Interviews & Media
CO Connection: Cheryl Chambers
Mississippi State University's Department of Communication Head Dr. Terry Likes interviews Cheryl Chambers, an instructor in communication, adviser for Speech and Debate Council and director of MSU's new Speaking Center , about the award winning Speech and Debate team’s recent success as well as the grand opening of the MSU Speaking Center.
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.
Webb designs lighting for Jackson-based production
Matt Webb, an assistant clinical professor in theatre, designed the lighting for New Stage Theatre's (Jackson, Mississippi) production of I JUST STOPPED BY TO SEE THE MAN by Stephen Jeffreys, directed by Artistic Director Francine Reynolds.
Chris Misun directs music video for Mississippi country music artist Emily White
Department of Communication Broadcast & Digital Journalism Instructor Chris Misun produced, directed, and edited a music video for Mississippi Singer/songwriter, Emily White. White debuts her first original single, "Child of Mississippi," off of her new album in the video. The music video was shot over the course of two and a half days in Meridian, Miss., in October of 2020. Emily White is a recording artist signed with Creative and Dreams Music Network.
Broadcast Instructor Chris Misun, in collaboration with multiple MSU departments, receives the 2020 CRPAM Grand Award in the Senior Division
The 2019 MSU Student Testimonial video series was a collaboration with the Mississippi State University Office of Public Affairs, Admissions and Scholarships, and the University Television Center.
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.
Christie Jones Lawrence presents "Leading Through Crisis" at State PRAM conference
Christie Jones Lawrence, a communication instructor, presented "Leading Through Crisis" at the 2022 State Public Relations Association of Mississippi conference held in Gulfport, Miss., on April 4. According to Lawrence, managing in a crisis is challenging--even for experienced managers. Her presentation focused on understanding the fundamentals of successfully leading through a crisis, outlining key character traits of successful leaders, identifying crisis management stages, and reviewing John C. Maxwell's seven guiding principles for leading through a crisis.
Dr. Holli Seitz
Dr. Holli Seitz, an assistant professor in Communication & Media Studies, presented collaborative work with Dr. Antonio Gardner and Dr. Leah Pylate at the National Communication Association 107th Annual Convention. Their research, titled "Formative research to inform college health communication campaigns about COVID-19 prevention behaviors," reported the results of surveys and interviews conducted with MSU students and parents and guardians to inform the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Dr. Melody. Fisher publishes article in Family and Community Health
Dr. Melody Fisher, an associate professor in public relations, recently published The study "Assessing Readiness for Barbershop-Based HIV Prevention Programs Among Rural African American Barbershop Patrons" in Family and Community Health. The study aimed to quantitatively assess the readiness of rural African American men to participate in a barbershop-based HIV prevention program.
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.
Public Relations student Marisa Laudadio defends senior thesis
Marisa Laudadio successfully defended her senior honors thesis, “Examining the Intentional Use of Rhetoric in Legal Argumentation to Advocate for F
Reflector journalists win national website and news awards
Brandon Grisham and the Reflector won the Grand Prize for best website and Mary Mad LaMastus won the Grand Prize for best web news article at the 57th Annual National Electronic Media Association awards in Los Angeles.
MSU students garner regional, national journalism awards
The Reflector staff took several top awards at the conference, including for general news reporting, sports photography, and commentary. In all, the Reflector won seven first place awards and 16 second and third place awards.
Two Theatre students advance in short film competition
Every Little Thing, a short film created by Nathan Cleveland and Emma Denson was recently chosen as one of four films to move on to the next round of short-film competition in Hollywood. The short film debuted in the Campus Movie Fest at MSU where Cleveland also received the Silver Tripod for Best Actor.