School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Broadcast students recording history

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by

Many students find themselves producing run-of-the-mill pieces for class assignments, but in the advanced TV reporting course, students Joel Kight and Kayla Johnson had a chance to record a bit of Ole Miss history.

The student body voted in Courtney Pearson as the first black homecoming queen ever at the university.  The story originally aired on NewsWatch, Ch. 99.

“Even though the Memphis television stations and some local newspapers covered the homecoming queen election, this is her first student media interview,” said Dr. Nancy Dupont, who teaches the reporting class.