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School of Journalism and New Media professor meets with Ethiopian leaders in Washington, D.C.

Posted on: September 6th, 2018 by ldrucker

Dr. Zenebe Beyene, a School of Journalism and New Media instructional assistant professor and coordinator of international programs (second from left), is pictured with Dr. Oyvind Aadland, a representative of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, and Ethiopian leaders at a meeting on nation-building in the Charles L. Overby Boardroom at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Participants were primarily from the East Coast: New York, Virginia, Maryland and D.C. with one each from Memphis, Atlanta and North Carolina. They are lawyers, IT experts, software developers, political scientists, economists, a graphic designer, theologians, etc.

The  School of Journalism and New Media is grateful to the Freedom Forum for making the boardroom available. The boardroom is named for Charles Overby, a graduate of Ole Miss.

Norton faces last Freedom Forum board meeting

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by ldrucker

For his last meeting with board members of the Freedom Forum in Washington, D.C., Meek School Dean Will Norton Jr. was greeted by all the other members hoisting Will Norton paddles.

Norton has served 20 years on the board of the organization that actively promotes freedom of expression around the globe through many initiatives and is the principal fund source for the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington and the Newseum Institute.

Charles Overby speaks to press convention

Posted on: June 28th, 2010 by

Remarks by Charles L. Overby, CEO, Newseum, Inc.2010 Tri-State Press Convention Tunica, Mississippi
June 25, 2010


It is a pleasure be back home in Mississippi and to be with newspaper friends from Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

I am here today to tell you why I believe in the future of newspapers and why I believe you should too.

I will add one caveat to my optimism:  The future of newspapers depends on your charging for your news and information content, not giving it away on the internet.

Even though I spend most of my time in Washington at the Newseum, I keep up with what goes on in your three states by watching the front pages every day of some of your daily papers.