Jann Carl, BJ ’82, to Be Honored at MU Awards Ceremony

By Lindsey Underwood Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 2, 2009) — The Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) will honor 19 outstanding faculty and alumni Friday, Oct. 2, at its 42nd Annual Faculty-Alumni Awards Ceremony when the Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Faculty Award and 17 Faculty-Alumni Awards will be presented. MAA Faculty-Alumni Awards recognize the achievement of faculty … Continued

Journalism Students Load Up on Science; Now the Reporting Begins

By Steve Veile Project Manager, Biotech University Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 2, 2009) — A dedicated group of Missouri School of Journalism students toughed out a weekend filled with the science, business and political implications of biotechnology as the first step in a reporting competition. The carrot? An all-expense paid blogging trip to Europe next year. … Continued

Betty Winfield to Receive the Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History

By Joan Niesen Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2009) — Missouri School of Journalism Professor Betty Houchin Winfield will receive the American Journalism Historians Association‘s (AJHA) Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History. The award, the highest honor given out by the organization, recognizes Winfield’s career as an accomplished mass media historian. … Continued

Columbia Missourian Is Recognized for Excellence in Legal Journalism

By Joan Niesen Master’s Student Columbia (Sept. 29, 2009) — The Columbia Missourian was recognized on Friday with The Missouri Bar Excellence in Legal Journalism award. “This award is a special one for students and staff because it recognizes our ‘watchdog’ journalism and signals to our students the importance and value of this kind of work … Continued

Earnest Perry to Assume Presidency of the American Journalism Historians Association

Columbia, Mo. (September 23, 2009) — Missouri School of Journalism Professor Earnest Perry will begin his one-year term as president of the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) in October. Perry, who is currently first vice president of the AJHA, is the first University of Missouri professor to be named president of the organization. In his role, … Continued

Field Trip Teaches Students about Writing for a Non-Science Audience

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 22, 2009) — Moving from forests, to caves, to prairies and dairy farms, students in Professor Bill Allen’s eight-week “Field Reporting on the Food System and Environment” agricultural journalism course hit the road during the weekend of Sept. 11-13, in a classroom on wheels. Eleven Missouri School of Journalism students covered more … Continued

School Welcomes 58 Walter Williams Scholars, High-Achieving Students Who Have Earned at Least a 33 on the ACT

By Joan Niesen Master’s Student Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 15, 2009) — The Missouri School of Journalism welcomed 58 Walter Williams Scholars during a special ceremony on Sept. 3 in the Fred W. Smith Forum at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Top row, from left: Krystin Arneson, Taylor Bartlett, Leah Beane, Zachary Boesch, … Continued

New Book on St. James, Mo., Features Photographs of Missouri School of Journalism Students and Missouri Photo Workshop Participants

Project Also Serves as a Master’s Project for Joshua A. Bickel By Angela Hamilton Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 9, 2009) — “St. James: The People of Missouri’s ‘Forest City of the Ozarks,’” a collaborative book project of Missouri School of Journalism students and professional photojournalists, will be released this week. The publication coincides with … Continued

Online News Garners More Attention from Readers if It’s Negative and Localized, MU Study Finds

By Emily Smith MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 26, 2009) — According to the “hardwired for news” theory, people devote more attention to information that is deviant or threatening. To test the theory, University of Missouri researchers examined the physiological effects of reading threatening health news online. The researchers found that news about local health … Continued

Angus McDougall, a Legendary Force in Photojournalism, Dies

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 21, 2009) — Angus W. “Mac” McDougall, a legendary force in photojournalism, editing and education, died in Columbia on Thursday, Aug. 20. He was 92. McDougall set standards of excellence in photography, photo editing and photojournalism education. As a Milwaukee Journal photographer, he was an innovator in the use of high-speed strobe … Continued