School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by

Adam Ganucheau NYTAdam Ganucheau, editor in chief of The Daily Mississippian, received VIP treatment on a trip to New York during spring break. New York Times senior editor Greg Brock, who was managing editor of The Daily Mississippian in the 1970s and received the Silver Em Award in 2012, invited Ganucheau to tour the Times and sit in on its daily news meeting. Ganucheau was in New York to attend the College Media Association annual conference with Student Media Director Pat Thompson. Thompson moderated a panel about covering racial and sexual orientation issues on campus. Panelists were Ganucheau and Mazie Bryant, editor in chief of The Crimson White at the University of Alabama. They talked about campus controversies that went viral this past year. Ganucheau broke stories in the DM and on about homophobic slurs at a campus play and the desecration of the James Meredith statue. Bryant discussed her paper’s coverage of sorority segregation and the reaction to an editorial cartoon that offended many people. All three talked about lessons learned and gave advice to students and advisers about how to plan for, and handle, coverage of sensitive issues.