John Michael Tonos

Instructional Associate Professor of Integrated Marketing Communication

John Michael Tonos


Michael Tonos has spent more than 40 years in the media and communications business, primarily newspapers. Over his 35-year newspaper career, he served as executive editor of The Sun Herald in Biloxi-Gulfport and managing editor at The Sun Herald, the Vicksburg Post and the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo. He also owned JMT Consulting, a public relations firm. Since 2012, he has taught both Journalism and IMC classes at Ole Miss. In 2002, he taught as adjunct at Tulane University’s Biloxi campus.


M.S. Public Relations, University of Southern Mississippi (2003)