School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by alysia

Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Students taking the introduction to public relations during August Intersession participated in the mock crisis drill the university held. A simulated explosion during a football game gave fire and police officials a chance to hone their skills, but it also gave the Ole Miss public relations office a chance to practice working with the media in such a crisis.

The students in Robin Street’s class functioned as mock reporters during the crisis, interviewing first responders and participating in a press conference held by Lee Tyner, chief of staff to the Chancellor.  Watch the video on YouTube.