Title: Director of Student Media and Assistant Professor of Journalism
Patricia Thompson oversees the editorial and advertising students and staff who produce The Daily Mississippian, Rebel Radio WUMS 92.1, NewsWatch Ch. 99, the Ole Miss yearbook and several websites. She is faculty adviser for The Daily Mississippian, and teaches Journalism classes. She has more than 25 years of experience as a journalist – as a staff writer at The Washington Post and as an editor at the San Jose Mercury News, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Oakland Tribune and the Marin Independent Journal. She was part of the Mercury News staff awarded the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for general news reporting. She also was an assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern University, where she taught classes and directed programs. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was a Presidential Scholar, and inducted into Mortar Board and Kappa Tau Alpha honor societies. She served six years as a member of the ACEJMC accreditation committee, and continues to do site team visits.