COLUMBUS – For many journalism students, the thought of being thrust into a full-time position after graduation can be exciting and daunting. The final semesters can be the most important when preparing for a future career.
At the young age of 24, Victoria Mekus had finished school, established a career and battled cancer.
While she hates to hear someone utter the phrase ‘Print is dead,’ Lacey Russell, a CNN video production assistant, predicts newspapers will eventually fade away. Digital is the future.
Modern journalists have to know how to do a little bit of everything, and they must know their audience if they’re going to reach them digitally, said Katie Eubanks, features editor of The Clarion Ledger in Jackson, a newspaper that is part of the USA TODAY Network.
When Alex McDaniel started her career in journalism as an editorial intern in New York City, she never imagined one day moving back to Oxford, Mississippi, but today she is the director of content and audience development for The Oxford Eagle’s publications.
MERIDIAN – A lifelong Meridian resident who was the first member of her family to attend college rose to become vice president of operations at Meridian Community College.
It takes many people all over the country to fight cancer, including marketing departments and fundraisers, whose leaders now know it’s important to reach potential donors online.
TUPELO – Warm weather has arrived, and many people will be spending more time outdoors in the sun. That can be good and bad.
A University of Mississippi professor with a passion for journalism said aspiring reporters will gain many memorable life experiences during their first reporting jobs.
Oxford Stories reporters produce The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This week Oxford Stories is debuting a project called The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal has partnered with Oxford Stories to run some students stories this week. We hope to continue to use the project to share the stories of Mississippians and others who lived through the Civil Rights Era. Look for stories in the Daily Journal later this weekend.
Hugh Robertson is a man of many titles – father, owner and friend. His passion for work begins early in the day as the manager of Pitner Office Supply at 1714 University Ave in Oxford.
University of Mississippi freshmen Jessica Ellefson, 19, spent her summer planning her transition to college life. She thought she had every possible situation covered, but never planned on getting sick.
With job market growing, fewer than 3 percent of college students now graduate with computer science degrees
Although the writing above may look unfamiliar, this is some of the language you’ll learn as a computer science programmer. University of Mississippi Department of Computer and Information Science leaders say enrollment and the number of classes offered is growing.
Texas native Madison Jimenez was a cheerleader in high school, a physically demanding sport that resulted in joint inflammation. For relief, she turned to a service that uses freezing temperatures to deaden irritated nerves.
When patients come to Endurance Physical Therapy in Oxford seeking pain relief, local physical therapist Kelly Shinall offers a somewhat odd form of treatment — sticking needles into her patients’ skin.
Oxford resident Rebecca Barnes, a mother of two young children, recently vaccinated her 11-month old son.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Survivors and law enforcement work to prevent sexual assault
Jackson State University student Brielle Nicole Young, 19, said she was sexually assaulted in May of 2017 and knew her attacker well.
A national increase in suicide rates of college students have prompted University of Mississippi administrators to review ways to adequately address this issue and provide resources to students with mental health concerns.
Parking on the Square is about to get easier. The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission has laid the plans for a $7 million parking garage near the Oxford Square offering 401 garage spaces and an additional 90 surface spaces.
A typical super hero might wear a cape, have special powers, and use a secret identity, but members of the Active Minds mental health organization are saving lives every day without a costume.
More than 1,000 college students are lost suicide annually, and colleges are Sending Silence Packing
It can be as slick as a snake in the grass or as obvious as an elephant on a freeway. It can happen in an instant, but will impact others for a lifetime. More than 1,000 college students die from suicide annually.
Mississippi has the second highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America released August 2017.
Oxford leaders work to make public transportation more accessible for elderly and physically challenged residents
The city of Oxford hopes to improve the Oxford University Transit bus system by making it more accessible for elderly and disabled residents.