School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Student-Run Organizations & Publications

Ole Miss American Marketing Association, (Ole Miss AMA) is the student chapter of the national American Marketing Association.  It provides students the opportunity to get involved, network with peers, and learn from communications and marketing professionals. It’s more than just a great résumé builder. From LinkedIn workshops to national competitions, this organization helps students gain insight into industry and careers.

Faculty Adviser: Debbie Hall

The Ambassadors are a student organization composed of journalism and IMC students who represent the School of Journalism and New Media through recruitment, promotion, events and engagement. They are the school’s frontline for engagement and service. Ambassadors are dedicated to building a better, stronger student body, and it is held as a position of honor within our school.

Faculty Adviser: Chris Sparks

The Daily Mississippian and theDMonline.com are student-led media that provide news, information, opinion and multimedia coverage of the University and Oxford. Students publish a print newspaper circulated on campus and in Oxford, and they post original content daily to the website and social media. The DM has been named one of the Top 3 daily student newspapers and affiliated websites in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists, and one of the Top 4 in the nation by the College Media Association. The DMonline.com is especially popular with alumni, prospective students and their parents, with hundreds of thousands of page views each month. 

Adviser: Atish Baidya

HottyToddy.com is a next-generation news source covering Oxford, Ole Miss, and surrounding areas that gives students hands-on experience with online news production, social media, design and sales. Published student work gets a vast amount of exposure due to HottyToddy.com’s broad reach and community engagement.

Faculty Adviser: Rachel West

The School’s NABJ chapter works with the national organization to strengthen ties among black journalists and students, and to promote diversity in newsrooms and honor excellence in the media industry. The chapter sponsors workshops that bring professional journalists to campus, sends students to the annual national annual conference for training and professional development, and works to enhance a culture of inclusion in the School. 

Faculty Adviser: Patricia Thompson

NewsLab.org is an online resource and training center for journalism and marketing communications professionals who want to build their skills, broaden their thinking and stay abreast of developments in their ever-changing fields.

Faculty Adviser: Debora Wenger

NewsWatch Ole Miss is a live, daily student-produced newscast that airs on cable TV and websites, and is the only local newscast serving Ole Miss, Oxford and Lafayette County. The 30-minute newscast provides students with extraordinary hands-on experience as anchors, producers, assignment editors, sports anchors, correspondents, camera operators, directors and more. Find our more about the newscast at newswatch.olemiss.edu.

Faculty Adviser: Nancy Dupont

Ole Miss SND is the student chapter of The Society for News Design (SND), an organization for news media professionals and visual communicators. Ole Miss SND meets monthly, usually featuring hands-on skills training or an in-person/video-conference Q&A with an industry leader.  Scholarships and travel grants may be awarded for students to participate in SND’s two most significant events. Connections made through both events have led to jobs for numerous Ole Miss SND alumni.

Faculty Adviser: Darren Sanefski

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. PRAM also:

• 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

Adviser: Webb Lewis

Rebel Radio 92.1 WUMS-FM is a commercially licensed college radio station featuring Top 40, alternative and college rock, and news, sports and talk shows. Established in 1989, it is one of only a handful of university-run commercial FM radio stations in the country. Rebel Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and boasts a signal stretching nearly 40 miles across North Mississippi. You can listen to Rebel Radio online at MyRebelRadio.com or you can download the Radio FX app via the Apple app store or Google Play, and stream on the go.

Adviser: Roy Frostenson

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization and its Ole Miss Chapter are dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

Faculty Adviser: LaReeca Rucker

Velvet Magazine is the first student-run fashion magazine at The University of Mississippi. It was founded in 2019 by IMC student, Alexi Alonso. This publication has created an opportunity where students can get hands-on experience working in editorial, digital design, writing, and many other applications that go into a magazine. Students from any year and/or area of study work within The School of Journalism and New Media together to create. We’re a talented group of creative students at Ole Miss who are passionate about journalism, fashion, design, and everything in between.

Faculty Adviser: Debora Wenger

The Ole Miss Yearbook has been published by students, for students, since 1897. It strives to portray the culture and experiences of the University of Mississippi for modern Mississippians. Not who we were or where we’re going, but who we are – right now. The stories, photos and design of the 368-page yearbook and its website are created entirely by a staff of students, and the yearbook is distributed in late April each year. Digitized editions of the yearbook are also available.

Adviser: Atish Baidya