New Viewbook about Missouri Journalism Now Available

By Amberly Engert Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 23, 2005) — A new viewbook that shows how the Missouri School of Journalism trains future journalists is now available to prospective students, alumni and other interested persons. “Some of the best journalists in the world have learned their profession through the Missouri Method,” said Brian S. Brooks, associate dean … Continued

iLife, Camera, Action!

By D’Arcy Rapp Columbia, Mo. (December 15, 2005) — Armed with laptops and video cameras, hundreds of journalism students displayed their movie-making talents at the 2005 Freshman iLife Challenge awards ceremony. Comedy Wars emceed the event, which was co-sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism, Apple Computer and TigerTech, the campus computer store. The evening was full of entertainment and prizes as … Continued

MU Center Awarded $1.5 Million Renewal Grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14, 2005) — The Center for Religion, the Professions, and the Public at the University of Missouri-Columbia has received a $1.5-million renewal grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The grant will allow the Center to continue studying issues in the professions related to America’s increasing religious and cultural diversity. The Center was established in 2003 … Continued

Research Reveals Slower-Paced, Non-Attack Political Ads Are Most Attention-Getting

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 13, 2005) — The most attention-getting and memorable political advertisements are those that use fewer camera angles and scene changes and do not attack other candidates, according to research conducted at the Missouri School of Journalism. Katherine Roehrick’s research reviewed studies on both cognitive processes (memory, attention, and the like) and 30-second … Continued

Recent Alumnus Wins First Place Hearst Photojournalism Award

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 8, 2005) — Chris Detrick, a 2005 photojournalism graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, won first place in the photojournalism competition of the 2005-06 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. This was the first Hearst photojournalism competition of this academic year, entered by 74 students from 43 journalism schools nationwide. “Chris Detrick is … Continued

Missouri Journalism Graduate Gets ABC Anchor Spot

By Jemimah Noonoo Columbia Missourian New York (Dec. 7, 2005) — MU School of Journalism graduate Elizabeth Vargas was picked Monday as one of two anchors to replace Peter Jennings on ABC’s evening newscast, “World News Tonight.” Vargas, 43, will join Bob Woodruff to replace Jennings, who died of lung cancer in early August. The … Continued

117 Graduates Will Be Recognized at Fall Commencement Ceremonies

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 6, 2005) — The Missouri School of Journalism will recognize 117 graduates at its fall commencement ceremonies that will be held 4:30 p.m., Friday, December 16, at the Hearnes Center. The doctoral degree will be awarded to seven students; 27 will receive the master’s degree. Of the 83 undergraduate students who will … Continued

MA Student Named 2005 David Kaplan Memorial Fellow at ABC News in D.C.

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 2, 2005) — Master’s student Theresa Wieberg is the 2005 recipient of the David Kaplan Memorial Fellowship, which is awarded each year to one Missouri graduate student who has an interest in broadcast producing. While a producer for Sam Donaldson at ABC News, Kaplan was killed on assignment in Sarajevo in 1992. … Continued

KOMU-TV Receives Emmy for Overall News Excellence

Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 29, 2005) — The Mid-America Chapter of the National Television Arts and Sciences recently awarded a 2005 Emmy for Overall News Excellence to KOMU, the only university-owned commercial television station in the United States that uses its newsroom as a working lab for students. KOMU competed with television stations that are sized … Continued

Broadcast News Student Crowned MU Homecoming Queen

Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 9, 2005) — Alisha Johnson, a senior broadcast news student from Memphis, Tenn., was crowned the 2005 University of Missouri Homecoming Queen in a half-time ceremony at Faurot Field. An active student leader, Johnson participates in the National Association of Black Journalists, the Legion of Black Collegians, Summer Welcome, United Ambassadors and others. … Continued