Tuesday, December 5, 2023

In the News: Website Features HottyToddy.com, Meek School Connection

Broadcaster Ian Cowart with the Meek School reported on the Tupelo tornado disaster for HottyToddy.com.

HottyToddy.com’s relationship with the Meek School of Journalism and New Media was the subject of a recent on-line story in TVNewsCheck.com.
The webstie covers the business of broadcasting and recently it has been profiling websites that support university journalism programs around the county. Previously SEC schools Florida and Alabama were covered.
In this article, writer Michael Depp explained the history of HottyToddy.com, its founding by publisher Ed Meek and its relationship with the Meek School.
HottyToddy.com managing editor Kate Wallace explains the website’s mission in the article. “He (Meek) wanted this to be a platform for the students to use and learn from,” said the Ole Miss graduate. She added that in her time at the school, journalism internships were limited and now students can not only contribute to the site and its very popular Facebook page (which is closing in on 35,000 likes), but to the pages of Experience Oxford, its bimonthly print magazine.

You can link to the article here.

Here is how it starts:
“Hotty Toddy” has long currency in Oxford, Miss. as a football cheer and tribal greeting for those with ties to the University of Mississippi, but now it’s also a vehicle for the school’s journalism students to get their work in front of over 100,000 readers each month.
That’s thanks to a partnership between Ole Miss, as the school is much more widely known, and www.HottyToddy.com, a community and culture-oriented website founded and funded by Ed Meek, namesake of its J-school, The Meek School of Journalism and New Media, and fervent lover of all things Oxford.”