Honor Medalists to Share Perspectives, Expertise During Oct. 18 Master Classes

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The Daylong Series Begins at 9 a.m. and Is Free, Open to the Public

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2016) — Journalists’ influence, advancing democracy and inclusion are some of the topics of this year’s Missouri Honor Medal¬†master classes. The daylong series begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Missouri School of Journalism. All sessions are free and open to the public.

The speakers, a prominent group representing all areas of journalism and strategic communication, will accept the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism at a banquet to be held that evening.

Honor Medalists to Share Perspectives, Expertise During Oct. 18 Master Classes

This year’s Missouri Honor Medal events are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Missouri School of Journalism. Participants in the daylong series of Master Classes and/or the awards banquet later that evening are encouraged to post photos, quotes and memorable interactions to social media using the hashtag #MissouriHonorMedal.

The master classes are:

9 to 9:50 a.m. “The Power of Saying No: How to Gain Influence as a Journalist”
Medalist: Janice Min, Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group
Location: Fred W. Smith Forum, 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute

9:30 to 10:45 a.m. “From Anger to Empathy: Channeling Emotion in Opinion Writing and News Reporting”
Medalist: Tony Messenger, Metro Columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Location: Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall

10 to 10:50 a.m. Women in Media Panel
Associate Professor Amy Simons will lead a group of medalists in a discussion.
Location: Fred W. Smith Forum, 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute

11 to 11:50 a.m. “Multicultural Advertising and Inclusion: An Industry Dilemma”
Medalist: AAF Mosaic Center, represented by Constance Cannon Frazier, Chief Operating Officer, and Wally Snyder, President Emeritus
Location: Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall

2 to 2:50 p.m. “Making the Visual Message Count”
Medalist: Rich Clarkson
Location: Fred W. Smith Forum, 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute

2 to 2:50 p.m. “PBS’ POV: Documentaries Advancing Democracy”
Medalist: POV (Point of View), represented by Eliza Licht, Vice President of Content Strategy and Engagement
Location: Palmer Room, 100A Reynolds Journalism Institute

3:30-4:45 p.m. “Covering Presidential Politics: From Clinton I to Clinton II”
Medalist: Politico, represented by Peter Canellos, Executive Editor
Location: Middlebush Auditorium

Contact the Missouri School of Journalism with questions about the Missouri Honor Medal activities.

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