School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by

PinkstonRandall Pinkston, 33-year correspondent for CBS News, has students read timed scripts they prepared in the class taught in Intersession for the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Pinkston, born in Yazoo County, is a graduate of Millsaps College and the University of Connecticut School of Law. Since retiring from CBS, for which he was a White House correspondent, national and international reporter, winner of three Emmys and one Edward R. Murrow Award, Pinkston has been freelancing for Al Jazeera America. In the class, advanced broadcast students write and read scripts continually, usually on camera, and then review and critique their work.