Interviews & Media
CO Connection: Tim Baker, MSU Theatre Artist-in-Residence, discusses Theatre MSU's upcoming Fall children's production: Banner: A Sea Turtle Saga
CO Connection: Dr. John Nicholson discusses how a degree program is developed and structured and about Mississippi State University's Department of Communication new Master's Degree options
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.
PRISM team creates The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi’s website
The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi’s website was created by Dr. Terri Hernandez and student Madeline Burdine.
PRISM team creates "PRISM Organization Identity Campaign"
The PRISM team created an Organization Identity Campaign led by Hernandez and students Lauren Lucas, Madeline Burdine, and Peyton Neal.
PRISM team creates Mercedes-Benz of Tuscaloosa Social Media Campaigns
MBT hired the PRISM team for two different projects: 1. To help differentiate its brand by utilizing social media to communicate how MBT serves Tuscaloosa residents; and 2. To showcase community involvement and brand awareness among social media audiences.
Theatre MSU presents The Commedia Robinhood
Directors: Kat Moore and Taylor Barr; Scenery & Props: Abbigail Radius; Sound Design: Walker Harris; Technical Director: Rachel Van Namen; Stage Manager: Kat Hintz; Costumes: Melanie Harris
Matt Webb, MFA, creates Lighting Design for Palo Alto Players Zoom-only production of "An Act of God" by David Javerbaum
Provided design consultation and execution advice for the lighting of a live-to-Zoom theatrical event.
Christie Jones Lawrence virtually presents Integrated Primary & Behavioral Health Care Improves Outcomes and Decreases Costs at 8th Annual Healthcare Analytics Summit
Dr. Heesook Choi presents Traditional News vs. Political Satire: Fragmented Audience and Discreet Pathways to Political Participation at International Communication Association Conference
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.
Josh Foreman and co-Author, Ryan Starrett, publish Hidden History of Natchez
Hidden History of Natchez is the first of two History Press books by Josh Foreman and Ryan Starrett about one of the most important cities in early US history: Natchez, Mississippi.
Dr. Holli Seitz co-authors article in The Journal of Rural Health
Together with an interdisciplinary team of MSU researchers, Department of Communication faculty member Dr. Holli Seitz co-authored a recent journal article on research to inform family-based approaches to prevent prescription opioid misuse. Results include specific examples of predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling factors that influence whether family members engage in prevention behaviors. This work is part of the PROMISE Initiative (PReventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast).
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.