Student-Run Organizations & Publications
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.
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.
Advisor: Dennis Moore
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.
Publisher: James Dowd
The University of Mississippi Association of Black Journalists 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.
Advisor: Larz Roberts
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.
Advisor: Larz Roberts
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a student-led organization for passionate students interested in public relations, marketing, or communication-related fields of study. Our organization offers a plethora of networking and professional development opportunities. We also strive to build relationships with public relations practitioners actively working in the field. Any University of Mississippi student, especially those interested in communication or business, can join and attend meetings.
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Advisor: Amanda Bradshaw
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.
Advisor: Roy Frostenson
Square 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.
Advisor: 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. 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. Any full-time student can pick up a copy during distribution.
Advisor: Dennis Moore
The UM Ad Club is a part of the American Advertising Federation. This club is an opportunity to start a career in advertising while building connections and staying up to date on the ever-changing advertising world.
Advisor: Chris Sparks