Communication faculty member’s newest ‘Hidden History’ publication spotlights the Mississippi Delta
Josh Foreman, an instructor in Mississippi State’s communication department and advisor to The Reflector, has released a new book in his “Hidden History” series, the fifth in a series of works detailing the mysteries and unseen aspects of the Deep South.
Josh Foreman served on a panel at Mississippi Book Festival
Josh Foreman, who co-authored Death Along the Natchez Trace (History Press, 2022) with Ryan Starrett, talked about the book as part of the "Decidedly Southern" panel discussion at the Mississippi Book Festival. The panel was moderated by Patrick Dean, author of A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali: America’s Wildest Peak. Other panelists included Chris McLaughlin, author of Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life that Went to the Dogs; Julie Hines Mabus, author of Confessions of a Southern Beauty Queen; Ty Pinkins, author of 23 Miles and Running; and David Crews, author of the Mississippi Book of Quotations.
Josh Foreman selected for JSTOR Innovators pilot program
Josh Foreman, a communication instructor, was selected for the JSTOR Innovators pilot program. JSTOR is a digital library for the intellectually curious. JSTOR helps everyone discover, share, and connect valuable ideas.
CO Connection: Ross Dellenger
Mississippi State University's Department of Communication Head Dr. Terry Likes interviews alumni, Ross Dellenger (’06, Journalism) a Senior Writer covering national college football for Sports Illustrated. Dellenger looks back on his days with the Reflector, his career trajectory, and advice he has for today’s students.
Josh Foreman and co-author present during "Literature at Lunch" at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration
Josh Foreman, an instructor in print & digital journalism, and his co-author, Ryan Starrett, spoke during "Literature at Lunch" at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. They told the story of John Blommart, who was a retired Royal Navy captain who settled in Natchez in the late 1700s. He ended up fighting off an American assault during the Revolutionary War. A couple years later, after the Spanish had captured Natchez, he recaptured the city using an army of British loyalists and Choctaw warriors.
CO Connection: Tanner Marlar
Tanner Marlar, a junior majoring in communication with a concentration in print & digital journalism and sports editor for The Reflector, discusses his work for Sports Illustrated, appearances on the Paul Finebaum show and his multimedia experience.
Foster wins ‘Radio Broadcast’ category at Society of Professional Journalists conference
Ethan Foster was named winner of the “Radio Broadcast” category at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 conference on April 1-2. Foster’s submission will move on to the national competition, where it will be judged against the best in college media.
Blankenship wins top award at Southeast Journalism Conference
Hannah Blankenship, a senior Communication and Spanish major, was named College Journalist of the Year at the 2022 SEJC awards ceremony on March 25. It is the top overall award at the conference, and highly sought after by student journalists from more than 25 member universities.
The Reflector website receives ‘finalist’ honor at national competition
The website of the Reflector, Mississippi State’s student newspaper, was named a finalist in the “Website” category, receiving an Honorable Mention award at the 2022 National Electronic Media Association convention.
Josh Foreman and co-author publish "Death Along the Natchez Trace"
Josh Foreman, an instructor in print & digital journalism, and his co-author, Ryan Starrett, recently published "Death Along the Natchez Trace," a collection of nonfiction stories centered on one of the most important roads in American history: the Natchez Trace.
Reflector takes ‘General Excellence’ at MPA for second straight year
For the second year in a row, the Reflector won the top award at the O.C. McDavid Journalism Summit, held March 24 in Jackson. The Reflector beat the University of Southern Mississippi’s Student Printz and the University of Mississippi’s Daily Mississippian to earn first place in “General Excellence.”
Dr. Heesook Choi publishes article in Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Dr. Heesook Choi, assistant professor in print & digital journalism, was recently published in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media with her work "How Partisan Cable News Mobilizes Viewers: Partisan Media, Discussion Networks and Political Participation" which examines how partisan media and discussion networks work together to mobilize viewers in the era of partisan polarization.
Communication faculty spotlights Natchez in new ‘Hidden History’ publication
A fourth book in the Mississippi “Hidden History” series has been published by a Mississippi State faculty member and journalism advisor. Joshua K. Foreman, an instructor in MSU’s communication department and advisor to The Reflector student newspaper, has released “Hidden History of Natchez,” co-written with Ryan Starrett—a fellow Jackson native and Foreman’s childhood friend.
Dr. Heesook Choi
Dr. Heesook Choi, an assistant professor in Print & Digital Journalism, presented "Pandemic, Communication, and Participation: Exploring the Mediating Role of Emotion, Efficacy, and Knowledge in the Effects of Communication on Civic Participation during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico." This study examined potential mediators of the relationship between news use and civic participation in the context of COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.