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UM School of Journalism and New Media graphic designer and Daily Mississippian win advertising awards

Posted on: February 12th, 2021 by ldrucker

Congratulations to University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media graphic designer Hannah Vines and The Daily Mississippian for winning awards in The Mississippi Press Association annual advertising contest.

Hannah Vines

Hannah Vines

The Daily Mississippian is a professional member of MPA and the staff and students compete against professional journalists and staff working at newspapers in the state. Judging was based on the design of print and digital ads as well as special editions produced throughout 2020.

Vines won two first-place awards and one third-place award. She won a first-place award, in competition with all newspapers in Mississippi, in the category for grocery/restaurant black and white ads for an ad about Chicory Market, and she won first place in the institutional color ads category for large newspapers for a Miss Mississippi sorority ad. She won third place in the retail color ad category for large newspapers for a CBD ad.

The Daily Mississippian won second place for General Excellence in the Class AB category, which includes the largest newspapers in the state. The Commercial Dispatch in Columbus took first place in that category.

The awards were announced in a virtual ceremony on Feb. 5 during the MPA mid-winter conference.

Mississippi Press Association to roast Public Broadcasting executive Thursday, April 25

Posted on: April 11th, 2019 by ldrucker

The executive director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting will be roasted by the state press association April 25 at an event to benefit its journalism education foundation.

Ronnie Agnew, who has been chief executive for MPB since 2011 and is a longtime former newspaper journalist and editor, will be roasted by a panel of his colleagues and peers in a bid to raise funds for the Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation.

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“The Roast is a major fundraiser for the Foundation, and underwrites much of the cost for our annual internship program,” said Layne Bruce, MPA executive director, in an article on the MPA website. “It annually underwrites the cost of placing about 15 student journalists in working positions at Mississippi newspapers.”

In his work at MPB, Agnew has oversight of radio and television programming and the agency’s legislative, education and digital initiatives. He previously was longtime executive editor of The Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American.

“We are grateful to Ronnie for stepping up and agreeing to take on the role of ‘roastee’ this year,” said MPA President Paul Keane, publisher of The Wayne County News, in an article on the MPA website. “He has been a longtime member and friend to MPA, and we’re looking forward to a fun and entertaining event with him in the spotlight.”

The event will be held at the Hilton Jackson with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner  at 7 p.m. Tickets are $80 each or a table for eight is $600. Corporate sponsorships are also available. Click here to register or for more information. For more information, contact Bruce, 601-981-3060.

Journalism Graduates claim awards

Posted on: July 11th, 2010 by No Comments

Our 2005 graduate Sun Herald political reporter Michael Newsom earned the Mississippi Press Association’s top writing award for his series on state Department of Transportation’s travel records.

Newsom earned the Bill Minor Writing Award for his work, which also took first place for best in-depth or investigative coverage during an awards luncheon at the MPA summer convention in Tunica.

2008 graduate Angie Barmer won first place for feature photography and third place in feature writing for her work with the New Albany Gazette.

2008 graduate Patrick Ochs also won a first and second place award for his sports writing at the Oxford Eagle.

All three worked at The DM when they were students here. Newsom was Editor in Chief.

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