2017 Missouri Honor Medalists to Share Expertise, Perspectives during Oct. 16 Master Classes

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All Master Classes Are Free and Open to the Public

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 4, 2017) — The recipients of the 2017 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism will speak about their areas of expertise in a daylong series of master classes on Monday, Oct. 16. The presentations will begin at 9 a.m. at the Missouri School of Journalism. All of the classes are free and open to the public.

6 to Receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism

This year’s Missouri Honor Medal events are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 16, at the Missouri School of Journalism. Attendees in the daylong series of master classes and/or the evening awards banquet are encouraged to post photos, quotes and memorable interactions to social media using the hashtag #MoJoHonorMedal.

The master classes and scheduled times are:

  • 9 to 9:50 a.m.
    Asma Khalid, reporter and editor, “The Future of News: From a Presidential Election to Podcasts.”
    Fred W. Smith Forum, 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • 10 to 10:50 a.m.
    MaryAnne Golon, photojournalist, “The Challenge of Visual Editing in the Digital Era.”
    Fred W. Smith Forum, 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • 10 to 10:50 a.m.
    Cheryl Berman, CEO and chief creative officer, unbundled, “Miss Understood: What to Know When Marketing to Women.”
    Fisher Auditorium, 88 Gannett Hall
  • 11 to 11:50 a.m.
    Margaret Engel, journalist and playwright, “Surprise! We’re in a Golden Age of Journalism.”
    Fred W. Smith Forum, 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • 2 to 2:50 p.m.
    Jack Smith, advertising executive, “The McDonald’s Story.”
    Fisher Auditorium, 88 Gannett Hall
  • 2 to 2:50 p.m.
    Women in Media Panel, Associate Professor Amy Simons will lead a group of medalists in a discussion.
    Fred W. Smith Forum, 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • 4 to 4:50 p.m.
    Leonard Pitts Jr., writer, “What Do You Think? Lessons from a Career of Opinion Writing.”
    Middlebush Auditorium, 142 Middlebush Hall

The Missouri School of Journalism has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism annually since 1930 to outstanding journalists, advertising and public relations practitioners, business people, institutions and media organizations from around the world. Medalists are selected by the faculty of the School on the basis of lifetime or superior achievement in journalism. Past recipients include Tom Brokaw, Christiane Amanpour, Sir Winston Churchill, Gloria Steinem, Deborah Howell, David Granger and Gordon Parks.

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