Charlie Mitchell, longtime executive editor of The Vicksburg Post and a past president of the Mississippi Press Association, has been named Assistant Dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at Ole Miss.
Mitchell will begin his new duties on campus Aug. 19, according to an announcement made to faculty Friday by Dean Will Norton.
He has nearly 35 years of experience as a working journalist. He joined The Vicksburg Post in 1975 as a reporter.
He previously was an instructor in journalism at Ole Miss, returning to Vicksburg in 1986 to assume his current position.
“He led a group of journalism students from the University of Nebraska on a reporting trip to Johannesburg, South Africa two years ago,” said Norton, who returned to Ole Miss in 2009 after a long tenure as Dean of Journalism at the University of Nebraska. “The photo book produced by the students portrayed the challenges for emigrants from Zimbabwe.”
Mitchell earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State and his law degree from Ole Miss.
Executives at the Post on Friday said no decision has been made on a successor for the top editor’s post at the daily newspaper.