Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, former Jackson City Council president Leslie McLemore, former state Republican chairman Jim Herring and Ole Miss political science professor Marvin King discussed the 1965 Voting Rights Act and Mississippi’s new voter ID law at the Overby Center’s program “The Sanctity of the Vote.”
The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship application deadline is March 15.
Our post-graduate, multimedia fellowship deadline is April 1.
The Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors who are studying journalism to report from Washington during the fall term. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments.
Interns find, report and write stories for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, take photos, create slide shows and shoot and edit video. Semester in Washington takes six interns in the 14-week fall term. Applicants with multimedia experience will be given preference.
A seventh intern works for the Hispanic Link News Service. Applicants should be juniors or seniors with previous internship experience or extensive work with student media.
We are also looking for a post-graduate, multimedia fellow. The fellowship lasts for a year, beginning in early September. The fellow maintains our website, teaches video and photography skills to the undergraduate interns using our DSLR cameras and editing software. The fellow also reports his or her own stories, creates interactive graphics and coordinates group projects. The fellowship includes a stipend of $22,155 and free housing.
Program dates and application deadlines:
Fall 2014: Sept. 10 to Dec. 16. Application deadline: March 15. Program includes a stipend of $2,660 and free housing.
Hispanic Link intern: same deadline, stipend and free housing
Post-graduate, multimedia fellow: early September 2014 to August 2015. Application deadline: April 1. Program includes a $22,155 stipend and free housing.
The fall program includes an international intern who is chosen by the International Center for Journalists.
For more details and to fill out an application form, go to the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.
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Ole Miss alumnus Paul Newton of Gulfport, Miss., passed away on February 10, 2014. Newton, 88, was editor of The Mississippian, now The Daily Mississippian, in the 1940s. Read his obituary at legacy.com.
By Annie Rhoades
Born in Holly Springs, Holland, Associated Press race and ethnicity writer, had his sights set on Ole Miss long before he graduated from Mount Pleasant’s H.W. Byers High School in 1989. Read more at olemissalumni.com.
Washington, D.C. businessman makes gift to UM speaker series
Joel Wood, a University of Mississippi graduate and prominent Washington, D.C., businessman and lobbyist, has committed a generous gift to the Overby Center Speakers Series to pay tribute to the late Larry Speakes, former spokesperson for a U.S. president.
Wood’s contribution coincided with a recent tribute to Speakes at the university’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. Speakes, a journalism student at Ole Miss in the late 1950s, became the White House spokesman for President Ronald Reagan in 1981. After a long illness, Speakes died Jan. 10 at the age of 74. Read more at umfoundation.com.
Read the article at forbes.com.
“No Longer Silent,” the Meek School’s documentary on the experiences of Simeon Wright related to the 1955 abduction and murder of his cousin, Emmett Till, has been shown on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
Last month it was uploaded to a clearinghouse server for educators and public broadcasters. As of this week, February program schedules for Colorado, Alaska, South Carolina, Philadelphia, and Dayton, Ohio, public broadcasters include the documentary.
Meek School journalism senior Bracey Harris has been awarded two prestigious national journalism fellowships this semester: The New York Times Student Journalism Institute and the CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship. Both programs provide hands-on training from some of the best journalists in the country.
In March, Harris heads to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for an intensive workshop led by UNC journalism faculty and professionals at Capitol Broadcasting Company’s WRAL-TV in Raleigh. The CBC-UNC program is a competitive fellowship for only 12 top students from across the country. The program is geared toward seniors and graduate students finishing their programs and pursuing careers as producers, reporters, photojournalists and Web editors.
In late May, Harris travels to Dillard University for the New York Times institute. Students work as journalists supervised by New York Times editors and reporters. They work as reporters, copy editors, photographers, Web producers, print and Web designers and video journalists. Many alumni of the program now work at major news organizations.
“During the institute at Dillard, I will be responsible for writing an enterprise story about New Orleans,” Harris said. “By the end of the program, we will produce a newspaper. I have seen copies of past publications and can tell the expectations are high. What’s really exciting is that the paper will contain The New York Times masthead. I’m really looking forward to utilizing the skills I’ve gained from the Meek school, SMC and internships.”
Harris is multimedia editor at The Daily Mississippian, a former NewsWatch anchor, and was named Best Magazine Writer by the Southeast Journalism Conference for articles published in “The Flood of the Century” depth report. Her internships include print and television work in Jackson.
In the summer of 2012, Dean Will Norton and three students traveled to South Africa to work on a reporting project with students from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Harris was one of the Meek School students on that trip.
Dean Norton noted that at the end of one of her essays for the South Africa publication, Harris wrote: “Although separated by the Atlantic Ocean, Mississippi and South Africa often fight the same struggles. How to look forward to the future without denying the past poses a challenge. However, the battle can be won.”
Dean Norton added: “That expression of optimism in the face of enormous challenges is who Bracey is for me.”
The Daily Mississippian won several awards in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest advertising division annual competition. The Daily Mississippian competes against professional newspapers in the state in this contest, not other college newspapers.
Kristen Saltzman, an education major, won 1st place for best advertising promotion, competing against all daily newspapers in Mississippi. The winning entry was a house ad for yearbook class portraits that featured students in the 1983 yearbook. Saltzman has worked on the creative staff at the Student Media Center for several years.
The Daily Mississippian won second place for best niche publication in the state, for its 2013 orientation guide. Emily Roland, last year’s DM editor in chief, was in charge of the editorial content and designed the cover. LeAnna Young was student sales manager, and students Kristen Saltzman and Nate Weathersby were the creative design staff for the publication.
An ad for the Ole Miss Quarterback Club, by Creative Services Manager Debra Novak, won third place for best black and white institutional advertisement in a category that includes newspapers with daily circulation higher than 9,000.