School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Meek Hosts Southeast’s Top Journalists for Conference

Posted on: February 17th, 2017 by jheo1

Hundreds of student journalists from across the South piled into Farley Hall for the 2017 Southeastern Journalism Conference Feb. 16-18. Friday’s lineup included such powerful speakers as New York Times Reporter Daniel Victor, Matt Miller, Talent Acquisition Leader, for E.W. Scripps Co., and Jesse Holland, Associated Press Race and Ethnicity Reporter.

Some of the best and brightest college journalists in the country are here to learn, compete and meet with recruiters.  Workshops focus on skills and issues that journalists need to maser and confront in their careers.

The conference includes an awards ceremony, honoring excellence in reporting and storytelling, as well as work produced on-site in timed competitions.  To see more of what the 2-day conference includes, check out the full schedule: