Southern Miss hosts Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day

Southern Miss hosts Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Mass Communication and Journalism will host the fourth annual Mississippi Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Day Wednesday, April 27.

Broadcast professionals from across the state will network with students and then present an interactive panel discussion that is free and open to the public from 1-2 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom on the Hattiesburg campus.

"This event has become a hallmark of the broadcast journalism sequence and demonstrates the strength of the program," said Dave Davies, director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. "Through MAB Day, students are mentored by seasoned professionals, and professionals receive insight into the next generation of broadcast professionals."

As many as 13 media outlets from as far as Tupelo will be represented at MAB Day and include Raycom Media, Inc., Media General, Blakeney Communication, Inc., Mississippi Public Broadcasting and NewsMS/TeleSouth Communications, Inc.

"MAB day is an excellent opportunity for broadcast and multimedia students to find employment," said Mary Lou Sheffer, USM associate professor and sequence head for broadcast journalism. "Every year at least two seniors leave the day employed. For students not yet ready to graduate, the day offers a chance to receive direct feedback on their journalism skills from industry professionals."
For more information about the MAB Day panel discussion, contact the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at 601.266.4258.