Stacey Woelfel

Associate Professor

News Director, KOMU

5550 Highway 63 South
Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211-1200


STACEY WOELFEL is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the news director for KOMU-TV, the University of Missouri-owned NBC affiliate for central Missouri. The commercial station serves as the teaching laboratory for the Missouri School of Journalism. Students at KOMU-TV are the reporter, producers, writers, photographers, and editors of six daily newscasts that go head to head with competing newscasts in the market.

Woelfel is the past national chairman of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), a member of the national board of directors of the Carole Kneeland Project, a member of the board of governors of the Mid-America chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and a member of the board of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Woelfel is a winner of the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism, the Emmy award, the Edward R. Murrow along with numerous regional and local awards. He has been inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a frequent instructor in free media practices for journalists worldwide. Woelfel recently authored the book Suspicious Signs and penned a chapter in Silenced: International Journalists Expose Media Censorship. He holds a doctorate in political science.

Selected Publications

  • Book Chapters

    • Stacey Woelfel, Edited by David Dadge. Silenced: International Journalists Expose Media Censorship, Prometheus Books, 2005. Chapter 4: "Patriotism" vs. Independence by Stacey Woelfel
  • Books

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