Knight named MSU’s first Luckyday Scholars Program Faculty Fellow
Mississippi State Department of Communication Instructor Amy Knight is the university’s first Luckyday Scholars Program Faculty Fellow. Knight’s career has deep roots with the Luckyday Program, having begun her service with the initiative in 2004 as a graduate assistant and then as assistant director in 2006 for two years at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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.
Dr. Pete Smith named chair of AJHA Blanchard Prize Committee
Dr. Pete Smith was named chair of the Margaret A. Blanchard Prize committee, the top graduate student award given by the American Journalism Historians' Association. The award recognizes the top dissertation in the area of mass communication history. Pete won the award in 2005 for his dissertation, "'It's Your America': Gertrude Berg and American Broadcasting, 1929-1956."
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.
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.
MSU Speech & Debate Council wins multiple awards throughout season
MSU's Speech and Debate Council has had a successful season. The debate team won 2nd place sweepstakes in 3 tournaments and 1st place in two tournaments, including the regional championship.
Two PRISM client projects win awards at 2022 PRAM Conference
Two MSU Public Relations & Integrated Student Media Agency client projects won awards at the 2022 PRism Awards Banquet as part of PRAM’s 2022 Conference in Gulfport, Miss. PRISM students won an Award of Excellence and a Best of Show award.
MSU Communication students win annual prestigious awards at PRAM conference
For the fifth year in a row, an MSU Department of Communication public relations concentration student has won the honor of Public Relations Association of Mississippi Student of the Year. Flora Dedeaux, a communication major double concentrating in public relations and broadcast & digital journalism, from Gulfport, Miss., received the 2022 PRAM Student of the Year.
Mississippi State University takes “MAB Student Broadcaster of the Year” in both Radio and Television
Mississippi State University receives top honors at this year’s Mississippi Association of Broadcasters 2nd Annual Excellence in Broadcasting Awards Ceremony, held April 2nd in downtown Jackson.
Dr. Terry Likes wins broadcast awards
The Broadcast Education Association and Mississippi Association of Broadcasters awards have been announced and an MSU faculty member won two honors.
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.
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.”