Students Network and Produce Stories While Attending Three Prominent National Journalism Conventions

Columbia, Mo. (August 20, 2009) — Nine Missouri School of Journalism students sharpened their reporting skills and networked with professionals at the annual conventions of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association this summer. Carolina Astrain Cecilia Garza Guadalupe Martinez, BJ ’09 Shannon Montanez Elizabeth Reed Students Elizabeth Reed, … Continued

Kyle Stokes Earns a National Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists

By Joan Niesen Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 19, 2009) — Kyle Stokes, a junior in the convergence journalism program at the Missouri School of Journalism, will receive a 2008 national Mark of Excellence Award at the Society of Professional Journalists‘ upcoming convention. Kyle Stokes received a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award … Continued

The Society of Professional Journalists Selects the School’s Chapter as One of the Best in the Nation

Indianapolis (Aug. 18, 2009) — The Society of Professional Journalists has selected the Missouri School of Journalism’s student chapter as one of the best in the nation. Annually, each of SPJ’s 12 Regional Directors selects one chapter in his or her region that has performed outstanding service to the Society, their campus and the journalism profession. … Continued

Strategic Communication Professor Named President of the American Academy of Advertising

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 10, 2009) — Shelly Rodgers, associate professor of strategic communication at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been elected president of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA). An active AAA member for more than a decade, Rodgers is currently the AAA president-elect and has previously served as the AAA vice president (2008), secretary … Continued

Winner of Biotech University’s Reporting Contest to Receive a Free Trip to Europe

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 12, 2009) — An all-expense-paid blogging trip to Europe in 2010 is the grand prize awaiting some talented J-School student as part of a unique workshop and reporting contest on biotechnology being held this fall on the University of Missouri campus. The day-and-a-half workshop, called Biotech University, is designed to introduce Missouri School … Continued

12 Journalism Students to Help Report at the 2009 China Open in Beijing

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 11, 2009) — Twelve Missouri School of Journalism students will have the opportunity to help develop stories about the best tennis athletes in the world at the 2009 China Open. 2009 China Open Logo and Mascot The student volunteers, who will be in Beijing, China, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12, will … Continued

Vox Wins Four Awards in National Student Magazine Contest

Columbia, Mo. (July 27, 2009) — Vox magazine as well as several Missouri School of Journalism magazine journalism students have won awards by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in the annual student magazine contest. This year Vox earned recognition in the following categories: online magazine, design, investigation and analysis, and service and … Continued