The Meek School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Meek School teams up with Jackson State University to enhance learning opportunities

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by ewrobins

The Meek School of Journalism and New Media has developed a partnership with the School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies at Jackson State University.

The partnership will enable students in the Meek School to take courses at Jackson State and students in the School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies at Jackson State to take courses in the Meek School. There also will be faculty exchanges.

Students of Jackson State University will remain students of Jackson State University for all purposes, including tuition, course fees, academic credits and any and all other factors. Likewise, students of the University of Mississippi will remain students of the University of Mississippi for all purposes, including tuition, course fees, academic credits and any and all other factors.

Instructors, whether members of the Jackson State University faculty or The University of Mississippi faculty or specially employed adjuncts, will be agreed upon by both institutions.

If regular faculty of either institution, the instructors will remain faculty of their respective institutions for all purposes, including compensation, course loads and any and all other considerations.

If adjunct faculty are selected and agreed upon by both institutions, compensation will be awarded through mutual agreement, either alternating or pro rata based on the home institutions of students in the course.

“It is important for the Meek School and the School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies at Jackson State to collaborate so that every student in our program has appropriate instruction and a quality education,” said Will Norton, Jr., dean of the Meek School.

The program at Jackson State University prepares students to be practitioners of Mass Communication in the areas of multimedia journalism, media production, and integrated marketing communication.

Its curriculum provides the opportunity for students to develop up-to-date skill-sets applicable in a wide-variety of areas of the media, making the Jackson State Mass Communication experience one of a kind.

Students learn from professionals with more than 100 years of total experience. The faculty include former general managers, producers, writers and Pulitzer finalists.

The Meek School offers a B.A.J. degree in Journalism, a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications and an M.A. in Journalism.

The school has grown from 500 majors in 2010 to more than 1,400 majors.

Watch the partnership announcement at msnnewsnow.com.