CO Connection: Marcus Hunter
Mississippi State University Department of Communication Head, Dr. Terry Likes, interviews associate professor of practice, Marcus Hunter. Hunter discusses his career in television news and sports that has spanned nearly 20 years working professionally in Columbus, Memphis, and Jackson. Hunter talks about his transition from the newsroom to the classroom and offers advice for students seeking a media career.
CO Connection: Victoria Bailey
Mississippi State University Department of Communication Head, Dr. Terry Likes, interviews instructor of Communication, Victoria Bailey. Bailey discusses her career in television news, why she transitioned to higher education, and how she strives to keep up with industry trends and technology. Bailey is working on her doctorate, offers advice for students, and shares a story about a pending program on A&E for which she was recently interviewed.
Department Welcomes Two New B&DJ Faculty Members
The Department of Communication welcomed two new faculty members for fall 2023. Marcus Hunter and Rex Jones both join the Broadcast & Digital Journalism concentration with years of industry experience between them.
Likes shares ‘Cowbell Culture’ audio documentary exploring iconic university symbol
Just in time for Mississippi State’s season opener in football—September 2’s MSU vs. Southeast Louisiana game—a veteran journalist at MSU is releasing an audio documentary looking in depth at the influence of the iconic university tradition, the cowbell.
Rex Jones' "Camille" film airs on BTV in August
August is the anniversary month of Camille and Katrina, and this month on BTV the public is reminded to stay prepared with replays of “Camille: The original monster storm”. The city’s municipal TV channel, BTV, is airing Mississippi filmmaker Rex Jones’s hour-long documentary of the storm that ranks as the second-most intense hurricane to strike the continental United States, claiming the lives of 256 individuals and causing more than $1 billion in damage.
Communication Department Head receives top honors from state broadcasting organization
The Mississippi Association of Broadcasters—the state’s premier organization dedicated to recognizing the highest standards of broadcast television production—has awarded Mississippi State Professor Terry Likes highest honors for his broadcasting skills during the group’s spring awards ceremony.
Faculty & students win broadcasting awards
At the National Electronic Media Association competition in April, MSU Communication Instructor Victoria Helena Bailey won 1st place for a news report, and Bailey and Josh Foreman, a communication instructor, won 1st place in the production ‘other’ category.
Communication professor and students win MAB awards
At the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters awards in April, MSU students won more honors in radio and television than any other college or university in the state, and for the third year in a row, MSU won both the Radio Student Broadcaster of the Year (Jackson Smith) and TV Student Broadcaster of the Year (Eli Thurman).
Communication students win 'Best of the South' regional journalism awards
More than a dozen Mississippi State students won top journalism awards at the 2023 Southeast Journalism Conference for their work in broadcast, print and online journalism.
Communication students win six national news, production awards
Several communication students at Mississippi State University are winners of six national awards from the Broadcast Education Association for “exceptional media work,” and will be honored for their achievements at the October BEA On-Location conference at Colorado State University.
Broadcast capstone students get behind-the-scenes of WCBI's midday production
The Broadcast Capstone class gathered at WCBI Headquarters in Columbus, Miss., to get a behind-the-scenes look at the midday broadcast. The WCBI news crew gave the students advice about résumé building, preparing demos, and other tips to break into the industry.
CO Connection: Neil Price
The MSU football and basketball radio play-by-play announcer joins host, Dr. Terry Likes, for a discussion of Neil’s announcing career, a preview of the 2022 football season and what advice he has for students who aspire for careers as sports announcers.
MSU communication student newscast brings home top regional award
Mississippi State University’s student-produced weekly newscast, “Take 30 News,” is the winner of a Best Newscast award from the Student Production Awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Southeast Chapter.
CO Connection: Victoria Bailey
Mississippi State University's Department of Communication Head Dr. Terry Likes interviews Victoria Bailey, an instructor who teaches News Writing and serves as the faculty advisor for Take 30, the student tv newscast. Bailey discusses her career in television, her efforts to remain active in the media, her MAB faculty fellowship and more.