UM School of Journalism and New Media mourns the loss of Professor Nancy McKenzie Dupont


Posted on: December 27, 2021 through ldrucker

Professors, staff, students and alumni of the University of Mississippi’s School of Journalism and New Media mourn the loss of a colleague and friend, Dr. Nancy McKenzie Dupont.

Dupont joined the faculty in 2006 after spending 17 years as an audiovisual journalist and 13 years as a journalism teacher.

In recent years, she has made history by becoming the first person to win the two most prestigious awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – Broadcast and Mobile Journalism Division in the same year.

Dr. Nancy McKenzie Dupont

Dupont won the Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education and the Larry Burkum Service Award.

She was the 38th recipient of the Edward L. Bliss Award and is only the 5th woman to win.

Dupont retired earlier this year from the School of Journalism and New Media.

During her academic career, she was also President of the Radio-Television Journalism Division (now Audiovisual and Mobile Journalism) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

She was twice president of the news division of the Broadcast Education Association. In 2019, she was elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Broadcast Education Association.

Dupont co-wrote the book Fallen Confederation Journalism in 2014. She is the author of 12 book chapters. She frequently presented her research at the 19e Century Journalism, the Civil War, and Free Expression and at the Transnational Journalism History conference. She published extensively on nineteenth-century Mississippi and Louisiana newspapers.

Dupont obtained a doctorate. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1997.

On Sunday, many tributes from his colleagues and students began to appear on social networks. Those who knew Dupont can tag @umjourimc on social media, and we’ll share your thoughts on him with others.

You can also read other tributes to her on Facebook @ nancy.dupont.

We will share details of the arrangements when they become available.

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