Ten Graduate Students to Be Selected for Prestigious WHCA-Missouri Fellowship in Government Affairs Reporting

Washington, D.C. (April 24, 2008) — The White House Correspondents’ Association will announce at its annual dinner on Saturday, April 26, a new WHCA-Missouri Fellowship Program in government affairs reporting. The Missouri School of Journalism, considered by the WHCA as one of the nation’s most prestigious journalism graduate programs, was one of three schools selected by … Continued

Woelfel Selected as Chairman-Elect for RTNDA

Columbia, Mo. (April 23, 2008) — Stacey Woelfel was elected national chairman-elect of the Radio-Television News Directors Association at its recent meeting in Las Vegas. He will produce the 2009 RTNDA convention. An associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, Woelfel also serves as news director for KOMU-TV, the only university-owned commercial television station … Continued

Centennial/Dedication Registration Now Open

Columbia, Mo. (April 23, 2008) — When you receive a small, brown package in the mail in the next few weeks, don’t be fooled by its simple cover. Inside is your guide to the most exciting journalism celebration, conference, reunion, convention and party in the past 100 years – all wrapped into one event. Registration … Continued

MU Journalism Professor to Direct USC Journalism School

By Emily Younker Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (April 14, 2008) — Geneva Overholser, currently an endowed chair for the MU School of Journalism at its Washington, D.C. bureau, has been named the director of the journalism school at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. “I have had seven wonderful years at the Missouri … Continued

J-School Alumnus Steve Fainaru Awarded Pulitzer Prize

By Hannah Zimmerman Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (April 9, 2008) — Six Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to The Washington Post on Monday, one of which went to a Missouri School of Journalism alumnus. Steve Fainaru’s 10-part series on how private security contractors in Iraq operate outside many of the laws governing U.S. Forces won the award … Continued

Global News Professionals Offer Open-minded Alternatives for American Journalism

Symposium Highlights the Future of Journalism in the Public Interest Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2008) — Concerns about the future of the press are not just American; they’re global. Some of the solutions emerging from other countries were discussed recently during the joint centennial celebration of the Missouri School of Journalism and the National Press Club in … Continued

Master’s Student Wins First Place in Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ “Best in Business” National Contest

Columbia, Mo. (March 31, 2008) — Winning a national business writing competition never was one of Jessica Nuñez’s goals. In fact, she never really considered herself a business reporter. After winning first place in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers‘ Best in Business contest for her story “Funding Farming,” Nuñez said she is … Continued