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Mississippi’s Katrina Stories: Ten Years Later

JOUR 380/JOUR 580

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Instructors: Dr. Nancy Dupont , Associate Professor of Journalism  
  • Dates: On campus: May 11-13, 2015 and May 20-22, 2015; On location: May 14-19, 2015
  • Cost: $850 plus tuition        
  • Application deadline: April 6

Itinerary subject to change. Students should wait to make travel arrangements after confirming dates and times with instructor.

To Register

Click here to download registration forms.

Students will:

  • Work closely with WLOX-TV in Biloxi, MS, in their preparation for coverage of the Hurricane Katrina ten-year anniversary
  • Produce media to be published for the University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media
  • Become familiar with the award-winning coverage done by Mississippi journalists
  • Gain first-hand knowledge of the challenges Gulf Coast leaders have faced in the past ten years


Students will spend a short time on the Oxford campus followed by one week in Biloxi, MS, and along the Gulf Coast. Accommodations will be at the Holiday Inn Express Long Beach.

Who should go?

This program is for journalism students who have completed JOUR 102 or IMC 205 or other interested students with some journalism experience who have permission from the instructor.


The program dates are May 11-22, 2015, with time being spent in Oxford on the Ole Miss campus and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  


Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from Biloxi, MS.


Program cost is $850 plus tuition. Included in the cost are housing, tours, and select group meals. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, tuition, airfare, and personal spending money.


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