75 Years of High School Journalism

75 Years of High School Journalism

Many future professionals – journalist and otherwise – got their first taste of storytelling on their high school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast or magazine. Founded at Ole Miss in 1947, the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association is now celebrating its 75th year of organizing contests, conventions and other structural supports for high school student media programs throughout the state. On the eve of its spring convention, MSPA director R.J. Morgan will lead a panel of previous directors (Beth Fitts, Robin Street and Charlie Mitchell) in unpacking the organization’s history, significance and future.


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About the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

The Overby Center features programs, multimedia displays and writings which examine the complex relationships between the media and politicians - past, present and future. We pay special attention to Southern perspectives.

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University, MS 38677
Phone: 662-915-1692 | Fax: 662-915-1721
E-mail: overbycenter@olemiss.edu