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Mike Christensen joins Mississippi State Hospital

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen, who has more than 33 years of journalism experience, will handle media relations for the Mississippi State Hospital.  He worked 26 years as a sports writer and copy editor for The Clarion-Ledger  and most recently served as a web editor/writer for Agfax.com, an agriculture information site.

Christensen earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Augusta College (now Georgia Regents University) in Augusta, Ga., a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., and a master’s degree in communication from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He is the author of the book Of Mudcat, Boo, The Rope, and Oil Can: An Informal History of Mississippians in Major League Baseball, which takes a look at professional baseball history from the perspective of Mississippi athletes who played in the major leagues.

Christensen, a Brandon resident, was born in Illinois and grew up in Augusta, Ga. He is married to Susan Christensen, Public Relations Director for Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. They have two children, daughter Kelly, a freelance new media designer in Vancouver, British Columbia, and son Marshall, a senior finance major at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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  1. I can’t imagine why MS State Hospital, or most other government agencies, need a “media relations” department, or even a dedicated person. The media can look at their public records. I’m not convinced we should be paying people to talk to the media, which mostly gets it wrong regardless of what they were told. Such a position may be useful for more “popular” entities, such as cities (as a whole, not just one department), state law enforcement and emergency response agencies, and perhaps the governor’s office.

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