School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Will Norton Jr.

Posted on: July 27th, 2010 by alysia

Title: Professor and Dean
Phone: 662-915-7146

Will Norton Jr. is professor and dean of the School of Journalism and New Media. He has been a visiting lecturer at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He was a board member of the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Communication, Pristina, Kosovo.

He served as president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2000-01) and as president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications (1989-90). He was vice president of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and is vice chair of the Accrediting Committee of ACEJMC. He has made more than 85 campus visits as a consultant, a member or chair of site teams of ACEJMC or as a state board program evaluator.

Norton is a partner in ownership of The South Reporter, Inc., Holly Springs, Miss., a corporation that publishes two newspapers and a total market publication. He was publisher of The Daily Iowan. He previously was on the staff of the Chicago Tribune and was sports editor of The Daily Journal, Wheaton, Ill. Norton is a trustee of the Freedom Forum, the Diversity Institute and the Newseum.