Patsy R. Brumfield, Mississippi journalist who reports and writes for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo, was presented the University of Mississippi's Samuel Talbert Silver Em Award on Thursday (Oct. 13) at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on the Ole Miss campus. At left is Will Norton Jr., Ph.D., dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. At right is Morris Stocks, Ph.D., provost of the university. The Silver Em has been presented as the university's highest award in journalism since 1958. Brumfield is a graduate of Ole Miss who has worked as a reporter and editor as well as in state government as communications director for state officials.