Tiner chosen for top journalism award at Ole Miss

OXFORD — Stan Tiner, executive editor of The Sun Herald, will receive the University of Mississippi’s highest journalism award.

The Silver Em award will be presented to Tiner at an Oct. 29 banquet in Oxford.

Tiner is a Louisiana native and has been the top editor at The Sun Herald since mid-2000. The newspaper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2006 for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s impact on south Mississippi.

The Silver Em has been awarded annually since 1958. Among the winners are the late Turner Catledge, a Neshoba County native who went on to become managing editor of The New York Times; Bill Minor, a figure in Mississippi journalism for 60 years; and William Raspberry, former columnist for The Washington Post.

The Associated Press