Veteran journalist Bill Rose has been named a senior fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi. Rose was managing editor of the Palm Beach Post and a longtime reporter and editor at the Miami Herald. He was editor of Tropic, the Herald’s Sunday magazine, as well as national editor and deputy city editor. He covered the South for the Miami Herald for five years.
Rose joins Curtis Wilkie, also a senior fellow, at the Overby Center.
Rose joined the faculty at the university’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media last year and directed The Delta Project, an in-depth report about poverty in the Delta that won the RFK national award for journalism excellence among scholastic entries.
A 1969 UM graduate, Rose has won many journalism prizes for his reporting and editing work. He also served as a Pulitzer juror in 2007-2008.
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