Ellen Meacham is a 1990 graduate of the University of Mississippi’s journalism department. She has worked as an award-winning newspaper reporter in North Mississippi and for the Charleston, S.C., Post and Courier, where she covered the courts and legal issues. In 2003 Meacham earned a master’s degree in Southern Studies, examining the impact of Southern culture on domestic violence legislation in South Carolina for her thesis. She returned to Ole Miss in 2003 to teach reporting and was one of only 20 journalism educators from across the nation selected in 2005 to participate as a fellow in the American Society of Newspaper Editors Institute for Journalism Excellence. As part of the fellowship, she worked at the Baton Rouge Advocate.While at Ole Miss she has twice served as advisor to The Daily Mississippian. In 2009 was honored with the Thomas Frist Award for Outstanding Service to Students. Her research is focused on Robert Kennedy’s 1967 visit to the Mississippi Delta.