Ole Miss project wins RFK Journalism Award

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A multimedia project about the University of Mississippi’s service learning program in Belize has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for college students.

Five students created it as part of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media’s foreign study course titled “multimedia storytelling.”

They traveled to Belize with two assistant professors during the 2012 winter intersession to report on service learning projects by Ole Miss Study Abroad students.

Margaret Ann Morgan, Jajuan McNeil, Aubry Killion, Cain Madden and Katie Williamson created a magazine, videos and a television series documenting a road built for the San Mateo Empowerment Project.

The awards from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights recognize outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Kennedy’s dedication to human rights and social issues.