Part 1: In New York, Talking About Race
“Why Is the Paper Always Talking about Race?” is the title of a presentation by Student Media Director Patricia Thompson, Daily Mississippian Editor in Chief Emily Roland and Opinion Editor Phil McCausland at the College Media Association spring conference in New York. The three were invited by CMA to talk about racially charged issues on campus over the past few years, how the DM and theDMonline manage coverage and deal with the controversies, and the lessons they’ve learned. They answered questions and provided tips for students and advisers.
Part 2: In Washington, Talking about Gun Control
Emily Roland left the CMA convention in New York and headed straight to Washington, D.C., to participate in a program sponsored by the National Newspaper Association Foundation. She is one of six college students from across the country selected as an NNAF Fellow. Roland received a scholarship from the Mississippi Press Association Foundation to support her trip. She and the other Fellows worked with mentors and gained exposure to a variety of viewpoints as they write about a hot topic this year: gun control.