In Memoriam: Nancy McKenzie Dupont

Nancy McKenzie Dupont, professor of journalism emerita at the University of Mississippi, died on Christmas Day, just months after she had retired from the university.

Dr. Dupont joined the faculty in 2006 after spending 17 years as a broadcast journalist and 13 years as a journalism educator at Loyola University in New Orleans. She was promoted to full professor in 2015.

In recent years, she made history by becoming the first person ever to win the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – Broadcast and Mobile Journalism Division’s two most prestigious awards in the same year. In her academic career, she also served as chair of the Radio-Television Journalism division (now Broadcast and Mobile Journalism) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She served twice as chair of the news division of the Broadcast Education Association.

Dr. Dupont was the co-author of the book Journalism in the Fallen Confederacy (Palgrave Pivot, 2015). She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Loyola University and held a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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