Scholars and veteran journalists were among the guests today who attended an inaugural symposium established in honor of a former professor in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi.
The inaugural Arthur J. Kaul symposium was established to honor Kaul, a popular and widely respected member of the Southern Miss faculty who died of cancer last May. He was posthumously inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame during a luncheon ceremony.
The event included colleagues, former students, friends and family who gathered on the university’s Hattiesburg campus to discuss and celebrate his lifetime of achievements and contributions to the field of journalism and to the university.
More than a dozen alumni who are now faculty members at universities in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama served as panelists at the symposium, and discussed topics including journalism history, media ethics and literary journalism.
Jed Horne, a former metro editor for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, shared his experiences covering the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city during the symposium’s luncheon. (Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations photo by Steve Rouse)
Ted Jackson, left, a Southern Miss alumni and award-winning New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer, sits with his mentor, retired Southern Miss photojournalism professor Ed Wheeler Friday during the Art Kaul Journalism Symposium luncheon on the university’s Hattiesburg campus. Jackson was an invited guest speaker for the luncheon. (Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations photo by Steve Rouse)
A photograph of late Southern Miss journalism professor Dr. Arthur J. Kaul sits on display during the School of Mass Communication and Journalism’s symposium Friday. (Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations photo by Steve Rouse).
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