Mr. Sana Sise
Instructor of Computer Science
McNair Program Campus Liaison
As program participants they:
The students also compete for the opportunity to do an internship that includes a $2,500 stipend. Nineteen (19) scholars are chosen for this intense, six-week research internship at the University of Mississippi. Included below are the abstracts of the research conducted by the 2014-2015 McNair Scholars from Rust College
West Memphis, AR
The shooting and death of the 17-year old African-American teenager Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman on February 12, 2012, sparked an outcry in the media. Journalists and bloggers use the power of social media and various news platforms discussed the killing across America, arousing racial hostility in the African-American community. As a result, the media has been accused of being the force shaping the murder into an issue of race versus an issue of legality. In this paper, a critical comparison of The New York Times and The Commercial Appeal is undertaken to analyze the extent to which the newspaper medium framed coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting in a facet that elicited racial discourse. The review of literature conducted in this paper supports the idea of the media soliciting skewed media coverage in African-American criminal cases. Applying a content analysis of the two newspapers, the study revealed that while The New York Times reported on the story from a neutral perspective, the African-American voice present in The Commercial Appeal contributes to bias coverage of the shooting on the newspaper’s behalf.
This paper explores the experiences of two women in top media management and their success stories to better understand the glass ceiling effect. The research is based on a case study of two WABG female television managers in Greenville, MS. The study revealed that advancement opportunities, mentorship, and personal initiatives have played a significant role in the managerial careers of women in media, while gendered issues and managing family and work are still important concerns for women in top media management.