School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Recent grad has top photo in AP competition

Posted on: July 11th, 2013 by

Mississippi 2012 Photo of the YearRyan Moore of The Hattiesburg American, who graduated from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, has been selected to receive the Mississippi Photo of the Year for 2012 by The Associated Press.

His image showed Hattiesburg Police Department’s Stephon Harris closing in to apprehend escaped Forrest County jail inmate Thomas Julian Lopez on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in downtown Hattiesburg. Lopez was jailed for grand larceny.

Moore’s photo was made available to all AP members nationwide.

Use of the photo here, shown as part of the award presented to Moore, is through the courtesy of The Associated Press.