Traveler, dog mom, and aspiring television host are just a few words that describe me. I am Julieanna Jackson, a nineteen-year-old from Mize, Mississippi, population 350. Journalism has been an interest in my life since I was a young child. I recall as a young girl watching the women on the news, sidelines, or on another outlet express themselves, and I knew that is what I wanted to do when I grew up. The summer before my senior year, I wanted to get into a journalism outlet. The opportunity arose for me to intern at my local online newspaper,, and while interning there, I learned so much about journalism. I have been able to write countless articles, and my favorite part has been interviewing some pretty special people. Interning during a pandemic, I had to get creative, so we turned to Zoom interviews. Through these zoom interviews, I have interviewed Lee Greenwood, Miss America Camille Schrier, Miss USA Asya Branch, and Noah Harris, to name a few. While looking at colleges to further my academic career, I knew I wanted to look into the journalism program. I FELL IN LOVE once I learned more about the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. This program sounded precisely like me, and I knew this was what I wanted to pursue. I am majoring in Broadcast Journalism with the hopes of pursuing a career in television, whether that be sports, news, or pop culture. I am a first-generation college student, and I am excited to continue my academics as a member of the Talbert Fellows program in Oxford, Mississippi. While a student at Ole Miss, I worked for ESPN College GameDay as a runner. One thing the School of Journalism teaches its students is to take those risks because you never know where they might land. You can currently find me on Ole Miss NewsWatch as an anchor.




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