George Kennedy and Liz Brixey Honored by Journalism Graduate Students Association

By Joan Niesen Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14, 2009) — The Journalism Graduate Students Association (JGSA) honored two members of the journalism graduate faculty with its Excellence in the Graduate School award. This year, Professor Emeritus George Kennedy and Associate Professor Elizabeth Brixey were selected as recipients. Kennedy was a long-time editor of the Missourian and … Continued

Journalism Graduates to Be Recognized at Fall Commencement Ceremonies

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14, 2009) — The Missouri School of Journalism will recognize its graduates during fall commencement ceremonies that will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, in Jesse Auditorium. Family and friends of the graduates do not need tickets to attend. Seating will be open. Sallie L. Gaines, BJ ’73, Alumna Speaker … Continued

Dubrowski to Intern in the White House Internship Program for Spring 2010

The Strategic Communication Junior to Work in Vice President Joe Biden’s Office By Joan Niesen Master’s Student Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2009) — Peter Dubrowski, a strategic communication junior at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been hired as an intern in the White House Internship Program for the spring of … Continued

Kelsey Allen Places in Top Ten of Hearst College Feature Writing Competition

Kelsey Allen Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2009) — Missouri School of Journalism student Kelsey Allen placed in the top ten in the college feature writing category at the 50th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation‘s Journalism Awards Program held in San Francisco recently. She receives a $500 scholarship, and a matching grant will be given to the … Continued

Three Students Win Prestigious Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellowships

By Angela Hamilton Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 30 , 2009) — Three Missouri School of Journalism students were awarded the prestigious Carnegie-Knight News21 fellowships for 2010. Sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the News21 Fellowship is a part of the Carnegie-Knight initiative on the … Continued

Winners Announced for Biotech U Reporting Contest

By Steve Veile Project Manager Biotech University Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 24, 2009) — Missouri School of Journalism master’s student Charlotte Bellis has been named the grand prize winner of the Biotech University reporting contest. The New Zealand native won an all-expense paid blogging trip to Europe in 2010 with her multimedia report “Bio Beans: America’s … Continued

Five Students Present Papers; Perry Elected President; Winfield Receives Kobre Award at the American Journalism Historians Association Convention

By Angela Hamilton Master’s Student Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 24, 2009) — Five Missouri School of Journalism students presented papers – including one selected as a runner-up for the outstanding student paper award – at the annual American Journalism Historians Association convention held in Birmingham, Ala. Julien Gorbach Michael T. Martinez Whitney Jackson … Continued

Student-Developed iPhone News Application Ranked in Top Five on iTunes after Launch

By Angela Hamilton Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 19, 2009) — An iPhone application co-developed by a Missouri School of Journalism student recently became the fifth highest-rated news application on the iTunes store in the week following its launch. The Newsy.com iPhone application makes it possible to analyze a story from a variety of sources. Journalism … Continued

Highlighting Racial Disparities Increases Coverage and Effectiveness of Health News, MU Researchers Find

By Emily Smith MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 19, 2009) — Effective communication of health news is needed to raise awareness and encourage behavior changes in populations who experience health disparities, or inequalities in health status, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As media researchers search for better methods to … Continued