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Latest COVID-19 Updates from the UM School of Journalism and New Media

Posted on: March 25th, 2020 by ldrucker
  • Apart Yet Together: UM School of Journalism and New Media faculty offer thoughts about school changes caused by COVID-19. – posted Thursday, March 26, at noon.
  • A message from the Dean of the School of Journalism and New Media about COVID-19 – posted Monday, March 16 at 3:48 p.m.
  • Samir Husni, Ph.D., has announced that the Magazine Innovation Center at the School of Journalism and New Media will postpone its ACT 10 Experience magazine conference until Monday, Oct. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 7. The event with the theme “Change is the Only Constant” was originally scheduled to be held April 21-23 – posted Monday, March 16, at noon.
  • The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media will postpone the Silver Em award ceremony that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Jackson Avenue Center. We are hoping to reschedule the event.
  • The school has canceled the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association spring high school journalism convention that was originally set for Tuesday, March 31, on the University of Mississippi campus.
  • The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, which is housed inside the School of Journalism and New Media, has canceled its final three programs for the spring 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, Charles Overby, chairman, announced on Friday. “We regret having to cancel these programs, but we agree that public safety is paramount.” The Overby Center’s decision is in line with the university’s announcement that it is canceling on-campus instruction and all events.  The Overby programs were to have been on March 24, March 31 and April 7. Decisions about fall programs will be made at a later date.

No other information has been provided at this time, but we will be updating this post as we receive more.

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*The University of Mississippi announced yesterday that it will cancel classes March 16-20 and move classes online following an extended break.

UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce released a statement Thursday saying the decision is a response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

University leaders hope the decision will help maximize social distancing, and slow transmission of the virus.

Click this link to read the chancellor’s entire statement.

Click this link to read the latest University of Mississippi updates about COVID-19.

The last 48 hours have presented new challenges to our entire community. Our compassion and love for one another makes the Ole Miss family unique. Support members of our community who need us now more than ever. Give to the Rebel Relief Campaign –

It is important to understand the COVID-19 symptoms as well as preventive measures necessary to combat the spread of this virus. (THREAD)

The UM Call Center is now open to answer your questions. COVID-19 Hotline (662)-915-3600. Health Services Hotline (662)-915-3700. Available: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. all week.

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