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Husni partners to help magazine students with financial needs pursue dreams

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by ldrucker

For many college students, the idea of working in the magazine industry is a dream, but not a reality. That’s because many can’t afford to work for free and don’t have money to cover expensive housing costs in New York City, even if they were awarded an internship.

Dr. Samir Husni, professor, Hederman Lecturer, and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media, is trying to change that. Husni’s Magazine Innovation Center has teamed with the MPA: Association of Magazine Media to create an endowment to help magazine students with financial needs pursue their dreams.

“We are teaming to start an endowment to help send students on internships and jobs,” Husni said. “We called it the Magazine Innovation Center/MPA Endowment.”

Dr. Samir Husni speaks on stage at the American Magazine Media Conference 2018 on Feb. 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Association of Magazine Media)

Husni recently shared the idea with magazine executives during the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City Feb. 6. “I was humbled and proud at the same time standing on that stage and talking about the University of Mississippi and our school of journalism,” he said.

The endowment will start with $25,000 from the MPA: Association of Magazine Media Foundation. Husni will also work to raise funds through sponsorships from the ACT Experience, his Magazine Innovation Center’s annual magazine industry event. Part of the sponsorship funds are used to help students.

“It will mainly be aimed at talented magazine media students who are in financial need to go places like New York City or Los Angeles,” he said. “So it will level the playing field among those who have and those who don’t if they share the same love and talent of the magazine media.”

Husni said he’s always felt that some students didn’t have equal access to magazine internships that can be very costly considering all expenses involved.

“I’ve always felt the inequality of the internships, especially today,” he said. “Very few people pay for interns. So not only do the students have to pay to register for the course, they have to pay for their travel. They have to pay their living expenses. So it’s really a lot if you don’t come from a hefty financial background. This is just a little effort in balancing or leveling the playing field.”

Husni has a busy season ahead of him with magazines. He is currently preparing for the ACT 8 Experience, an event organized annually by the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism set for April 17-20 in Oxford. The 2018 theme is Print Proud, Digital Smart.

And Newell Turner, one of Husni’s former University of Mississippi magazine students, who rose to become the Hearst Design Group editorial director, will be presented the Silver Em, the University of Mississippi’s highest award in journalism, at a campus event during the ACT 8 Experience April 18. The event will be held in the Overby Auditorium in Farley Hall on the UM campus at 5:30 p.m.

The Silver Em award dates to 1958, and recipients must be Mississippians with notable journalism careers or journalists with notable careers in Mississippi.

If you are interested in donating to the endowment or learning more about it, contact Husni at 662-915-1414, 662-832-6247 or samir.husni@gmail.com.

School of Journalism and New Media is back in action

Posted on: August 21st, 2017 by ldrucker

We’re back in action at the School of Journalism and New Media, and we have a great event coming up that all students who are interested in journalism, public relations and marketing might enjoy attending.

The Meek School of Journalism and New Media will host a Meek & Greet event welcoming students to campus Thursday, Aug. 24, from 2-4 p.m. We will have music, snow cones, a Snapchat Meek & Greet geofilter, photo props, representatives from student organizations and local employers.

It is a great opportunity to interact with other Meek students and faculty. If you are interested in majoring or minoring in journalism or integrated marketing communications, this is a great time to gather information and ask faculty members how you can get involved in the journalism and IMC programs.

Meek School of Journalism and New Media Scholarships

Posted on: October 12th, 2010 by alysia

Scholarship Application

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, professional motivation and financial need. Applications MUST be received in the front office of the school by February 15 to be considered for the following academic year.

Scholarship amounts vary and some may be renewable.

Meek School students may also be eligible for additional scholarships through the university

The following is a partial list of those providing funds to generate scholarship awards for students in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Most scholarships are renewable annually, depending on grade point averages and other criteria.

ALBIN KREBS
CASHMAN FAMILY
CHARLES GORDON
CHARLES DUNAGIN/VENTRESS ORDER
CHARLES OVERBY (Editor of Daily Mississippian)
C SPIRE WIRELESS*
DR. EDWIN and BECKY MEEK
MCFERRIN
E. O. RODEN
S. GALE DENLEY
GANNETT
GEORGE MCLEAN
HEARST
JAMES AUTRY
JAMES AUTRY SERVICE JOURNALISM
JAMES LOVE
JAMES SKEWES
JERE HOAR
KERRY HAMILTON
MARK COX
MICHAEL T. REEVES/GRIDION CLUB
PAUL PITTMAN
THOMAS FAMILY
TOMMY RAMEY
RON and GAYLA FARRAR
SARAH PEARSON PEUGH
SOUTH REPORTER
WILLIAM STREET
WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION
LARRY and TRACY WEEDEN
DANIEL M. PHILLIPS MEMORIAL
KOTZ JOURNALISM
LEE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR AWARD
BILL MINOR
DUB SHOEMAKER
WILL and SUSAN NORTON

*Awarded every third year