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On September 30, 196f2 James Meredith sought to become the first African-American to enroll in the University of Mississippi. Over 300 reporters descended on Oxford. Kathleen Wickham details the challenges faced by reporters and the reports they filed. She offers fresh theories and information on the unsolved murder of French reporter Paul Guihard.

Produktbeschreibung
On September 30, 196f2 James Meredith sought to become the first African-American to enroll in the University of Mississippi. Over 300 reporters descended on Oxford. Kathleen Wickham details the challenges faced by reporters and the reports they filed. She offers fresh theories and information on the unsolved murder of French reporter Paul Guihard.
Autorenporträt
Dr. Kathleen Woodruff Wickham is professor of journalism at The University of Mississippi where she teaches Advanced Reporting, Media Ethics, Magazine Writing and a course on press coverage of civil rights. She has also lectured at the Sorbonne and Rennes universities in France. She previously taught at The University of Memphis and worked as a reporter at the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger and Atlantic City (N.J.) Press. She was instrumental in having the Society of Professional Journalists designate The University of Mississippi a national historic site in journalism in honor of the reporters who covered the 1962 integration crisis and establish a memorial marker in honor of the Paul Guihard, the French reporter murdered on campus during the 1962 riot. She has published three books, numerous academic articles and since 2010 has judged the National Headliner Journalism Awards. In 2008 SPJ presented Wickham the David L. Eshelman National Outstanding Campus Adviser Award.