VIDEO — How does a historic, small-town newspaper keep going strong while its big-city peers suffer? That’s the subject of a new 25-minute documentary by Mykki Newton, a videographer and editor at the University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media. “The Oxford EAGLE: A Community Newspaper in the Internet Age” features interviews with EAGLE staff members and local readers about the paper’s place in its community. Also, Ole Miss journalism students discuss their take on the field — and reveal just where the next generation gets its daily news.
(November 8, 2010)
With the first act to his new independent movie finished, filmmaker Thomas L. Phillips found himself needing some fresh ideas to complete the script. In May, he called Melanie Addington, whom he had met two years ago at the Memphis International Film Festival, and asked her to help finish writing the script.
Cast and crew have been shooting for the last three weeks in and around Oxford and expect to wrap up this weekend. (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)
As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community. This time, however, I am personally involved with an outstanding local film, “Where I Begin.” (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)
OXFORD TOWN — It’s been three months of non-stop pre-production work for me and Thomas L. Phillips, director of the independent drama “Where I Begin” that we co-wrote and co-produced. Lots of people have asked if we are excited and, well, yes, we are – but also mostly just anxious and tired. That is the part yu don’t often hear much about. (August 5, 2010, Page 15)
The Oxford EAGLE was named the best small daily newspaper in Mississippi at the Mississippi Press Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. The EAGLE was honored with a total of 21 awards, including eight first-place awards at Saturday’s ceremony in Tunica. The newspaper also won the General Excellence award, which is the most prestigious honor given to a newspaper in the state by the state Press Association. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)
The new Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Film Fund is looking to find ways to help up and coming filmmakers in the area find support and funding. The new fund was announced on Friday at the fundraising party for the independent film, “Where I Begin,” which will be directed by Thomas L. Phillips and co-produced and co-written by The EAGLE’s own Melanie Addington. (June 28, 2010, Page 3)
Barry Grantham writes to clarify his stance on the issue of the city’s landscaping ordinance and how it affects the Oxford East Shopping Center he owns. (June 22, 2010, Page 4)
Senior Staff Writer Lucy Shultze, in conjunction with Web designer John Herren, has been one of the driving forces behind the EAGLE’s new Web site, and even she’s been a bit surprised at how much she is using the features of the new site even after reading most of the paper while at work. (March 12, 2010, Page 4A)
Reader Esther Sprague suggested that The Oxford EAGLE look for more points of view with its editorial cartoon, while Joanne Wilkinson praised the efforts of those involved with the Oxford Film Festival. (February 9, 2010, Page 4)
The Oxford Film Festival is fast becoming one of the top destinations in the region for those who enjoy seeing the up-and-coming in the world of cinema. Feature films, documentaries, shorts and all other types of work will be screened later this week. (February 3, 2010, Page 4)