‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur to Share Pitching Tips at Upcoming RJI Event

By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (March 14, 2018) — Next week, student competition teams at the Reynolds Journalism Institute will receive pitching advice from a “Shark Tank” entrepreneur before making their own journalism product pitches to competition judges this spring. Tranquilo CEO Melissa Gersin of Boston will speak about her preparation and pitch for the … Continued

16 Journalism Students Selected for ‘Mizzou ’39’ Honors

Seniors Recognized for Their Leadership, Service and Academic Achievements Columbia, Mo. (March 8, 2018) — Sixteen Missouri School of Journalism students are among the 39 selected for Mizzou ’39. The award, given by the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board, recognizes 39 outstanding seniors across all majors for their leadership, service and academic achievement throughout their … Continued

Tim Tai, BJ ’16, Talks Sports Journalism

Tim Tai graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism less than two years ago, and he has already covered a Super Bowl for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Tai took photos of the Super Bowl held Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, after joining the Inquirer in Nov. 2017. He previously worked as a staff photojournalist for the Columbia … Continued

Winners Announced in the 75th Annual Pictures of the Year International Competition

Approximately 40,000 Images and Multimedia Projects Were Submitted from Nearly 100 Countries Columbia, Mo. (March 2, 2018) — The judging process for the 75th annual Pictures of the Year International competition has been completed, and the winners announced. For 2018, nearly 40,000 images and hundreds of multimedia projects were submitted. Every year, seasoned photo editors … Continued

Print and Digital News Senior Hannah Black Wins $2,000 Homer L. Hall Scholarship

Her ‘Community Beat’ Reporting Was Cited for Both Novelty and Sense of Connection Columbia, Mo. (March 1, 2018) — Missouri School of Journalism print and digital news senior Hannah Black has been named the 2018 recipient of the Homer L. Hall Scholarship. A native of Independence, Missouri, Black has spent the better part of the … Continued

Alumnus to Present Story of the First Modern Civil Rights Convictions

Columbia, Mo. (March 1, 2018) — A Missouri School of Journalism alumnus who helped prosecute the Ku Klux Klan in federal court as a former U.S. Justice Department attorney will make two presentations at the University of Missouri and one at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. The talks are free and open to the public. … Continued

RJI Provides Interactive Experience for True/False Film Fest Visitors with Augmented Reality Platform

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 28, 2018) — Visitors to this weekend’s True/False Film Fest will have an opportunity to reminisce about previous festivals via an interactive experience using a mobile app. Posted throughout the city, filmgoers will find window clings featuring augmented reality (AR) codes, each with a lightning bolt icon, at film venues, box office … Continued