Never in my life had I dreamed of being a journalist. At first, all I thought journalists did was write. However, after a few minor events in my life, I realized that traveling the road to becoming a professional and successful journalist was one of the most important decisions in my life.
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.
My dad always said I will end up in political journalism. He’s wrong. I still do not like politics. I have been exposed to trigger warning and sensitivity about microaggressions that led me to pay attention and be more informed, but politics are complicated. The wide variety of issues ranging from roads to increasing taxes on the rich sometimes goes completely over my head. We all have political opinions – some very strong, but to me, it is all very complicated and sometimes boring.
Public charter schools have only been around as a unique alternative to traditional district schools since the 1990s in the United States, but they have recently become a popular policy tool. They are separate from normal district schools and usually run by private entities while still being publicly funded.
After graduating from college in May, I am leaving the state of Mississippi. I’ve known Mississippi for my entire life. She feels safe. She feels comforting. She feels familiar. I grew up in her schools and learned from her people.
My experience working as a member of the Mississippi Capitol Press Corps has been eye-opening. Prior to our trip to the state capitol building in Jackson, I had never done any reporting outside of my Oxford, Mississippi bubble. The trip was about experiencing new opportunities and returning to Oxford a better reporter than when I left. I can say without a doubt that is what happened.
Media and technology change daily. Keeping up requires attention and dedication. Texas native Abbie McIntosh has been part of media in some form more than seven years. The University of Mississippi broadcast journalism major is the station manager for NewsWatch Ole Miss.
Newswatch field reporter, Daniella Oropeza, recently received her degree in broadcast journalism. Daniella joined Newswatch as a junior in 2015. Although she’s sad to leave, she has plenty to look forward to.
By LaReeca Rucker Adjunct Journalism Instructor University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism When Abbie McIntosh was in 8th grade, her mother demanded that she finish her homework before watching her favorite football […]
By LaReeca Rucker Adjunct Journalism Instructor University of Mississippi One of the first assignments Oxford Stories reporters are given each semester is to attend an Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting and share […]
Oxford Stories, an online publication at OxfordStories.net, became a student news wire service this semester. Launched in the fall of 2015 as a website where University of Mississippi journalism students could publish […]
By Jana Rosenberg Whenever I tell people I am a broadcast journalism major, they automatically assume I want to be an anchor for Fox News or CNN and report hard-hitting news on […]