A gift from the estate of the late W.C. “Dub” Shoemaker will provide students in the University of Mississippi’s School of Journalism and New Media a capstone experience, the UM Foundation announced recently.
A longtime friend of the School of Journalism and New Media, Shoemaker established the W.C. “Dub” Shoemaker Depth Reports Endowment with a $54,000 estate gift.
Ole Miss journalism students have produced depth-reporting multimedia projects since 2009, as they travel to areas and conduct thorough investigations of an issue – such as the effect of the Voting Rights Act in the Mississippi Delta; the service-learning projects of Ole Miss students in Belize, the declining population of Greenwood, Mississippi; the 10-year anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina and more. Several of the depth reports have garnered prestigious awards.
A respected journalist, businessman and philanthropist, Shoemaker was the 1986 Silver Em Award honoree, the university’s highest journalism award. He passed away on October 27, 2019.
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