to attend were Ole Miss grads Rose Flenorl, manager of corporate citizenship and Cindy Conner, director, Global Citizenship and Reputation Management.
At St. Jude, students toured the hospital and learned what it is like to work in non-profit public relations. They learned that St. Jude must raise enough in donations to fund its operating costs of $1.9 million dollars a day. Here they pose in front of the hospital with the statue of St. Jude.
Anticipated Start Date – February 1, 2013
Job Summary – Berry College seeks an annual giving communication and marketing officer to help expand financial support for the college and grow a dependable pipeline of annual donors. This high-profile position reports to the director of annual giving with a dotted line of responsibility to the director of campaign promotions/advancement communications to ensure consistency of message. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Develops and implements yearly plans for annual giving communications and call center operations that generate measurable results. • Conceptualizes, writes, produces and arranges distribution of a wide variety of annual giving solicitation and stewardship communications via direct mail, email, web, call center, etc. • Manages the annual giving call center operation, including hiring, training and supervising a staff of 30+ student callers/student supervisors responsible for securing annual gifts from alumni, parents and friends via telephone, updating contact information and answering questions about the college and its initiatives. • Evaluates the effectiveness of solicitations and call-center operations, adjusting as necessary for greater success.
Preferred Qualifications – • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute and evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies; experience in fundraising and/or marketing communication preferred. • Strong writer and editor with a working knowledge of AP Style; excellent interpersonal communication skills. • Effective planning and management skills; ability to direct day-to-day operations while achieving long-term goals; ability to supervise and develop the skills of student workers. • Self-starter with strong initiative, creativity and attention to detail. • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as a team member. • Willingness to work some evenings.
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required – • Bachelor’s degree required with a major in communication, marketing, journalism, public relations or other related field preferred.
Seeking: an intern obsessed with writing, pop culture, and social change. This position requires a jack-of-all-trades in producing editorial content. Research, fact-check, and write informational articles for our 11 causes.
· Interview not-for-profit leaders and celebrities, occasionally by attending a red-carpet event.
· Write and post articles for our blog.
· Heavily scan news and entertainment sites, gauging what topics are most important to high school and college students at the moment.
· Experience writing for a newsletter, newspaper, website, or school paper.
· Knowledge of pop culture as well as social issues.
· Attention to detail.
· Terrific grammar and a strong command of the English language.
· Good at following directions (i.e. sending the correct number of writing samples requested below).
How to apply:
Email the subject line “I’m definitely YOUR Writing Intern Because…” and include:
· 1 cover letter (in the body of the email) that is no more than 2 paragraphs long, no more than 5 sentences per paragraph.
· Your resume
· 1 original article (No more than 3 paragraphs or 11 bullets) that involves both pop culture AND a social issue that could live in our Blog. This is your chance to show us your writing skills, so be creative and have fun!
· 1 past article that you’ve written for a newspaper, blog, or journalism-related assignment for class.
APPLY ON THIS LINK
Job Title Spring 2014 CNN Situation Room Intern
Division Turner Broadcasting
Business Unit_TBS CNEWS
Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Location United States – District of Columbia – Washington
Requisition # 139563BR
Posting Job Description Qualifications: In order to facilitate the learning experience, the following qualifications are preferred. Candidates should be seeking a career in broadcast journalism, should be self-motivated, able to multitask, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects. Interns need to be available during the week for this internship.
Duties: The Situation Room, anchored by Wolf Blitzer, assembles top CNN correspondents, analysts, contributors and guests for complete, up-to-the minute coverage of the day’s political events. Modeled on the concept of the White House Situation Room, the program combines traditional reporting methods with the newest innovative online resources, making the entire process of newsgathering more transparent and placing the latest news and information at the viewers’ fingertips. The Situation Room airs weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students may have the opportunity to learn and observe a number of functions within the department, such as show research, videotape screening, logging, dubbing and other show production needs. CNN America Inc. is a division of the CNN News Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. This 24-hour news network is the world’s most trusted name in news today. CNN provides its audience with in-depth, live coverage and analysis of breaking news events from around the world. CNN also offers a full range of programs covering the latest in business, weather, sports, entertainment, health and science news, as well as topical, in-depth interviews.
Students @ Work Internships paid at minimum-wage and structured to last 10 to 12 weeks. Tentative program dates are January 27-April 13. Course Credit is available. Resume and Cover Letter are required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Students seeking college credit are strongly encouraged to apply.
Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program.
Due to the high volume of candidates for Turner’s Internship Program, interested students are encouraged to apply for openings as soon as possible, as these positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. Future semester Internship postings will be available after the current semester deadline.