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UM journalism professor publishes American Journalism article about civil rights coverage

Posted on: July 1st, 2020 by ldrucker

A University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media professor has published an academic journal article about civil rights coverage.

Dr. Kathleen Wickham, professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media, published The Magnifying Effect of Television News: Civil Rights Coverage and Eyes on the Prize in the recent edition of American Journalism.

Kathleen Wickham

Kathleen Wickham

Dr. Wickham’s research on the article started when she held a research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

The key to the article was the discovery of audio tapes in the Washington University archives from the pre-production sessions where Executive Producer Henry Hampton invited civil rights activists, journalists and historians to put the events in time and place. The article was accompanied by an author interview.

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