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School of Media and Communication

Jim Bishop

Professor Jim Bishop served on the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi from 1964 to 1990, teaching courses in advertising, journalism, photography, and public relations.  In addition to teaching, Mr. Bishop was director of the university’s Newspaper Production Office and advisor to the advertising staff of The Student Printz.  Before joining the university, he worked for more than 30 years in the newspaper industry, mostly as an advertising manager for newspapers in Tennessee and Mississippi.  He also served his country as a pilot in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and a master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.  At the time of his induction into the MCJ Hall of Fame in 2007, Mr. Bishop was retired and living in Hattiesburg.