12 Missouri Journalism Seniors Named to Elite Mizzou ’39

Columbia, Mo. (March 18, 2008) — The Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board (AASB) recently named 12 Missouri School of Journalism seniors to the 2008 class of Mizzou ’39. Mizzou ’39 honors outstanding seniors for their academic achievements, leadership and service. Created by the AASB in 2005, the name pays tribute to the spirit of service modeled by … Continued

Mark Carter Named CCJ Executive Director and Goldenson Chair at the Missouri School of Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (March 17, 2008) — Mark Carter, a 20-year veteran media executive, strategist, reporter and executive producer, is the new executive director of the Committee of Concerned Journalists and the Goldenson Chair in Community Broadcasting at the Missouri School of Journalism, effective today. Carter is a founding partner of Mark Carter & Company, a leading … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Columbia, Mo. (March 14, 2008) — The Missouri School of Journalism welcomed two new faculty members for the winter 2008 semester. Mark Horvit joined the journalism studies faculty as an associate professor and executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and Karen Mitchell joined the convergence journalism faculty as an assistant professor. Horvit serves as the … Continued

Columbia Missourian Sports Section, Two Students Score Big at APSE

UPDATE April 3, 2008: Junior Andrew Astleford’s story “A Question of Acceptance” was ranked third nationally in explanatory reporting in the final rankings of the Associated Press Sports Editors Best of Writing 2007 contest. Columbia, Mo. (March 7, 2008) — For the second year in a row, the Columbia Missourian sports desk brought home top … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Senior Makes Worldwide Impact with 14-part Autism Series on KOMU

Columbia, Mo. (March 6, 2008) — Missouri School of Journalism radio-television journalism senior Ashley Reynolds will enter the job market after graduating this December with an impressive resume credential under her belt – a 14-part series on autism that not only reached an estimated 150,000 viewers in the mid-Missouri area, but also received worldwide attention … Continued

Broadway Play “The Front Page” to Be Performed at Centennial/Dedication Celebration

Columbia, Mo. (March 6, 2008) — Journalists attending the Sept. 10-12 centennial/dedication can scoop the competition during a jail break – well, sort of. The Maplewood Barn Community Theatre, mid-Missouri’s historic outdoor theatre company, will host a performance of “The Front Page,” the award-winning Broadway comedic play about journalists, for those attending the celebration Sept. 11. The … Continued

Missouri Journalism Professor Studies Influence of 19th Century Journalism in Shaping the Nation’s History

By Emily Smith MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (March 6, 2008) — The adage that “journalism is the first draft of history” proved to be true in a new study by Betty Winfield, an MU Curators’ professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. The study, “The Continuous Past: Historical Referents in Nineteenth-Century American Journalism,” revealed … Continued

Missouri Association of Publications to Host Annual Conference

Columbia, Mo. (March 4, 2008) — Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Mike Sager heads a list of publication professionals speaking at the Missouri Association of Publications‘ Fourth Annual Publications Summit, March 6-7, at the University of Missouri‘s Memorial Union. About 175 writers, editors, designers, graphic artists and publishers from consumer, business, educational and governmental print … Continued

Around the World with Movie Director Tim Burton

Photojournalism Graduate Student Takes Unconventional Career Path Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 28, 2008) — Life behind the camera lens has taken Missouri School of Journalism graduate student Leah Gallo many places. The most recent, and possibly most unusual, began with a chance meeting of director Tim Burton and led to the set of the Oscar-winning movie … Continued