22 New Journalism Ambassadors Announced for 2016-17 Year

Journalism Ambassadors
A Journalism Ambassadors explains how students learn to shoot and edit video, write for radio and television, and develop techniques for anchoring and voice-overs.

The Students Represent All Areas of Study at the School

By Ashley Szatala

Columbia, Mo. (March 7, 2016) — A group of 22 new Journalism Ambassadors have been selected for the 2016-17 year.

Journalism Ambassadors represent the School to prospective undergraduate students and their families who visit the University of Missouri and at other events held throughout the U.S. Ambassadors provide tours of the journalism school, answer questions and demonstrate enthusiasm, positivity, credibility and helpfulness.

Selection is based on applicants’ knowledge of the School and the MU campus as well as strong communication skills, grades and faculty recommendations. Journalism Ambassadors receive professional development and leadership training as part of the program. The School’s Planning and Communications team manages the group.

Journalism Ambassadors
Sophomore Alexandra Stoker shares information about the Reynolds Journalism Institute. RJI generates and tests new techniques and new thinking that promise to improve journalism.

The new Journalism Ambassadors are:


  • Natalia Alamdari
  • Catherine Melvin
  • Emily Peters
  • Joseph Peterson
  • Katherine Pylipow
  • Hailey Rutledge
  • Marta Witko


  • Jasmyn Barr
  • Taylor Blatchford
  • Alex Edwards
  • Journalism Ambassadors
    One of the areas highlighted on the tour of the School is the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism. The Center was endowed with a $6.7 gift from Jonathan Murray, an Emmy Award-winning alumnus and chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions.

    Joseph Gjata

  • Gabrielle Hays
  • Kristen Kaestner
  • Cady Lowery
  • Sana Moore
  • Hannah Niemeier
  • Jessica Porter
  • Jennifer Prohov
  • Emma Rhyner
  • Samantha Stokes
  • Madeleine Sutherland
  • Char’Nese Turner

Updated: September 15, 2020

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