Alexander Schiffer Receives $2,000 Jerry Heaster Scholarship in Business Journalism

He Will Hold a Business Journalism Internship at The Washington Post in Summer 2017 Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 23, 2016) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Alexander Schiffer is the first recipient of the $2,000 Jerry Heaster Scholarship in Business Journalism. He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in print and digital … Continued

Fall 2016 @ Mizzou: Pursuing Sports Writing Dream at Missouri

By Emily Peters Senior Brad Almquist interviews Missouri football players Paul Adams and Alec Abeln in October during Media Day. Almquist, a Cincinnati native, is studying sports journalism. For his Advanced News Reporting class this semester, he is part of a two-person team that covers Missouri football for the Columbia Missourian. He writes three articles … Continued

State Winners of Campaign About Dangers of Distracted Driving Recognized at School

Students Urge No-Phone Use in AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait’ Contest Essays Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2016) — Missouri winners of AT&T’s national “It Can Wait” campaign about the dangers of distracted driving recently visited the Missouri School of Journalism as part of the awards ceremony to recognize them. Participants were challenged to write an editorial or … Continued

Magazine Writing Students Use Radio Essays to Tell Stories

The ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ Commentaries Are Now Live on KBIA-FM Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 19, 2016) — Eight Missouri School of Journalism magazine journalism students learned how to tell their stories with the spoken – not written – word in the fall Advanced Writing capstone class. Now available for listening on KBIA-FM, the students – … Continued

Student Project on Pulitzer-Winning Work Captures Attention of Professionals

‘No Small Pulitzers’ Is Based on Interviews with Journalists from 17 Pulitzer-Winning Projects Published Between 1991 and 2016 Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 17, 2016) — A student project at the Missouri School of Journalism, focusing on Pulitzer-winning work by small news organizations in the digital age, has caught the attention of professional journalism organizations and working … Continued

Fall 2016 @Mizzou: Producing a Morning Show Means Adopting a Nocturnal Lifestyle

By Jillian Mullin While other University of Missouri students are tucking in for the night at 11 p.m., sophomore radio-television producing student Mike Carlson rolls into KOMU-TV to work on the station’s morning show as a student producer. Carlson individually sought out opportunities at KOMU and has been working at the station since the first … Continued

Fall 2016 @Mizzou: Preparing for the Newscast

By JoEllen Grohs Radio-television journalism senior Lauren Barnas finishes her makeup and practices her script before going live on KOMU-TV for an October newscast. Barnas anchors and films stories for the Target 8 investigative team. The team is part of an advanced broadcast reporting class taught by Assistant Professor Jamie Greber that focuses on watchdog, … Continued

DC Philanthropists Fund Missouri Journalism Fellowship for Indian Reporter

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14, 2016) — The Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation has made a significant donation to Alfred Friendly Press Partners. The monies will fund a fellowship in 2017 for an enterprising young reporter from India who will spend six months training at the Missouri School of Journalism and working on the staff … Continued

Fall 2016 @Mizzou: Copy Editor, The Story’s First Reader

By Madeline Jones Elizabeth Cassidy, a print and digital news senior, combs through the article “Fixating on Bill Clinton’s Past” as part of her work on the interactive copy editing desk at the Columbia Missourian. This community newspaper has been Cassidy’s home for two of the past three semesters. She previously worked as a reporter, … Continued