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UM School of Journalism and New Media alumnus wins first place in law and policy competition

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019 by ldrucker

A University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media graduate student alumnus has won first place in a media law and policy writing competition.

The University of North Carolina Center for Media Law and Policy has announced the winners of the inaugural James R. Cleary Prize for students who wrote the best published scholarly articles on media law and policy-related topics in 2018.

This year’s first place winner is Austin Vining, a joint JD/Ph.D. student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and College of Journalism and Communications, for his Mississippi Law Review article “Trick or Treat?: Mississippi County Doesn’t Clown Around With Halloween Costumes.”

Vining, who earned his master’s degree from the School of Journalism and New Media, will receive a $1,000 prize. Read more at this link.

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