Charles “Charlie” Mitchell is associate professor at the School of Journalism and New Media. He is a 1975 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a 1986 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law with a juris doctorate.
He worked for The Vicksburg Post from 1975 until 1983 as a reporter and photographer, then as managing editor and executive editor from 1986 until August 2010. He was on the journalism faculty at the University of Mississippi from 1983 until 1986. He is a past president of the Mississippi Press Association and is a past president of the Mississippi-Louisiana Associated Press Managing Editors Association.
His weekly column, Conversation, has won state and regional awards and also appears in more than 20 newspapers statewide. He also won awards for his reporting from Iraq and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He is a member of the Warren County and Mississippi bar associations and is admitted to practice in state and federal court.