School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Magazine Innovation Center

Formed by Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni, the Magazine Innovation Center is a think tank, not-for-profit organization aimed at amplifying the future of print.

Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics’ mission is to create better understanding of the media, politicians and the role of the First Amendment in our democracy. The center is funded through a $5 million grant from the Freedom Forum, a foundation dedicated to educating people about the importance of a free press and the First Amendment.

The center features programs, multimedia displays and writings that examine the complex relationships between the media and politicians—past, present and future. The Overby Center pays special attention to Southern perspectives.

For more visit the Overby Center

Student Organizations

SPJ – The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. The Ole Miss student chapter plays an important role within the school.

NABJ – The National Association of Black Journalists strives to strengthen ties among African-American journalists, promote diversity in newsrooms and honor excellence in the media industry.

The School of Journalism and New Media’s Student Advisory Board acts to continue the school’s traditions, promote understanding between faculty and students, and work with the administration in all matters affecting the welfare of the student body.

PRAM – The Public Relations Association of Mississippi consists of approximately 600 public relations professionals from advertising and public relations agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, government, education, industries and others. PRAM is a source of expertise and inspiration, and a forum for networking with public relations practitioners throughout the state and the region. The Oxford/Ole Miss chapter is one of 10 chapters located throughout the state. PRAM

  • Sponsors annual workshops and conferences
  • Organizes the annual PRism Awards
  • Fosters greater knowledge of the public relations field
  • Supports the public relations code of ethics