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SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & NEW MEDIA

Leadership

Contact

114 Farley Hall
University, MS 38677
jour@olemiss.edu
http://meek.olemiss.edu

Overview

The Meek School of Journalism and New Media offers a professional program of instruction leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Courses of study include communication and critical-thinking skills appropriate to the practice of journalism and integrated marketing communications: writing, editing, oral presentation and design in print, broadcast and interactive media.

History/Mission/Purpose

Founded as the Department of Journalism in 1947, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media was established July 1, 2009. It is dedicated to teaching, equipping, and empowering students for careers in journalism and integrated marketing communications.

All degrees in the school require course work in the liberal arts, including natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, humanities, and fine and performing arts, while permitting some liberty in the selection of courses within these areas. In these courses, a student is introduced to the fundamentals of scholarship in the main branches of knowledge and is provided with an orientation that will help prepare for success in a chosen field.

Course work in a student's major, minor, related area or electives (depending upon the type of degree chosen) provides access to advanced instruction and specialized equipment to prepare for responsible leadership in the professional, civic, social, and economic spheres of society and creates a foundation that may enrich character and provide the resources for living a meaningful and useful life.

Accreditation

The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.