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Faculty Profile

Lareeca Denee Rucker

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Journalism Instruction
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM INSTRUCTION
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114 FARLEY HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7146
Joined UM: 08/24/2014

Areas of Expertise

  • ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD
  • CREATIVE WRITING
  • JOURNALISM
  • JOURNALISM, MAGAZINE WRITING
  • JOURNALISM, NEW MEDIA
  • JOURNALISM, NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING
  • JOURNALISM, NEWSPAPERS
  • NEW MEDIA JOURNALISM
  • NEWSPAPERS
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • WRITING
  • WRITING SKILLS

Brief Bio

LaReeca Rucker has been a journalist for 25 years. She spent a decade as a reporter at The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi's largest daily newspaper, where she was also a USA TODAY contributor. As a general assignment reporter, Rucker was the first C-L reporter to create a blog and promote her work using social media. Always a student of evolving technology, media trends and educational creativity, Rucker has taught multimedia journalism, mass communication, and features writing classes since 2014. She created the Oxford Stories classes at UM and the website OxfordStories.net that serves as a student news wire service, sending stories to cooperative local news organizations for publication. Because of Oxford Stories, Rucker is a 2017 national Challenge Grant winner, awarded by the Online News Association. Her work has been distributed by The Associated Press and Gannett News Service to papers across the country, including USA TODAY, The Huffington Post, and numerous blogs and industry publications. To read more, visit www.lareecarucker.com.

Degrees

BA
JOURNALISM
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERISTY, MISSISSIPPI (1997)
MA
JOURNALISM
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERISTY, MISSISSIPPI (2016)